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Choose Dr Terrence Scamp for your breast reduction mammoplasty at our Marina Mirage practice on the Gold Coast.

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Awarded Plastic Surgeon Breast reduction surgery mammoplasty

Breast reduction surgery, also called mammoplasty, is designed to reduce the size of overly large breasts. Some women can have health problems due to having larger breasts that are disproportionate to their bodies. The weight of the breast tissue can cause back, shoulder, and neck pain, as well as postural problems. This means that in many cases, surgery to reduce the breast size can relieve back and neck pain as well as address various aesthetic concerns.

Breast reduction surgery (mammoplasty) reduces a certain amount of skin and fat tissue from around the breasts in order to make them smaller. It is a versatile surgery that can yield many benefits, but patients should also be aware that surgery always comes with risks. As a result, interested patients should consult with Gold Coast cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr Terrence Scamp. Dr Scamp will assess your condition and motives to advise whether the procedure may be suitable for you.

Awarded Australian Plastic Surgeon Your consultation with Dr Terrence Scamp

Before breast reduction surgery (mammoplasty), patients will attend a consultation with Dr Terrence Scamp. This will allow a discussion about the results the patient is looking to achieve from the procedure. This may be to relieve pain and postural problems, improve comfort, or address aesthetic issues. During this consult, you should let Dr Scamp know about your reasons for seeking surgery and your expected outcomes. It is also vital to discuss any health issues which may impact the success of the procedure.

Dr Terrence Scamp will assess your condition and how much excess tissue must be removed in order to develop a surgical plan. In some cases, the plan may include moving the position of the areola. This can be bilateral (both breasts) or unilateral (single breast) to improve symmetry. In addition, there are risks associated with breast reduction surgery (mammoplasty). We will discuss these risks with you before your procedure to ensure that you are aware and informed. The consultation process will also allow patients to ask any questions or raise any concerns about the procedure.

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Candidates for breast reduction

The procedure aims to relieve pain and discomfort caused by large breasts, reducing the amount of weight on the chest. It may be an option for women who have shoulder or neck pain due to this excess weight. Also, it may suit women who have concerns about their proportions or skin irritation caused by large breasts.

Dr Scamp will let you know if you are a candidate after speaking with you and assessing your condition. Generally, good candidates for the procedure are non-smokers, as smoking puts a person at a higher risk. Patients should also be generally healthy, without underlying health issues, and with a healthy BMI. The healthier you are before surgery, the better equipt your body will be to heal properly. Additionally, there are some people who may not be suitable for the procedure. This includes women who:

  • Do not yet have fully developed breasts
  • Are overweight or obese
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have certain medical conditions, such as diabetes
  • Do not have realistic expected outcomes
  • Have a history of breast cancer

When we have determined that you are a candidate, we can begin planning and preparing for your surgery. If you have further questions about whether you may be a candidate, speak to cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr Terrence Scamp at his Gold Coast clinic.

Qualified and Awarded Plastic Surgeon The procedure

A breast reduction surgery mammoplasty will involve the patient going under a general aesthetic. This will ensure the patient does not feel pain or discomfort during the procedure. To prepare for the surgery, Dr Terrence Scamp will use a pen to mark the breasts and to show where the incisions will be on the skin. This is usually in a T shape, with a vertical line from the areola down the breast and horizontally underneath the breast. As well as this, there may be a circle around the areola.

During the procedure, Dr Scamp will make incisions along the marked areas in order to remove the required tissue. He will then begin to remove and readjust the fat and skin tissue from the breasts to reduce their size and weight. Depending on the patient’s surgical plan, the procedure may also involve moving the areola to a higher position. Dr Scamp will then reshape the remaining breast tissue into the desired size and shape and remove any excess skin. The incision sites will be stitched up for the breasts to heal.

The procedure can take anywhere from 90 minutes to three hours to complete. This depends on the desired size and shape of the breast, as well as whether the patient is having bilateral surgery on both of her breasts.

Breast reduction surgery cost in Gold Coast

Before you undergo surgery, you should consider the costs involved. As costs can vary from patient to patient, you will need to discuss your surgical plan with Dr Scamp to find out what the procedure may cost in your case.

We will consider several factors when deciding on the appropriate surgical plan. This includes your medical history, goals, and what issues you are seeking to address. These will all have an impact on which techniques Dr Scamp will employ, as well as other details such as the extent and duration of the surgery. Once we have discussed these details, we can gain a better idea of what will be required during your procedure and the consequent costs. Also, in addition to the surgeon’s fee, you will also need to consider the hospital and anaesthesia fees.

It is possible in some cases for patients to receive aid from Medicare or their private health insurer. In order to be eligible for this, however, patients must be able to prove that their surgery is medically required. You may discuss this with Dr Scamp during your consult, and he will advise whether you may meet the criteria and what your out-of-pocket costs may be. For more information about the cost of breast reduction surgery (mammoplasty), book your consultation.

Recovery and aftercare

After your breast reduction surgery (mammoplasty), Dr Scamp will apply dressings to keep the wounds clean and protected. Swelling, tenderness, and bruising are common. However, these symptoms are likely to decrease within 48 hours. We can prescribe pain relief to help you manage any discomfort.

Before you go home, Dr Terrence Scamp will ensure you are aware of what aftercare is required. For example, he will advise you to wear a support garment for a period of two to three months. You should also refrain from smoking and alcohol, as these can increase post-op risks. Additionally, it is important to get enough rest and avoid putting a strain on your body. This means you will need to be prepared to take time away from work and your usual exercise routines. In some cases, it may also be necessary to have a support person help you with daily chores and caring for children.

Patients can normally return to work and regular, everyday activities after one week. However, you will need to refrain from any strenuous tasks or exercise for a period of six weeks, or as advised by Dr Scamp. It can take up to six months to see the final result of breast reduction surgery (mammoplasty).

The incisions that were made to the breast may leave some scarring, but these scars will fade over time. The majority are in the natural creases of the skin. If you would like to find out more about breast reduction surgery (mammoplasty) and what it can do for you, you can arrange a consultation with Dr Terrence Scamp today by contacting our Gold Coast clinic.

Surgery risks and complications

When deciding if surgery is right for you, it is crucial to consider the risks. Risks come along with every surgical procedure, and knowing what these are is necessary before deciding whether or not to proceed. We will discuss these with you during your consultation so that you are informed and can make an educated decision based on your health and knowledge of the procedure.

The risks of breast reduction surgery, also known as mammoplasty, include:

  • Bleeding
  • Poor scarring
  • Infection
  • Anaesthesia reactions
  • Poor results
  • Asymmetry
  • Loss of nipple sensation
  • Loss of ability to breastfeed
  • Ongoing pain or bruising
  • Further surgery

If you have any symptoms that concern you after surgery, contact the clinic right away, and we will advise you.

Book your personal consultation with Dr Scamp

Getting breast reduction surgery (mammoplasty) is a personal decision that only you can make. If you are interested in this procedure, whether for functional or aesthetic reasons, a discussion with a qualified cosmetic plastic surgeon can help. Dr Terrence Scamp is an experienced breast surgeon who will provide you with professional care throughout the surgical process, giving you the necessary information and guidance. He will design a surgical plan with your individual preferences and goals in mind, whilst prioritising your health.

For more information about this procedure, book a private consultation with Dr Scamp on the Gold Coast.

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