Our experienced cosmetic breast surgeons can provide you with rapid access to successful breast reduction surgery at our superb private hospital in Bournemouth.
Why choose our Bournemouth Hospital for your breast reduction surgery?
We believe that Nuffield Health Bournemouth is more than just a private hospital. Our expert cosmetic surgeons and attentive matron-led nursing team combine to provide a warm and relaxing hospital environment with unrivalled clinical care.
Did you know Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital was the first Nuffield facility to open in the UK? It's legacy, customer service and exemplary patient satisfaction ratings have set the bar high for the other Nuffield Health Hospitals across the country to follow.
Your recovery will play an important part in the success of a breast reduction, which is why your package includes any aftercare that your consultant approves.
If you want to find out more about breast reduction surgery, you may find it useful to come along to one of our free cosmetic open events. Here, you will get the opportunity to meet one of our consultant cosmetic surgeons and ask any questions you may have.
What is a breast reduction?
The procedure can relieve physical symptoms such as breast discomfort, neck ache, backache, shoulder pain, skin irritations under the breast fold, painful pressure from bra straps and difficulties and discomfort during exercise.
What happens during breast reduction surgery at Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital?
- Breast reduction is performed under a general anaesthetic
- It can take between one-and-a-half to three hours
- There are several different surgical procedures for breast reduction
- Excess skin and fat is removed.
- Your breasts are reshaped and the nipples are repositioned
- All procedures result in a scar around the areola (dark area around the nipple) and each method results in additional scarring
- Your surgeon will discuss each procedure with you and together you will decide which is best in your particular case
- Breast reduction can also be used to correct asymmetry (imbalance) of your breasts.
Going home after breast reduction surgery
- Patients are usually required to stay at Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital for one to two nights. You will have dressings on your breasts and there may be drains (plastic tubes). The drains are usually removed before you leave hospital
- You will be given post-operative pain killers and instructions regarding your dressings and any stitches you may have
- Most patients are mobile from day one and return to normal activities within six weeks. However everyone heals differently. Be sure and discuss your return to work with your surgeon
- The results of breast reduction improve gradually over time. Your breasts should become softer and more natural as the healing continues.
Guide to the stages of recovery
- You may have some discomfort for a week. Mild painkillers will help with this but avoid taking aspirin
- Keep walking around to avoid post-operative complications
- Sports bra worn day and night for about 3 weeks.
- Might pull and hurt a little when you move around
- Any non-dissolvable stitches will be removed
- Gradually begin to increase your activity
- Depending on your job, should be able to return to work from 2 weeks
- Drive only when you feel safe to do so.
- Avoid lifting or pushing anything heavy for at least four weeks
- No need to wear a bra during the night but keep one on during the day
- Loss of sensation to breast and nipple area continues to improve.
- Scars will begin to soften and fade
- You can begin to judge the final result.
Specific complications following breast reduction:
- Developing a lump or swelling inside the breast
- Numbness or persistent pain on the outer part of the breast
- Loss of skin, including the areola and nipple
- Stiff shoulder
- Change of breast and nipple sensation
- Uneven shape: Your breasts will change shape after reduction surgery. There is a chance that they may end up slightly lopsided, lumpy or with uneven nipples
- Reduced ability to breastfeed.
67 Lansdowne Road, Bournemouth, BH1 1RW
|Initial consultation||from £100|
|Diagnostics||If needed to determine treatment plan|
|Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care||£5,910|
The guide price
stated above is an approximation of the cost of treatment only. The final price
may vary according to Consultant fees, prosthesis or drugs used and any
pre-existing medical conditions which may alter your care pathway.
You will be given a fixed all-inclusive price for treatment following
your initial consultation with a Consultant.
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