Breast reduction

why choose centre for surgery for your breast reduction?

In-depth consultations directly with an NHS trained consultant surgeon

Surgeon-led and managed care throughout for a truly personalised approach

Walk in and walk out the same day with anaesthetic techniques adopted from the USA

Comprehensive aftercare programme

Financing options available

Call us on 020 7993 4849 / 0900 – 1730 Mon – Fri

Breast Reduction Surgery

If you are frustrated with your disproportionately large breasts that are causing a number of physical problems including neck pain, back aches, skin irritation and numbness in the hand fingers, you may benefit from breast reduction surgery.

Every woman is different, and no two women’s breasts will be similar in terms of size and shape. While some women are blessed with aesthetically pleasing and normal-looking assets, others may have breasts that are extremely large.

At Centre for Surgery, breast reduction surgery could be the solution.

Why Have Breast Reduction Surgery?

There are many reasons why women choose to have breast reduction surgery.

Benefits of breast reduction surgery include:

  • Reduce pain – large breasts are heavy, and can cause neck pain, back pain, skin irritation and posture problems.
  • Participate in sporting activities – Large, heavy breasts restrict women from participating in high level sporting activities. It can also be painful to play sport with large breasts.
  • Reduce bra problems – The weight of bra straps can leave indentations on the shoulders and contribute to increasing back pain.
  • Reduce Social embarrassment  – This can be significantly disabling for a lot of women who feel very self conscious about wearing certain types of clothing in public
Who Is An Ideal Candidate For Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction surgery is a safe and effective way to reduce the size of large and heavy breasts. The surgery will help improve confidence, and get rid of the pain and discomfort, skin irritation from bra straps and poor posture.

Good patients for breast reduction surgery:

  1. Breasts that are too large 
  2. Heavy, pendulous breasts with nipples and areolas that point downward
  3. Breast asymmetry
  4. Back, neck or shoulder pain caused by the weight of your breasts
  5. Skin irritation beneath your breasts from candida infection
  6. Indentations in your shoulders from tight bra straps
  7. Sporting activity restriction due to the size and weight of the breasts
  8. Self-consciousness  and social embarrassment about breast size
Who Is An Ideal Patient For Breast Reduction?

All patients should be in good health and have realistic expectations about what can be achieved with breast reduction surgery.

We do not treat patients below the age of 18 years of age.

Healing is better if patients refrain from or quit smoking.

The breast reduction procedure is performed for cosmetic and functional purposes, to help improve one’s image and self-esteem and relieve pain and discomfort.

The Breast Reduction Consultation

The consultation begins by having an opportunity to discuss your ideas, concerns and expectations about the breast reduction procedure with your surgeon, and ask any relevant questions you may have.

Your breast reduction surgeon will:

  1. Take a focused history and examine you
  2. Explain the breast reduction procedure
  3. Take your needs and preferences into account when deciding on the most appropriate treatment option for you

A breast reduction surgeon can be either from a plastic surgery or general surgery background (a declared specialist interest in breast surgery). Both specialities are fully trained to perform breast reduction.

How To Prepare For The Surgery?

  • Stop smoking few weeks before your breast reduction surgery
  • Avoid taking blood-thinning medication, aspirin and herbal supplements
  • Medical evaluation
  • Baseline mammogram to detect any future changes in breast tissues

What To Expect From Breast Reduction Surgery?

  • No more body discomfort on your upper back, neck and shoulders
  • Able to perform more physical activities
  • Positive self-image

How The Surgery Is Performed

The breast reduction surgery is performed under general anaesthesia.

Technically known as reduction mammoplasty, breast reduction surgery is a surgical procedure in which one or more incisions are made to remove a significant amount of glandular tissue, fat and skin from the breasts to reshape and reduce their weight and volume.

The procedure also involves the repositioning of the nipple to an aesthetic position. In most cases nipples and areola remain attached to the nerves and blood vessels.

The reduction in breast size results in a reduced breast size and volume which in turn brings the breast size in proportion with the rest of the body frame. Besides helping you achieve the aesthetically ideal chest, the surgery alleviates all the discomforts associated with over-sized breasts such as breast hypertrophy as well as improving your self-image and self-confidence.

Breast reduction is often combined with an uplift surgery in order to raise and firm the sagging or drooping boobs, which is a common problem with larger breasts.

