How do I make safe breast reduction decisions?

Once you have decided that a breast reduction is the right choice for you, you may be impatient to get on with it; after all, the sooner you have surgery, the sooner you can enjoy the liberating results.

While approaching your breast reduction with a positive mental attitude will help you in your recovery, an element of caution is advisable in the preparation stage.

Know your mind

For many of the women presenting at Mr Maisam Fazel’s Berkshire breast reduction clinic, their focus is deliberately on the aesthetic result, but in order to make sure you are choosing what is right for you, you need to give the matter a great deal of thought.

Ask yourself if you appreciate just what is involved in and you understand the potential risks. Do you have realistic expectations of the results or are you setting yourself up for disappointment? How do you feel about the inevitable scarring?

If you have had many frank conversations with yourself, have all the facts to hand and understand your motivations, you can feel more confident that you are making sensible, objective – and safe – decisions.

Choose your breast reduction surgeon with care

In the right hands, a breast reduction can produce beautiful, natural-looking results – and it doesn’t need to be a stressful experience. Finding a surgeon in whose skills you trust and whose bedside manner makes you feel comfortable is worth taking time over.

Firstly, check that they are on the GMC’s Specialist Register of Plastic Surgeons; you will get further reassurance of their credentials if they belong to a prestigious professional body.

Then look into their experience of the procedure; ask how frequently they perform breast reductions and request before and after photos of previous patients.

Finally, do you enjoy a good rapport? Mr Maisam Fazel believes that giving his Berkshire breast reduction patients candid, impartial advice is crucial to a happy outcome.

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