Breast Reduction surgery, also known as Reduction Mammaplasty, involves the removal of fat, tissue and skin from the breasts. This treatment will make breasts smaller and firmer, bringing them into better proportion with the rest of the body.
More and more women are deciding to undergo Breast Reduction as they realize that they no longer need to endure the discomfort of heavy breasts. For many, large breasts can be both physically and emotionally uncomfortable. Large breasts can cause severe back pain, neck and shoulder pain, poor posture, skin irritation, self consciousness and low self-esteem.
After Breast Reduction you will be able to exercise more comfortably, participate in sports and wear a wider variety of clothing. Your breasts will look more youthful and relieve the physical stress on your body. Most patients also benefit psychologically and emotionally; achieving a more satisfying body image, increased confidence and sense of well-being.
How much should I reduce my breasts?
In your initial consultation, we will evaluate your health and explain which surgical techniques are most appropriate for you (based on the size and shape of your breasts and placement of the nipples). You will be shown before and after photos of other patients whose breasts are similar to yours and the results which they have achieved from surgery.
What is involved with surgery?
Breast Reduction is performed in our surgery and generally takes about 3 hours. A Breast Reduction usually involves a ‘Breast Lift’. The most common surgical technique involves an anchor-shaped 3 part incision. The incision outlines the area from which breast skin will be removed and defines the new location for the nipple. When the excess skin has been removed, the nipple and areola are moved to the higher position. The skin surrounding the areola is then brought down and together to reshape the breast. Breast Reduction surgery leaves permanent scars in locations normally covered by a bra or bathing suit; the scarring becomes less obvious over a period of six to twelve months.
What is the risk of complication?
Any surgical operation involves the risk of complications or side effects. After-effects of the anesthetic, infection of the wound, scarring, swelling, bleeding, pain, asymmetry, healing problems in the recovery process and nerve damage. Damage to the blood supply of the nipple-areola complex, although uncommon, can occur. These are all things for which you should be prepared.
For more information on Breast Reduction, please contact BHC on 1300 882 823 or click here to book your consultation online.