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Is breast reduction right for me?
Women with large breasts commonly have very uneven breast sizes. Asymmetry and uneven sized are corrected as part of a breast reduction.
Large breasts cause problems buying clothes and clothes. A breast reduction can mean you can wear what you want.
What is involved?
A PRIVATE CONSULTATION WITH YOUR SURGEON
Your initial consultation will take about an hour and will be with your surgeon. This gives you and your surgeon the time to help you make the right decision for you, based on your body type, your lifestyle, and your expectations.
book and prepare for surgery
When you’re ready we book in your procedure. At Re. we believe the preparation for the surgery, and the care you receive after the surgery is as important as the procedure itself. It’s why we developed a special whole-of-journey program called Re.Care.
DAY OF PROCEDURE
You will wake up in the recovery bay of the hospital and your breasts will feel swollen but comfortable. You’ll be wearing your post-surgical bra to support your new breast shape. Most women will stay overnight in hospital.
THE EARLY DAYS
The first 48-72 hours are mildly uncomfortable but will be well controlled with pain medication. It is ok to shower and get your dressings wet and you can sleep in any position that is comfortable.
By week 2 You can begin to ease back into light physical activities. Most women are able to comfortably start driving
your recovery journey
You would be back to your normal daily routine and enjoying your new shape. Normal post-operative bruising and swelling should be gone, and your scars will begin to fade and diminish. You are able to fully resume normal exercise.
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Not quite sure? here’s some common questions …
The best candidates for breast reduction surgery are healthy people who have large breasts (the medical term is “macromastia”), and whose breasts are causing them to experience negative symptoms such as backpain , or rashes beneath the breasts.
Yes, a lift is part of the reduction. Your breasts will definitely be more perky afterwards. You may not even have to wear a bra if you don’t want to.
While there is some conflicting scientific research, the bottom line is that not all patients are able to breastfeed after breast reduction. The tricky thing is that a lot of women with large breasts who haven’t had a breast reduction have difficulty breast feeding, so it is hard to know for sure what the real percentages are. It is also important to know that there is a small chance of losing sensation to the nipple, or even losing part or all of the nipple-areola itself, as a result of breast reduction. We also reduce the size (diameter) of the areola along with the breast reduction so the nipple is in proportion to the new breast size.
All surgery leaves scars. Most scars will fade in time, about 6-12 months, but the scars will be there in some form forever. Keep in mind that not everyone makes the same kinds of scars, this is largely genetic. Some people make pale, thin scars, while others tend to make thicker scars. Breast scars are generally excellent. We use silicone taping and laser treatments to ensure you get the best possible scars.
A breast reduction will leave a scar around the areola, (the darker skin around the nipple), one vertically (up-and-down) under the areola, and one horizontally (side-to-side) in the fold beneath the breast. These will typically be hidden by your bra after the surgery.
Yes, although it depends on your level of insurance cover. The Medicare item number is 45523, so check with your insurance company if you are covered for this item number.
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