Breast reduction in Bristol, Bath, Gloucester and Newport

Breast reduction surgery (mammoplasty) can be a life-changing procedure for anyone wanting to improve the shape of their breasts by making them smaller and lighter.  

Choosing to have a breast reduction is a huge decision. Finding the right plastic surgeon for your breast reduction is essential to help you feel comfortable and worry-free while achieving the breasts you have always wanted.

Mr Sherif Wilson is the lead clinician in Breast Reconstruction at North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) and is pleased to offer breast reduction surgery to private patients at the Spire Hospital in Clifton, Bristol, the Circle Health Group in Bath or the Winfield Hospital in Gloucester.

A breast reduction can not only help improve posture and reduce back and neck pain, it can also have a huge impact on self-esteem and confidence. 

How can a breast reduction help me?

A breast reduction can help many physical and psychological symptoms associated with large or heavy breasts: 

  • Breast discomfort
  • Neck ache, backache and shoulder pain
  • Skin irritations underneath the breast fold
  • Problems with clothes
  • Indented bra-straps
  • Difficulties and discomfort during exercise
  • Insecurity or low self esteem 

Breast reduction surgery can help anyone who is unhappy with the shape, weight and any sagging of their breasts. Creating smaller and more uplifted breasts can vastly improve self-confidence and self esteem. 

What does a breast reduction procedure involve?

Consultations for a breast reduction with Mr Wilson will take place at the Bristol Spire Hospital , or the Bath Circle Health Group or the Gloucester Winfield Hospital. He will discuss in depth the different options you have for breast reduction such as size and shape.

In the majority of cases, breast reduction surgery begins with the nipple, which is lifted into a new position. Excess skin and breast tissue are then removed, and the remaining breast tissue is reshaped to create a smaller and more elevated breast.

A breast reduction procedure will take between two to three hours to perform and is carried out under general anesthetic so you will not feel anything during the surgery. Patients are only usually required to stay in hospital for one or two nights following breast reduction surgery.

Breast Reduction Before and After

Please view this gallery for before and after photos of breast reduction surgery carried out by Mr Wilson. During consultations leading up to your surgery, Sherif will discuss realistic before and after expectations for your breast reduction.  

Breast reduction results will differ from person to person, but before and after photos of other women who have had breast reduction surgery can help you visualise the results of a mammoplasty.

Sherif will expertly tailor your procedure to suit your individual preferences and the needs of your body in order to ensure you achieve the exact results you are looking for.

Please see the testimonials page to read Mr Wilson’s 5* breast reduction reviews.

Breast reduction scars

With any breast reduction surgery, a certain amount of scarring is inevitable. Breast reduction scars are usually present from the nipple down to the breast crease and in the inframammary fold. This type of scarring however will always be easily hidden by underwear or swimwear. The scar tissue from a breast reduction should also gradually fade, flatten, and soften over time.

Sherif is a highly experienced plastic surgeon, he will talk you through exactly what scars you should expect and how quickly they may fade. 

Assessment for breast reduction surgery

It is not recommended to operate on any patient with a BMI of above 35 for their own safety. It may be recommended, if possible, to get to your goal weight prior to proceeding for a breast reduction because it will be easier to match the new breasts to the new weight. It may also be the case if you did lose weight after a breast reduction that the breast skin envelope becomes loose and therefore result in a more hanging, or ptotic, breast.

If you decide you would like to go ahead with reduction mammaplasty surgery, Mr Sherif Wilson MB, ChB, MS, FRCS (Plastic Surgery) will be pleased to meet with you as many times as you like to ensure you are comfortable with the changes he will make. Surgery is an important decision and Mr Wilson is here to talk you through everything before you make your decision.

Recovery after breast reduction surgery

Following surgery, you will return home with a supportive dressing which should be kept dry and clean. After a short period – usually around one week – you will return to see Mr Wilson to have the dressing removed.

As with any surgery, you will need to take it easy at home to help speed up your recovery. Although you will be mobile from day one, it is advised to take at least a week off of work to give the body time to recover.

Initially, strenuous exercise should be avoided but after six weeks you should be able to return to regular strenuous exercise. You should also avoid driving if possible until you no longer experience any pain when wearing a seatbelt. You may need to contact your car insurance provider regarding their policy on driving after surgery.

What are the risks a breast reduction?

Whilst breast reduction surgery is usually highly successful, and most women are delighted with the physical and cosmetic improvements to their bodies, there are inevitably risks or complications that you should be aware of. 

It is impossible to guarantee a particular cup size, and as with your natural breasts, there will likely be minor asymmetries between them even after surgery.

Most post-surgery problems are minor and can be managed at home with simple dressings. In a few cases, a breast reduction can result in the loss of the nipple or loss of feeling in the breasts.

After most breast reductions, it will still be possible to breastfeed, but this cannot be guaranteed. 

Choosing Dr Wilson for your breast reduction surgery means you are in the safest possible hands with the best aftercare available. Dr Wilson will be available to talk you through any worries or concerns at all stages of your procedure and ensure you are aware of any risk factors. 

How much does breast reduction surgery cost?

Depending on the type of procedure you require, the cost of surgery can vary. Please get in touch for details.

These are guide prices and are subject to change following an initial consultation with Mr Wilson, where a bespoke quote will be provided, specific to each patient.

At Nuffield Bristol Hospital
From £9,700

At BMI Bath Clinic
From £8,300

At Winfield Hospital (Gloucester)
From £8,800

At St Josephs Newport
From £8,500

There are finance options available which you can find information about on the Spire, Nuffield, Circle Health Group and Winfield hospital websites respectively.

How long until I am able to exercise after breast reduction?

