Breast Reduction Melbourne
Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammoplasty, involves removing skin and breast tissue to reduce the size of the breasts. Women opt for this procedure for a variety of reasons personal to their life and needs. The most common reasons women may undergo breast surgery include:
- improve self-esteem and confidence
- reduce back and neck pain
- change body shape
- reduce other aches and pains
- reduce breast volume
- correct breast asymmetry
What are the risks?
Dr. Jane is a world-renowned surgeon who prides herself on ensuring her patients stay informed and comfortable throughout their surgery journey. However, as all surgery carries some risks, it’s important to be informed about potential complications that can arise.
Risks associated with breast reduction include but are not limited to:
- loss of nipple sensation
- breast asymmetry
Dr. Jane will discuss these risks with you during your consultation and answer any questions or concerns. She will ensure you feel safe, comfortable and well-informed throughout your surgery, from your initial appointment, through to your follow-up consultation.
Am I a candidate for breast reduction surgery?
During an initial consultation Dr. Jane will discuss your needs and assess if breast reduction surgery is a good fit for you. She will answer any questions or concerns you may have, so that your decision is fully informed.
Breast reduction surgery may be the right choice if you:
- are unhappy with the size of your breasts
- are experiencing neck and/or back pain because of the size of your breasts
- are unhappy with the size difference between your breasts
- can’t sleep comfortably due to the size of your breasts
- find it difficult and uncomfortable to fit into clothing
- can’t exercise and enjoy an active lifestyle comfortably
What can I expect during surgery?
Breast reduction surgery requires approximately two-to-three hours of time to complete and is done under general anesthesia.
“I specialise in short scar breast surgery,” Dr Jane explains. “The scar sits neatly around the areola and runs from the areola down to the breast crease.”
This approach involves making a lollipop-shaped incision in the breast with tissue being removed from the bottom and side. This ensures the blood flow to the nipple and areola remain intact. The short-scar technique results in breasts that stay high, are well contoured and have less visible scarring.
How long is the recovery period?
Women who undergo breast reduction surgery can expect an overnight stay in hospital. For most women, two-to-three weeks off work is also necessary after the procedure, with about six weeks of limited activity and no heavy lifting. Dr. Jane will schedule follow-up appointments to check you are comfortable and healing well.
What are the costs of Breast Reduction Surgery?
Many factors impact the cost of your surgery, so it is essential to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jane to learn the exact costs. Factors that affect the costs of your surgery include typical surgical costs, anesthesiologist/anesthesia fees, surgeon’s fees, garment fees, and medication fees.
You are encouraged to check with your health insurance provider to learn if some of the costs of the procedure are covered under your plan.
Why Choose Dr. Jane for Your Breast Reduction Surgery?
Choosing a great surgeon is important if you want to enjoy a smooth, successful procedure. Dr. Jane is a highly sought-after surgeon who understands the needs of her patients and strives to exceed expectations. She is the perfect surgeon for any patient who wants optimal care throughout their entire surgery journey.
If you would like to book a consultation Dr Jane, please contact us today at our Richmond clinic on (03) 9429 3343.
*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
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