- Are your breasts large or heavy, causing you to have divots in your shoulders from your bra straps digging in?
- Do you have back and neck pain, or rashes under your breasts as soon as the weather gets warm?
One solution to these problems may be Breast Reduction.
Breast reduction is a common Plastic Surgery procedure that we often perform as Day Surgery.
The surgery takes between 2 and 3 hours and is performed under a general anaesthetic. The excess breast tissue that is removed is sent to a pathologist for analysis. You will need someone to drive you home and stay with you for the first night. This surgery is not considered as especially painful, and most ladies are taking just Paracetamol after 2-3 days. We will need to see you in the rooms for bandage removal 2-3 days after your surgery, and for suture trimming after 1 week.
Breast reduction is considered a medical procedure, not a cosmetic one, and Medicare and your health fund will contribute to some of the expense.
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
- Have your breasts changed since having children?
- Do they no longer sit where they used to?
- Are you happy with the volume, but not with the position of your breasts?
If this is the case, then maybe a Mastopexy could be a solution.
Mastopexy restores a firmer, shapelier breast, by lifting the breast tissue back to the upper pole.
Mastopexy does not remove breast tissue, only excess skin, which results in a tightening of the breast.
Mastopexy is an operation performed under General Anaesthetic, usually as a day procedure. The surgery takes around 2 hours, and you will need someone to drive you home and stay with you for the first night. This surgery is not considered especially painful, with most patients needing only Paracetamol by day 2. We will need to see you in the rooms on day 2 or 3 for bandage removal, and on day 7 for suture trimming.
- Are you dissatisfied with the size of your breasts?
- Do you feel less feminine because you don’t have a shapely chest?
Breast Augmentation is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed today, and has helped women who are dissatisfied with the size and shape of their breasts.
Breast augmentation is the insertion of a silicone breast implant into a pocket created on your chest wall.
There are a variety of shapes and textures of implants, and your surgeon will discuss the merits of each kind with you.
At our clinic, we have a VECTRA imaging machine, which takes 3D images of you, and allows us to simulate what you would look like with various implants in. This process assists our surgeons in deciding which size and shape of implant would be best for you.
Breast Augmentation takes around 1 hour and is performed under general anaesthetic. You will need someone to drive you home and stay with you for the first night. We will need to see you 2-3 days after surgery for removal of bandages, and at 7 days for trimming of sutures. This procedure is considered cosmetic, and medicare and your health fund will not assist with any of the cost of this procedure.
It is important to note that both Dr Kennedy and Dr Saylor do not use PIP or ROFIL breast implants that have been mentioned in the media, with concerns over their quality and sterility.
Women who have lost one or both of their breasts to cancer (or the prevention of cancer) may desire to have their breasts reconstructed. There are several ways this can be achieved, depending on the ladies body size and shape and the extent of the previous surgery.
Breasts can be reconstructed with breast implants, as with a breast augmentation, or they may be reconstructed using the woman’s own tissue, transplanted from her lower abdomen or upper back.
These tissue flap operations are more lengthy procedures requiring microsurgery and take several hours, and a few nights in hospital are required.