Back to Health A to Z. Breast reduction surgery can help women who are unhappy with the shape, weight or droop of their breasts by making them smaller and more lifted. Some CCGs do not fund breast reduction surgery at all, and others fund it selectively if you fulfil certain criteria.
Having well-shaped, full breasts is widely regarded as being ideal. Breast reduction surgery may become necessary if the size of the breasts causes physical problems, such as backache or emotional distress. The London Clinic offers breast reduction for women who are distressed about the size of their breasts or who have developed physical symptoms such as back or neck pain.
Here at Ramsay Health Care all of our breast reduction procedures are carried out by experienced surgeons, and we provide the highest quality aftercare to all our patients. Your breast size is determined by your genes, hormones, body frame and weight. For most women, their breast size is proportionate to their body — but some women may have particularly large breasts, which can cause physical and psychological discomfort.
Breast reduction is perhaps one of the most drastic operations a woman can choose to undergo. Also known as reduction mammoplasty, during the procedure, fat, glandular tissue and skin are removed from the breasts, which are then reshaped and the nipples repositioned. A general anaesthetic and at least three nights in hospital are almost always needed, with many women needing six weeks to fully recover.
Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure used to remove excess fat, tissue and skin from the breasts. If you have large breasts, you might choose to have breast reduction surgery to ease discomfort or to achieve a breast size proportionate to your body. Breast reduction surgery might also help improve your self-image and your ability to participate in physical activities.
Back to Cosmetic procedures. If you're feeling very distressed about the size of your breasts, or they're causing problems like backache, you might be able to have a breast reduction on the NHS. If you're thinking about breast reduction to change your appearance, rather than for health reasons, you'll need to pay for it privately.
Breast uplift surgery is an operation to remove extra loose skin from your breast and re-shape them. This makes them look more youthful and feel firmer. Many women feel comfortable with this.
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In order to receive breast reduction surgery on the NHS, patients will have to meet a set of unique criteria which will be determined by a number of medical professionals. This will often start with them being referred for further consultation by their local GP. In many cases breast reduction is not available on the NHS because in a few cases it can be seen as something that is being undergone for purely aesthetic reasons rather than because of health issues that could possibly affect a patient's life. Breast reduction surgery is available on the NHS, but policies regarding eligibility will vary depending on your local clinical commissioning group CCG.