Undergoing breast reduction mammoplasty surgery

Published October 2, 2014

Undergoing breast reduction mammoplasty surgery

Are you interested in undergoing a surgical procedure for breast reduction mammoplasty? The objective of such a procedure is to reduce and reshape a woman’s breast to ease any physical discomfort and reduce appearance of the breasts to suit the patient’s desires. As a fairly popular and predictable surgical procedure, breast reduction mammoplasty surgery offers the advantage of making changes to the breasts’ appearance whilst alleviating physical discomfort that comes from excessively large breasts.

Is breast reduction mammoplasty surgery for you?

Considering the cost of a breast reduction mammoplasty, women interested in the procedure ought to make sure that such a solution is really right for them. Hence you might be wondering – when is the right time to consider undergoing the operation? If you have excessively large breasts to the point of becoming a physical and emotional burden then a breast reduction mammoplasty in Sydney is certainly an option that you can look into. Overly large breasts can also become a medical issue as the condition can cause back, shoulder and neck pain as well as contribute to breathing problems and the inability to live an active lifestyle. The surgical reduction mammoplasty of the breast can also help to treat significant breast asymmetry (one side of the breasts being significantly larger than the other).

Other reasons to consider the operation:

  • Having a poor posture or experience numbness in some parts of the chest as a direct result of your excessive breast size
  • You are old enough to have achieved full breast development and are generally dissatisfied with your overly large breasts

Are you a good candidate for the procedure?

Most patients interested in undergoing breast reduction mammoplasty are often overweight, have had children, sensitive to estrogen, struggling with breast asymmetry or simply predisposed to having overly large breasts. The condition is often hereditary and runs in families inherited from mother to child. In order to qualify as a good candidate for the operation, women need to be of fairly good health with no known contraindications such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Extreme obesity
  • Heart disorders or a family history of such conditions
  • Irregular mammograms
  • Cancer or undiagnosed lumps in the body
  • