Breast Reduction & Uplift

As the name suggests, breast reduction surgery reduces the overall size of the breasts and can also correct asymmetry, where one breast is larger than the other. In combination with this procedure, an uplift for your breasts can also be provided

Breast Reduction & Uplift

Mammoplasty to Reduce Breasts and Provide an Uplift

Female Breast Reduction, also known as mammoplasty is a procedure to reduce the weight and size of a woman’s breast.

At Linia Cosmetic clinics in London and across the UK, we have friendly and professional surgeons to help you get the breasts you want.


Larger breasts can cause discomfort with back and shoulder pain and affect confidence as women become self-conscious and embarrassed about the size of their breasts.

We can tackle this by also providing an optional uplift.

This procedure can also correct asymmetry, where one breast is larger than the other.


The Breast Reduction Procedure

At Linia we use short scar techniques and combine these with liposuction to remove excess breast and skin tissue.

The advantage is that fat and breast tissue can be reduced and reshaped without the need for extra cutting and scars.


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Mastopexy – The Breast Uplift

The breast uplift, also known as mastopexy, is a procedure that lifts and reshapes the breasts to give a more pert appearance.

Whilst the size of the breasts may not be a problem the breasts may have lost their volume and tone.

This procedure is often combined with an enlargement or reduction operation.


The Breast Uplift Procedure

Our surgeon will carefully remove excess skin from each breast and reshape the breast tissue which will give a more toned and youthful appearance.

The nipple will also be re-positioned lifting it higher.


Who is a breast reduction or uplift suitable for?

  • Women whose breasts appear saggy or pendulous
  • Women whose breasts have changed shape following childbirth, breastfeeding or weight loss
  • Women whose breasts have lost tone as a result of relaxation of the ligaments

Breast Reduction Pros and Cons

As is the case when you are deciding to have any form of cosmetic surgery or procedure, it is important to weigh up both the positive and negative aspects of having a breast reduction.

To hopefully help you make the right decision, we are taking an unbiased approach and have outlined some of the biggest pros and cons of breast reductions.


  • One of the most common reasons why people have breast reductions in the first place, especially women, is to alleviate pressure they’ve felt for a long time. By reducing the size of their breasts, women will no longer struggle from carrying the extra weight around and that causing back, neck and shoulder pain.
  • Whether you are a man or a woman, if you have breasts that are bigger than you’d like them to be, a breast reduction can improve your self confidence levels. Particularly as often the main reason people suffer from a lack of or poor self esteem is related to their looks.
  • Following a breast reduction it is far less embarrassing and achievable to take part in daily activities, particularly regular workout sessions.


  • A major downside of breast reduction surgery is if it is not carried out properly, it can have painful consequences and could result in infections.
  • The recovery time, depending on the extent of the surgery and your own individual circumstances, can take anything from 1 to 3 weeks.
  • Keeping clean and showering during the recovery period can be difficult
  • There is the possibility of scarring and nipple insensitivity
  • It’s not recommended for any woman who intends to breastfeed babies she already has or in the future as the mammoplasty procedure can cause the nipples to have a numb feeling and involves severing some important breast tissue involved in the production of breast milk.


Breast Reduction Surgery Recovery Time

If you are considering breast reduction surgery, you should think about how the recovery time and how it will affect your daily life.

Normally the recovery period for breast reduction surgery lasts anything from 1 to 6 weeks and it could mean you need to take around 2 to 3 weeks off your work.

Furthermore, during your recovery period you will need help with any housework, shopping and childcare.


woman smiling after breast reduction


It is not advised that you drive until wearing a seatbelt does not feel uncomfortable or painful and you should note that this could take a number of weeks.

You also will need to avoid any forms of heavy lifting, strenuous exercise and stretching for at least 6 weeks following the surgery.

With regards to the dressings and how long you should keep those on, it really depends on the time it takes for your wounds to heal.


Breast Reduction Cost

Breast reduction surgery can vary in cost and although it really depends on the work involved in your individual case, you can expect to pay around £6,500 for the surgery.

You’re always best to book a consultation so we can discuss your personal case.

There are also potential fees to take into account for consultation and/or follow-up aftercare appointments.


Find out More About Mammoplasty and Mastopexy Surgery From LINIA Skin Clinic

If you want to find out any more about our breast reduction surgery and related procedures, please get in contact with one of our friendly and highly professional team.

We are looking forward to helping you get the breasts you desire.

* Every patient is a unique individual and every surgery has unique aspects. Therefore, results may vary. To read our full disclaimer please click here.

Who is a reduction or breast uplift suitable for?

  • Women whose breasts appear saggy or pendulous
  • Women whose breasts have changed shape following childbirth, breast feeding or weight loss
  • Women whose breasts have lost tone as a result of relaxation of the ligaments

Will my consultation be with a surgeon?

All consultations take place with a surgeon. We believe that only a surgeon can help and advise you on the best procedure to achieve the results you would like.

During your initial consultation, we will ask you about the results you are looking for and explain the procedure so that you understand every stage of the process. The most important thing is that you feel completely at ease in our care and fully aware of the procedure and the resulting enhancement.

We wouldn’t want to proceed with a reduction, uplift or any procedure for that matter, without you feeling comfortable and having answered all of your questions.

Are your consultations free?

All of our consultations are free with no obligation. You will be provided with advice and information relevant to achieve the results you desire.

What will happen after the breast reduction/uplift operation?

Following your breast reduction surgery your surgeon will see you when you have recovered to check that all is well. You will probably stay in hospital for a day or two to ensure you receive all the care and support you need. If you have drainage tubes, these will be removed soon after the operation, and once you are fit to return home, you will be given medication and full post-operative instructions along with appropriate telephone numbers in case you need to contact us at any time.

Week 1-2

During the first week after breast reduction and uplift surgery, you should not remove your dressings at any time and you will not be able to immerse your breasts in water. You should try to resume normal daily activities as soon as possible: general mobility will help speed up the healing process. You should NOT, however, drive or undertake any strenuous activity or exercise. You will see our nurse 7-10 days after breast reduction and uplift surgery so that she can check your progress and remove your dressings and stitches. After your check-up you should be able to bathe and shower fully as usual, using unscented products. You should also be able to drive again.

Weeks 6-10

You can expect much of the swelling and discomfort to have eased by now, and you should be able to start gentle exercise again. Your surgeon will see you again, usually 8 -10 weeks after your breast reduction and uplift surgery for a full post-operative consultation. You can also travel by air, and sunbathe if you wish, taking care not to expose any scars to the sun.

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