Adelaide Plastic Surgery

Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

Only someone who’s been possessed by a pair of oversized breasts will ever understand just how much of a tiresome burden they can be, both physically and emotionally.

Breast Reduction

What can a breast reduction achieve?

By reducing oversized breasts to a more comfortable size and shape, we can take a weight off your mind as well as your shoulders, back and lower neck. This common procedure can also reduce skin irritation in the folds of your breasts, whilst allowing a greater range of physical activity. On top of that, it can improve your posture, the overall appearance of your breasts and, often, your self-esteem. Wouldn’t it be nice to start shopping for lovely, feminine bras instead of architectural engineering? Unless, of course, you’re a man and the jokes about needing a bra for your ‘man boobs’ are wearing a bit thin. In this case, you might consider gynaecomastia: the male breast reduction — find out more.

What is the procedure?

There is a number of techniques we can use depending on your individual needs, as well as the size and shape of your breasts. Your surgeon will discuss these with you during your consultation.

Will I need an overnight stay?

Yes: breast reduction is performed under general anaesthesia and usually requires one to two days in hospital.

When can I get back to normal activities?

Most people are back to work after two weeks, depending on the type of work they perform. However, it may take three to six weeks before you can resume strenuous exercise.

What are the side effects?

You could experience a change in the sensation of your nipples. Plus, of course, any surgery will leave scars, but they will generally fade over six to twelve months. Most of our breast-reduction patients tell us that whatever scars result from the procedure are worth it. Don’t worry, though: your surgeon will explain any possible complications during your consultation and we’re always here to support you through recovery.

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