01 March 2019
A father-of-two is going on a holiday of a lifetime to celebrate his slimmed down new profile thanks to breast reduction surgery.
Breast reduction surgery – or mammaplasty – can reduce the size of breasts to help alleviate any discomfort or even the look of heavy or drooping breasts – for men as well as women.
This dad's breasts were so large and heavy that not only were they the major cause of his embarrassment – preventing him swimming and taking off his t-shirt off on the beach – he also walked with a hunch.
He explains: ‘I started to develop slight breast swelling at the age of 13 that got progressively larger, developing into conical-shaped breasts. I spent the next 25 years or so living with it, always wearing t-shirts under shirts, baggy jumpers, and apparently according to my wife walking “hunched over”.’
In 2011, his son was born, followed by a daughter. He continues: ‘I made a decision I was not going to miss out on taking my kids swimming or on beach holidays, so I started my exercise regime – trying weights, cycling and jogging to see if I could deal with the problem. My all-round fitness improved – I run approximately 50 miles per week and walk around 50 miles – but there was no change whatsoever in the breast area.’
He decided to explore other possibilities and met with consultant plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgeon and former Aesthetic Tutor at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Anthony Armstrong BDS(Hons), MBChB(Hons), FDSRCS, FRCS, FRCS(Plast), and explains: ‘Our first consultation was a discussion around why (my reasoning), an examination and guidance on the procedure and the results that might be possible. I decided to go ahead.’
He underwent surgery in October ‘that went very smoothly’ and adds: ‘The hospital care was excellent, the staff and nurses were really helpful and supportive and all members of the operating team introduced themselves to me in advance. The post operation care was also excellent. I am very, very happy with the results. I took my son swimming for the first time. Best of all, we are off on an overseas family beach resort holiday in February and I cannot wait. This would have never happened before this operation. Having this operation is something that has made a real positive difference to my life.’
For those of us unhappy with the shape, weight or droop of our breasts and would like a lift, then breast reduction may be an option.
Mr Anthony Armstrong is one of our consultant plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgeons here at Spire Thames Valley Hospital. If you would like to book an appointment to discuss your concerns, learn more about any procedures or have any questions, please call us on 01753 665 404 or make an enquiry online.