Overly large breasts can cause health issues and emotional problems for some women as well as physical pain and discomfort. One of the solutions to this problem is a breast reduction.

What is a breast reduction?

Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that reduces the size of overly large breasts.

Does my nipple get removed?

No. Nipples almost always remain attached to a “pedicle” which supplies blood supply to it. This pedicle is lifted higher so the nipple is no longer low down. Very occasionally, in very extreme cases, the nipple needs to be removed and grafted onto the breast in a higher position.

Are there scars?

Yes. Scarring is one of the most significant considerations before undertaking a breast reduction and is an inevitable part of any invasive surgery. The scar goes all the way around the areola and along the base of the breast. How someone scars is very individual, some fade to thin white lines, some remain red and raised for some years. We use taping and silicon to create the best possible scar.

How long does the operation take?

The operation take approximately 2 hours to complete.

Do I have drains?

Very rarely, almost always we do not use drains for this procedure.

How long do I need off work?

You will need to take about 2 weeks off after surgery to rest. Avoid heavy lifting, strenuous exercise, swimming and strenuous sports until advised by your surgeon.

How long till I can drive?

We recommend you wait about 7-10 days before you drive.

Can I wear any bra afterwards?

We supply you with bras to be worn for the first 6 weeks, then any bra without an underwire for the first 6 months.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please give us a call on 07 3854 0500