Breast liposuction is also often performed to sculpt and reshape the breast and to make sure there is no excess fat at the sides of the breast.

breast reduction

Not only women, men too can have male breast reduction surgery. While men with over developed breasts (gynaecomastia) do not typically suffer from pain or discomfort, they do feel embarrassed and become conscious about their physical appearance which can cause significant distress.

Following your surgery you will be able to leave the centre as soon as you are fully awake, which can take about one hour after the procedure.

The Breast Reduction Surgery Recovery Process

Women having this operation are advised not to undertake strenuous activities or indulge in heavy-lifting for at least six weeks, and to wear support bras during this time.Bruising and swelling may last for about four weeks. Using a cold compress will help reduce the swelling, especially during the first two days.  You will be given painkillers when you leave the centre, as well as follow-up appointments to make sure everything is healing well.

It’s considered best to wait to have the operation until you reach the age of 20 at least, giving the breasts time to fully develop. Women should also abstain until they have had all the children they want, and should be fully aware that having a reduction mammoplasty could make breastfeeding difficult, or even impossible.

You will be able to return to work in one week. Avoid bending over or lifting anything heavy. You will be able to resume regular exercise in about six weeks.

Benefits of Breast Reduction

  • Smaller. lighter breasts looking proportionate to the rest of the body
  • Helps get rid of common discomfort such as backache commonly caused by bigger breasts
  • Boosts up self-esteem and improves quality of life
  • Clothes will fit better

Risks of Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery is an invasive procedure as it is carried out under general anaesthesia.

  • Bleeding and infection but it can be avoided with maximum safety optimisation
  • Loss of sensation on nipples
  • Difficulty with breastfeeding, but depends on the technique used

Breast Reduction Surgery FAQS

Am I a good candidate for breast reduction surgery?

If you have large and heavy breasts that cause back or shoulder pain with changes in posture then the surgery could be a good choice for you.
Patients must also be in good health with realistic expectations.

How should I prepare for surgery?

Stop smoking two weeks prior to surgery

Avoid medications which increase the risk of bleeding

Use an antiseptic wash to reduce the risk of infection

How is breast reduction surgery performed?

The procedure involves making one or more incisions on the breasts to remove a significant amount of glandular tissue and also involves the repositioning of the nipple to an aesthetic position.

It is often combines with uplift surgery or liposuction for an overall enhanced appearance.

How long does breast reduction surgery take?

Breast reduction surgery takes about two hours to perform,

Will I be in pain after the procedure?

Breast reduction surgery is particularly painful when compared with breast augmentation surgery.

  • Simple painkillers
  • Cold compresses help with the swelling and discomfort, and
  • Sleeping in an upright position with pillows for one week

Can I breastfeed after breast reduction surgery?

It depends on the actual technique used. Please consult with one of our surgeons to find out more.

How long before I can return to my normal activities?

You can return to normal activities after one week.

Avoid strenuous activities for four weeks after surgery.

What are the risks following breast reduction surgery?

The risks following breast reduction surgery include bleeding, infection, swelling, prominent scars and DVT.

The surgeon will take special precautions to prevent any complications from developing following your procedure.

Will I have scars after the surgery?

Scarring is inevitable after a breast reduction surgery, however, the incision can be made within the natural folds of the breasts and sometimes on the crease of the areola, which means the incision scars are hidden.

Surgical breast reduction – From £5900

Breast reduction with liposuction – From £3800

First Name*
Last Name*

What you would like?

