Breast Reduction Brisbane & Gold Coast
Breast reduction increase your overall look by making your breasts more even to the rest of your body. Saggy, large breasts often conflict with normal physical activities.
Symptoms like postural problems, back pain, deformities of the shoulders and back, breast pain all persist. In addition, to lessening physical symptoms, it also enhances the shape of nipples and breasts.
Is Breast Reduction Surgery right for me?
This operation is best left until at least late teenage years when the breasts are fully developed, as further breast growth postoperatively may detract from the outcome. It is also important to consider that your ability to breastfeed may be altered by a breast reduction, although many studies have shown that many women can successfully breastfeed after this surgery.
Women of all ages request breast reduction for the benefits to their health and lifestyle.
The changes in lifestyle after breast reduction can be dramatic, and women report very high satisfaction with the results of their surgery. However, there are a few decisions to be made before going ahead with surgery:
- Do you intend to lose significant weight in the next year or so?
- Do you intend to breastfeed?
- Are you prepared to have scars on your breasts?
What you can expect during surgery
The Breast Reduction Surgery is performed under general anaesthesia and can be done as a day patient or during a hospital stay here in the Gold Coast. During the surgery, extra skin and breast tissue is removed, your nipples and areolae are moved, and your remaining breast tissue is revived.
What scarring can I expect?
We aim to get the best shape with the smallest, neatest scars possible. Every wound in the body heals with a scar formation. It is not always possible to predict the outcome and the quality of the scar. All surgical incisions leave scars and the larger the breast beforehand, the longer the incisions.
The quality of the scar will depend on the patient’s age, healing ability and the site on which the scar is located. However, some scars may take many years to mature. Occasionally further surgery may be required to improve the appearance of scars.
What you can expect after surgery
After surgery, patients will have a waterproof dressing for five days and then a tape for at least six weeks to also help reduce scarring. Loss of nipple or breast sensation can occur, but it usually doesn’t last long. Within two weeks you should be able to return back to work.
If you’re considering getting Breast Reduction Surgery, call us today on (07) 5539 1000 to book a consultation at our Gold Coast clinic.