Breast Reduction Surgery - Mr. Sheikh Ahmad

Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is the second most commonly performed cosmetic procedure on women (1) in the UK. It involves the removal of fat and tissue to enhance shape, lift, and symmetry while also reducing the size or improving the quality of life.


2-3 Hours




Same Day or One Night




From £6400

Breast Reduction Surgery - Mr. Sheikh Ahmad

Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is the second most commonly performed cosmetic procedure on women (1) in the UK. It involves the removal of fat and tissue to enhance shape, lift, and symmetry while also reducing the size or improving the quality of life.


2-3 Hours




Same day | One Night




From £6400

What Is Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction surgery is a cosmetic procedure that focuses on reducing the size of the breasts by removing excess fat and skin tissue. As well as becoming smaller, breasts will feel lighter and uplifted.

Reduction mammoplasty is primarily designed for women with large breasts or breasts that are disproportionate to the rest of their bodies. However, it is a type of cosmetic surgery that may be chosen by any woman who feels that they could benefit from its outcomes. It is also a frequently selected procedure for men who experience gynecomastia (2), which causes abnormally large breasts.

Breast reduction surgery is a low-risk cosmetic treatment that can deliver permanent results, although in rare cases, people can experience regrowth following surgery.

“When less is more”

Bethanne Snodgrass
MD and author of The Complete Guide For Women
Considering Breast Reduction Surgery

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Why Have A Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction treatments in the UK have seen a sharp rise in popularity in recent years. Studies in the United States showed that over 95% of all patients (4) were delighted with their procedures, while similar results are seen in breast reduction in UK patients.

The results are life-changing for many women - and men - who undergo breast reduction procedures. Some of the most common benefits of having a breast reduction include but are not limited to;

Reduction mammoplasty can enhance your physical and mental wellness. Whether large breasts have impacted your health or happiness, cosmetic surgery at Sheikh Ahmad’s world-class clinic can deliver the results you deserve thanks to a procedure that is fully tailored to your requirements. Furthermore, the benefits can start to be felt almost immediately after surgery, while the main part of the recovery should only last 2-6 weeks too.

When they’re huge, you become very self-conscious. Your back hurts, and you look heavy in whatever you wear, and it’s uncomfortable.

Drew Barrymore
Movie star and beauty icon

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What To Think About Before You Have A Breast Reduction

UK breast reduction is a popular cosmetic treatment, but anyone considering a treatment must view the entire picture. Firstly, if asking, “what is the alternative treatment?” the main answer is liposuction. It can provide quicker recovery times but is only suitable for a small number of candidates.

It is also worth considering the cost of breast reduction in the UK, which stands at £6,400 and upwards for a world-class treatment.

Complications associated with the surgery are relatively limited, especially as the procedures have evolved to become safer than ever. However, you can develop swelling inside the breast. As with any surgery, allergic reactions to the anaesthetic are a possibility.

The initial recovery period can be challenging due to limited physical capabilities. You will also need to wear a sports bra for a few weeks until the pain has subsided. Your breasts will remain prone to sagging and other signs of ageing. However, weight control and lifestyle tips to promote collagen and elastin production can slow this process.

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What Happens During Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction surgery is a low-risk procedure performed on women in 92% of all cases (6). While it is deemed a relatively straightforward cosmetic surgery with few side effects or complications, reduction mammoplasty usually involves several small surgical processes to achieve the desired results. In addition to removing excess fat, skin, and tissues, your cosmetic surgeon will also reshape the breast and reposition the nipples.

Even if one breast requires more work, Sheikh Ahmad and his team will probably enhance both breasts to ensure the best aesthetic results. While alleviating back pain and other symptoms is usually the priority, a commitment to visual improvements ensures maximum satisfaction.

As a top UK breast reduction surgeon, Mr Ahmad utilises the most advanced surgical techniques for a less invasive treatment that minimises scarring and promotes faster recovery. The Lejour uses smaller incisions around the areola (dark skin around the nipple) and runs a vertical line down to the breast crease before moulding and stitching the breast to gain a better shape that is also proportionate to the rest of your body.

The procedure is completed under general anaesthetic to remove any pain or discomfort during the treatment.

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Preparing For Reduction Mammoplasty

Before completing a breast reduction in the UK, you will first undergo a full consultation with Mr.Sheikh Ahmad to discuss the full details of the proposed procedures. It can include determining the correct reduction surgery technique based on age and natural skin elasticity. The consultation additionally enables you to ask your cosmetic surgeon questions about several key features, such as

Crucially, the pre-treatment consultation for breast reduction surgery allows you to learn about the necessary preparations before and during the day of your surgery. You will be advised to quit smoking a few weeks before surgery, and it’s essential to avoid anti-inflammatories for 24 hours before surgery as they can affect blood flow.

Surgery Aftercare

Breast Reduction Surgery Aftercare

When considering breast reduction as a form of breast augmentation, it isn’t only important to understand what happens before and during surgery. Ultimately, you need to know the final results and how quickly you can recover from surgery.

Everyone responds differently to cosmetic surgery procedures. However, studies show that optimising the technique leads to decreased operative times and shortened lengths of stay or complications. (8). When the best techniques are used, the following timeline can be used for guidance;

Most patients find that scars begin to soften at 6-9 months. The right breast reduction surgeon will provide a tailored aftercare plan, which can involve creams and tips like wearing a sports bra for the first two weeks and avoiding sports for a few weeks.

Quality aftercare promotes faster recovery and improved long-term results, both aesthetically and for reducing the back aches or other symptoms that attracted you to breast reduction in the first place. Aftercare is, alongside the fact that many overseas competitors often lack insurance and regulation, one of the main reasons to select a UK breast reduction surgeon.

