Quick Information

Surgery time

3-5 hours


Surgery is done in general anaesthesia.

Night or day stay

Usually, a night stay is required.

Recovery Period

Three days of complete rest are required. You can get back to work after two weeks. Complete recovery may requireuse 3 to 4 weeks.

Post-operative Care

Sleep facing upwards during the first month; rest as much as you can, especially in the first week, avoid strenuous activities, take antibiotics and pain killer medications on a timely basis as prescribed by the surgeon and wear the surgical bra for one month.


Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes fat, breast tissue, and excess skin from the breasts, resulting in more aesthetic and proportional breasts to the overall women’s body.

In addition, it relieves physical discomfort due to overly large breasts causing back, neck, and shoulder pain and also causing shoulder grooves and discomfort while exercising or performing strenuous activities.

When To Consider Breast Reduction?

You can consider breast reduction in the following cases:

  • If your breasts are overly large, asymmetric, and chubby concerning body frame and cause neck, back, or shoulder pain.
  • If you have heavy breasts with deflected or inappropriate nipples and areolas.
  • Different breast sizes.
  • If you are unhappy with your breast’s appearance and become self-conscious in public.

Problems Caused Due To Large Or Heavy Breasts

Apart from imposing physical and physiological implications due to its appearance, heavy breasts can cause the following problems also:

  • Discomfort due to heaviness in head, neck, back, and shoulders
  • Glandular Inflammation is visible on the skin.
  • Grooves on shoulders
  • Difficulty or inability to engage in full-fledged sports, athletic and gymnastic activities.
  • Breathlessness
  • Difficulty in finding appropriate clothes

Things To Know Before Getting A Breast Reduction Procedure

Like every other surgery, breast reduction too has some limitations, which Dr Tahir will explain in detail before planning the surgery. Some common benefits and limitations to breast reduction surgery in Dubai are discussed below as follows:

  • Your breasts will be in better proportion with your body and will feel firmer.
  • Surgery will alleviate neck, back, and shoulder pain and ease breathing and exercise.
  • You will have more definitive contours and will be able to wear the right fitting clothes.
  • You may have decreased sensation in some areas, including the nipples and areolas.
  • Accurate results should not be expected as anomalies may occur to nipples and areolas.
  • You may face issues in breastfeeding.

Dr Adnan will be happy to discuss whether this procedure is right for you and how it could transform your life in an initial consultation.

The Best Candidate For Breast Reduction in Dubai

The surgeon will check your candidature on the following basis:

  • Anatomy of breasts: tuberous breasts, lump occurrence.
  • Asymmetry of the breasts
  • Defective or disproportionate areolas
  • Downward pointing nipples
  • Stable weight

However, the surgeon may ask to prevent you from surgeries if you have the following conditions:

  • Suspicion of a cancerous lump
  • Pregnancy
  • Blood loss tendency
  • Other serious complications in the thoracic cavity may interfere with the surgery.

If you are planning to have children in the short run, it would be preferable to wait until you are done with having children, as pregnancy and breastfeeding can interfere with results (size and appearance).

Breast Reduction Techniques

The plastic surgeon will select the appropriate incision method that produces the best results while leaving the least amount of scarring. The scar takes a few months for complete recovery. However, some breast reduction methods may not create a scar. The breast reduction method includes:


In some cases, a breast reduction can be accomplished solely through liposuction, leaving virtually undetectable scars – this option is best for patients who only want a slight reduction in breast size, have good skin elasticity, and do not have sagging breasts. This procedure removes only excess fat, not breast tissue vertical or lollipop


A scar comprises two incisions: one around the edge of the areola and one vertical from the lower areola edge to the inframammary fold. This procedure is appropriate for women who require a moderate breast reduction and lift.


An inverted or anchor scar is created by making three incisions: around the areola’s edge, one between the lower areola and the inframammary fold, and one along the inframammary fold (smaller or bigger depending on each particular case). The inverted T, also known as the Anchor, is a more invasive technique that allows for more tissue removal and reshaping. This procedure is best for women who require a significant amount of breast reduction and reshaping.

