When considering a breast reduction operation it is important to research all aspects thoroughly and to make sure your information on breast reduction comes from a reputable source. Although cosmetic surgery to reduce breast size is normally done privately, your GP should be happy to guide you and provide advice on properly qualified private surgeons and good local private hospitals, who can carry out such a breast operation. They will write a letter of referral if you need one.
When researching breast reduction surgery information on the internet, stick to websites from organisations such as universities, teaching hospitals, and government-funded agencies such as the National Health Service, or reputable private health care providers. Avoid sites from individuals, or any that seem to give out advice about breast reduction surgery that is very different to more mainstream information providers, or that make dramatic claims with no evidence to substantiate their accuracy.
This guide provides breast reduction surgery information about what is involved at each stage of the procedure for women considering breast reduction surgery in the UK.