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Breast Reduction Surgery

Also known as: Boob job, Breast reduction, Mammaplasty

Breast reduction surgery is a surgical operation to remove excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin to achieve a breast size proportionate to the body. The surgery is usually performed on women with large breasts that cause physical and emotional problems.


How much does Breast Reduction cost?

Surgical Time

2 - 2.5 hours



Day Case

Yes/ Occasionally overnight stay


General anaesthetic

Time off work

2 weeks

Time before showering

48 hours

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to our frequently asked questions

Patients can typically have a breast reduction performed and go home the same day, with an occasional requirement for an overnight stay.

The procedure is done under general anaesthetic where they are put to sleep.

The incision most commonly is around the nipple, extends straight down to the breast crease and then runs in this crease to both the inside and outside of the chest.

Occasionally, patients may have a tube inserted to drain away fluid.

The wounds are dressed to ensure the nipples can be checked for blood supply and the patient is immediately placed into medical-grade compression bras to support the changes.

Typically patients have backache, that may be linked to poor posture leaning forward.

Some patients may have infections under the breast that needs to be treated with medications.

The bra may cause indentations at the shoulders that are visible even when no bra is worn. Some patients take avoidance measures such as loose clothing.

There may be genetic components to larger breasts in the family.

When clients come into the clinic, our UK trained plastic surgeon with expert knowledge makes a full assessment.

The surgeon establishes reasons sought for surgery and what the client hopes to achieve as an end result.

As a part of the assessment process, the surgeon will establish the amount of excess breast tissue & skin and the type of reduction each individual patient would benefit from.

Additionally, the effects on the back and shoulders are performed to ensure all aspects of the problems patients may have.

Measurements are taken to provide a more specific approach to planning and surgery.

This helps us to provide a more scientific approach that can help the patients visualise the final effect.

It is important for the patient to be appropriately counselled to understand the whole process including surgery and recovery process after surgery.

Patients are given at least 2 weeks to make a considered decision and only once both patient and surgeons, are happy does the patient proceed to surgery.

Patients are put in a support bra right after surgery to help support the change.

As soon as they are comfortable, patients will be able to notice the change in size. There will be some swelling but there should not be any pain.

Once ready, patients can go home with pre-booked follow up appointments.

Due to large breasts, patients may choose avoidance with loose clothing but there tend not to be many alternatives to reduce the size of the breast.

There are some who use liposuction, but this does not deal with the extra skin.

Depending on the amount of extra skin and breast tissue, different incisions can be used such as around the nipple only, the nipple and straight line down the breast or one that includes an incision under the breast.


Our UK trained and qualified surgeons are here to help


Why Choose Kliniken for Breast Reduction



Generous hour long consultations to discuss the best solution.

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Simple Process

Simple Process

A quick discussion over the phone, send over photos, questions and discussion, visit the clinic and treatment can be in same day.

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Great Location

Great Location

Country side and clean air helps you rest and recuperate.

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Personal Touch

Personal Touch

Same clinician assigned to your from start to finish of your treatment.

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Attentive Care Plan

Attentive Care Plan

Personalised and attentive care throughout the surgery.

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Privacy and Discretion

Privacy and Discretion

Privacy and discretion of our clients is paramount.

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