Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

Procedure: Breast volume reduction
Anaesthesia: General
Surgical Time: 3 hours
Hospital Stay: Day Case or 1 night stay in hospital
Time off Work: 2 weeks
Back to Light Sports: 6 weeks
Full Recovery: 3 months
Follow-up: 1 week, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months


If you’re looking for an experienced specialist in breast reduction, London based Mo Akhavani offers the procedure from a variety of clinics in the area. As an expert in carrying out safe and effective breast reduction surgery, you can be confident that you’ll be well looked after throughout the consultation and surgical process.


Why Opt for a Breast Reduction?

Women with large breasts can experience a range of issues that cause discomfort and restrict activities, such as:

 Severe neck, back and shoulder pain
 Skin irritation
 Difficulty participating in certain sports

To add to the above, unfortunately in most cases no matter how much you exercise or control your weight the breasts don’t seem to respond by decreasing in size. This means that surgery is often the only way to tackle the problem.

Many women who undergo the procedure find that breast reduction surgery brings life-changing benefits – the greatest of which are seen in patients with large and pendulous breasts. It’s important to note that bra size is not necessarily an indicator of your need for the surgery, and rather it’s the clinical symptoms that usually prompt women to seek a reduction.

Mr Akhavani will work closely with you to ensure that the surgery achieves the best possible outcome, giving you results that make a real difference to your day-to-day life.

Breast Reduction Recovery

Following your operation you’ll be discharged home with dressings on the scars and wearing a sports bra, which you’re advised to continue wearing for 6 weeks to provide extra comfort. After a few days, you’ll be reviewed and given a change of dressings, and Mr Akhavani will meet with you in the clinic in order to monitor your progress and recovery.

After the operation you’ll need to relax and take things easy for 1 week and aim to return to work 2 weeks after surgery. Light exercise is permissible after 6 weeks and full contact sports can be resumed after 3 months.

Possible Breast Reduction Complications

When a breast reduction is performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, the patient can achieve a great outcome with an uneventful recovery.

However, in a small proportion of patients, breast reduction surgery can lead to complications which include:

 Sensory changes to the nipple
 Poor scaring
 Nipple loss
 Breast asymmetry
During your initial meeting with Mr Akhavani, he’ll carefully guide you through all the potential risks and complications of the surgery so that you can make an informed decision as to whether it’s the right choice for you.

To book a consultation for breast reduction surgery in London, please call us on 0203 733 3224 and make an appointment at any of Mo’s available clinics.


For further information on breast augmentation, please visit the following links:

BAAPS Patient Information on Breast Reduction
BAPRAS Patient Information on Breast Reduction
ASPS Patient Information on Breast Reduction