Breast reduction at AA Plastic Surgery on London Harley Street is performed by our expert surgeon Dr Ahid Abood.
Dr Abood is not only an expert in his field, but treats every client as an individual, providing a bespoke service that supports you from initial enquiry through to aftercare.
Large breasts can cause problems for many women, who struggle with back and neck pain, a lack of confidence in their body image and difficulty finding clothes that fit.
At AA Plastic Surgery, we want to understand your reasons for seeking breast reduction so that we can give you the best results possible.
Dr Ahid Abood is a consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon. His ambition to achieve the very best for his patients has taken him all over the world to learn the most advanced techniques in both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.
Having studied medicine at the University of Cambridge – where he now mentors aspiring doctors – Dr Abood completed his medical training at St. Mary’s Hospital in London.
He is currently a lead consultant in the role of Clinical Lead for Major Trauma Reconstruction to the East of England; a position which takes approximately 13 years to achieve, on top of qualifying as a doctor. His expertise in skin cancer treatment using minimal scar techniques also makes him a valuable member of the NHS skin cancer Multidisciplinary Team.
From his two private clinics in Harley Street and Cambridge, Dr Abood sees patients from all over the UK and abroad who come to him for his bespoke service and dedication to natural looking results.
Breast Reduction, London Harley Street
Breast reduction is a surgical procedure that reduces the size and weight of the breasts by removing excess tissue. It can have many physical benefits for women with large and heavy breasts.
Large breasts can cause back and neck pain that greatly impacts the quality of life for many women, especially as they grow older. When it is difficult to find clothes or bras that fit in the chest, people grow self-conscious about their bodies, losing self-esteem.
There are many reasons why people seek breast reduction and Dr Abood takes the time to understand them all.
From his Harley Street clinic, Dr Abood can improve the shape of the breasts during breast reduction, making them more symmetrical and proportioned in appearance.
During your consultation phase, Dr Abood will talk through your aspirations for breast reduction surgery and advise you on the best course of treatment to achieve your desired results.
You will be offered at least two consultations with no expectation or obligation to proceed with surgery. Topics of discussion include the details of the breast reduction procedure, aftercare and any potential risks.
Dr Abood will need to take a series of photographs and measurements of your breasts to help plan for the surgery, which will form part of your confidential medical record.
Dr Abood is happy to accommodate more consultations if you feel you would benefit from more information. He understands the significance of the decision to go through with breast reduction and encourages you to take your time.
The Breast Reduction Procedure
Breast reduction typically takes under three hours to perform at Dr Abood’s state-of-the-art Harley Street practice.
Dr Abood will first check that you are comfortable and certain in your final decision before putting you under a general anaesthetic.
He will need to make markings on your breasts with pen so that he knows where to place incisions during the surgery. The placement of incisions and the technique of breast reduction are something that you can agree on during consultation.
A typical breast reduction procedure cuts past the areola, down to the juncture of breast and chest wall, and along the breast crease where it is easy to conceal scars. Scarring will be minimised by the use of dissolvable sutures.
Breast reduction surgery involves the extraction of breast tissue and excess skin, while simultaneously elevating the nipples into a higher, symmetrical position.
Dr Abood does not normally use drains for breast reduction surgery, which speeds up recovery and makes the process more comfortable.
You will be free to leave the day of the procedure or the day after, depending on how you react to the surgery.
Aftercare and Results
The results of breast reduction surgery can be seen immediately, but results will continue to develop over a period of a few months as the swelling decreases.
You will be provided with detailed aftercare instructions and a scar management programme that will help any scars soften and fade over time. We will give you a post-surgical bra that will help support your chest for the first six weeks.
It is recommended that you wait five days to shower, and you should do so only if the wound remains dry.
Most clients return to work after a fortnight, but those with a job that requires more movement may need to wait longer.
Similarly, aerobic exercise is possible after six weeks, but resistance type exercise such as weight lifting will take longer to return to.
Dr Abood and his team will be available to contact throughout your recovery and Dr Abood will monitor your progress through a series of follow-up appointments. These take place at 1 week, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year post-procedure.
Further Services at Our Harley Street Practice
- Breast Uplift – the breasts are raised to sit higher on the chest, giving them a pert and youthful appearance
- Breast Augmentation – silicone implants are used to enlarge the breasts and improve the their proportions
- Blepharoplasty (Eye Bag Removal) – this surgery can be performed on both the upper and lower lids to correct droopy eyes, fat bulges and excess skin that may impede vision
- Liposuction – if diet and exercise don’t get rid of stubborn fat deposits, liposuction will
- Tummy Tuck –pregnancy, age and weight loss can cause loose skin to form on the abdomen, which can be tightened through this procedure
- Mummy makeover –a type of breast enlargement using fat from somewhere else on the body
- Skin Surgery – From his Harley Street clinic, Dr Abood can remove moles, cysts, lipomas and skin tags. He also offers treatment for any type of skin cancer, including sentinel lymph node biopsy
Each of these procedures can be tailored to the individual, which is something to discuss in detail during a consultation with Dr Abood. Find out whether breast reduction is the right choice for you by getting in touch.
Opening Hours and Location for AA Plastic Surgery, Harley Street
Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
We are located at:
9 Harley Street
How To Find Dr Abood’s Harley Street Clinic
From Paddington Station, exit onto Praed Street/A4205. Head north-east and cross the A5 onto Chapel Street/A501. Follow the A501 to Marylebone Road. Head east on Marylebone Road and turn right onto Harley Street, just before Park Crescent. The destination is at the south end of Harley Street, on the right.
From Heathrow Airport, head north to merge with the M4. Take the M4 eastbound until it joins the A4/Great West Rd. Turn left before Hammersmith, onto Rivercourt Road. Head north until you join Goldhawk Road. Head east through Shepherd’s Bush and at Holland Park roundabout take the first exit onto the A3220. At Westway roundabout, take the second exit onto the A40 sliproad toward West End. Continue onto Marylebone Road until you need to take a right onto Harley Street, just before Regent’s Park. The destination is at the south end of Harley Street, on the right.
Harley Street History
Harley Street is an avenue in Marylebone, London, named after the Lord Mayor of London in 1767, Thomas Harley. Its central location and development of spacious housing in the 19th century made it the prime setting for medical practitioners and surgeons to establish their practices.
Harley Street is close in proximity to all of London’s major railway stations: Paddington, King’s Cross, St Pancras, Euston and Marylebone. Two notable specialists who had clinics on Harley Street include Lionel Logue, the speech therapist who curbed King George VI’s stammer, and Sir Morell Mackenzie, the ‘Father of British Laryngology’.