What must my BMI be for Breast Reduction Surgery?

Question:Your Questions Answered by the Surgeons at Aurora Clinics

Dear Aurora Clinics, I am 18 years old and have had large breasts all my life. I have been to my doctor about having breast reduction on the NHS but he said I have to have a BMI between 25 and 27.

My BMI is 31 which technically makes me obese. I am clearly not obese as I am only size 12, but my breasts are currently a 30J!

I was just wondering if I really must have a BMI between 25 and 27 to get a breast reduction with you as I feel I am unable to lose around 3 stone quickly and cannot deal with the pain and depression much longer.


Thank you for your email enquiry regarding breast reduction. In your email you have indicated that your BMI is currently 31, this may be due to the weight of your breasts.

Mr Richards would be happy to perform a breast reduction with your BMI at that level. The cost of this procedure is £ 5790 but we do work within the BMI hospital group that can help provide Finance.

If you would like to arrange a consultation at one of our clinics or if you would like to discuss any topics about Breast Reduction surgery please call us on 01324 578290.