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Guide price £5,835

Whether you are seeking breast reduction surgery for cosmetic or medical reasons, our experienced consultants at Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital will provide you with the attention you need and deserve, though a treatment plan personalised to you.

Why choose Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital for your breast reduction surgery?

Are your large breasts causing you pack pain or discomfort? Or are you unhappy with the size and shape of your breasts? At Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital our experienced team of cosmetic surgeons can provide you with rapid access to treatment in our state-of-the-art hospital situated in Glasgow's West End.

Our Hospital in Glasgow has been leading the way for cosmetic surgery in Scotland for a number of years. Our consultants personalised approach to cosmetic care has earned them an exemplary reputation in the Glaswegian community. As a result, patient satisfaction scores are exeedingly high, with many patients returning to our hospital for other cosmetic procedures.

If you are a little unsure about breast reduction treatment or require more information from an expert, you are welcome to attend one of our free cosmetic surgery open events. Here you will get the opportunity to meet one of our cosmetic surgeons and ask any questions you may have.

How to book a consultation for breast reduction at our Glasgow Hospital

If you want to go ahead with breast reduction surgery, you will need to book an initial consultation to see one of our expert cosmetic surgeons in Glasgow first. To book a private consultation, please call our dedicated hospital enquiry team on 01413 349 441.

What happens during breast reduction surgery?

  • 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 your breast reduction surgery 

  • Patients are usually required to stay at Nuffield Health Glasgow 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

Day 1-7

  • 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.

Week 2

  • 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.

4-6 weeks

  • 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.

6-9 months

  • 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.
Find out more about Breast reduction
Glasgow Hospital

25 Beaconsfield Road, Glasgow, G12 0PJ

0141 334 9441
Switchboard 01413349441
New Treatment Enquiries 0141 334 9441
Radiology 01415 762 768
Appointments 0800 61 62 67
Nurses’ station (in-patients only) 0141 530 9231
Accounts & insurers 0141 530 1240
Pathology 0141 576 2762

Guide price

Breast Reduction Fees
Initial consultation from £120
Diagnostics If needed to determine treatment plan
Treatment £5,715
Pre-assessment Included
Main treatment Included
Post-discharge care Included
Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care £5,715
Guide price £5,835
 What does guide price mean?

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.

Ways to pay

Paying for yourself

There are no hidden costs in our treatment prices. The price you see is the price you pay.

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Personal medical loan

Spread the cost of treatment with a 10 month interest free personal medical loan.

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Medical insurance

We work with you and your insurance provider to get you the treatment you need quickly

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Related free events

Meet our experts on cosmetic surgery

Wednesday 19 February 2020

Glasgow Hospital

Mr Stephen Morley Mrs Eva Weiler-Mithoff

This is a free presentation style event for anyone who would like to find out more about the treatment options available

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