Published January 12, 2015

Investing on Breast Reduction Surgery

All about Reduction Mammaplasty

Are you interested in undergoing breast reduction surgery? For women struggling with the problem of excessively large breasts, such a surgery can be the solution. Also known as reduction mammaplasty, the surgery revolves around eliminating excess breast tissue skin and fat as well as reshaping the breasts to a more manageable and attractive size. When performed by a skilled and reputable breast surgeon, this type of mammaplasty surgery can help women achieve a more proportional and natural bust size.

The cost of breast reduction surgery varies depending on your breast surgeon’s fees and the extent of the reduction. You’ll generally find that surgeons with experience and a proven track record cost more but in turn, such specialists can guarantee the best possible results.

How is breast reduction surgery carried out?

Breast surgeons can approach the task of reduction surgery in two ways – there’s the vertical method and liposuction method:

Vertical reduction mammaplasty

This approach to reduction surgery is coined as such because of the vertical incision made in each breast and around the nipple area. It’s recommended for patients that need at least 800 grams of breast tissue removed from the breasts resulting in a perky and desirable shape with no noticeable scarring.

Liposuction reduction mammaplasty

This approach to reduction mammaplasty is a lot less invasive compared to its counterpart with hardly any scarring. Very small incisions are made in concealed areas of the breasts where a small “cannula” (liposuction tube) is inserted. Excess fat is then siphoned out of the breasts reducing and reshaping the breasts to a more desirable form. Such an approach is ideal for patients with excessive fat in the breasts mainly contributing to the problem. It is recommended for patients with good and healthy skin tone as the skin around the breast tissue may become loose as a result which can be rather unsightly.

Would you like to learn more about your options in reduction mammaplasty? Get in touch with some of the best breast surgeons in the country! Call 1300 368 107 and book a consultation with Dr Tavakoli. When it comes to breast reduction surgery, patients can expect only the best possible results!

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.