Breast reduction is a Quality of life operation.
Large breasts can lead to backache, neck ache, breast discomfort and also the psychological effects of feeling out of proportion.
I have performed many hundreds of these procedures and am always delighted to see the result that the procedure has upon the patient’s self esteem and quality of life.
Below are some pictures of some of my patients, chosen to illustrate a few points regarding breast reduction.
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If you look at the before picture and see the moles on this patient's tummy just below the right breast. Then look at the same moles in the postoperative picture. You can see how much the reduction has also lifted the breasts.
I mark up each patient before the operation (click on picture for markings). Postoperatively, by week 6, the scars appear slightly red. By 6 months, in most cases, they go white. Again look at the moles to see the amount of lift.
This patient has very broad, flat and long breasts. It is difficult to narrow the breasts and difficult to give them projection from the chest wall. A reasonable result has been achieved by coning the breast tissue. There is a small area around the left areola that has been lost and formed a small scar. This will look fine longterm as it becomes less red. However, it illustrates the point that when the nipple needs to be lifted over 10 centimetres, then the risk of nipple loss increases. In smokers, the risk is significantly increased.
In the preoperative picture, this lady appears to have very little waist. Following surgery, the breasts are brought more into balance with the rest of her figure. Please click on the pictures for the preoperative markings.
This procedure gave this patient the confidence to wear a bikini.
As with all breast reduction, the areola diameter has been reduced because it is often larger on a large breast. Click to see the side view.
The larger reductions are more of a technical challenge. Often the breasts are attached lower on the chest wall. So they cannot be lifted as high. However, to the lady concerned, the procedure makes a big difference. Look at the moles, to see the lift.
This was a very large reduction. It made a huge difference to the patient. Please click on the pictures to see the front view. The risk of the nipple not surviving the procedure is slightly higher but there were no problems.
Superomedial pedicle breast reduction technique giving a good shape, reduction and lift.
Patient 10- Combined Procedure
Bilateral Breast Reduction combined with Bodyjet Liposuction to the abdomen and abdominoplasty