For some women, having larger breasts can be a real hindrance. Taking part in strenuous activities or physical fitness can prove to be a difficult task and may cause a strain on the psychological and mental health of the individual. Therefore, many women who suffer from having larger breasts can become depressed, suffer low self-esteem or in some extreme cases, may even find it hard to leave the house due to an overwhelming sense of anxiety. Back pain and headaches are amongst the most common physical symptoms reported by women.
At Cosmetic Surgery Partners London, we know just how important it is to have confidence in yourself, which is why we offer a solution for women wanting to reduce the size of their breasts in the hope that this confidence can be restored. In this article, we will be discussing breast reduction surgery and why the popularity of this procedure is growing on a yearly basis.
What is breast reduction surgery?
A breast reduction, otherwise known as a mammoplasty, is when excess fat, glandular tissue and skin is surgically removed from the breasts to completely reshape them in order to achieve a smaller cup size. The idea of the procedure is so the breasts can be more in proportion to the patient’s body, so that they feel more comfortable in their own skin and that they are no longer in pain. It is also beneficial to improve posture and prevent neck and shoulder strain.
Why are more women seeking breast reduction surgery?
In the fifties, the average cup size for women in the UK was a B. In this day and age however, cup sizes have changed considerably, taking the average size from a B to a DD (according to this article). An explanation for this might be that now, body sizes and shapes are larger than they used to be and food isn’t in such short supply as it was many decades ago. In addition, breasts are developing much earlier than they used to. The average age for menstruation used to be 16 but by 2000, girls as young as 11-12 years-old were beginning their menstrual cycles.
In 2013, breast reduction surgery had an 11% increase from the previous year and saw 4,680 women undergo the procedure. This statistic doesn’t look like it’s stopping any time soon and as breast sizes continue to get larger and develop at a much quicker rate, it’s no surprise why some women are not completely happy with them and want to reduce the size for their own personal needs.
above a patient's experience of breast reduction surgery at Cosmetic Surgery Partners London clinic. Read the full case study here
How to prepare for Breast Reduction Surgery
As with any procedure it’s of huge importance that you book an initial consultation with a consultant cosmetic surgeon, it is at this initial consultation that the surgeon will be able to determine whether you are suitable for surgery and will explain the possible risks involved. The surgeon will talk you through the process and answer any queries or concerns you may have You will be able ask all the relevant questions to make sure it is something you definitely want to proceed with.
With Cosmetic Surgery Partners London clinic you will be in expert hands, as our fully UK trained surgeons have helped hundreds of women reduce the size of their breasts and used their 20+ years of experience to offer the best possible advice to ensure you leave feeling completely satisfied.
Common questions we get asked about Breast Reduction Surgery
Should I take time off work? We recommend that taking 1-2 weeks off work in order to aid the healing process of a breast reduction would be advisable.
How should I prepare for the surgery? Patients are advised to stop smoking 2 weeks prior to the procedure and to make sure they are in good medical shape in the lead up to the operation.
Is there an age limit? We recommend patients wait until they are 18 before they undergo a breast reduction. There is no real upper age limit so long as the patient is in good physical health.
Will I be left with scars? Scars are unavoidable but our expert surgeons have mastered the art of the procedure to ensure that you are left with little scarring. Any scarring that is left is situated in such a way that is difficult to detect and will eventually fade over time.
There are many reasons why women consider breast reductions but it is very important to establish the fact that you want the procedure for you and not for anyone else. Here at Cosmetic Surgery Partners London clinic we are proud to be able to offer breast reduction so that we can boost confidence and improve the lifestyles of so many women who are unhappy with the size of their breasts. We will help you along the process and provide you with everything you need to know to ensure your breast reduction journey is a happy, safe and worthwhile one.
Making a Breast Reduction enquiry at Cosmetic Surgery Partners London
Are you considering breast reduction surgery? If you would like to find out more about the procedure we recommend reading up more on the breast reduction procedure page, also take a look at our breast reduction patient case study where a former patient discusses the journey she took at Cosmetic Surgery Partners London clinic. If you think you could benefit from this procedure why not make a booking using our contact form or simply give us a call on 020 7486 6778 where our friendly staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the procedure