What effects does it have?
- Upper body
What is it?
Surgery to reduce the size of the breasts.
How long does it last?
The effects are permanent and cannot be reversed.
Breast reduction removes part of the breast tissue in order to reduce the size of the breasts. For complete removal of the breasts, see periareolar mastectomy and double incision mastectomy.
You can read more about breast reduction on the NHS Choices website.
Preparing for a surgical procedure
Doing some preparation in advance can help make sure everything goes smoothly during your hospital stay and recovery. To help you avoid forgetting to do or buy something we have created a Getting ready for gender surgeries page.
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Page last updated: August 2020