Depending on the complexity of the procedure, the surgery normally takes about 2 -4 hours, not including time in recovery.
Yes, the results of breast reduction are permanent. If you gain a substantial amount of weight, or you have a baby, your breasts may become larger, however they will always be smaller than they would have been if you had not had the surgery.
We recommend that people take two weeks off work following the procedure (more if your job is particularly physical). Strenuous activities, heavy lifting and intense exercise should be avoided for about 6 weeks after your surgery.
No, the only way to substantially reduce the size of your breasts is by surgery.
Yes, you can combine this procedure with other breast or body surgeries. You can discuss this in full at your free consultation.
Whenever skin is cut, nerves are also cut; this may result in altered sensation to the area, particularly at the incision site. All care will be taken to maintain sensation as much as possible.
This is often the very reason women seek breast reduction. At your free consultation, your surgeon will discuss your ideal size you wish your breasts to be and guide you as to what is achievable and the results you should achieve.
You should be at a healthy weight for your height when you have surgery as this lowers risks related to anaesthetic. For the best aesthetic results, we recommend that you are at your ideal weight at the time of surgery as further weight loss or gain can change the results of your surgery.
You should check with your surgeon regarding safe timings of air travel following your surgery. Many airlines have their own protocols and you should inform your travel insurance company if you have had recent surgery.
We recommend that in the weeks after surgery, you are close to one of the locations Nu Cosmetic Clinic can refer you to in case you have any concerns, so foreign holidays may be best avoided until a few months after your procedure.
All clients must be at least 18 years of age to have surgery. We do not set an upper age limit for our procedures, suitability for surgery will be discussed at your free consultation with your surgeon.
Yes, if you are at all unsure about what your surgeon has told you, we will be more than happy to refer you for a second free consultation with another surgeon.
All of the surgeons we refer you to are registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and all relevant specialist bodies. Please feel free to ask the surgeon about his experience and qualifications at your consultation; they understand and support that this is vital information to your decision making process.
Nu Cosmetic Clinic offers referrals to a range of locations across the UK.