Female Breast Reduction
Large, heavy breasts can be troublesome and many women feel self conscious and experience problems with posture and back and neck pain. In addition fungal infections and nerve irritations of the fingers are common with this condition. Bra straps often leave indentations in the shoulder area. Breast reduction surgery makes the breasts smaller, more shapely and lifts them.
Length of surgery: 2-3 hours
Anaesthesia: General anaesthetic
Overnight or Daycase: Overnight and always performed in a hospital operating theatre.
Risks / Complications of Surgery:
Frequent: Bruising, swelling, temporary numbness, change in nipple sensation.
Infrequent: Infection, unsightly scarring, asymmetry, bleeding (haematoma), permanent numbness, nerve injury, nipple necrosis, fat necrosis, delayed wound healing.

5 – 10 days until socialising with close friends and family

2 weeks until return to work and normal social engagements

3-4 weeks until bruising and swelling disappeared

8 weeks until return to gym and other strenuous activities

12-24 weeks until final result

Duration Of Results: Permanent providing a well fitting bra is worn after surgery and weight is not gained. Patients should expect some degree of ptosis (droop) with time.
Plastic Surgery W1 Ltd
Suite 1, 14 Queen Anne Street
London W1G 9LG
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