Leading Breast Reduction surgery in Edinburgh with Quaba…
Breast reduction surgery carries one of the highest satisfaction rates of any cosmetic procedure. It can help improve physical symptoms such as neck/ back pain, shoulder grooving and difficulty exercising and finding suitable clothing. Additionally, most women considering breast reduction feel self-conscious about their breasts, and many do not like unwanted attention.
Find out more about our Breast Reduction procedure below…
What types of breast reduction are available?
There are many different techniques to reduce a breast. All techniques involve three basic principles:
- Moving the nipple-areola to a higher position
- Removing excess breast tissue
- Removal of skin to tighten the breast
The resultant scars following breast reduction surgery can either be “lollipop” (vertical) or “anchor” shaped in nature:
Vertical scar breast reduction
With a vertical scar reduction/ lift, the scar is described as a lollipop scar – around the nipple and vertically down below it towards the breast crease. This technique can be used for moderate breast reductions.
Anchor shaped breast reduction
An anchor-shaped reduction is the most common type of reduction in our practice. The scars are around the nipple, vertically and along the breast crease. This type of procedure allows for the correction of significant breast enlargement and droopiness and can give the most consistent results.
Please take the time to read more about the process below…
Breast reduction surgery is carried out under general anaesthesia with two nights booked in hospital. The risks of general anaesthesia include clots to the legs (deep vein thrombosis) and lungs (pulmonary embolus), and we take precautions to minimise the risk of these. Other risks include chest infection, and the risk of a serious life-threatening complication is approximately 1 in 100,000.
The risks of breast reduction surgery include:
Bleeding – Which may require a return to the theatre (less than 1 in 20 patients).
Infection – Uncommon and usually settles with antibiotics.
Delayed wound healing – Not uncommon – especially small areas at the “T junction” of the scars.
Fat necrosis– This is a rare complication where some of the breast fat does not survive and can look like an infection. It can take several weeks to resolve and may result in a contour defect.
Changes in nipple sensitivity – This is an expected outcome – nipples can sometimes be more sensitive or less sensitive, and sensitivity will change over time.
Nipple loss – exceedingly rare complication – higher risk in smokers and very large reductions.
Breastfeeding – The possibility of reduced ability to breastfeed although several studies show women who have had breast reduction are just as likely to be able to breastfeed as those who have not had breast reduction surgery.
Asymmetry – Minor residual asymmetry is not uncommon – breasts are rarely perfectly symmetrical.
Scarring – Scars are permanent and may be unpredictable and red for some time – most women rarely complain about the nature of scars following breast reduction – scars usually stretch over time and fade in colour. You were shown several images highlighting the full extent of the scarring.
Under or over correction – Removing too much or too little breast tissue – final size can never be guaranteed – patients rarely ever mention that they feel too much tissue has been removed.
Revision – A small number of patients(less than 1 in 20) may require some minor revision which can usually be performed under local anaesthetic.
Some discomfort is typical in the first few days after surgery. You may experience some numbness of your nipples and incision areas. You may experience temporary soreness, tightness, swelling and bruising as well as some discomfort in the incision areas. Your breasts may be sensitive to stimulation for a few weeks.
Your breasts may feel tight and swollen for several days, and bruising is not uncommon.
Most of the discolouration and swelling will subside in 4-6 weeks.
Scars may be red and angry looking for six months. In time, these usually soften and fade.
You may be up and about in 2 days, but it will be a few weeks before you are entirely up to speed.
Your mood may fluctuate after surgery – this is normal. A small amount of blood staining on the inside of your dressings is typical during the first few days.
Your final breast shape will not become apparent for six months.
Quaba Breast Reduction Aftercare…
Breast reduction from £5500
All inclusive costs for one year following surgery
Your care is led by Consultant Plastic Surgeons and is Hospital-Based.
Call us in confidence on 0131 342 0020 to discuss the options
What our patients have to say…
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Breast reduction/ lift – Incredible Dr, incredible outcome. Best decision I’ve ever made
I first contacted Dr Omar Quaba when I was looking into breast reduction surgery. From the initial consultation, I knew I was in safe hands. What I liked best, was that Dr Quaba didn’t rush me into making any decisions. He wanted to ensure I fully understood the risks, and also for me to see the scarring that would occur. This was done using a portfolio so I could see first hand what to expect. My surgery was discussed in depth, with Dr Quaba listening to my thoughts whilst being realistic about the outcome. I would highly recommend Dr Quaba and if I needed anything in the future, he would absolutely be my first port of call.
Breast Reduction/ lift – An A experience with great results and a fantastic surgeon
If you are thinking about this….. do it! I wish I had had my breast reduction years ago. Omar Quaba will reassure you, explain everything and answer any questions you have. He is an amazing surgeon and very kind and approachable. I would recommend him for any plastic surgery, I have fantastic results and I am so happy with the result. It has made a huge difference to my life.
