Breast Reduction Surgery (Reduction Mammoplasty)

Women who choose to have breast reduction surgery usually have extremely large breasts. Often the size of their breasts is out of proportion to the rest of their body. This unbalance can result in back and spinal issues, poor posture, poor body image and often pain.

Breast reduction surgery is a procedure whereby the excess fat, glandular tissue and skin is removed, resulting in smaller and firmer breasts, that are naturally supported by the body. In addition, the procedure helps ensures that the individual has a more symmetrical breast. The outcome of breast reduction surgery is an appropriate and desirable size, shape and symmetry of the breasts. If you want to know about breast reduction cost, just go to the FAQ section where you will find some information about breast reduction cost.

Prior to having the surgery you will be shown photos, showing all of the shapes and sizes of breasts imaginable. You will then go through a consultation with the plastic surgeon of your choice and you can then choose which shape and size is best suited to your body. This is not a decision to be made lightly as these are the breasts you will have ideally for a long time, so it is important to familiarize yourself with what is possible and appropriate for you.

The breast reduction surgery procedure varies with each individual plastic surgeon. Some will make an incision around the nipple and areola. Usually, plastic surgeons follow a specific pattern when removing the fat, skin and glandular tissue of the breast. Depending on the size of the original breast, the surgeon may need to move or reposition the nipple a little higher or lower, depending on the new position of the breasts. If there is a large amount of fatty tissue, the surgeon may decide that it is necessary to remove this excess fat using liposuction, which is a small vacuum procedure. If there is little fatty tissue, the surgeon may decide to remove this with a scalpel.

Once the procedure is complete, the surgeon may feel that it is necessary to insert a small plastic tube into one or both of the breasts. This is placed in order to drain any excess fluid buildup around and inside the breasts. This small tube is used to prevent any complications during the healing process and once the breasts are complication free, the tube will be removed. Some plastic surgeons choose not to use drains.

Some surgeons use a low dose of local anaesthetic so that you do not feel the removal of the tube, however, some do not. These tubes do not require surgery or any invasive procedure to be removed and are usually taken away several days after the surgery, in an outpatient appointment in the plastic surgery clinic. Once the tubes have been removed, these may require a few tiny stitches, which can be done during your appointment. These stitches are usually dissolvable, so you will not have to worry about having them removed.

It is completely normal to have minor scarring after breast reduction surgery however; it usually depends on how different the new breasts are in relation to the position and shape of the your breasts before the surgery. The normal places to find scarring is around the nipple, areola, along the crease of the breast and down the crease of the breast. Follow the instructions given to you by the surgeon and be patient, the scars are usually minimal and the results worth it.

Risks and Complications

Generally, modern day surgery is considered safe.

There are a number of potential complications and risks associated with a breast reduction procedure. These complications and risks can be both physical and mental and need to be considered prior to having the surgery. It is completely normal to be advised about the ‘general anesthetic,’ as this is the law. There are issues that can arise, when under a general anesthetic, these include; suppressed breathing, heart failure and even death. Approximately one-third of patients who receive an anaesthetic during surgery will experience “anaesthesia sickness” or post-operative nausea and vomiting (POVN).

There are also complications and risks that can arise with the procedure itself these include infection, bleeding, bruising, potential loss of feeling all over the breast and the nipple.

Having a breast reduction procedure can also reduce the chance of being able to breast feed, limit movement of your shoulder, neck and arms. Delayed wound healing is another risk and complication and can result in keloid scarring which is where the scar becomes red and raised. This kind of scarring is not aesthetically pleasing and can result in a further surgery to remove the scaring. In addition, if the blood does not manage to get around certain parts of the breast, once the breast has been reduced, this could result in parts of the breasts dying and being lost. You will need to discuss these issues with your surgeon.

There are some factors which can increase the risk of experiencing these complications and these include if the patient smokes, is obese, has poor nutrition and if the individual has undergone any surgery or radiation in the breast area prior to the breast reduction.

Q. Does my insurance cover breast reduction cost of having a breast reduction?

A. If you are going for Breast Reduction surgery, consult your insurance company as most insurance companies will pay your breast reduction cost if you can prove that it is affecting you both physically and mentally.

Q. How long will I have to stay in hospital after the surgery?

A. The normal stay is around 4 days, however if there are any complications, this may result in your hospital stay being increased.

Q. How long does the surgery take?

A. Normally, the surgery will take approximately 2 to 4 hours.

Q. Will I be in pain after the procedure?

A. Normally, individuals will experience discomfort after undergoing this procedure, however the surgeon will prescribe pain relief for you to take home.

Q. How long after the surgery will I need to have my stitches out?

A. Normally, the stitches from your breast reduction procedure will be taken approximately 7 to 10 days after the surgery.

