Breast Reduction surgery (or reduction Mammoplasty), removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size that is in proportion with your body and, as a result alleviates the discomfort associated with overly large breasts. For many patients this procedure can be life changing as it can alleviate back and neck pain and skin irritation beneath the breast crease. A reduction can also improve your posture and give you the ability to move and exercise more freely for greater comfort and confidence in your daily life. Our team of highly experienced surgeons are committed to guiding you through this process, providing you the best advise, support and patient care so that you can achieve your desired look and feel comfortable in the skin that you were born in.
Is a Breast Reduction right for me?
- You are physically healthy
- You are a non-smoker
- You are psychologically stable
- You have realistic expectations
- You put your full trust to the surgeon
- You feel your breasts are too large in proportion to your body
- You have heavy, dropping breats with nipples that point downward
- You have one breast larger than the other
- Your have back, neck or shoulder pain caused by the weight of your breasts
- Your have skin irritation or infections beneath your breasts
- You are restricted to what physical activity you can do due to the size of your breasts
- You are unhappy or self-conscious about the large size of your breasts
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Frequently Asked Questions
- Where is the procedure carried out?In a private hospital.
- How long does the operation take?The operation takes about 3 hours, depending on the amount of tissue to be removed and on the method used.
- How long am I required to stay in Hospital after the surgery?You may leave the same day of surgery.
- What type of anaesthesia will be used?General anaesthetic.
- What surgical techniques are available for me?There are several different techniques of breast reduction and these will be discussed with your surgeon during your consultation.
- What is the recovery period?As we are all so unique and individual recovery time can vary from person to person. However we generally advise people to take 10-14 days off work and suggest that no strenuous exercise is carried out for 6 weeks post surgery.
- Will I get scars?Scars are an unavoidable drawback to the procedure, however the incisions are designed so that the scars will not be visible while wearing normal clothing. They will be more noticeable in the early months after surgery and will continue to fade over the ensuing 12-18 months.
- Will this procedure affect my ability to breastfeed in the future?As a general rule, patients having a reduction mammaplasty will be able to breast feed. However, as a note of in- terest, women with large breasts tend to have low milk output so they might have problems breast-feeding anyway. You should discuss this with your surgeon prior to surgery.
- How long will the changes last?The reduction of breast volume is significant. It is however important to realize that if you gain or lose a significant amount of weight or become pregnant your breast size and shape will change.