Call backInformation PackBook a consultation

Are you human? Enter the code you see


Verified patient reviews

Hayley Anglim
Hayley Anglim
18:51 27 Jul 17
What an amazing experience I've had with Centre for surgery! I reveived the highest level of professionalism and care from the whole team. I felt that I was in good hands from the get go! I went for consultations with a few different companies but after meeting Dr.Sinah I knew these were the people who would provide me with the best service. The surgery went better than I could have imagined. I am now in week 8 after my tummy tuck and the results are everything I've ever wanted and more. I can't thank you enough! Manish, Natalie and Gregory you have changed my life I am so grateful.
Richard Turnor
Richard Turnor
12:29 12 Jul 17
I am writing this review to emphasise how pleased I am with the care I received under Dr tillo for my tummy tuck operation back in march. From the very start, he was informative, compassionate and really listened to my needs and preferences. The aftercare is superb and really satisfied with how my abdomen looks.
nancy McClarke
nancy McClarke
15:18 11 Jul 17
Now week 6 following my breast augmentation op and what can I say? Fantastic result so far! Mr Tillo is absolutely brilliant as was the rest of his team.
Kamran Iqbal
Kamran Iqbal
15:17 11 Jul 17
very pleased with the result following bbl surgery with dr perrone. was very attentive and understood exactly what i wanted. many thanks!
Miss Smith
Miss Smith
15:08 05 Jul 17
From my first phone call enquiry to Gregory to having my breast augmentation done, everything has been brilliant. Gregory was very friendly, approachable and knowledgeable, as well as organised in the first call. My consultation at the Watford branch with Mr Tillo was great, very approachable, and he took the time to listen to what I wanted. On the procedure day I went in at 8.30am and was home by midday. Even the anaesthetist was kind, jolly and put me at ease. Nearly six weeks on and everything looks great - as I wanted and I have had no pain at all. Would highly recommend.
barbie bastille
barbie bastille
00:20 23 Jun 17
thank you all for a life changing experience! mr vakasin, mr shahaab, not forgetting, nick, greg and natalie. all personal care and they all made me feel safe.i never had surgery before, glad to say they are the best medical team ever, in fact the clock has been turned back to more than 15yrs. I had eye lid surgery, now no longer need glasses for distance,i can watch tv without feeling like I was viewing tv or driving through a key hole! I recommend any one and every one who want surgery, they are so good, in sept/oct going for a peel. looking forward to seeing the super heroes! be EVIL=LIVE, merci encore!
Cyn T
Cyn T
17:34 07 May 17
All I can say is absolutely brilliant! This is the first time I've ever had cosmetic surgery so you can imagine how nervous I was. Even though it was a small procedure (umbilicoplasty with scar removal) Mr Tillo and the team made me feel extremely relaxed and calm to the point where I actually enjoyed my procedure! The aftercare is also amazing. Any queries I may have I contact the team and I almost instantly get a reply. I highly recommend the surgery!
Sholée Parry
Sholée Parry
18:54 04 Apr 17
My first consultation was an excellent experience. My consultant Dr. Omar Tillo was extremely approachable and attentive to what I had to say and want. He knew exactly what I wanted and I immediately knew he was the man for the job. The day came for my procedure and 6 hours later, hey presto....the rest is history! Miraculous recovery, excellent before, during and aftercare service. Thank you Centre for Surgery for everything. Without a doubt I totally recommend choosing them for a better you.
Sarah Kingston
Sarah Kingston
07:41 01 Mar 17
I recently had a procedure performed by Mr Sinha. The consultation was very thorough and he took time to answer my questions, with really impressive knowledge and enthusiasm which is reassuring. The procedure went smoothly and he personally called me to check on my progress. Fantastic aftercare and a really lovely team, happy to recommend them to anyone.
Jen Spencer
Jen Spencer
06:58 01 Mar 17
Have thought about labiaplasty surgery since having the twins, I finally took the plunge and booked in to see a consultant plastic surgeon. I didn't realise that the surgery was performed as an outpatient, so meant I could go home the same day! I was surprised by how little pain there was afterwards. They gave me a 7 day course of antibiotics to take as a precaution, but I don't think I needed them. Very pleased with the result and glad that Mr Sinha was my surgeon.
Carl from Expressivus Team
Carl from Expressivus Team
16:00 28 Feb 17
