Breast Reduction Before and After - Journey 16


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.

This 54-year-old Avery patient researched breast reduction surgery for many years before taking the step of a consultation with a Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, and then choosing Dr Avery for her surgery.

Having H cup breasts, this patient wanted to reduce the heaviness of her breasts and also lift them to a more comfortable position. Following an in-depth consultation and planning period, surgery was undertaken and the breasts were reduced using a wise pattern skin reduction. The resulting scar is referred to as an ‘anchor’ and it can take up to 18 months following surgery for the scars to reach maturation. The breasts were reduced by 1042g on the right and 933g on the left, and the remaining tissue repositioned higher on the chest. Both nipples were raised over 12cm to be better positioned on the resized breasts. These clinical before and after images were taken 7 months following surgery.

Thinking about breast reduction surgery in terms of cup size is problematic due to the differences in cup sizes among bra brands and also what is actually possible given the existing breast size and tissue. However, at her post surgery review this patient was pleased to share with the Avery team that she now wears DD cup bras.

The team at Avery are here for you throughout every step of your journey. To help you with your initial research before deciding to go ahead with surgery, you can discover our wonderful patients' journeys here.

You can also see more before and after images, here. Dr Avery has extensive experience performing surgery and as we take our patients’ privacy very seriously, we do not display our full gallery online. All patients with photographs in the gallery have provided written consent.

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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.