Also known as reduction mammaplasty, breast reduction removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts.
Large breasts can cause stress on the back and neck muscles, resulting in unnecessary discomfort and pain. Women with very large breasts may suffer from symptoms of upper back or neck pain, shoulder grooving from bra straps and rashes underneath the breasts. In addition to the physical symptoms, very large breasts can cause women to be self-conscious, have difficulty wearing clothing, or be less physically active. Women who suffer from these symptoms often turn to breast reduction to reduce the size and weight of their breasts.
Breast reduction surgery is designed to reduce the size and weight of the breasts and to reshape and uplift the breasts. During your initial consultation, Dr Paterson will gain a better understanding of why you are seeking a breast reduction, which results you want to achieve and what your expectations are of having the procedure. She will also discuss with you what options are available (including the type of breast reduction, scars, the size of the reduction, etc.), possible complications and the steps that will be taken to minimise these complications, the aftercare and expected postoperative recovery.
Breast reduction surgery by Dr Jane Paterson at her Melbourne clinic is a two-to-four-hour procedure that removes excess skin, fat, and breast tissue, while at the same time raises the nipple to an aesthetically pleasing height. If your concern is more focused on the emptiness or sagginess of the breast, then a breast lift may be more suited to you rather than a breast reduction. It is also possible to combine these treatments to give best results. Dr Jane Paterson will be able to discuss this with you during your consultation to determine which option is best for your individual concerns.
Some of the benefits of breast reduction surgery include:
- The breasts will look smaller, better-shaped and firmer after the surgery
- There will be less strain on the back and neck, which will result in the reduction of back and neck pain
- Irritation of the skin underneath the breasts will be reduced
- You will feel more self-confident and comfortable about your body
- You will be able to exercise more effectively
Being a female plastic surgeon, Dr Jane Paterson understands the impact a large scar can have on a woman’s confidence. For this reason, Dr Jane Paterson takes great care to leave the smallest scar possible by using an advanced surgical technique aimed at reducing scar tissue.
“I specialise in short scar breast surgery. The scar sits neatly around the areola and runs from the areola down to the breast crease.”
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Dr Paterson believes it’s essential for women considering breast surgery to be fully informed, which is why a personal consultation with Dr Jane Paterson is the best way to decide what is right for your individual circumstances, body shape and expected outcome.