2 – 2.5 hours
Showers after 3 days, no bathing until healed
Sports bra for 6 -8 weeks
Time off work
2 weeks for sedentary roles
Before & After Results
What is a Breast Reduction?
A Breast Reduction is an ideal operation if your breasts are too large and heavy and you suffer from backache or bra straps that cut into your shoulders.
It is a permanent solution that allows you greater choice when choosing your outfit or underwear. This operation can be combined with a Breast Uplift.
The majority of women are delighted with the results of their Breast Reduction surgery.
They often report a greater ability to exercise, their bra straps are less painful and their backache is greatly improved.
Breast Reduction Surgery
I have been performing breast reduction operations for over 10 years now but I can honestly say that out of the many operations I do this one has one of the highest rates of satisfaction. Wome who have had breast reductions have often suffered for many years with feeling self conscious, struggling to find clothes that fit on their top and bottom halves as well as the physical issues like having backache and shoulder straps cutting in to them due to the heavy weight of carrying their breasts around in day to day life. Some patients shy away from running and exercise as their breasts move around a lot and get in the way so it even limits their life choices of having a healthier lifestyle.
I remember a particular clinic in Spire Manchester about a year ago when I saw 2 of the most needy cases I have seen in many years . The first lady was a civil servant and she described a symptom that I have never heard before in my 20 years of practice. Her breasts were so large and so heavy that she told me when she was sleeping at night her breasts would fall on to her arms and then her hands would go numb waking her up in the middle of the night !!
She was certainly the largest bust I have operated on and I believe she said she was a double JJ cup in bra sizes, again a first in my practice.
Questions at Consultation
She was however in very good health and had a clear understanding of what the surgery would involve. Her surgery went ahead and I did as she asked and I made a significant reduction which relieved her weight and numb hand symptoms but still leaving her feeling feminine.
Mr Lambe answered every single question I had beforehand (and he will tell you himself that there was an awful lot of them!). He was patient and kind and made me feel totally comfortable and at ease. There was no pressure whatsoever, I just honestly felt that Mr Lambe wanted me to make the right decision for myself.
She was keen to go down in size but still very much wanted to have a significant sized bust as this was something she always had and she said she would not feel right if she had ‘small’ breasts.
The second lady was in an even worse predicament and had tried, with the support of her GP, to have surgery on the NHS. I believe this would have been the right thing but sadly with the pressures on funding she was denied surgery.
She was a lady who had very severe arthritis of her shoulders and this was, therefore, giving her a lot of pain when her bra straps were pulling on her shoulders. She had very large but also very pendulous breasts. This meant that my normal method of Breast Reduction surgery had to be altered.
In most Breast Reductions the nipple is kept attached to the breast and then moved up but in this case the nipple was so low it would not have survived and I opted to perform a nipple graft. This is when the nipple is completely removed and then grafted on like a skin graft. This worked very well for her and she came through the operation with flying colours and healed first time. Her cosmetic result was not her main objective and it is very difficult to get a good shape when the patient starts in such a very bad position but she was overall very pleased as she had less pain and more choice in clothes and found life in general to a be much easier.
I have wanted to have a breast reduction for half of my life now but never had the confidence to actually go ahead with it. I came close around 8 years ago but didn’t go ahead with it. Now, having done it (finally!) I can honestly say it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life. I only wish I had done it sooner!!
I continue to see patients for Breast Reductions and I find that I am getting patients who are more aware of the benefits this surgery can provide them with in terms of pain reducing symptoms, ability to find and wear clothes thaty they like and a boost to their self confidence.
FAQ ABOUT BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY
Below are some common FAQ’s about Breast Reduction surgery in Manchester, Cheshire and UK
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Our clinics and theatres are located at The Spire Manchester Hospital in Didsbury, Manchester and we care for many patients around the UK and abroad. If you live further afield, then speak to Jayne and we can look after you further by helping with your transport and accommodation at a fabulous hotel nearby for your convenience and comfort.
The Spire Manchester hospital is a recently built, £65m "state of the art" hospital located at 170 Barlow Moor Rd, Manchester M20 2AF. We have specifically chosen this hospital as, in our experience, the Spire hospital group provides the very best quality of care for our patients.
If you would like to discuss improvements to your face or body, and find out what can be achieved with cosmetic surgery, then come and see one of The Best Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon's in Manchester (and Cheshire!) and discuss your options in a gentle and understanding environment with Mr Gerard Lambe.
Mr Lambe is regularly asked to give his expert opinion on cosmetic surgery procedures in the media. You've most likely seen him on either BBC Breakfast, The Real Housewives of Cheshire or This Morning TV programmes, as well as in a host of national and local newspapers including The Mail and many women's magazines such as Vogue.
If you'd like to take advantage of seeing one of the best cosmetic surgeons in Manchester, then call our Clinic Manager, Jayne on 07434572794 who will discuss the cosmetic surgery procedure you are interested in, the options available to you and schedule your Consultation.
You will then receive an information pack including Frequently Asked Questions, a Consent Form and a written price for the cosmetic surgery you have chosen to go ahead with. As you can understand, each procedure is unique to you, with some cases being more complex than others, so we do not provide quotes over the telephone.
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