Breast reduction in Hertfordshire

What is a breast reduction?

Breast reduction (with the aim to have smaller breasts) can help women of all ages to overcome the discomfort caused by large and heavy pendulous breasts. The aim is to produce a smaller, lighter, improved breast shape, proportionate to the rest of an individual’s figure. This can also reduce the problem of back pain that heavy breasts may cause. Pinehill hospital in Hitchin in Herts offer this surgery and a fortunate to have experienced and highly skilled qualified surgeons working at the hospital.

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How is it performed?

The procedure involves the surgical removal of breast fat, glandular tissue and skin, under general anaesthetic and usually involves a one to two night stay in hospital to recover. It involves the surgical reduction of breast tissue and the restoration of contour through a series of carefully planned and measured excisions.

This restoration normally involves the removal of reasonably large volumes of breast tissue and the relocation of the nipple and the surrounding skin back into the centre of the newly created breast shape. Patients are fully anaesthetised throughout this procedure, which can take an average of two to three hours to perform.

What are the results like and how will I feel?

This procedure can provide a better quality of life, freeing women from the considerable physical and practical difficulties caused by overly large breasts. Women who have had breast reduction surgery frequently report that their self confidence and feeling of well being is boosted following surgery.

This advanced corrective procedure needs to be performed by a Consultant Plastic Surgeon who is fully qualified and well experienced to skillfully perform this type of surgery. However, it is important to note that no matter how high the surgical standards, this procedure cannot be performed without the introduction of visible surgical scars on the operated area.

Are there any risks involved having a breast reduction?

All surgery involves an element of risk from developing complications. However, cosmetic surgery is usually undertaken voluntarily and only when a patient is in good health. Therefore, the probability of experiencing complications from this kind of surgery are substantially lower than those who undergo surgery due to ill health.

How much does it cost?

At Pinehill Hospital in Hertfordshire, we offer an 'all inclusive' cost so you know what the price will be from the outset. Our fixed price package for the surgery includes surgeon and anaesthetist fees, and the hospital costs including overnight accommodation and a follow up consultation. Our prices can be found here.

Why choose Pinehill Hospital?

Pinehill Hospital is a small private hospital in the market town of Hitchin in Herts nestled between Stevenage and Luton. All consultants working at Pinehill have been granted practicing privileges having completed a stringent assessment process before going before our Management Advisory Committee. They are all highly skilled surgeons, experienced consultants who conduct many procedures and operations every week. 

Who should I see? What next?

At Pinehill, we believe that it is important for you to have realistic expectations of the improvements that can be achieved through breast reduction surgery. Your Consultant Plastic Surgeon will take into account your age, skin texture, and the existing shape and position of your breast tissue and nipples when predicting the outcome of your results. It is therefore essential to have a thorough consultation with a surgeon who specialises in breast surgery before you make a decision to go ahead with a procedure. We have a number of excellent experienced Consultants. Please call us to arrange an initial consultation on 01462 410 002.

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To find out more about treatments and services at the Pinehill Hospital, please contact us via our online form or on: 01462 410 002

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