Why have a Breast Reduction Surgery? 6 + 1 reasons you need Breast Reduction Surgery

Why have a Breast Reduction Surgery? 6 + 1 reasons you need Breast Reduction Surgery

Although not widely known, breast reduction surgery is a very common choice of many women and men.

Also called reduction mammaplasty, the procedure aims in removing excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts.

The procedure is performed under general anesthetic and the recovery period is relatively small.

However, what are the reasons one should decide to undergo such a treatment?


Why have a Breast Reduction Surgery?

Below there are 6+1 advantages of the Breast Reduction Surgery:

  1. Medical Reasons

The most serious reason for having a breast reduction is the health problems it causes, especially in the back. Specifically, you will need to consider breast reduction in case you experience the following because of the heavy weight of breasts:

  • Chronic back, neck and shoulder pain that requires pain medications
  • Chronic rash or skin irritation under the breasts
  • Nerve pain


  1. Resolve Macromastia

Having overly large breasts (macromastia) can also be really discomforting and restrictive in everyday activities. Breast size should be proportion to your body. With breast reduction, you will solve all the problems related to macromastia from medical ones to image dissatisfaction.


  1. Resolve Gynaecomastia

Also referred as “men boobs”, gynecomastia is also a serious issue many men face, affecting their self-image and overall self-confidence. Due to an imbalance in estrogen hormones, obesity or age, male breasts tend to grow larger than normal. 


  1. Achieve Comfort

The goal of the surgery is to achieve lighter breasts and relieve the pain of back, neck and shoulders. It also increases the ability to actively participate in all physical activities without any restrictions. After the recovery period, you will feel more lifted as a lot of extra weight will have disappeared.


  1. Breast Lift

There are also cosmetic reasons that patients choose to undergo that type of surgery. After removing the extra fat cells, the surgeon will move the nipple to the new position according to the new size of the breast. Thus, the result will include reshape of the body part and a lifted effect, other advantages of the surgery.


  1. Fit into new bras and clothing

After a breast reduction surgery, there will be no limit in your clothing preferences. Any lingerie will be fitting to your new breasts size and the clothes will ultimately highlight your neckline.


Extra Reason: It is the Surgery with Highest Satisfaction Rates

Another interesting fact to consider is that according to studies1, 95% of patients felt satisfied with the results of breast reduction. Relief of the extra weight is detectable from the very first moment after the surgery.


Choose the right surgeon

It is of a huge importance to the final result who is going to perform the surgery. In other words, you should choose your surgeon of trust carefully. The most qualified surgeon is the expert on breast procedures and the one with experience in many different and complicated cases. Another significant criterion is the qualifications of both the doctor and the clinic (members of  British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) or  British Association of Plastic Reconstruction and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)).

At Harley Elite Group, we have a specialist surgeon for each area of the body. This unique characteristic differentiates us from other aesthetic clinics in Harley Street. Our expert team has successfully conducted thousands of breast reduction treatments. We offer a FREE consultation to every candidate who is considering Breast Reduction to further discuss the procedure, the expected results and answer any questions beforehand.

We are available 24/7. Contact us for a unique tailor-made experience.



  1. Gonzalez MA, Glickman LT, Aladegbami B, Simpson RL. Quality of life after breast reduction surgery: a 10-year retrospective analysis using the Breast Q questionnaire: does breast size matter? Ann Plast Surg. 2012 Oct;69(4):361-3. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0b013e31824a218a. PMID: 22964671.