Women with very large, pendulous breasts may experience a variety of medical problems caused by the excessive weight, from back and neck pain and skin irritation, to skeletal deformities and breathing problems.
Bra straps may leave indentations in their shoulders. And unusually large breasts can make a woman-or a teenage girl-feel extremely self-conscious.
Breast reduction, technically known as reduction mammaplasty, is designed for such women. The procedure removes fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter, and firmer. It can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. The goal is to give the woman smaller, better-shaped breasts in proportion with the rest of her body.
Breast reduction is usually performed for physical relief rather than simply cosmetic improvement. Most women who have the surgery are troubled by very large, sagging breasts that restrict their activities and cause them physical discomfort.
“I am really pleased with my operation and would recommend Mr Oliver.“EF, Devon, Breast Augmentation with Abdominoplasty & Liposuction
“I think the results speak for themselves! I can wear T-shirts for the first time and it has taken years off me. Best thing I have ever done.”Mrs G, Devon, Breast Reduction
“Mr Oliver gives you all the facts without being patronising and really manages your expectations around what you can expect the finished result to look like.“TK, Devon, Breast Augmentation
“It took me many years to decide to go ahead with breast augmentation surgery – I only wish I had done it sooner! Care throughout and after surgery was faultless. Thank you Mr Stone.“Mrs B, Devon, Breast Augmentation
“I am very pleased and much more confident about myself. I had very little discomfort after the procedure.”TW, Torquay, Breast Reduction & Mastopexy
“Mr Christopher Stone inspired confidence and gave me such reassurance about the procedure. His sensitive and caring manner and experience gave me great confidence in his ability as a surgeon. I am absolutely delighted with the results of my operation.”Mrs C, Devon, Breast uplift
“My thanks to you and the rest of the staff at Exeter Medical and The Nuffield for your kindness and efficiency throughout my treatment.”Ms C (David Oliver – Breast Reduction)
“I had felt very anxious before the first appointment but Mr Stone made the whole process easy. I felt completely reassured and relaxed. The level of care was excellent. The results are amazing.”Mrs P, Devon, Breast Reduction
“A relaxing and pleasant atmosphere. The staff members are very friendly and it is also very reassuring to hear a full, careful explanation.”Mrs T, Exeter
“Caring and professional, I’m thrilled with the result“JT, Exmouth, Breast uplift
“Excellent – I wish I’d had this done earlier. I would definitely recommend Mr Oliver.“PC, Torquay, Devon, Breast Augmentation & Uplift
“The before and after care was outstanding from all the staff at Exeter Medical. I would highly recommend Mr Stone to anyone considering cosmetic surgery.”Mrs C, Devon, Breast uplift
“Changed my life completely, can wear tight clothing and feel more confident. Extremely pleased with results“BA, Breast Augmentation
“I would recommend Mr Oliver to anybody. He did a wonderful job.“LJ, Plymouth, Breast Reduction
“After much research, thought, deliberation, uncertainty and doubt, I decided to have a breast uplift. My decision was finally made after meeting Mr Christopher Stone.”Mrs C, Devon, Breast uplift
“I feel completely different. I have never liked my breasts. I am so comfortable now – I can wear a bra all day which I haven’t been able to do for years. It has been life changing. I wish I had done it years ago.”Mrs P, Devon, Breast Reduction
“At my first consultation Mr Stone told me all the good things about the procedure I wanted and also the risk’s involved. I am delighted with my breasts and they are better than I could of ever imagined.”Mrs C, Devon, Breast uplift
“I received an excellent and professional service from Mr Stone with no complications. I am extremely happy with the results and would not hesitate to use this service again in the future.”Miss J, Devon
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In most cases, breast reduction isn’t performed until a woman’s breasts are fully developed; however, it can be done earlier if large breasts are causing serious physical discomfort. The best candidates are those who are mature enough to fully understand the procedure and have realistic expectations about the results. Breast reduction is not recommended for women who intend to breast-feed.
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Breast Reduction advice from BAPRAS
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