Mammoplasty London

Mr. Abood is a world renowned plastic surgeon offering his specialist breast reduction surgery in London. Breast reduction surgery, also known as mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess breast tissue and skin from the breasts, to make them smaller in size.

This procedure can also help to improve the shape of heavy and large breasts that might be causing physical discomfort, making them lighter and more comfortable with a more youthful looking appearance. At the same time as reshaping the breasts, the nipples are also lifted to an elevated position. In cases of breast asymmetry (where the breasts are not equal in size, or the patient has disproportionately large breasts) reduction mammoplasty on the larger breast can improve upon the imbalance and restore a more harmonious appearance to the body.

At Mr. Abood’s Harley Street clinic he perform breast reduction surgery for women who experience problems from having large, heavy breasts, including:

  • Back pain due to breast shape
  • Neck pain due to breast size
  • Difficulty in finding comfortable fitting clothes
  • The appearance of overly large breasts impacting self-confidence

Mr. Abood is one of the UK’s leading plastic surgeons and a specialist in mammoplasty. Get in touch today to book your breast reduction consultation at Mr. Abood’s Cambridge clinic.

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Breast Reduction Consultation

The first stage of your breast reduction journey starts with a consultation with Mr. Abood. Together you will discuss your reasons for wanting the operation as well as focusing on what you’d like your end result to be. Mr. Abood will give his expert opinion on the best way to approach procedure, which will also consider the condition of your overall health. He will examine your breasts and take a series of measurements and first-stage photographs, which will be treated as confidential records to guide the operation.

Mr. Abood will explain the breast reduction procedure fully to you, to help you understand what’s involved, including the recovery process and any potential risks. Some patients can feel overwhelmed by having surgery involves, so if it’s more comfortable you are more than welcome to bring someone along to your initial consultation. Mr. Abood will always give you ample time to consider your options and will happily answer any questions you may have at a second consultation, should you wish to schedule one.

Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery is performed under a general anaesthetic in a fully equipped operating theatre and the surgical procedure usually takes between 2 and 3 hours. Markings are made on the breasts, indicating the placement of incision sites which go in accordance with the technique Mr. Abood intends to use.

The most commonly performed breast reduction techniques for surgical breast reduction uses an anchor type or inverted t incision, going around the outside of the areola, down to where the breast tissue meets chest wall and then hidden along the breast crease (the inframmamary crease) and breast fold. During the surgery, excess breast tissue and skin is removed and the nipples are elevated into a new position before the wounds are closed with dissolvable sutures and dressings are applied.

Mr. Abood does not routinely use drains for breast reductions which makes the recovery period easier and more comfortable. Most patients usually return home the next day, wearing a supportive bra straps while their breasts are in the healing process.

Aftercare and Results

The results of breast reduction surgery will be immediate but may take a few months (usually 6 weeks) for the breast to settle into their new size and shape. Mr. Abood recommends to wait around 5 days before showering to protect the wounds, ensuring they stay dry. In the first few weeks you will have to take it easy as swelling, tenderness and bruising eases.

Your post operative care will include a non-wired sports bra which will act as a compression garment and should be worn for the first 6 weeks after surgery to support your breasts will they are healing. This will also help to reduce swelling and make you feel more comfortable. After about 6 weeks you can change to your own choice of normal bras.

Massaging the scars is an important part of the healing process as it will help your scars to soften and fade over time. Mr. Abood will show you how to do this, what you will need to use and advise you when you need to start doing it.

Your body stays in good condition when you eat healthy and stay well hydrated. This too will help while your body recovers and repairs itself. 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.

Breast Reduction FAQs

Am I suitable for breast reduction surgery?

Identifying whether you are a suitable candidate for breast reduction surgery goes beyond simply wanting smaller breasts. There are a number of factors which will help to determine whether breast reduction surgery will be a safe and successful procedure for you, and patient safety is Mr. Abood and the clinc’s primary concern. Most surgeons would insist that you are not smoking and are of optimal Body Mass Index (usually less than 30) as these factors will have significant impact on your body’s ability to heal. A consultation with a a GMC registered plastic surgeon should identify all the areas that need to be discussed ahead of any surgical procedure.

Is breast reduction surgery safe?

No surgical procedure is completely without risk but the safety and welfare of patients is the primary concern at the clinic. Mr. Abood is a highly regarded and widely experienced plastic breast reduction surgeons. He will carry out your surgery in a full equipped theatre, in only the most reputable clinic and hospitals, alongside caring and highly trained staff that will help to look after you, following your surgery. All of this ensures your safety and well-being is a priority.

Is breast reduction surgery painful?

Breast surgery is a significant operation and you will need to factor in the time required for your body to recover. The operation will be performed under a general anaesthetic, where you will be fully asleep. In the first few days that follow the surgery a course of pain relief may be required – simple, ‘over-the-counter’ painkillers are often all that is needed. Following your surgery, you will wear a post-surgical bra which will support your breasts while they are healing and keep you comfortable.

Are there any side effects or risks?

All surgery will carry some degree of risk. Mr. Abood will explain this to you during the initial consultation along with any complications that can arise. Generally, you can expect to experience some swelling, bruising and tenderness to your breasts following surgery for the first week or two. It is vital to follow the advice that is given to you, regarding aftercare, as this will help with the healing process.

How much downtime can I expect?

Returning to work will depend upon the type of work you do. As a general rule, most patients who have a sedentary or desk-based job can return to work by 2 weeks following surgery. If your work is more physical, then you may require longer as it’s not a good idea to stress yourself physically when you are recovering from surgery. With regards to exercise, most can resume aerobic exercise such as cycling, jogging or swimming by 6 weeks, but longer if planning to go back to resistance type exercise, such as lifting weights. Everyone recovers at different rates, so there will be flexibility around all of these timelines.

How can I access the London clinic?

Mr. Abood’s Harley Street clinic can be accessed easily by public transport, a 5 minute walk from Bond Street and Oxford Circus stations.

It is also possible to drive to the clinic, as there is parking available just across the street.

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