Breast Reduction

2-3 hours


One Day



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What is Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction, also known as boob reduction or reduction mammoplasty, is a surgery that aims to reduce the size of women’s breast tissues. It involves removal of excess skin, fat and gland followed by reshaping the breasts to become more round, firmer, and perky. Breast reduction surgery also involves moving the nipple and areola up to sit at the centre of the new breast. If the areola is large, it would be reduced at the same time of the surgery. 

Breast reduction improves body figure, balances the waist to bust ratio and helps relief the pain often encountered by the heavy breasts leading to neck pain, muscle strain and bra lines on the shoulders. Some patients may suffer with infections and skin conditions underneath their large breasts and hence the surgery will help minimise that risk. 

It is one of the most popular surgeries performed by plastic and breast surgeons in the UK and internationally.

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Why Should Patients Consider Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction surgery has proven to help with the following:

  • Improves back and neck pain.
  • Treats deep bra lines on the shoulders.
  • Enhances patient confidence and ability to wear suitable desired clothes and bikinis.
  • Regains patient confidence to engage in social and sports events like swimming, running etc.

Deciding on Your New Breast Cup Size

Before embarking on breast reduction surgery, patients should spend some time considering their body shape, the size of their breasts and the relationship between the breast and tummy. Nice appearance is often related to ratios and not sizes. Patients with big heavy boobs tend to ask for a very small breast cup. This is proven to be a direct result of the suffer they have due to the weight and shape of their big breasts.

We recommend our patients to speak to their surgeons before deciding on the new desired cup size to make sure they decide on the right cup that would suit their body frame.

Do I Need Breast Uplift With the Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction surgery would normally involve uplift of the new breast tissues, anchoring the gland to the chest wall to prevent future droopiness and reduction the size of areola if it has stretched due to the weight of the breast tissues.

Do I Need Drains After Breast Reduction Surgery?

At Delta Clinics, our surgeon will discuss with the patients the possibilities of using a drain during surgery. Drains help suck out any fluid or blood in the first few hours after surgery. This helps with less bruises, swelling and early recovery.

How Long Is the Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction surgery takes 2- 3 hours.

Preparing for Your Breast Reduction Surgery

It is important to carefully consider the new cup size you wish to have after your surgery. It is advisable to see a few pre and post operative photos for some patients to have an idea on how your breasts are likely to look. Of course, there could some limitation to achieve your desired size due to the current breast size, shape of your chest, existing lateral fat, or side boob, and your general medical condition and suitability for a long surgery.

Preparing your breast skin with regular cleaning, skin moisturisers, topical and oral multivitamins and zinc products help improve the healing process and achieve better scars.

If you are a smoker, it is crucial to stop smoking, including other forms of smoking like nicotine patches, vapes, and electronic cigarettes for at least 4 weeks before surgery and 4 weeks after surgery to avoid post operative complications including infection, delayed wound healing and bad scarring.

Prepare yourself with a nice surgical bra to wear after your surgery for 6 weeks at least. The team can advise you on some brands to consider.

Fill your fridge with fluids and easy to cook food to avoid a struggle after your surgery.

Make sure you have a company to support you for the first 24 hours after surgery.


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Following breast reduction surgery, patients leave the operating theatre with their dressings and garments on to the recovery bay where they spend a few hours to recover. Once fully recovered, had a drink and some food, and mobilised, they are sent home with some painkillers with or without antibiotics. Breast reduction patients are advised to take rest for few days and avoid driving and exercises for one to two weeks.

The first change of dressings usually takes place between 7 and 10 days by a qualified nurse or the surgeon. Patients usually have their follow up with their surgeon at 6 weeks, 3 and 6 months before they are discharged.

What Should I Do After Breast Reduction Surgery?

  • Mobilise and walk to minimise the risk of blood clots.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Eat a healthy diet with high protein to help your wounds to heal.
  • Wear your garments day and night for 6 weeks then at night only for another 3 weeks.
  • Shower using natural cleaning materials and tap dry with cotton towels.
  • Leave the dressings intact if there are any. They are usually waterproof or semi waterproof.

