Stephen McCulley, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon. MBChb, FCS(SA)Plast, FRCS(plast)

Is Breast Reduction Surgery Worth The Cost?

4000 women have breast reduction surgery in the UK each year. Breast reduction surgery prices can differ across the UK and depend on what kind of surgery a woman wants. Despite the financial cost of having breast reduction surgery, a woman must consider many other things before she decides to go under the knife.

One reason a woman may choose to have breast reduction surgery is if her breasts are so large they cause discomfort. Many women who have very large breasts suffer from back pain. This pain can sometimes become chronic and prevent women from being able to complete simple tasks such as walking up stairs and bending over to pick up items. Women who suffer from chronic back pain because of their breasts may find breast reduction surgery necessary and the cost of the surgery is minimal compared to the significant impact the surgery will have on their quality of life.

Even if a woman’s breast size is not causing her pain or discomfort, she may choose to have breast reduction surgery simply because she is unhappy with her cup size. Women who are considering having breast reduction surgery because they are unhappy with their breast size should consider the implications of breast surgery. As well as the financial cost a woman will have to bear breast reduction scars for quite a while after the surgery, although they will eventually fade over the first six months. If a woman is truly unhappy with her breast size and it is causing her to have low self-esteem, short term scars are a small price to pay for long term happiness.

If you are thinking about having breast reduction surgery there are several things you should consider before you make the final decision. There may be a big financial cost and you should look at different surgeons to make sure you find the right price and operation for you. You also need to make sure you can take some time off of work to recover from your operation as you will experience soreness for some time after. However, if you really do want breast reduction surgery and it will make you feel happier about yourself and your life then there is no cost too great.

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