Breast reduction

Perfecta Cosmetic Surgery, the North's premier breast reduction clinic

Perfecta Cosmetic Surgery is one of the leading cosmetic surgery clinics in the North of England and specialists in breast reduction treatment. With clinics in York, Darlington, Stockton and Middlesborough, Perfecta Cosmetic surgery is ideally located to provide you with the very best service near to where you live.

All our cosmetic surgery is performed by highly experienced UK trained Consultant Plastic Surgeons with more than 20 years clinical experience delivering high quality, clinical solutions to women who want to improve the size, shape and symmetry of their breasts.

All our clinics are located at the best private hospitals across the region, so you can rest assured you will receive the best quality of care and a level of service that is second to none.

Breast reduction has the highest patient satisfaction rate of all plastic surgery procedures

  • Anaesthetic – general (asleep)
  • Procedure time – 2 hours
  • Downtime – 1 week
  • Cost from £5,996

Contact us on 0844 272 5951 to book a consultation with our Consultant Plastic Surgeon. Alternatively, please complete the following form and someone will be in touch as soon as possible.

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My breast reduction has completely changed my life. I feel like a new woman. I am very grateful to the team at Perfecta

Women with big breasts (macromastia) know all too well the problems they can cause, including difficulty finding underwear and clothes to fit, unwanted attention, problems going to the gym or exercise classes, poor posture, back and neck pain, bra strap indentation and skin irritation. Some women just feel their breasts are too big and droopy, particularly after children and breast-feeding. In this case breast reduction can help.

At Perfecta we are specialists in breast reduction and will advise you on how you can achieve the best outcome. We perform breast uplift as part of your breast reduction. So not only will we make your breasts smaller but also make them look amazing.

What could breast reduction do for you?

  • Make you breasts smaller and a better shape
  • Enable you to wear the clothes you want to wear
  • Allow you to exercise more easily
  • Increase your body-confidence and self-esteem

We will arrange a no-obligation consultation to assess your situation and make recommendations. When you are ready to proceed, all your care is provided at the regions best private hospitals, so you can rest assured you will receive the best quality of care and a level of service that is second to none. Choose from clinics in York, Darlington, Stockton-on-Tees and Middlesborough.

Cosmetic Breast Reduction Surgery

Feel good about your body and your appearance with Perfecta, the North’s Number 1 Cosmetic Surgery Clinic

Discover the joys of smaller neater breasts with a Perfecta breast reduction


What is breast reduction?

Breast reduction is a procedure to make your breasts smaller and a nicer shape and includes an uplift. It can also help improve your breast symmetry (so they match better) and make your nipple areolar smaller. Research shows that breast reduction increases body confidence and self-esteem. Breast reduction has the highest patient satisfaction rate of any cosmetic surgery procedure.

Would I benefit from breast reduction?

Women with big breasts (macromastia) know all too well the problems they can cause, including poor posture, back and neck pain, bra strap indentation, skin irritation, difficulty participating in sport, exercise classes or other activities, difficulty finding underwear and clothes that fit, social embarrassment and unwanted attention. Other women just feel their breasts are too big and droopy, particularly after having children and breast-feeding.


  • Initial Consultation
  • Cost of treatment
    FROM £5,996



Before treatment

First appointment

At Perfecta your care is led by your Consultant Plastic Surgeon and you will see them at least twice before your procedure. Your first appointment with your surgeon a lasts round half an hour and includes specialist assessment. Then we will discuss how we can help you achieve the result you want. We will go through your options for treatment and then discuss your breast reduction with you so you understand what is involved and answer any questions you may have. We will show you lots of photographs of our patients who have had breast reduction to show you the type of outcome we can achieve for you.

After your first appointment we will send you los of information about your treatment options and provide you with a fixed cost for your package of care. We will then give you time and space to decide what you would like to do. When you are ready our office team will help you book a date for your procedure and arrange a second appointment with your surgeon.

Second appointment

Your second appointment gives you the chance to meet your surgeon again and discuss your procedure in more detail. We will go through all the important information about your breast reduction, including the site of incisions and subsequent scars. We will use the breast implant sizing system once again to help you choose the right implant size. We will discuss your hospital care, anaesthetic and recovery and your aftercare plan. We will also discuss the potential risks and complications of surgery, so you are fully informed.

Pre-assessment appointment

A few weeks before your procedure you will have an appointment with our nurses for a pre-operative medical. Our nurses will tell you everything you need to know for the day of your procedure, such as what time to stop eating and drinking, what time to come in to the hospital, and what to bring with you. If you have any questions about these details or anything else then please ask your nurse or feel free to email or call us.

Do your research

Read up on your treatment options before your appointment. Good sources of information are our website and the BAPRAS website (www.bapras.co.uk) and BAAPS website (www.baaps.co.uk). It can be helpful to read blogs written by people who have had your procedure. But bear in mind they only have experience of their own journey. Your expert Consultant Plastic Surgeon and our experienced nurses have looked after hundreds of patients and have an unrivalled level of knowledge and understanding to help you. Ask us anything you want to know.