What Should I Avoid After Breast Reduction Surgery?

  • Smoking or sitting with any smokers for at least 2 weeks.
  • Driving for at least 2 weeks.
  • Exercising for at least 4 weeks.
  • Spending a long time in a bath or open water.
  • Exercising your chest or upper arm muscles for at least 2 weeks.

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Samantha Saddleton

When I met Dr Alfie for our first consultation I was very nervous but he made me feel so at ease. He took time to explain everything to me and we had a good chat about what was realistic and achievable and I felt confident I was in safe hands. On the day I felt well looked after. I really would recommend.


My experience with London Cosmetic Surgery has been amazing from the very start. They are all so friendly and make you feel immediately at ease. Dr Alfie takes the time to explain every aspect of the procedure in great detail which I was very grateful for! I have been well looked after throughout and am so happy with my results. I cannot recommend Dr Alfie and his team enough.

Leah Pollock

Dr Alfie and his team were absolutely fantastic every step of the way, they put me at ease, kept me informed and everything moved along very quickly. I'm thrilled with my results and very grateful for Dr Alfie's help. Would highly recommend to anyone considering cosmetic procedures.

Dayna Mansfield

Amazing! I am 4 weeks post op from my breast augmentation with Dr Alfie and I am so pleased with my results. From my very first consultation Dr Alfie listened to exactly what I wanted and explained everything in such detail so that I fully understood everything about the procedure and results...

Kara Dale

Amazing! I am 4 weeks post op from my breast augmentation with Dr Alfie and I am so pleased with my results. From my very first consultation Dr Alfie listened to exactly what I wanted and explained everything in such detail so that I fully understood everything about the procedure and results.

Nicole Arraiano De Jong

Can’t sing Dr Alfie and his teams praises enough. They really have their patients best interests and heart and I have felt truly cared for throughout my entire breast augmentation journey from the initial consult all the way to post op check ups. The results are unbelievable!


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Lovely staff, accommodating, helpful. I definitely appreciate the honesty. Definitely felt my best interests were at the heart of my consultation.


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Dr Alfie and his team were professional and knowledgable. I had a lot of nerves and reservations and all of them were answered and discussed fully. I would recommend Dr Alfie because I did not feel pressured or like a number he took his time and gave attention. Amazing results for me

Barry Thraves

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I had a breast uplift in October 2021 with dr Alfie. The consultations were very good, myself and my husband felt very relaxed with Dr Alfie, he listened to my concerns and was very reassuring.

Teresa Johnson

I had breast reduction surgery by Mr Alfie
I had breast reduction surgery by Mr Alfie in November 2021. When I saw the results I was overwhelmed with joy at what I now saw in the mirror. I now have uplifted, beautiful breasts. The impact of this change on my life has been amazing.

Mrs Herber

Mr Alfie is an excellent surgeon who cares about his patients
This is my second surgical procedure with Mr Alfie and the whole process has been amazing. Mr Alfie is kind engaging and fully explains everything and what realistic expectations. The results from my full abdominoplasty are much better then I thought I’d likely achieve with a fantastic very thin scar line.

I am writing with big thanks to the London Cosmetic Surgery. I was extremely anxious before my procedure, but Dr Hazem Alfie put me at ease and it all went exactly as he described.

First of all thank you so much for giving my old life back. I had total implant removal / capsulectomy surgery with Dr H Alfie and I can’t thank him enough for all he’s done for me and also Alex she is amazing organised everything and made all the process smooth and easy.

Mr Alfie has changed my life… I had list 13 stone in weight.. my skin hung from me .. I approached him to perform a adominaplasty , I was apprehensive.. i need not have worried.. Mr Alfie cares.. he really cares about you arent just another pay cheque.. you matter.. he made me feel at ease and talked me through everything

I have now had 2 surgical procedures with Mr Alfie, after massive weight loss I was left with hideous skin. The results from full abdominoplasty and breast lift/augmentation are truly astonishing and much better results then I realistically thought I would achieve.

Dr Alfie did a great job and I have not had any negative effects due to procedure . He was also very friendly and it made the whole experience great fun!


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