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BREAST SURGEON | Mr Sheikh Ahmad

With clinics in Harley Street London, Truro Cornwall, Birmingham, Exeter and Cardiff, Mr Sheikh Ahmad has developed a unique breast reduction package for clients in the South West and all over the UK. The unrivalled service offers a bespoke pre-op consultation process, a door-to-door VIP service and carefully crafted aftercare.

Mr Ahmad boasts over 30 years of surgical experience, with extensive attention on cosmetic breast surgery including breast lift surgery , breast reductions that cause minimal scarring and spealised procedures like fat transfer breast augmentations. He has performed more than 3,000 breast augmentations and reductions, as well as other cosmetic procedures, using various techniques tailored to individual needs and demands.

Consultation includes full surgical planning with a discussion of the different techniques available. 3D assessment with Crisalix is not an essential service to everyone having a breast reduction. When deemed necessary, however, it is carried out as part of the pre-surgery evaluation to help the client and surgeon make decisions regarding size, lift and overall shape.

The highly personal one-to-one treatment also benefits from having a dedicated patient advisor (either Asta or Caroline) to support you through every step of the process to ensure you feel comfortable and confident.

Weekly clinics are held at his private clinics. To find out more and book a consultation, please make an appointment with Mr Ahmad by contacting his secretary via email or telephone at 01872 248325.

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Breast Reduction in the UK

While the thought of a cosmetic surgery holiday may sound great at a glance, the truth is that breast reduction surgery is a significant and life-changing procedure. For the best results, the UK’s £2.5bn cosmetic surgery sector (9) is the obvious starting point. It is an approach that offers various benefits, including but not limited to the following;

The UK’s breast reduction treatments are globally recognised as some of the best in the world. It means you will gain the lasting benefits of breast reduction mammoplasty and can enter the procedure with 100% confidence if the best treatment and surgeon are selected.

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Finding The Right Breast Reduction Treatment For You

Breast reduction surgery can be completed via several methods. Mr Ahmad focuses on two solutions, the Lejour vertical pattern and the Wise pattern Inverted T technique. While the former uses the vertical line down from the areola to the breast crease, the inverted T is very similar but has a horizontal line under the breast crease, and different techniques come with different amounts of scarring.

During consultation Mr Ahmad will discuss and help understand the minimum size for breast reduction surgery,  you can also learn more about that here

The inverted T technique is shown to have a shorter operative time and fewer scar revisions than traditional vertical methods, although the tiny incisions and careful approach to the modern vertical techniques are also aligned with aesthetic needs as well as the desire to reduce any physical or emotional discomfort currently caused by larger breasts.

Generally speaking, Mr Ahmad uses vertical pattern solutions for small-to-medium breast reduction surgeries while opting for inverted T procedures for larger breast reductions. In some cases, Benelli and Horndeski techniques may be selected instead. A full consultation allows for conversations about the pros and cons of each method concerning your desires and expectations.

A fully tailored approach to breast reduction surgery, which can also be used with other procedures, can deliver life-changing results, especially when the procedures are completed by an experienced professional and supported by the best levels of aftercare.

Frequently Asked Questions

About Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery is completed under general anaesthetic, so you will not feel pain during the procedure itself. However, there will be pain and tenderness for up to a few weeks, and this can be managed through painkillers and will begin to fade after just a few days.

Breasts do not usually grow back after breast reduction surgery, meaning the results are permanent. However, in rare cases, it is possible for breasts to grow after surgery. Meanwhile, pregnancy and breastfeeding can naturally change the shape or size.

Breast reduction surgery does have some disadvantages. The full recovery can take several months while scarring, reduced nipple sensitivity, and potential difficulties with breastfeeding are the main long-term issues to consider.

You do not have to lose weight before a breast reduction process. If you plan to undergo significant weight changes, though, you must advise your cosmetic surgeon as it can influence the long-term shape of the breast.

You will lose some fat during a breast reduction process because it is removed from the breasts. While your tummy won’t get bigger or smaller, reduced activity in the weeks after surgery could cause weight gain unless you take the right steps to combat this.

Most breast reduction patients can return home the same day or after one night. While you do not have to stay bed-bound, it is advised that you take it easy for the first two weeks. Most people take a break from work while physical activities like lifting are off-limits.

Breast will change shape after a reduction, which is why working with a surgeon who can show images of what to expect is vital. Following the treatment, breasts may change shape during the recovery or after subsequent weight fluctuations.

After breast reduction surgery, nipples lose some sensitivity due to the change of position and general soreness. Sensitivity may return to the areola over time, although it is possible that some of the reduced feelings will be permanent – which can deliver pros and cons.

Breast reduction surgery usually takes 2-3 hours and can be completed in one session. However, the timescales can vary a little depending on the technique and the amount of fat and skin that needs to be removed. Mr Ahmad can discuss all details at your consultation.

The best way to promote a smooth procedure and recovery is to follow the steps suggested in preparation and aftercare moments. As for the treatment itself, wearing loose-fitting clothes is advised. Attending follow-up appointments will keep you on the road to recovery.

What Our Patients Say

From the moment you get in touch with the team at Mr. Sheikh Ahmad's clinics to the time you walk away looking and feeling great about your body, you receive top-quality care, compassion and professionalism.

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Outstanding Service

From the initial consultation, to follow up appointments and surgery, I felt 100% comfortable and trusted what Mr Ahmad thought would be best for me


Amazing Surgeon

Mr Ahmad is a surgical artist. I was nervous about beginning this journey but his down to Earth manner and professional knowledge put me at ease. He listened to what I wanted


Exceptional Job

I can't rate Sheikh Ahmad highly enough; his care, dedication to honouring your wishes and continual support post surgery has made my journey comfortable and informed.