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. 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.
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.
* 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.
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.
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.