You will need to wear a sports bra 24 hours a day for up to six weeks after breast surgery. At a month most patients can resume most exercise, except heavy lifting. At six weeks, patients are generally completely healed and can resume all exercises.

Breast reduction reviews

Sherif invites his clients to leave a review about the service he provided on Google, as well as Doctify, RealSelf and I Want Great Care.

Please visit the Testimonials page to read more of Mr Wilson’s five-star breast reduction reviews.

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Jen MooreJen Moore
10:12 01 Jun 23
I recently underwent a surgical procedure at Spire Clinic on 21st March 2023, under the expert care of Mr Wilson, and I am delighted to share my overwhelmingly positive experience. From the moment I walked through the doors of the clinic until my complete recovery, the service I received was nothing short of exceptional.First and foremost, I must express my sincere gratitude to Mr Wilson. His professionalism, expertise, and compassionate approach were evident from our very first meeting. He took the time to thoroughly explain the procedure, addressing all my concerns and ensuring I had a complete understanding of what to expect. His calm and reassuring demeanor put me at ease, instilling confidence in his abilities as a surgeon.The facilities at Spire Clinic were outstanding. The clinic's clean and welcoming environment helped alleviate any pre-operative anxieties I had. The staff members were friendly, approachable, and always ready to assist me with any questions or requests. From the receptionists to the nurses and support staff, everyone demonstrated a high level of competence and professionalism.Throughout my stay, the nursing team provided attentive care, ensuring my comfort and well-being at all times. They were highly knowledgeable, offering post-operative support and guidance that played a crucial role in my smooth recovery process. Their commitment to patient care was evident in their prompt response to any concerns or discomforts I experienced, making me feel valued and reassured.The post-operative follow-up care I received was exceptional. Mr Wilson regularly checked in on my progress and provided detailed explanations about the healing process. His willingness to address any post-surgery concerns, no matter how minor, further underscored his dedication to ensuring my complete recovery and satisfaction.The administrative staff at Spire Clinic also deserve commendation. They efficiently handled all aspects of my stay, including scheduling appointments, coordinating with my insurance provider, and addressing any billing inquiries. Their professionalism and attention to detail contributed to a seamless and hassle-free experience.In summary, my experience at Spire Clinic, under the care of Mr. Wilson, was exemplary. The clinic's commitment to excellence, paired with Mr. Wilson's expertise and compassionate care, made a significant impact on my overall satisfaction with the service I received. I would highly recommend Spire Clinic and Mr. Wilson to anyone in need of surgical care, confident that they will provide the same exceptional level of service that I was fortunate enough to experience.Thank you, Spire Clinic and Mr. Wilson, for your unwavering commitment to patient well-being and for exceeding my expectations at every step of my journey!!
Millie TaylorMillie Taylor
09:06 17 May 23
There are so many options when considering surgery, it can be a bit overwhelming as it's such a huge decision. Sherif was recommended to me by a friend of a friend, who talked very highly of him and his work. My first consultation with Sherif was informative and relaxed, there was no pressure to progress with the surgery and I felt I was in good hands. I was given time and space to make my decision, and felt comfortable asking any further questions. The surgery itself went smoothly, I felt safe and well looked after. My recovery went better than I'd imagined and I was comfortably back at work within 2 weeks. I'm now 11 weeks post op and I'm loving the results - it really is life changing, and I'm so glad I did it, and chose Sherif to do it. Huge thanks to him and his team.
lauren priestleylauren priestley
21:56 01 Aug 22
At my first consultation with Mr Wilson he made me feel comfortable and after explaining how specific I wanted my surgery to look, he took so much time explaining the procedure and answered all my questions and advised me on what my best option was.I am so pleased with the results.Him and all his lovely team were highly professional, helpful and very supportive during my surgery and during my post surgery follow up appointments.I cannot express enough how talented Mr Wilson is and I would highly recommend him.
Charmaine GriffinCharmaine Griffin
11:16 28 Jul 22
The service received from Mr Wilson and his secretary has been amazing. Kim has always been prompt and professional with all of our contact. At the initial consultation with Mr Wilson, he made me comfortable and at ease. Mr Wilson has always been so kind and considerate and made sure that he explained the options available to me and what each option would include. Mr Wilson was clear about what the results of each option would likely provide and the risks involved. On the day of my surgery Mr Wilson came to see me prior to the surgery to check that I was happy. The results of the surgery were better than I could ever have imagined. I got a small infection a couple of weeks after surgery and Mr Wilson got me in to see him the same day, provided me with antibiotics and it cleared up right away. I'm now 7 weeks post surgery and feeling right back to normal.
Ashleigh GoodwinAshleigh Goodwin
22:12 04 May 22
Wow, I honestly don’t even know where to start. I guess a MASSIVE thank you to Mr Wilson, he has quite frankly changed my life. From the moment I met him I knew that he was the surgeon for me, he listened to what I wanted, was very understanding and caring, he was honest with the outcome and explained everything perfectly. I knew that I had to have him as my surgeon for my Breast Reduction, the minute I left the consultation I booked my surgery, I only had 7 weeks to wait, I was beyond excited. About a week before the surgery I came to see Mr Wilson again just to settle my nerves, and he did just that. My surgery went incredibly well, I felt amazing and just so excited to see the results, I had no complications whatsoever and pain was minimal, the heeling process was so so smooth too. One year on and I am still on cloud nine, the scars are basically non existent and my new breasts are PERFECT. I’m not over exaggerating when I say Mr Wilson has changed my life, he really has done just that, and I will be forever grateful. Will recommend Mr Wilson over and over again to anyone wanting ANY surgery with him. He is incredible!