Come with a friend

It is a good idea to come to your appointment with someone – your partner, your mum, your best friend – you choose. But don’t worry if you do come on your own, we always have a nurse chaperone to keep you company.

Write down a list of questions 

In the week before your appointment make a note of any questions you want to ask. We will give you lots of useful information during your appointment. Afterwards we will email you with written information to help you make the right decision and make sure you are fully informed. Don’t worry if you forget what you wanted to ask. We will be seeing you for a second appointment or you can email us at any time.

Can I see photos of your work?

Yes of course. We will show you lots of photographs of our patients who have had breast reduction to show the type of improvement we can achieve.

Take some ‘before’ selfies

You might like to take some photos before your procedure to remind you how you used to look! We will also do this on the day of your procedure for your medical records.

Can I get finance? 

The private hospitals we work with offer finance for your procedure. Please ask for further details at your consultation or click here for more information.

On the day of your procedure

Things to bring

Bring your phone and charger and a book or magazine. There is always a lot of waiting around in hospital so bring things to keep you amused. There is a TV in your private room and your partner, family member or friend can stay with you the whole time. Bring you dressing gown and slippers and you can stay comfortable in your favourite things whilst you wait.

Will I see my Consultant Plastic Surgeon on the day?

When you arrive at the hospital you will be shown to your private room and your nurse will get you ready for your procedure. At Perfecta your care is led by your Consultant Plastic Surgeon and you will see them again on the day of your procedure to go through some final paperwork, including the hospital consent form, take photographs for your medical records and do your pre-operative markings. Then you are ready to go.

Who will give my anaesthetic?

We only work with experienced Consultant Anaesthetists, all of whom are also NHS Consultant Anaesthetists. You will have the opportunity to meet your Consultant Anaesthetist on the day as well. They will complete your pre-operative assessment to make sure you are safe and ready to go ahead. They will talk you through the anaesthetic and your recovery. General anaesthetic (asleep) can make people feel sick and surgery can be painful. We take great care to make your procedure as smooth as possible and do lots of things to help you wake up without feeling sore or sick. 

Package of care

All of your after-care is provided as part of your package of care, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. When you are ready to go home, the nurses will give you an appointment for your first check up a week later. Our nurses will arrange to see you again for as long as you need. You will see your Consultant Plastic Surgeon 3 months after surgery. If you have any problems in between appointments then don’t worry, just give us a call, speak to the nurses and come back to see us.

When can I go home?

Most clients go home the same day, once you feel ready. Some choose to stay overnight and go home the next day – you choose.

Dressings, tapes and massage

We use showerproof tape dressings after your breast surgery. Continue with the tape for four weeks. After four weeks remove the tape and massage the scar every day with Bio-oil (which you can find at Superdrug and supermarkets). Massage your breasts in the shower with shampoo or shower gel. This is a great way of getting to know the feel of your new breasts and of helping them settle down more quickly.

Can I shower after my procedure? 

Yes – you can shower from day one. We encourage you to shower and wash your hair every day after surgery. The dressings we use are showerproof and are designed to get wet. After showering simply dab your dressings dry with a towel before putting your bra back on.

What sort of bra should I wear?

Wear a lycra-rich sports bra 24/7 (all the time you are not in the shower) for the first 3 months – the front zip ones are the best. Wait around 3 months before buying new nice bras to allow your post-operative swelling to settle.

When can I return to normal activities and work?

Please gently return to all your normal activities straight after your procedure. Washing your hair is great physiotherapy for your arms and shoulders after breast surgery. Most of our clients are back to most things (including work) a week or two after breast surgery and are back to everything (Including the gym and exercise classes) in a month. You can drive as soon as you feel safe and able to do so. Most of our clients drive themselves back to their appointment one week after surgery and go back to work the week after.

When can I go on holiday?

This is a common question in clinic, particularly leading up to the summer. You could travel the following day if you need to. However it would be sensible to wait a couple of weeks. Most patients settle well and without any problems after breast surgery. However if you do have any issues then it is nice to be able to pop in and see us.

Sun protection and skin conditioning

Your chest will be more sensitive in the sun for a while after breast surgery. Look after yourself in the sun, particularly in the first six months after your procedure. Factor 50 suncream and lots of moisturising cream (or Bio-oil) are helpful.

What our patients say about Perfecta Cosmetic Surgery

“My breast reduction has completely changed my life”

“My breast reduction has completely changed my life. I now have body confidence, improved mental well-being and I feel like a new woman. I am very grateful to Mr Dunkin and his team – second to none – thank you”

“I just wanted to write and thank you and your team so much”

“I had my operation on 8th December for a breast reduction. After suffering years of pain and discomfort I cannot tell you how good it is to be pain free…the service I received was second to none and I could not have asked for more. You have given me a new lease of life. I can do things now that I couldn’t before. Once again thank you for all you have done”

“Miracle worker”

“From initial consultation right through to now (4 months post op) I cannot fault the care. I’ve had an incredible recovery and the results are over whelming. Mr dunkin has worked wonders my incisions are fading and in places are barely visible the work is extremely neat and I couldn’t be more pleased”

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