All about Breast Reduction Mammoplasty Surgery

Published August 19, 2014

All about Breast Reduction Mammoplasty Surgery

Is breast reduction mammoplasty surgery for you?

Do you have excessively large breasts and looking to undergo breast reduction mammoplasty surgery? Women with excessively large breasts often struggle with neck and back pain or struggle with normal activities like sports or light exercises. Some even struggle just to walk and move about – if that sounds a lot like you then you might make a good candidate for the operation.

Considering that it’s a major and highly invasive surgical operation not to mention the cost of surgery which can be fairly significant, patients need to fully appreciate the benefits and be well informed of everything that the procedure entails (risks, possible complications, recovery process, etc).

Consultation for a reduction mammoplasty surgery

Now if you are really keen on undergoing a breast reduction mammoplasty surgery, your first step would no doubt be to undergo a consultation with a breast surgeon. You can expect to be asked about your medical history to determine whether or not you are actually healthy enough for the procedure. This includes any relevant medical conditions that may affect the result of the surgery.

Patients need to remember that it’s important to be open and honest about your medical history throughout the consultation and why you are actually interested in the procedure on the first place. Expect to be asked about any issues that you’ve had to put up with concerning your breasts no matter how personal or uncomfortable it may seem and the results that you wish to have out of it. Doing so would help your breast surgeon set the right expectations and best understand your needs.

The consultation process for breast reduction mammoplasty surgery may also involve taking images of your breast and taking the required measurements. Your surgeon can also discuss exactly the amount of breast tissue that he intends to remove to accomplish the desired results.

You can expect an experienced and reputable breast surgeon such as our very own Dr Tavakoli to assist you with everything you need in preparing for the operation and planning for the recovery process. Call us on 1300 368 107 to get started and schedule a consultation.

Another thing that you can expect when undergoing consultation for breast reduction mammoplasty surgery is to be asked about your habits including any medications that you are currently taking and any vices that you currently have (smoking and drinking) which you’ll most likely have to abstain from to facilitate proper recovery. Anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin, Aleve and Motrin are also something that you’ll have to avoid before and after surgery to further help avoid possible complications in breast reduction mammoplasty surgery.

Published By: Dr Kourosh Tavakoli

Dr Kourosh Tavakoli, MS, FRACS, is an Australian-trained plastic surgeon with over 20 years of surgical training. He is an active member of the International Society (ISAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). He is knowledgeable in plastic surgery of the breast and body and lectures extensively around the world on these topics.