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.
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.
To find out if breast reduction surgery is the best procedure, patients will attend a consultation. This will take place with a professional in Brisbane or the Gold Coast, who can explain the process, the costs involved, and what results a patient can expect from the procedure.
In addition, the professional will examine the breasts to choose the best position and approach for surgery.
Patients are encouraged to ask any questions that they may have during the consultation. A professional will be able to answer these queries, so patients can make an informed decision about surgery.
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.
Many patients in Brisbane & Gold Coast achieve successful results with breast reduction. This includes a lifted and smaller appearance in proportion to the body, with a reduction in sagging skin. In addition, the problems that larger breasts can cause can be reduced.
It is important to remember that the results from breast reduction are individual. Every patient undergoes this surgery for a different reason. This means that the results that everyone is looking to achieve will also be different. To find out what this surgery can do for you, as well as the cost involved, patients can arrange a consultation with our cosmetic plastic surgeons Dr Scamp and Dr Magnusson.