For some women, a large chest can be physically and socially debilitating, limited exercise and choice of clothing. A breast reduction can be the key to gaining self confidence and getting more active, but is it right for you?

Here’s 10 things you need to know – from Dan Marsh, Consultant Plastic Surgeon at The Plastic Surgery Group.

  • The ideal candidates for breast reduction are healthy females who are experiencing physical or emotional discomfort from the size of their breasts and who have realistic expectations of the outcome.

  • Reasons patients requests the procedure are: back ache, social difficulties, clothing, skin maceration, skin changes, infections, neck ache, inability to exercise and/or bra straps digging in.

  • This surgery has been shown to have the highest satisfaction rates of all types of breast surgery.