Private Breast Reduction Surgery

Reduction mammoplasty. Breast reduction surgery can reduce shoulder and back pain caused by large and heavy breasts, and improve confidence.

Enquiries & Appointments

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About having a breast reduction

If you feel your breasts are too big, it can be difficult to live with and affect your confidence. It can limit the clothes you can wear and the sports you do, along with causing shoulder and back pain.

Breast reduction surgery is an operation to remove breast tissue to decrease breast size. It can be carried out on women and men.

Need to know

A breast reduction is done under general anaesthetic, so you'll be asleep. It can be carried out on women and men. There are different ways for the surgery to be done, but usually it involves moving your nipple, removing excess tissue and skin, and reshaping your breast. All procedures will leave a scar. The operation takes between one and four hours, depending on the extent of your surgery.
Like all procedures, there may be some risks and side effects involved. Your consultant will explain these to you. Make sure you chat through any concerns you have about the procedure with your consultant beforehand. As you'll be having a general anaesthetic, your consultant will tell you how long you should avoid eating and drinking before your operation. You won't be able to drive following the procedure so you should arrange for someone to help you get home afterwards.
You'll be cared for in hospital for one to two nights following your operation. You will have dressings on your breasts and plastic drains to remove any fluid. You may need a couple of weeks off work to recover. Your consultant will let you know when you can get back to your usual routine, including driving, exercise and work. It can take up to six weeks to fully recover. A breast reduction operation does leave scars, around the nipple and under the breast. They will fade within 18 months but they'll never go away completely. Your scars may be red to start with but they should fade to white over time.
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The Cost Of Private Breast Reduction Surgery

Hospital stay and procedure

Prices from


subject to the specifics of your treatment as recommended by your consultant.
Indicative consultant fees from £2,750

Expected length of stay

1 day/night


Before admission

  • Pre-assessment

During your hospital stay

  • Accommodation in a standard room as quoted above.
  • Routine admission tests
  • Patient meals are included but not transferable.
  • Nursing care and facilities
  • Theatre fees, drugs and dressings
  • Removal of stitches, dressing and plaster as required.
  • Take home medication 


  • Any additional nights in hospital not described in the above.
  • Specialist nursing above and beyond required level of care.
  • Any post-operative treatments/consultations which may be required.
  • Any additional or more complex procedures not included in our initial agreement.
  • Any readmission due to complications will result in additional charges in line with our standard prices.
  • Personal costs including visitors’ meals and drinks as well as newspapers.
  • Any costs not specified as included.
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Paying for medical treatment

You don't need medical insurance to have fast access to our top consultants, extensive range of treatments, diagnostic tests and surgical procedures at our world-class facilities.

Breast Reduction Consultants

Ms Jajini Varghese

Ms Jajini Varghese

Plastic Surgery

Professor Kefah Mokbel

Professor Kefah Mokbel

General Surgery

Miss Cheryl Lobo

Miss Cheryl Lobo

Breast Surgery

Mr Neeraj Garg

Mr Neeraj Garg

Breast Surgery

Our Breast Reduction locations

The Harley Street Clinic

The Harley Street Clinic

35 Weymouth Street W1G 8BJ London
The Princess Grace Hospital

The Princess Grace Hospital

42-52 Nottingham Place W1U 5NY London
The Shard Outpatients

The Shard Outpatients

The Shard, 32 St Thomas Street SE1 9BS London
London Bridge Hospital

London Bridge Hospital

27 Tooley Street SE1 2PR London
The Wellington Hospital

The Wellington Hospital

8A Wellington Place NW8 9LE London

This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.