Breast reduction surgery is one of our more popular procedures.
One of our patients, Jayne, is typical. She says: “I was a size 40H and because of the weight of my breasts I had been having trouble with my back for years.
The pain started when I was in my mid-20s. I am now 47 and had really had enough.
The weight pressing on my spine was giving me sciatica, I had shooting pains down my legs, my fingers and feet were tingling and I was losing my grip. My neck was also affected and it was becoming unbearable.
I was depressed and frustrated because of the pain. And the thought that it could only go on getting worse was leaving me feeling desperate.”
Jayne had tried to get breast reduction surgery on the NHS because of the health problems the weight of her breasts was causing. The NHS refused, and knowing she could not go on any longer as she was, Jayne came to us.
Like so many of our breast reduction patients, Jayne describes the surgery as life changing.
“My back felt better immediately and the constant ache between my shoulders has gone,” she says. “I am really happy with my new shape and looking forward to doing all sorts of things I couldn’t do before.”
A light-hearted look at a serious subject: this video gives a personal account of one woman’s experience of breast reduction surgery…
Why choose Medcare for breast reduction surgery?
We work with a very experienced and sympathetic female cosmetic surgeon, Dr Teresa Bernabeu.
Dr Bernabeu is excellent at putting patients at their ease, and we find many women prefer to see a female surgeon.
With Dr Bernabeu you know you are in safe hands as she has more than 20 years of experience and many hundreds of happy patients.
She is highly qualified and properly registered in Spain. We only work with top surgeons and carry out all the necessary checks before agreeing for a surgeon to consult at one of our clinics.
Dr Bernabeu carries out her surgeries at Medimar Hospital in Alicante where she is a consultant plastic surgeon.
In addition to being in safe and skilled hands with Dr Bernabeu, you will have the whole Medcare team behind you and receive excellent support and aftercare from our medical and administrative staff.
Watch this video to get answers to some commonly asked questions about breast reduction surgery…
Celebrity breast reductions
It may seem like everyone famous is having breast implants, but plenty of celebrities have undergone breast reduction surgery, too.
The actress who had a breast reduction when she was a teenager said: “There’s something very awkward about women and their breasts because men look at them so much. When they’re huge, you become very self-conscious. Your back hurts. You find that whatever you wear, you look heavy. It’s uncomfortable.”
The Modern Family actress has said having her breasts reduced was one of the best decisions she has ever made. She described being 5’2″ with a 32F cup as “really ostracizing and excruciatingly painful”.
“It was an instant weight lifted off my chest – both literally and figuratively,” she said about going down to a 34D. “There’s a confidence you find when you finally feel right in your body.”
Soleil Moon Frye
At just 5’1″, the actress took a size 38DD bra. “It was hard for me even to give somebody a hug. I couldn’t sit up straight without people looking at me like I was a prostitute. My breasts became an insecurity.”
The singer admits to having a breast reduction when she was in her twenties. She says she took the decision partly because of back ache.