How long does it take?
What type of anaesthetic is used?
Daycase general anaesthesia
Breast screening (scans etc) according to breast health
Nil else in most patients
Do I have to stay over at the hospital?
Not required. Daycase general anaesthetic surgery. Overnight stay as requested.
Incisions & scarring
Any combination of: peri-areolar, vertical, breast crease
Sports bra for 6 weeks
Breast reduction from £6,950, Uplift from £5950
How long before I can…
What is breast reduction and breast uplift surgery?
Women of all ages seek breast reduction and/or uplift surgery for a variety of reasons and the changes in both their physical and psychological well-being are always appreciated.
The weight of large or pendulous breasts may cause a variety of medical problems such as back and neck pain, skin irritation and shoulder soreness from tight bra straps. Poor posture is common, not just from the weight of the breast but from postural problems as a result from trying to ‘hide’ a large bust. Large breasts cause lack of self-esteem and extreme self-consciousness. Similarly very pendulous (droopy) breast tissue will cause a drop in breast and nipple position, and loss of self-esteem, particularly outside clothing.
The reasons to choose breast reduction or uplift surgery are often personal and bespoke. The result, a lighter, uplifted breast, will literally ‘lift the weight’ off your shoulders giving the freedom to wear an open choice of clothing, participate in sports and exercise and feel confident, feminine and sexy.
A breast reduction or uplift provides a feminine natural shape, and repositioning of the nipple to give a youthful appearance. The design of the surgery is unique to each individual patient and Jonathan is meticulous in his planning, and attentive in his listening, to achieve that comfortable, feminine breast to suit height, figure, and the personal activities of daily life that provide health and wellbeing for each individual.
There are many different techniques of breast reduction and/or mastopexy which are dependent on the individual aims for quality of life, the overall height and figure of the patient and the quality of the breast, skin and nipple.
There is always a circular scar around the nipple, and usually a continuous vertical scar running from the nipple to the fold beneath the breast. A transverse scar may also be used which runs along the crease beneath the breast. The length of the overall scars reflects the amount of breast skin removed. Breast scars are visible initially and with excellent scar management these scars can be barely visible after 12 months post-surgery.
During the consultations that lead up to the surgery Jonathan will make measurements at the mirror to determine the correct repositioning of the nipple, and demonstrate the position of the scars.
Every breast demonstrates natural asymmetry and individual proportion relating to your frame, size, and figure. The amount of excess skin, and the reshaping of the breast, is calculated along with the breast ‘height’ to achieve a firmer, higher breast position, with projection and uplift. The aim is to restore the breast to the best anatomical position possible and a size that is in keeping with the patient’s natural body shape. The amount of breast tissue to be removed in breast reduction and the position from which it is taken, is also discussed, with a view to preserving sensation and safe blood supply. The proportions of the nipple and areola are calculated in the design in keeping with the new breast.
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Why would you consider a Breast Reduction or Uplift?
Alternatively, the impact may be mostly psychological and emotional, for example where a lax, pendulous, droopy breast causes embarrassment in changing rooms or personal relationships. The impact on personal life, the ability to partake in sport and exercise, and the ability for a freedom of choice in clothing can all be compromised by ‘breast disproportion’. The combination of physical and emotional challenges can cause social exclusion and deep unhappiness.
Increased breast size can occur at specific times of life, related to puberty, motherhood, and menopause, as well as weight fluctuations. Some women may have always had a naturally large or pendulous breasts all their adult life and hormonal changes or weight fluctuations have little affect on their size. There is not a cup size threshold in order to be considered suitable for breast reduction or uplift, the aim is to restore frame and proportion with breast confidence in daily life and body image. Women of all ages seek advice for breast reduction or uplift surgery, and these are some of the most satisfying procedures for life changing impact upon health and wellbeing.
Daycase breast surgery
One of the biggest concerns for women thinking of having breast rebalancing surgery is a fear of being ‘put to sleep’ for the operation. There is a guilt factor of putting oneself at risk, particularly with a young family, and fear over recovery time from a long anaesthetic.
In answer to this fear, we have developed very precise daycase general anaesthetic techniques, allied with very precise surgery, to make sure that the anaesthetic time is short but comfortable, the wake up time is quick and without nausea, and the recovery time is fast. The majority of aesthetic breast surgery with Jonathan is now daycase, with effective and comfortable outcomes and excellent patient reported experience.
The day case general anaesthetic technique is so well honed that the majority of our patients request a day case surgery under general anaesthesia for even quite large breast reduction procedures.
1. Discretionary free-of-charge video-call
Jonathan will enjoy introducing himself to you in a free video-call to discuss your request. It would be very useful if you could send us some selfie photographs (to email@example.com; held securely as part of your medical record), which will help inform the conversation.
2. Face-to-face consultation
If you would like to receive a detailed written analysis, with a quote for treatment, Jonathan will meet you in the clinic for a face-to-face appointment. You are welcome to bring a friend or family member for support. The medical history and physical analysis in the privacy of the consulting room is an essential part of making the treatment plan.
Mr Britto will firstly spend some time going through the options available and explaining the technicalities of the procedure. You will then be examined in a private, warm room providing you with your privacy and dignity and chaperones are provided if you wish. Diagrams and markings on the breast at the mirror are used to fully explain the plan, the technique and the scars which result.
After this meeting you will receive a detailed plan and a written quote, together with a suite of information about our ’twilight’ surgeries, relevant comments from prior patients, and some insights about the psychology and holistic care that is part of our commitment to you.
3. Face-to-face or remote catch up…
Jonathan recommends that you open a “procedure diary” on your phone, into which you can drop any questions that occur to you throughout the day, and after receiving the clinic letter and information from your face-to-face consultation.
This third conversation is to answer any questions you have, and to allow Jonathan to ask you about any reflections he has had to refine your care.
…. Step 4…..
In truth, our door is always open, and Jonathan will be very happy to see you face-to-face or remotely if you have further questions about your requested procedure.
Consultation fees: £295 is charged prior to Step 2
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The risks and responsibilities of each procedure are discussed and documented so that surgery will only proceed on an open and honest understanding.
Nonetheless, both breast reduction and breast uplift rearrange the breast gland tissue and involve movement of the nipple and both of these surgical techniques in the breast will influence breast architecture. As a result breastfeeding may be compromised.
Breast reduction and breast uplift are a family of procedures with similar principles that allow us to provide reduction, symmetry, projection, uplift, nipple areolar shape – in short: “breast balance”! :
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