The Problem

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.

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.

Your Breast Reduction Options

At The Private Clinic we offer a minimally invasive fat removal procedure for breast reduction, via our MicroLipo treatment by Dr Puneet Gupta. 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.

If, on the other hand, your breasts are heavy and very saggy and you would like to change the shape of your breasts, lift them considerably or reposition your breasts or nipples, a Surgical Breast Reduction (often combined with a Breast Uplift, mastopexy) may be the most suitable procedure for you.

A breast reduction procedure (also known as mammoplasty) is aimed at reducing the overall size, weight and volume of your breasts, and can profoundly improve your self esteem. After breast reduction surgery, you’ll be able to exercise more freely, without having to worry about the extensive support garments you may currently need. You’ll also be able to dress in the fashionable outfits you’ve always wanted, and the pain and discomfort you may have suffered from for years would disappear as a result of smaller, lighter breasts.

Read our patient stories to find out more about us including Emily’s breast reduction story here.

The Problem

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.

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.

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.

“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!” *



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.

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