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Fixing Breast Asymmetry Fixing Breast Asymmetry with Dr Marucci July 24, 2019 - Most women’s breasts are not the same size. One is always a slightly different size or shape than the other. Breast asymmetry refers to when that difference in size is significant or noticeable to the point where it causes embarrassment or difficulty in finding a bra or clothes to fit. Breast asymmetry is a common reason for women undergoing breast surgery and we chatted to Dr Damian Marucci, Plastic Surgeon based in Kogarah Sydney about what’s involved in fixing breast asymmetry – when breasts aren’t the same size. Asymmetrical breasts usually become apparent during puberty or when the patient experiences hormonal changes including pregnancy, but they can also be a result of trauma or cancer treatment where part of the breast is cut out. There are several issues it can cause including: Issues with finding bras and clothes to fit. Some women can have breasts where one is anywhere up to several sizes larger or smaller than the other. Bras don’t come in different cup sizes. Clothes can also be extremely hard to find if you’re trying to hide the fact that your breasts are massively uneven. Imagine trying to hide that in swimwear. Women often solve the problem with […]
Breast Reduction Surgery – Expectations vs. Reality Breast Reduction Surgery – Expectations vs. Reality July 18, 2019 - Breast reduction is a life-changing surgery and according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, it has one of the highest satisfaction rates. Patients with overly large breasts are no strangers to feelings of heaviness, decreased mobility and back, neck and shoulder pain. Psychologically, large breasts can also lead to a negative body image and lower self-esteem in women of all ages. Breast reduction surgery can reduce both the size and the weight of the breasts, ensuring patients feel more comfortable and confident. To ensure you have a positive experience, however, we look at what it’s really like to undergo a breast reduction. Your Expectations vs. the Reality of Breast Reduction Surgery Expectation: The scarring is going to be severe Reality: Scarring is an inevitable part of any cosmetic surgery procedure but this doesn’t mean that it will be severe. One of your surgeon’s main objectives is to keep scarring to a minimum. By choosing the right surgeon for your procedure, your scarring won’t be as visible as you’re imagining it to be. Over and above this, breast reduction patients are more than happy to live with some minor scarring in exchange for a better quality of life. There are […]
breast reduction tummy tuck Before & After questions for breast reduction and tummy tuck with Dr Charles Cope June 11, 2019 - Enjoy this Facebook Live video recording where we have a Before & After questions for breast reduction and tummy tuck with Dr Charles Cope who is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon based in Sydney, NSW. Dr Cope answers all the group questions including the following questions. Q: My boobs are still huge but sagging after breastfeeding 2 kids and I’m thinking about having a reduction, but I don’t want to end up feeling like I’m TOO small, and how do I know I’ll get a good shape? I don’t really want implants… Q: When is a breast reduction covered by Medicare? What if there’s debilitating back and shoulder pain? Q: Are you covered by Medicare if you need a tummy tuck because of muscle separation? What other circumstances might you be covered? Q: Can a mons pubis reduction be done at the same time as a tummy tuck and does it cost extra or is it considered a different procedure? Q: I’ve heard that some surgeons use drains for a tummy tuck and some don’t. Does it depend on the patient? Do you use drains? For every patient? Does it prolong the recovery? Does it affect your ability to wear compression […]
breast reduction surgeon Breast Reduction Surgeon in Cairns May 27, 2019 - Breast reduction can be an extremely emotional procedure. A woman’s reasons for breast reduction are very personal and usually include self-esteem issues or physical pain. Having larger sized breast can cause back issues, unwanted taunts from strangers and a host of other problems and concerns. Dr Isolde Hertess, Specialist Plastic Surgeon from Cairns Plastic Surgery, says breast reduction can be one of the most rewarding procedures for both patient and breast reduction surgeon and shares with us what you should expect. Breast Reduction to reduce physical pain Dr Hertess says breast reduction is a surgery to reduce psychological pain as well as physical pain. “Neck and back pain, bra strap indentations on the shoulders, and general discomfort are all unfortunate realities for women who have exceptionally large, heavy breasts. Also known as a reduction mammaplasty, a breast reduction helps to create breasts more proportionate to the body.” Dr Hertess says breast reduction is one of the few plastic surgeries that teenagers often want. “Young women may feel self-conscious about large breasts, on top of suffering from extreme neck and back pain. They may feel embarrassed wearing certain clothing or finding clothes that fit well and may hesitate to exercise or […]
Weight Loss Excess Skin Your Reconstruction Program – Weight Loss and Excess Skin Procedures Planning April 29, 2019 - For many patients, getting to the point of undergoing plastic surgery is not an easy process or journey. In a lot of cases there is massive weight loss (MWL), pregnancy and childbirth, or years of thinking about it before it actually happens. Losing weight is a massive undertaking and a big step forward in the process, but it’s the plastic surgery that can be the most emotional. Dr Craig Layt, Plastic Surgeon based on the Gold Coast, QLD and Ballina in Northern NSW says it’s important patients recognise they are often not just looking at one plastic surgery procedure (which can in itself be daunting), but should be looked at as a total Reconstruction Program – Weight Loss Excess Skin, that may have a few stages. Stage 1 – Losing weight, or getting healthy For most of us, losing weight is not so easy. In fact, I know one lady who says she’s been on over 200 different diets and has tried to lose weight at least as many times in the last 20 years. I know myself, I’ve probably tried at least ten different diets, and my weight is constantly fluctuating to this day. But for those who do […]

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