Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast Reduction Surgery

If your breasts are causing you health or cosmetic problems, Surgical Breast Reduction (Mammoplasty) might be the best option for you. Overly large breasts are not only a nuisance to some women, but also the cause of physical discomfort, pain, and for some, a lack of confidence and self-esteem. Surgical breast reduction is a popular and effective treatment for large, heavy and sagging breasts.

Breast reduction surgery at The Private Clinic is performed by some of the UK’s top consultant plastic surgeons who have decades of experience. Our specalised breast surgeons are available to meet at our clinics in: London, Birmingham, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Northampton and Essex.

Your Breast Reduction Options

A breast reduction procedure (also known as mammoplasty) is aimed at reducing the overall size, weight and volume of your breasts. After breast reduction surgery, you’ll be able to exercise more freely, to dress in the fashionable outfits, and the pain and discomfort should disappear as a result of smaller, lighter breasts.

There are a number of surgical options that are available for breast reduction procedures. Such as Anchor type or inverted T breast reduction,  Vertical pattern breast reduction or Circumareolar breast reduction.  In some cases the surgeon might also talk to you about combining a breast uplift called a Mastopexy.  Please see our procedure tab below for a full explanation on the breast reduction options. We also offer a minimally invasive fat removal procedure for breast reduction, MicroLipo or micro liposuction. If you are happy with the shape and position of your breasts but just want to reduce the weight and volume, Microlipo may be an effective option. This is only available to post menopausal women

Breast Reduction Surgery Patient story

Read Emily’s patient story and see her Breast Reduction Surgery amazing results.

The Breast Reduction Surgery Procedure

Breast reduction surgery is a very common procedure which involves the removal of excess fat, skin and glandular tissue from your breasts to achieve a new and improved size and shape to suit your body. In many cases, a breast uplift, or mastopexy, may be performed, at the same time, in order to reshape your breasts, re-position your nipples and give your breasts and lifted, youthful contour.

The procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic and takes approximately 3 hours to complete. However the exact duration of your procedure will depend on the size of your breasts and the results you desire. There are a number of techniques your surgeon may use, depending on the size of your breasts and your desired outcome.

  • Anchor type or inverted T reduction – is the most common type of breast reduction, resulting in an anchor-shaped scar starting around the areola, going down vertically and then horizontally across your natural breast crease.
  • Vertical pattern breast reduction – results in a circular scar around the areola, and a vertical scar directed downwards. This technique has the advantage of leaving no scarring under the breast and a lower chance of wound complications. However, this technique may leave a small fold of skin, initially, at the lower end of the vertical scar.
  • Circumareolar reduction – only results in a circular scar around the areola. This technique is only suitable when removing a small amount of tissue.

Your plastic surgeon will make the incisions at the agreed sites on your breasts. Once the skin is removed, the nipples are re-positioned. The size of the areola may be reduced to suit the new shape of your breasts.

Once the procedure is complete, the incisions are closed with stitches and your breasts are wrapped in a special supportive bandage. Fine plastic tubes may be left in each breast for up to 48 hours – these allow blood and fluids to drain into a bag. You will need to stay in hospital for a night or two for monitoring.

Click here for a full explanation of the different Breast Reduction procedures available at The Private Clinic.


We recommend that you take 1-2 weeks off work to recover.

I had my surgery back in August but I know now fully how much it has positively impacted my life. A massive thank you to the team at The Buckinghamshire clinic. My breast reduction surgery has completely changed my life for the better. I suffer much less with pain from a previous spinal surgery and I feel much more confident in my self. As well as being absolutely over the moon with the results, I was very well looked after the whole way through from the consultation to now. A special thank you to Sinead for being so brilliant and caring and Mr Richards for the fantastic results and care.

Hayley, Oxford

Every aspect of my operation couldn’t have gone any better, my surgeon Dr Richard Karoo made me feel that I couldn’t be in safer hands. The Bristol clinic and hospital where I had my surgery were lovely and the staff make you feel so welcome. The Bristol team have been extremely helpful, giving me calls and emails just asking how I’ve been and if I need anything.  I am also now having my lips done at the Bristol clinic as I feel so welcome and at home, I just couldn’t go anywhere else. You guys are the best!!! 🙂

Holly, Bristol

“Fantastic process from start to finish from everyone involved.” *

Helen, London

“Dr Fallahdar was amazing, I did my research before coming to the clinic and I wouldn’t of gone with another doctor except Dr Fallahdar.  I would highly recommend him as he has changed my life more than you could imagine.  Thanks so much!” *



    All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Please bear in mind that results may vary from person to person. All testimonies are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients. Their comments have not been altered in any way, and their experiences are their own.


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    Here at The Private Clinic, we have over 30 years of medical cosmetic experience and expertise. We do the groundwork for all our patients and offer you only the most reputable and specialised Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons in the UK.

    We have some of the UK’s leading Consultant Surgeons as part of our surgical breast reduction team including:

    Our non-surgical alternative to breast reduction is performed by Dr. Puneet Gupta.

    The Private Clinic sees over 15,000 new patients every year and perform over 10,000 procedures, with one of the highest –patients’ satisfaction in the sector, Trustpilot 9.4, 5 star rating, 93% would recommend us to their friends and family. We are a multi award winning provider and have been voted the Aesthetic award for Best UK Clinic Group 2017.

    The Private Clinic prides itself on its commitment to Medical Expertise, Patient Care and Satisfaction, Honest advice and most importantly Results. We are above all committed to Quality. Please feel free to contact us for any advice or to book a consultation with one of our expert Breast surgeons. Breast Reduction Cost can be part of your decision to undergo a procedure but it should never be the deciding factor. For more information about The Private Clinic, our experience and medical expertise click here

    The cost of a bilateral breast reduction procedure starts from £8,820. We don’t follow a one-price-fits-all policy and prices are quoted on a case by case basis. You will be given an accurate quote for your requirements following your consultation.

    We offer FREE consultations with our highly experienced Patient Advisors who are able to offer you all the information your require prior to meeting a surgeon. Consultations for Breast Reductions with one of our specialist Consultant Plastic Surgeons is £50. Please note that consultations at our Harley Street clinic are with the Surgeons.

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