Breast surgery is performed both as a cosmetic procedure and as a treatment for specific diseases, in particular breast cancer. Popular cosmetic procedures include breast augmentation, breast reduction and breast lift (mastoplexy). Therapeutic procedures include breast biopsy, lumpectomy and breast-conserving surgery, mastectomy and breast reconstruction following a mastectomy.
Patients seeking breast surgery abroad are encouraged to thoroughly research the options available. Qualifications to look for when making a choice of breast surgeon include specialist training in surgery and plastic surgery and membership of internationally recognised societies and organisations. It is also useful to find out how experienced a doctor is and how often they have performed a certain procedure.