Breast reduction surgery from £828

Reduce breast size over a weekend in Ukraine

  • What it will do

    Cosmetic breast reduction aims to provide smaller, more at­tractive breasts whilst also relieving backache, shoulder ache, and breast crease irritation that large breasts cause. In addition, it may eliminate the debilitating self-consciousness that some women suffer, from having heavy breasts.

  • What it will not do

    This operation can fill out the upper portion of the breast to a certain degree, but it is not likely to give a particularly pronounced cleavage. That particular upper fullness is generally created with silicone breast implants. Yet with smaller breasts, it will be possible to wear clothes without the need of a bra.

What is female breast reduction?

Female breast reduction, otherwise known as mammoplasty or breast lifting is the surgical procedure for making large breasts smaller. Many women in the world suffer from having large breasts as it often causes pain in the back and shoulders. In addition, heavy breasts may prevent exercising and other regular daily activities, and moreover cause severe psychological distress.

What happens before female breast reduction surgery?

Prior to making the final decision with regards a desire for breast reduction, patients should have a consultation with the surgeon. The surgeon will listen to what the patient hopes to achieve, whilst offering his fully comprehensive knowledge on the possible side effects and about the procedure itself. The surgeon will in addition review the patient’s medical history to ensure there are no health indications that might prevent the surgery from being successful. The breasts will be carefully measured and examined, and photographs taken before and after the procedure, for comparison purposes. Patients will be required to sign a consent form guaranteeing knowledge of the possible risks associated with breast reduction.

What type of anaesthetic is used?

In the majority of cases, the breast reduction operation is performed under a general anaesthetic. The surgeon will discuss all processes involved before the procedure. A local anaesthetic (usually combined with a sedative) is only used in certain cases.

What happens during the breast reduction surgery?

The female breast reduction surgery usually takes between 2-4 hours. There are various techniques of completing a mammoplasty, but the most popular method is to make three incisions – around the areola, in the curve line under the breast and down from the nipple to the curve line under the breast. The surgeon will then remove excess skin and tissue. If there is excess fat, this may be removed with the use of liposuction – a small incision is made in the armpit, and fat is suctioned out through a cannula. The nipple remains untouched in order to maintain its sensitivity. Only in rare cases is it necessary to remove the nipple completely and place it in a new position. To culminate, the surgeon creates a new breast shape by re-aligning the skin around the areola and the breast, and consigning the nipple and the areola into the new position. Sutures are placed around the areola, down the breast and in the curve line under the breast.

Should there be no need to remove excess skin and tissue, then liposuction might be the preferred way to reduce the breasts size, with less scarring. Please see more information regarding liposuction.

What is the recovery period after breast reduction surgery?

We recommend resting at home for approximately 2 weeks to enable a swift and gentle recovery after breast reduction surgery.

What are the risks and side effects of the surgery?

Swelling and bruising are the dominant side effects of breast reduction surgery. Swelling will subside a few weeks post surgery. Bleeding and infection are rare. Nerve damage is possible, particularly if the nipples were removed prior to placing into a new position. Scars will fade over time. Non-smokers tend to recover and heal much better, with less visible scars.

What happens after the surgery?

Your surgeon will give you recommendations to follow after the surgery, which may include:

  • Taking pain management medication.
  • Wearing a specialized surgical bra for the first several days and another soft bra for the following few weeks.
  • Removing sutures in 1-2 weeks.
  • Avoiding intimacy for approximately 2 weeks to deter further swelling of the breasts.
  • Avoiding exercise until approved by a doctor.
  • Contacting the surgeon immediately if there are indications of bleeding or infection.

Are there any restrictions for having breast reduction surgery?

There are no restrictions bar patients being realistic about the outcome of the breast reduction procedure, together with being in good health. If patients are prone to keloid scarring, the surgeon may recommend not undergoing this procedure.

What is the price of female breast reduction surgery?

The average cost of a breast reduction and lift is £828 – £1400. The cost depends very much on the individual body features, and scope of surgery entailed. Visit our Price page for more information. For an estimation of a personalised cost, send us Request Your Free Quote.