What Corrections Are Included In Breast Reduction Surgery?

If you seek breast reduction surgery in Dubai, the surgeon will explain to you the breast reduction scope and corrections possible in conjugation to breast reduction surgery. The breast reduction surgery will include:

Breast Reduction and Lift in One Procedure

Women who want to reduce their breasts size and look appealing should consider breast reduction surgery. However, breast sagging may arise due to breast reduction; that can be compensated with a breast lift. A lift is included in all reductions performed through Vertical or Inverted T incisions.

Areolas That Have Been Expanded

With a breast reduction, you can shrink the size of your areolas. So, the surgeon will reshape the areola to the appropriate shape after breast reduction.

Overall Size Reduction

This is the major goal of breast reduction, i.e. attaining the appropriate size, firmness, symmetry, and overall breast’s appearance with no flabby skin hanging out of the breasts.

What To Expect During Your Breast Reduction Consultation?

When you consult Dr Tahir for the first time for breast reduction, he shall examine your breasts and suggest you realistic expectations that can be achieved with surgery. In addition, the surgeon will consider the following factors for drafting a surgery plan:

  • The size and shape of breasts.
  • The degree of drooping and the elasticity of the skin.
  • Observations (height, weight, distance from the nipple to the neck, the distance between the breasts, thorax width,
  • Consider the patient’s priorities: comfort, appearance, or both.
  • If the patient plans to breastfeed in the future, this is an important consideration.

Dr Adnan Tahir will advise you on an approximate size possible after a thorough examination of your physical characteristics and desires.

Recovery Timeline

Breast reduction recovery, like any surgery, takes time, and the better you prepare for it, the easier it will be. Therefore,it is critical to understand what to expect to plan your life duties (work, kids, home duties, social events, etc.) accordingly. The appearance of breast reduction scars will be determined by the size of your breasts and the amount of reduction you desire.

The recovery can be factored into the following timelines.


Breast lift surgery is usually done under general anaesthesia, and the patient is discharged the next day. You will feel tired, sleepy, and possibly dizzy when you wake up from anaesthesia. Swelling and pressure will also be felt in the chest area, especially when you breathe deeply. You are strictly recommended to avoid driving home and arrange for pick-up back to home.


Breast reduction recovery can be painful for the first 48 hours, so it’s best to take the pain relievers prescribed by your doctor. You must rest completely for the first 24 hours before getting up and showering the next day. We recommend resting at home for the first three days. The drainage tubes will be in place for about 24 to 48 hours before being removed at your first appointment.


After three days, most patients can resume simple activities. After a week, you may be able to engage in other activities such as driving, short walks, dropping children off at school, evening parties, and lighthouse cleaning.


You can return to work (avoiding exertion) and start with a light gyming. If you’re healing normally, you can also go swimming (covering the scars). Then, around ten days after surgery, the stitches are removed.


You can resume your pre-surgery lifestyle, including intense physical activities, the use of normal bras, and sleeping on your stomach. However, if pressed, the scars may still be slightly tender.


After 3 to 6 months, the final result of a breast reduction surgery is expected as the shape and position of the breasts settle.


Scars are permanent, but they fade over time, usually between 12 and 18 months.

What To Expect From Breast Reduction Surgery In Dubai?

Breast reduction makes a significant difference in a woman’s life. The following are some of the advantages of having a reduction mammoplasty:


Smaller breasts give a woman a more proportional and natural appearance, boosting confidence and self-esteem. Most women start wearing clothes they didn’t wear before surgery (t-shirts and smaller tops).


Improvements in posture, head, back, and neck pain, skin irritation, and other conditions associated with having excessively large breasts. Breast reduction improves or eliminates these symptoms in the majority of cases.


Excessively large and heavy breasts can make it difficult to engage in certain activities, such as exercising. Having lighter, more proportional breasts will improve your ability to perform certain activities and your overall quality of life.

Breast reduction surgery in Dubai


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