Breast reduction/ lift – First class experience
After considering breast reduction surgery for many years, I decided in 2017 to take the plunge. After a colleague recommend Quaba Plastic Surgery, I booked a consultation with Omar Quaba and never looked back. From the first consultation, Omar made me feel at complete ease, which wasn’t an easy job as I was a nervous wreck and explained the entire process in full and frank detail to ensure I had all the facts before making my decision. My reduction was to be a significant one, I was a 34JJ, and Omar made sure I left that consultation with realistic expectations of the possible result of the surgery and the recovery process. I had a lot to think about, however I was convinced leaving the surgery that day that should I go ahead with the surgery Omar Quaba was the surgeon I wanted to do it as I had never felt as comfortable talking about the negative effects my large breast were causing me, having spent years making jokes about them, and to be honest that was the deal breaker for me. From the moment I arrived at the hospital every single member of the team where outstanding, they made sure I was comfortable, explained the process step by step and quickly realised humour was my coping mechanism so we had a few laughs along the way. The Aftercare was exceptional and the result of the surgery was amazing, so far beyond my expectations, I was actually a little overwhelmed and absolutely delighted with my new 34F’s. I can not recommend Omar Quaba and his team more highly, true professionals in every sense.
Breast reduction/ lift – Fabulous!!!!!
I had an amazing experience with Dr Quaba and the team. From the first consultation appointment he put my mind at ease going through the procedure and showing me his previous work. Can’t believe how much it’s changed my life. I’d 100% recommended having it done if you feel it’s getting you down and your generally uncomfortable.
Breast reduction/ lift – Best thing I’ve ever done. It has changed my life in so many ways
My whole experience from start to finish was fantastic. From the first consultation in dec 2018, Omar was so friendly, and made me feel so relaxed and reassured. We went through everything in detail, looked at before and after pics and gave me very realistic expectations.
I then spoke with the girls in the office who were so lovely, and got booked in for 23/2/19.
The day of my surgery, I was nervous but everyone in Spire hospital were amazing. There was no waiting around, and they kept me informed at every stage.
The surgery itself went so well. I had never even been in hospital before so was worried about the anesthetic and pain, but i shouldn’t have worried. Everyone is different, but I felt fine. The nurses checked on me through the night, kept my painkillers topped up and I didn’t feel any pain whatsoever.
I was able to get up and showered in the morning and they said if I wanted to stay the second night I could but I was well enough to get home after Omar visited me to check I was okay.
I had a couple of small issues following surgery, but it was due to an allergic reaction and a small bit of delayed healing, but through all this the nurses at spire saw me every few days, and Omar came to see me twice.
I took almost 4 weeks off work and was fully healed in around 6-8weeks.
The aftercare was second to none, and I can’t thank everyone enough for the treatment I received. It has changed my life in so many ways, and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome.
Breast reduction/ lift – I Was Very Pleased with my Decision to See Me Quaba
Mr Quaba was very helpful and understood that I was a little nervous. However he answered all of my questions and put me at ease. He made sure that I was certain about my decision to have the surgery before concluding our appointment.
Breast reduction/ lift – Amazing Results!
Mr Quaba performed my breast reduction surgery in July 2018. I could not be happier with the outcome and the amazing job that was done. Since the surgery I have been so much more comfortable daily and whilst taking part in exercise. Mr Quaba put me at ease throughout the initial consultation and the day of surgery. At my six month check up he showed me the before pictures and I could not believe the difference. I would recommend Mr Quaba to anyone looking to have this procedure done.
Breast reduction/ lift – I Had a Warm and Amazing Experience
My experience was very pleasant every step of the way with adequate care and attention from the surgeon. The whole process was straight forward and exactly to expectation. I would highly recommend Mr Omar.
Breast reduction/ lift – Great Experience and Results
Breast reduction is something I have thought about for many years. My worries about existing health concerns, felling self conscious about showing someone and concerns about being pressured into surgery put me off consulting with anyone despite reaserching hospitals and surgeons.
Dr Quaba was recommended by a family member and I found him to have a calm, respectful and reassuring manner he was extremely professional and knowledgable. He spent time to discuss the benefits and all the risks involved in surgery taking into account my existing health conditions and at no time did I feel any pressure to commit to having the surgery. I was able to arrange a second consultation where I could bring my husband along.
My hospital stay was first class and I am extremely happy with the end results.
Breast lift – Delighted with Results!
Excellent treatment from start to finish by Mr Quaba, discussed procedure fully at initial appointments and advised options taking in my own opinions, managed expectations on results which were even better than I hoped! I didn’t want implants so Mr Quaba respected this and suggested a fat transfer which worked well! Required minor revision surgery which was carried out no with no issues.