The ongoing middle age spread battle meant I cheated, and had liposuction at CoS. The doctor (Perrone) was a great listener and understood my reservations. We figured out my actual needs, he listened to my preferences and the lipo was a real success. Big thumbs up to Dr P and especially Nikesh for his regular phonecalls to check how I was doing. Really appreciate the post op care, thanks.
Nav Zafar
Nav Zafar
22:47 27 Feb 17
I just wanted to describe my experience after seeing Mr Tsounis for rhinoplasty. I found it reassuring that he's a specialist (only performs nose reshaping). The swelling has taken a little while to settle, but results are really showing and the natural look is just what i wanted. Many thanks to you and your excellent team.
Matt Watson
Matt Watson
13:14 27 Feb 17
At first I was very worried about going ahead with my surgery as any surgery has its risks and I had never gone outside of the NHS. However, after receiving a phone call from them I was instantly at ease as Gregory; the gentleman I spoke with, had previously undergone the same surgery. At first I wasn’t very open to talking about it as I found it very embarrassing, so to hear that someone was once in my shoes gave me the confidence to talk about it. Prior to the operation the Surgeon and I went over all of the details of my operation several times and I was very happy that they knew exactly what they were doing. I am extremely happy with the result of my Gynaecomastia treatment and so far I have minimal scarring. I’d like to thank the team for their aftercare service as I have had communication from their team every other day to ensure that my recovery was as smooth as possible and that I had everything I needed. Overall, a very professional and supportive team with expert surgeons. Highly recommend.
Zahra Alvani
Zahra Alvani
13:02 13 Jan 17
From day one my experience with Centre for Surgery and all the staff has been fantastic, I literally could not fault them. On the day of surgery I was very nervous but there was a lovely lady their who was looking after me (Kat) anaesthetist was friendly and very quick, my partner was able to stay with me until I got taken in for surgery, although I don't remember him being their, was sedated but talking, no memory of this at all, felt as though I went to sleep and woke up after it was all over. Professor Alberto who done my surgery done an amazing job, so so happy. Michelle made all my appointments, was always available when I had questions to ask and overall a lovely lady. Everyone made me feel comfortable, would highly recommend.
Maryam Benhilal
Maryam Benhilal
18:28 30 Nov 16
so happy with centre of surgery ..really good staff ..makes u comfortable and they always there for your need .. also they use to call me every few hours after my surgery to make sure everything going well ??...i will definetly recommend it a big thanks to (OMAR , SHEHAB , NIKISH , KATY ...) xxx
Sophie Taylor
Sophie Taylor
01:09 06 Oct 16
So happy I decided to go with Centre for Surgery! I felt so assured and calm with the surgeon and staff involved. Would definitely recommend them to friends thinking of having a similar procedure to mine. Thanks!
Simon Reah
Simon Reah
16:19 04 Oct 16
The staff were very friendly and talked me through the procedure, very professional!
Ly Lau
Ly Lau
14:15 18 Sep 16
Brilliant staff. Couldn't ask for better support after my surgery. Thank you for changing my life.
Debbie Bligh
Debbie Bligh
10:31 18 Sep 16
Can highly recommend this company, they were fantastic. They understood my needs from the start and I am really happy with how the procedure went.
Zayna Bhatti
Zayna Bhatti
14:34 14 Aug 16
I would recomend highly Centre for Surgery to all those who are looking for quality plastic surgery in London.
Attika Valli
Attika Valli
19:42 07 Aug 16
I was thoroughly satisfied with my treatment outcome following complex revision surgery. The surgeon took time to explain the procedure in detail and was highly professional as were the rest of his team. The postoperative follow up care was top notch in every aspect. I can wholeheartedly recommend Centre for Surgery if you are looking for a centre of excellence in plastic surgery in London.
Attika Valli
Attika Valli
19:42 07 Aug 16
I was thoroughly satisfied with my treatment outcome following complex revision surgery. The surgeon took time to explain the procedure in detail and was highly professional as were the rest of his team. The postoperative follow up care was top notch in every aspect. I can wholeheartedly recommend Centre for Surgery if you are looking for a centre of excellence in plastic surgery in London.
Fairy Lisa
Fairy Lisa
00:25 12 Jun 16
I was very nervous on the day of my breast augmentation but the whole team put me at ease and it went brilliantly. I can definitely recommend center for surgery for a really expert service.
Sumo Edwards
Sumo Edwards
18:16 09 Jun 16
Had liposuction surgery last month. Very satisfied with the service given on the day of surgery. Surprised by how little pain there was afterwards. Results have exceeded expectations so far.
