Dr Ahid Abood is an expert in breast reduction surgery and can perform the procedure at his private clinic in Cambridge.
Many women who have large breasts struggle with pain in their back and neck, a lack of confidence in their body image, and the difficulty of finding clothes that fit comfortably.
Breast reduction is a welcome solution for some of these ladies, who just want a little relief from the weight on their chest.
If you are considering breast reduction surgery, the decision in front of you has the potential to be life-changing. We at AA Plastic Surgery want to give you the information and the support to make this choice with confidence.
Dr Abood has a superb reputation for his quality of care, which extends into aftercare, and his ability to achieve natural-looking results.
He will take you through an in depth consultation where you can learn about what the surgery involves and the risks associated.
Dr Abood works with a small team of support staff and specialist nurses, fostering a private, but relaxed and friendly environment.
About Dr Ahid Abood
Dr Abood is a consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He currently runs two private clinics in Cambridge and Marylebone, London, in addition to mentoring medical students at the University of Cambridge and his various roles within the NHS.
To be a lead consultant for the NHS takes approximately 13 years to achieve, on top of qualifying as a doctor. Dr Abood is a lead consultant in the role of Clinical Lead for Major Trauma Reconstruction to the East of England, as well as a member of the NHS skin cancer Multidisciplinary Team.
Having studied medicine at the University of Cambridge, Dr Abood concluded his medical training at St. Mary’s Hospital in London and went on to complete a number of prestigious fellowships in the UK and abroad.
Dr Abood has published over thirty- five papers in medical journals and authored a number of book chapters on cosmetic surgery. He was awarded an M.Sc Distinction for his research into improving methods of skin cancer treatment using minimal scar techniques.
Dr Abood is an expert in:
- Reconstructive microsurgery for those recovering from trauma and cancer
- Skin cancer of every form, including sentinel lymph node biopsy
- Scar improvement
Breast Reduction Surgery Cambridge
For some women, whose breasts are larger than average, breast reduction surgery can greatly improve their quality of life.
Heavy breasts often lead to back and neck pain, which can be exacerbated as the person grows older. There is also the psychological impact to take into account. Large breasts can cause a person to have issues with self-confidence in their appearance; especially when it is difficult to find clothes and bras in the correct size.
At his Cambridge clinic, Dr Abood can remove excess tissue and skin from the breasts, making them smaller in size, lighter in weight and altogether more comfortable. Breast reduction surgery has the added benefit of improving the shape of the breasts, making them more symmetrical and youthful in appearance. The nipples can also be lifted to mirror one another.
During your initial consultation with Dr Abood, you can describe your reasons for wanting breast reduction surgery and the end result you’d like to achieve. Taking into account your health and medical history, Dr Abood will suggest the best way to proceed.
It is important to us that you fully understand what the surgery will entail, including aftercare and any potential risks. To help support you in this process, you are welcome to bring a guest along to the consultation.
To guide him in the operation, Dr Abood will need to take a series of photographs and measurements of your breasts, but these will be held in the strictest confidentiality.
If you feel that you would like a second consultation, Dr Abood is more than happy to accommodate one. You should take as much time as you need to make the daunting decision to undergo surgery.
Procedure for BReast REduction
The breast reduction procedure can be performed in less than three hours by Dr Abood at his fully equipped Cambridge clinic. For the duration of the surgery you will be under a general anaesthetic, meaning that you will not be conscious.
Dr Abood will need to mark your breasts so that he knows where to make incisions. These will be placed based on the technique of breast reduction that you have agreed with him beforehand. The most common type of breast reduction will cut around the outside of the areola, down to where the breast meets the chest wall and then along the breast crease, where scars can be hidden.
The surgery will involve the removal of breast tissue and excess skin, and the elevation of the nipples into a higher, even position. The incisions will be closed with dissolvable sutures.
Dr Abood does not usually use drains for breast reduction surgery, which makes the recovery process easier and more comfortable.
In most cases, patients can leave the following day.
Aftercare and Results
Due to the nature of the surgery, results of breast reduction are instantaneous. The next few months post-procedure will see the breasts settle into their new size and shape as swelling goes down.
Dr Abood will take you through a massaging technique that will help your breasts to heal from the surgery and cause scars to soften and fade over time.
5 days after surgery you can shower, ensuring the wounds remain dry.
Up to 2 weeks following surgery you can return to work if you have a desk-based job. This time scale will be longer if your work involves physical movement.
Up to 6 weeks post-surgery you will need to wear a non-wired sports bra or post-surgical bra.
Most people can also resume aerobic exercise by 6 weeks, but resistance type exercise such as weights will need to be put off a little longer.
Throughout your recovery, you will have access to Dr Abood and his team to ask any questions that arise. Your progress will be closely monitored through a series of follow-up appointments, which are usually arranged at 1 week, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year.
Additional Services at Dr Abood’s Cambridge Clinic
- Breast Uplift – this surgical procedure raises saggy, flat, or asymmetrical breasts, giving them a pert and youthful appearance
- Breast Augmentation – implants are inserted into pockets within the breasts to enlarge and balance out their shape
- Eye Bag Removal (Blepharoplasty) – this surgery can be performed on both the upper and lower lids to correct droopy eyes, fat bulges and excess skin that may hinder vision
- Liposuction – fat below the skin is removed to get rid of stubborn deposits that won’t decrease through diet and exercise
- Tummy Tuck – loose skin on the abdomen formed through pregnancy, age, or weight loss can be tightened, adding definition to abdominal muscles
- Mummy makeover –fat is taken from elsewhere on the body and used to enlarge the breasts
- Skin Surgery – At his Cambridge clinic, Dr Abood performs mole removal, cyst removal, lipoma removal and skin tag removal, as well as treating skin cancer
Request a consultation with Dr Abood to explore each of these options further. He can advise you on the best course of action based on the results you are looking to achieve. Every procedure is tailored to the individual.
Opening Hours and Location for Dr Abood’s Cambridge Clinic
Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Dr Ahid Abood’s Cambridge clinic is located at:
Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital,
30 New Rd,
Directions to AA Plastic Surgery, Cambridge
From Cambridge railway station, travel north, out of the city centre and across the River Cam. Travel through the districts of Chesterton and King’s Hedges and at the A14 roundabout by Orchard’s Park, take the exit onto Bridge Road. Continue north on Bridge Road; just past Histon Football Club, turn right onto New Road. Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital can be seen on the right, after Histon and Impington Recreation Ground and opposite Histon Police Station.
From Cambridge Airport, go north on the A1134/Barnwell Rd. At the roundabout by McDonald’s Cambridge, take the third exit onto Newmarket Rd. Turn left onto Ditton Lane/B1407. If you pass Cambridge City Cemetery, you have gone too far. Follow the B1407 until it merges with the A14, then travel west on the A14. At the roundabout by Orchard Park, take the third exit onto Bridge Road. After Histon Football Club, turn immediately right onto New Road. Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital is located to your right, past Histon and Impington Recreation Ground and opposite Histon Police Station.
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