Reduction by Walden

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This magnificent watercolour was presented to Dr Hingston by one grateful woman, six months after her successful bilateral breast reduction.

This non-commissioned artwork portrays a journey which visually takes you from the faceless, low self esteem and poor body image that a lot of women with large breasts have, on to the perioperative phase, depicted by fresh surgical scars — with the heated yellow (severe back discomfort) of the first figurine being replaced by the cool blue (shoulder discomfort now gone) above the second woman pictured.

Finally a beautiful whole woman emerges, happy, more feminine and complete. The artwork nicely captures the metamorphosis that occurs and the tremendous improvement in quality of life that women enjoy following a bilateral breast reduction (also called therapeutic mammaplasty).

Dr Guy has been a fully qualified oncoplastic breast surgeon now for over 20 years. His motto is “Success is to Give” and he continues to enjoy helping women go through this transformation.