Breast Reduction Before and After - Journey 23


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.

These clinical photographs are of a 48-year-old woman before and 4 months following breast reduction surgery. The before photos show well healed, faded scars related to a previous breast reduction when aged 20. At age 20 this was experienced as a beneficial procedure and after more than 20 years, this patient was able to choose to have this surgery again. At the most recent surgery completed by Dr Avery, 493g was removed from the right breast 493g and 532g from the left breast.

It is possible for women to undergo more than one breast reduction during their lifetime and generally having a breast reduction at a younger age means there it is likely the breasts will potentially change of the course of the person’s life. There is no right or wrong age when considering a breast reduction, age is one factor to consider and to discuss with a surgeon, to determine what is best for you as an individual.

Breast cup size can vary significantly between bra brands and for this reason should only be one factor to consider when thinking about breast reduction goals and outcomes. This Avery patient went from a 14DD to a 14B in her chosen brand.

Note: this surgery meets the criteria of Medicare item being 45523, which means that health funds will contribute to the cost of this surgery if the level of cover taken out is appropriate.

Patients considering any form of surgery will need to come in for a consultation with Dr Avery to discuss your expectations, along with the surgical options for how these can be achieved. During your consultation with the Avery team, we will ensure that the surgery you are considering is the appropriate choice for you.

At Avery, we welcome the opportunity to have an open conversation with you to understand the changes you are looking for with surgery. Our patients’ stories matter a great deal to us.

Wherever you are on your personal journey, we would like to assist you. Your reasons for having surgery and your expectations from surgery are important conversations to have before undergoing surgery. Dr Avery will also assess your health and medical history to ensure any surgical procedure you are considering is a safe and appropriate choice for you.

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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These photos are of a real patient who has given their consent for their photos to be shown and depict surgeries performed by Dr. Gary Avery (MED0001633092) a registered medical practitioner, with specialist registration in Surgery – Plastic Surgery .

Please note that individual results will vary depending on the individual, their genetics and lifestyle factors, and all surgeries have associated 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.