Sumo Edwards
Sumo Edwards
18:16 09 Jun 16
Had liposuction surgery last month. Very satisfied with the service given on the day of surgery. Surprised by how little pain there was afterwards. Results have exceeded expectations so far.
Robert Peter
Robert Peter
21:54 07 Jun 16
Mr Ardeshir did my fat transfer procedure and I all i can say is what a fab result so far. 750cc were grafted to each buttock and the volume improvement is just what I was hoping for.
maya alex
maya alex
19:51 06 Jun 16
Went with my daughter and as always been treated with professionalism and sensitivity, Dr Vahidi is quite friendly and caring.
Divyanshu Mishra
Divyanshu Mishra
08:10 04 Jun 16
If you are looking for precision plastic surgery with a personalised service - look no further than centre for surgery. I had some skin tags removed around my eyes with radiosurgery by Mr Vakasin and I was just impressed by how they treat you before, during and after the procedure. After having read all the horror stories about some clinics I can say that centre for surgery is without the doubt the most competent of all the clinics i visited for consultation.
Janice Issitt
Janice Issitt
16:23 25 Apr 16
Mr Bhatti has achieved amazing results with my surgery, I can thoroughly recommend him and his team, the care was on the day was amazing.
Aizer Graphic Designer
Aizer Graphic Designer
19:52 22 Apr 16
Highly professional service delivered by people who really care. I highly recommend to all those who want excellent treatment at great prices. Thanks in particular to Michelle.
Francis Pitt
Francis Pitt
02:19 01 Apr 16
had rhinoplasty end of 2015 and i am glad i went ahead with it. mr vakasin is a great surgeon with wonderful hands. i appreciated the extra time given at the consultation and i was able to have all my questions answered. thanks a lot!
JoAnn Grabel
JoAnn Grabel
22:26 31 Mar 16
Just wanted to say thank you to all the staff at Centre for Surgery who looked after me during my facelift procedure. I did not feel or hear a thing during the surgery and woke up without any hangover or dizziness afterwards. Dr Alam and Dr Vakasin were amazing and the final result is simply superb. I can totally recommend this clinic to all those who are considering expertly performed facial cosmetic surgery!. A big thank you also to Michelle who was so warm and friendly and constantly checked up on me throughout the whole process.
Olya Cirica
Olya Cirica
19:16 29 Mar 16
This surgery is great! Every single staff i dealt with were very pleasant and professional. Would highly recommend!
Jade Downes
Jade Downes
23:54 22 Mar 16
Excellent service. Lovely staff. I would 100% recommend to anybody to use this surgery.
Thomas Maughan
Thomas Maughan
14:59 19 Mar 16
I had a consultation with Dr Alam for hair transplant surgery and found him to be open and honest about all aspects of the procedure. I had FUE with 1500 grafts and although it is quite early, the results are just as I hoped for. The procedure was done under local anaesthetic and was virtually pain-free. I am surprised about the lack of swelling and I would highly recommend Dr Alam for hair restoration surgery.
Vanessa Hart
Vanessa Hart
11:29 15 Mar 16
I had an open rhinoplasty 2 weeks ago. I must say i was a little nervous but the surgeon Dr Vakasin really put me at ease and explained the whole process. The surgery went smoothly and i just had the splints removed last week. The result is exactly what i wanted and the swelling and bruising is actually much less than what I thought it would be. A big thumbs up to the team and Dr Vakasin in particular.
Arfan Shah
Arfan Shah
19:47 13 Mar 16
Liposuction is something I was thinking of for some time to get rid of excess fat around my tummy and hips. I am very impressed with the results - the doctors were extremely skilled especially Dr Alam. The before and after photos look great and I would highly recommend this place for liposuction. Also a big thank you to the whole team, their before and aftercare was exceptional. Thank You all very much.
Allen Jones
Allen Jones
15:01 27 Jan 16
A big thank you to Dr Keirans at Centre for Surgery, he have treated my burn scar, which I never thought could ever be treated. Happy to recommend
Nancy Smith
Nancy Smith
13:50 26 Jan 16
The doctors at Centre for Surgery are so caring, friendly and welcoming. They handled my case with lot of patience as I was very scared of surgeries especially when it comes to my face. They explained my facelift procedure in detail and now my face looks great and attractive. Thank you all.
Next Reviews
What clinic rating  
Am I suitable?
Anaesthesia Options
Top Tips For Optimal Recovery After Surgery
Reviews of
Contact us today
  • 020 7993 4849
  • Centre for Surgery
  • 10 Harley Street
  • London
  • W1G 9PF
  • United Kingdom

Chrysalis Finance Approved Surgery
Book a consultation