Published August 19, 2014

All about Breast Reduction Surgery

Is breast reduction surgery for you?

Do you have excessively large breasts and looking to undergo breast reduction surgery? Most people would call such women well-endowed but not if it is causing women much pain and distress or interferes with her life. 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 certainly would make the ideal candidate for the operation which breast surgeons also often refer to as “reduction mammoplasty”.

Most patients who’ve undergone this type of mammoplasty surgery from reputable and accomplished breast surgeons often walk away from the operation highly satisfied.

Considering that it’s a major and highly invasive surgical operation not to mention the cost of breast reduction 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 mammaplasty surgery

Now if you are really keen on undergoing a breast reduction surgery, your first step would no doubt be to undergo a consultation with a breast surgeon. Patients 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 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 a good 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 today on 1300 368 107 to get started and schedule a consultation!

Another thing that you can expect when undergoing consultation for breast reduction 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 surgery.

Published By: Dr Kourosh Tavakoli

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