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A Breast Reduction is also commonly known as a Mammaplasty.
This procedure enhances your overall appearance by making your breasts more proportional to the test of your body. Large, sagging breasts often interfere with normal physical activities. They can cause back pain, postural problems, deformities of the back and shoulders, skin rashes and breast pain. For these reasons, breast reduction generally is considered a reconstructive plastic surgery procedure. In addition to alleviating physical problems, however, it improves the shape of your breasts and nipple areas.
Having large breasts can interfere and make every day and physical activities difficult. This can be caused by the weight of the breast tissue. As a result, many women can experience back and breast pain, postural problems and sagging skin.
Our doctors will explain the details of your surgery and all of the information about the procedure. We will also take the time to understand your medical history and provide you with an overview of the Surgeons and their credentials. You will also have an opportunity to review before and after photographs of their patient’s results in their areas of expertise.
Our Surgeon will provide general information on treatments, hospital costs and incidental fee. Pre and post-operative information and a written quote will be provided to you at time of your consultation.
To book a consultation with our surgeons, call (07) 5539 1000 (opt 2).
The Breast Reduction Procedure
Breast reduction is a surgical procedure that can help to alleviate the discomfort of larger breasts. The surgery can reduce the weight and size of the breasts, as well as enhance their shape. Breast reduction can be carried out as a day patient or with an overnight stay in hospital, each with different costs. Before undergoing surgery, a general anaesthetic will be administered to the patient. This will make sure the procedure is pain-free and comfortable.
A surgeon will begin by using a pen to mark the areas for incisions on the breasts. This usually follows a T shape, down the breast from the areola and horizontally underneath the breast. The areolae will also be encircled for repositioning.
The incisions will allow the surgeon to remove breast tissue and take away any excess skin. The nipples and areolae will also be moved to their new position. All incisions will be stitched up.
Breast reduction surgery can last between 90 minutes to three hours, depending on the changes that are required.
It is common for patients to experience swelling and bruising after the procedure. In addition, the breasts may feel tender. But, any discomfort will begin to fade within a few days of surgery.
It is normal for a temporary loss of nipple or breast sensation post-surgery; this should not worry patients and this does not normally last long. To ensure the breasts heal successfully, they will be wrapped in a protective dressing.
Patients may need to wear a supportive bra once this dressing has been removed. This will make sure the breasts heal into their desired shape.
Patients can normally return to their daily routine within two weeks of surgery.
Vectra 3D Imageing
Vectra 3D Imageing allows you to see exactly what your surgical or non-surgical procedure would look like before committing to surgery. You select your implant size and shape for your breast augmentation by viewing actual 3D images of your body. Vectra 3D allows sharp definition 3D views of your body so that you can visualise the possibilities of your surgical procedure.
For further information please visit the website of Dr. Terrence Scamp, or phone our clinic to organise your consultation.
Choosing A Qualified Surgeon
One of the most important factors in the success of your plastic surgery is the surgeon you select. Many people are surprised to learn that some doctors performing plastic/cosmetic surgery today have had no formal surgical training. That is why you need to ask the right questions before you schedule a consultation.
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