What effects does it have?

What is it?

Surgery to reduce the size of the breasts.

How long does it last?

The effects are permanent and cannot be reversed.

More information

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: May 2019