BREAST REDUCTION

Breast reduction is a procedure to reduce the size of the breasts.  The procedure is usually performed under a general anaesthetic and most patients will be able to go home the same day.  The operation itself takes about 2 to 3 hours to perform. Reduction of the breasts can be very helpful in patients experiencing symptoms such as shoulder pain, rashes, grooving of bra straps and bad posture.

During the procedure, our surgeon will make incisions on your breasts and remove excess tissue, fat, and skin. The nipple and areola will be repositioned to a higher position on the breast.  There will typically be a scar around the areolar, vertically down the middle of the breast and underneath.  This is commonly referred to as an anchor shaped scar or incision.  Other types of reduction such as a lollipop or areolar lift can be performed in some cases.  

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BREAST REDUCTION?

Breast reduction surgery can provide a range of benefits for women who are struggling with large, heavy breasts. Some of the benefits include:

  • Improved Physical Comfort: Large breasts can cause pain and discomfort in the neck, back, and shoulders. Breast reduction surgery can alleviate these symptoms and help you feel more comfortable.
  • Improved Self-Confidence: Many women with large breasts feel self-conscious about their appearance. Breast reduction surgery can help you feel more confident and comfortable in your own skin.
  • Better Quality of Life: Breast reduction surgery can improve your quality of life by allowing you to participate in physical activities that were once uncomfortable or impossible.
  • More Clothing Options: After breast reduction surgery, you'll have more clothing options to choose from. You'll be able to wear clothes that fit properly and feel more comfortable.
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WHO IS SUITABLE FOR BREAST REDUCTION?

Breast reduction can be suitable if you have the following symptoms or concerns:

  • Posture problems related to heavy breasts
  • Back, neck or shoulder aches due to the weight of the breasts
  • Recurrent rashes underneath the breasts
  • Difficulty fitting clothing or underwear due to the size of the breasts
  • Interference with work or physical activity
  • Lack of self-esteem or confidence due to the appearance of the breasts

During your consultation, we will discuss your specific concerns and how they may be improved with the procedure and if it would be suitable in your case.

What are the risks of reduction?

Breast reduction is performed under general anaesthetic.  The procedure involves removing skin and fat to reduce the size of the breasts and lift them. Some potential risks with breast reduction are discussed below although your surgeon will discuss these and more during your consultation.

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