How It Works

Step 1. Consultation and quotation

  • Send us your request with photographs and a description of your desired correction.
  • Include Skype contact details to enable our doctor to conduct an on-line consultation.
  • Consultation with your doctor. The doctor will contact you and schedule a mutually convenient time for an on-line consultation. This will be free of charge.
  • After a consultation, you will be sent a fully comprehensive report, containing a quotation.
  • The quotation will include: the final cost, anaesthetic options and staying arrangements at the clinic. This will also include any necessary consultations with other doctors (physician and anaesthetist), number of nights stay at the clinic (if any), preferred ward type (single or double), compression garments and medication to take home.

Step 2. Lab tests and scans

  • Contact us once you have come to a decision on the treatment. The doctor will provide you with an exact list of medical tests/scans required, assuming that you do not have any contraindications.
  • The tests could be conducted in your home country. However, due to the low cost of tests and consultations in Ukraine, it is worth considering a short visit to Ukraine over a weekend (Saturday – Sunday).
  • Our standard package of 10 medical tests, 5 scans and a doctor’s consultation costs circa £130 in Ukraine.
  • During this visit, you may wish to further enhance your treatment with procedures such as Dental treatmentWellness & SPA or Sightseeing & Leisure – all of which are 60-70% cheaper than in the UK.

Step 3. Reserving a date for treatment

  • When the doctor is fully satisfied with your medical tests result, you will be contacted to make an appointment for your chosen medical procedure.
  • We will require you to transfer 50% of pre-payment to the clinic’s bank account.
  • Upon receipt, the clinic will then be able to reserve a date for the operation, and you will receive pre-operative instructions.

Step 4. Air-tickets and hotel booking

  • We suggest that you proceed with travel arrangements personally, as it is much more cost effective than booking through a tour operator.
  • We recommend you consider the hotels/apartments within the vicinity of the clinic and central Kiev.
  • For further guidance, please visit our web page Organising your trip.

Step 5 - Day 0. Friday: Arrival in Ukraine

  • There are a great number of overseas flights to Borispol airport, which arrive in Kiev (the capital of Ukraine) during the afternoon.
  • A representative from Overseas Medical Ukraine will greet you at the airport and transport you straight to your apartment/hotel.
  • It is likely you will arrive in time for dinner, or an evening walk.
  • We strongly recommend that you consume your last meal before 11pm of Day 0 and refrain from drinking alcohol.

Step 6 - Day 1. Saturday: Appointment and operation

  • Check out from hotel/apartment as breast reduction surgery requires a 1-2 night stay at the clinic.
  • At 9am we will collect you from your hotel/apartment and bring you to the clinic. It is essential you have an empty stomach.
  • You will have a consultation with a physician and anaesthetist.
  • You will also spend some time completing paper work formalities.
  • The operation usually takes 2–4 hours under a general anaesthetic.
  • Your surgeon may require you to wear an elastic surgical vest for the following 2 days post surgery. This zips up the front and has Velcro shoulder straps enabling removal without the patient’s assistance.
  • You will remain in the clinic for the night. An English -speaking nurse will assist you with your needs and ensure you are comfortable.

Step 7 - Day 2. Sunday: Recovery

  • During the morning you will receive all meals, and also undergo a final check-up prior to departure. Your doctor will suggest recommendations for the immediate future and answer any questions that you may have.
  • We will in addition organise for you to take home some post-operative medication (£30 – £45).
  • It is strongly recommended to refrain from consuming salty, canned, frozen and fatty foods. We will be able to recommend some healthy restaurants.
  • Our driver will transport you to your hotel/apartment.

Step 8 - Day 3. Monday: Departure home

  • Many international flights depart during the morning.
  • Our patient co-ordinator will organise for collection from your hotel/apartment up to 3 hours prior to the scheduled departure time, and take you to Borispol airport, Kiev.

Aftercare and Post-op therapy

  • Should you have any needs that require a follow-up consultation with the doctor, we will arrange for this to be conducted on-line.
  • You may have noticeable swelling until day 12.
  • We advise wearing the specialized bra for the following 2 weeks.
  • On day 7 your sutures will need to be removed. This can be completed at your local doctor’s surgery.
  • Alternatively, you may wish to pay a short weekend visit to Kiev for this post-operative procedure (if required or desired) in combination with further enhancing treatments, such as Dental treatmentWellness & SPA, Bio-revitalization or Sightseeing & Leisure.

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