Breast reduction surgery involves a combination of skin and breast tissue removal and reshaping. The surgery aims to reduce the size and weight of large breasts by lifting the breasts off the lower chest and upper abdomen. The objective is to leave the breasts smaller and lighter, sitting higher on the chest and closer to the body.
Dr Avery consulted this 19-year-old woman following a referral from her GP regarding reducing her size H cup breasts. A bilateral breast reduction was completed. During surgery, Dr Avery was able to remove 735g from the patient’s right breast and 915g from the larger left breast. It is quite common for breast sizes to differ. Sometimes this can be significant – several cup sizes – or in this case, over 180g or one cup size. During the surgery a nipple reduction was also undertaken and the nipples were repositioned higher on the breast, a lift of over 11cm on both breasts. A three-night hospital stay was undertaken by this patient and the wearing of a surgical bra for six weeks assisted with swelling and healing.
Medicare recognise a breast reduction as a medically necessary procedure for the treatment of macromastia and allocate the item number 45523 to the surgery. This in turn means that health insurers will also contribute to the cost of this surgery.
This patient was pleased to share at her post surgery appointment four months after surgery that she had gone from a H cup bra to a D cup – some four cups sizes smaller.
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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding with any surgery, it is advisable to seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified medical practitioner such as a Plastic Surgeon.
Plastic Surgeon is a regulated term that can only be used by surgeons who have completed specialty training within plastic surgery and are Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS). The specialty training undertaken by Plastic Surgeons includes the surgical skills required for excellence in aesthetic surgery.