What is Breast Reduction Surgery?
Breast reduction surgery reduces the size and weight of one or both breasts by removing extra breast tissue. The breasts are reshaped and more youthfully positioned higher on the chest to achieve the desired look to suit your lifestyle and bring comfort and greater wellbeing to your body.
Through breast reduction surgery, you can achieve a lasting attractive and full breast shape, improve the symmetry of your breasts if asymmetry is a concern, correct the placement the nipple and areola complex, and amend drooping of the breast tissue. The procedure is commonly performed and has a high rate of patient satisfaction.
Reasons to get a Breast Reduction
A woman’s self-esteem is often closely tied to the size, shape and symmetry of her breasts. Women with breasts that are too large and heavy for their body frame suffer from a range of health symptoms and lifestyle challenges. Emotional and physical issues can arise for large-breasted women, including feelings of self-consciousness about their appearance, poor posture, headaches and migraines, back and neck pain, shoulder indentation from bra straps, rashes under the breasts, and difficulty exercising. Most women find immense relief from breast reduction surgery, and discover an improved level of confidence as they adjust to their new body image with smaller, lighter-weight breasts.
Many women are pleased post-surgery to be able to shop for easier-fitting and nice-looking bras, clothing and swimwear to suit their newly-shaped and uplifted breasts. Sporting activities and aerobic exercise can be enjoyed in comfort, with properly restrained breasts that feel in proportion to the rest of the body, particularly the shoulders.
Breast Reduction Surgery Procedure
The breast reduction procedure is performed under general anaesthetic, usually taking two to three hours to complete. Patients are required to stay in hospital for one to two days post-surgery.
There are a number of processes involved in the pre-surgical assessment with our surgeons. We will conduct a full medical history and discuss the procedure with you in-depth, including all risks and possible complications. A full examination of your breasts will be carried out to look for lumps, skin changes, asymmetry, and the position of the nipple and areola complex.
Our Plastic Surgery Team
Our surgeons will talk you through all of the different techniques that can be used in breast reduction surgery, tailoring an approach to suit your individual needs. You will need to wear a good support bra for six weeks following the procedure. This is helpful in preventing the effects of gravity on a newly-constructed breast, and for comfort purposes. Our team can help you choose the right bra for you. We will meet with you regularly during your recovery period to ensure you experience a smooth post-operative course.
As one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures, leading private health funds usually offer at least a partial rebate for breast reduction surgery fees. To ensure eligibility for any rebates, please obtain a referral from your family doctor to present to Dr Turner’s office.
Contact Dr Turner’s office to make an appointment for a breast reduction consultation. We will look forward to helping you on your way to better physical and emotional health and an improved lifestyle.