Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that reduces the size of overly large breasts. Many women suffer health issues (back, neck and shoulder pain) and emotional problems from having overly large breasts. This procedure is designed to alleviate the associated discomfort. It can also improve your posture and your ability to participate in exercise. Breast reduction surgery removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size that is more in proportion with your body,
You may be a good candidate for a breast reduction if:
- You feel uncomfortable with the size of your breasts – you feel they are too large.
- You experience back, neck or shoulder pain.
- You feel discomfort during exercise.
- You are restricted from certain physical activities due to the size of your breasts.
- You experience a rash or excoriation under your breasts.
Typically breast reduction surgery decreases the size of the breasts whilst preserving the nipple and areola, it also helps to reshape the breasts. You will have a scar around your areola, that then extends vertically down your breast (most commonly called a lollipop scar). You may also have a scar underneath your breast (commonly called an anchor scar). Dr Miteff will discuss the best technique for you to achieve the best cosmetic outcome. You should also be aware that after having breast reduction surgery that breast feeding may not be possible.
Breast Reduction is performed at Lingard Private Hospital or Warners Bay Private Hospital. You will stay overnight and will be discharged the following morning.
The Medicare item number is 45523. We encourage our patients to check with their health fund that they are covered prior to their consultation/surgery.