While during our pre-teen years we all may have longed for large breasts, the reality for many women is altogether a different story. Clients at Gold Coast Plastic Surgery say that they feel their large, heavy breasts make them look over-weight, prevent clothes from fitting properly, cause back, shoulder, and neck pain as well as poor posture. It’s not quite the picture you had in mind in your pre-teens.
On top of that, when large breasts prevent you from participating in sports or other physical activities, the effect on your physical fitness and overall quality of life can be significant.
Breast reduction surgery not only reduces the size of the breasts, it lifts and reshapes sagging breasts. It often improves posture and may relieve back, shoulder and neck pain. If your breasts are different sizes, breast reduction surgery can be used to create symmetry. Breast reduction surgery attracts Medicare & Health Insurance rebates. Many women prefer a day stay in hospital but can be overnight if you wish.
In breast reduction surgery, excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts is removed to make them smaller, lighter, and firmer. The areola is usually made smaller to match the smaller overall size of the breasts.
There are no horizontal scars used in this procedure as Dr Doyle uses a “lollipop” technique for quicker healing and recovery time with minimal scarring. Most women can return to work within 2 to 3 weeks but should avoid strenuous activities and exercise for 6 weeks.
To learn more about breast reduction, please contact our practice today.