Breast reduction surgery offers women the opportunity to change the shape, weight or droop of their breasts. It makes them smaller and lifts them at the same time. Many women have the procedure after having children or losing weight. A breast reduction in Bolton can also:

  • reduce the effects of chronic back, neck and shoulder pain
  • reduce rashes and skin irritations under the breasts
  • improve activity levels.

What’s involved in breast reduction?

Breast reduction surgery takes place under general anaesthetic. This means that patients aren’t awake during the procedure. Whilst under anaesthetic, the patient’s surgeon will:

  • move the nipple
  • remove fat, tissue and skin
  • reshape the remaining breast tissue.

Generally, operations take between two and three hours.  After the operation, a patient usually stays in hospital for one or two nights. However, it takes up to six weeks to recover from surgery. Breasts may not return to their new normal size for three months. For the first few weeks, patients will need to take time off work. They will also need help with childcare, housework and chores such as shopping. This reduces movement and promotes healing.

Choosing a Breast Reduction Surgeon

Because of its popularity, the internet will produce lengthy lists of breast reduction clinics. However, to reduce any risk from what is a major procedure, patients should make sure they choose a surgeon who is registered with the General Medical Council. Ideally, their surgeon should also be registered with the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and have a Specialist FRCS in Plastic Surgery, such as Mr Irfan Khan/

Arranging a Breast Reduction in Bolton

Women considering a breast reduction in Bolton can book a consultation with Mr Irfan Khan, who has twenty years’ experience and can work with you to understand what you want to achieve. To find out more, contact him today on 01204 404 404.