Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast Reduction Surgery at Groote Schuur Hospital

Frequently asked questions

How does the process work to get a breast reduction at Groote Schuur Hospital?

  1. Breast reductions are not offered to patients on a fee for service basis.
  2. All patients referred for breast reductions, regardless whether you are a paying or public service patient, are seen at the Plastic Surgery Clinic and if they qualify for a breast reduction will be put on a waiting list.

Who qualifies for breast reduction surgery?

  1. Your breast needs to large enough to cause symptoms to warrant breast reduction surgery.
  2. You need to have a BMI of under 28 (Your BMI can be calculated by visiting the following website 
  3. You need to be a non-smoker


If you fulfil these criteria you can ask your GP to refer you to the Plastic Surgery Clinic