While many women in Sydney are seeking to increase the size of their breasts with breast augmentation, there are just as many looking to reduce their breasts via breast reduction.
Whether your breasts are causing general un-comfortability, back pain, emotional strain, and restrictions to your lifestyle or are a downer on your love life, a breast reduction can provide relief.
Many women find that as they age their breasts become enlarged as part of pregnancy and raising children, weight gain, gravity and simply their body shape. In addition to this many women are born with naturally large breasts. In either case large breasts can be cumbersome when you feel they are too large.
Breast Reduction surgery involves the surgical removal of excess breast tissue and skin to leave a smaller more balanced size. As part of a breast reduction your nipples will also be resized and repositioned.
At Macquarie Cosmetic Medicine we use Liposuction Breast Reduction to reduce the size of your breasts. For patients seeking to undergo a traditional Breast Reduction and lift, also known as a mastopexy, the Macquarie practitioners will refer them to another doctor.
Liposuction can be utilised to reduce breasts by up to 50% while retaining your natural shape. Producing minimal scarring this procedure works for those looking for a smaller reduction without a lift.
This is the surgical procedure that removes volume and skin from the breast to tighten and lift the bust line. This is a common procedure and what most first think of when considering a breast lift.
No matter which treatment option you decide to undergo Dr Bright will consult with you to ensure your desires can be met with your chosen treatment. He will assess your current breast size, shape and nipple positioning to recommend the best treatment.
After your first consultation with Dr Bright he will provide you with your treatment schedule. Depending on the treatment option you decide to undergo, you will be given pre-operative instructions and will have your treatment booked in.
On the day you will need to follow any fasting or preparation instructions given by Dr Bright and ensure you have someone arranged to pick you up and take you home.
You will need someone available to provide sufficient care for at least 24 hours after surgery and will be given any medications needed to manage pain.
You will also be provided with any necessary dressings or bandages before leaving.
When considering breast reduction surgery it is important to assess what it is you are looking to remove: weight, shape or volume.
This will be discussed openly with Dr Bright as it will impact upon the treatment recommended. If you are happy with your breast shape do not be disheartened by the idea of surgery as liposuction may be a viable option.
While planning your breast reduction Dr Bright will also consider the placement of your nipple in relation to the inframammary fold, depending on the placement he may refer you elsewhere for a full breast lift with your reduction.
If you are considering a breast reduction and would like to discuss your options please contact us online or call us to arrange a consultation with Dr Ralph Bright on (02) 9824 3044.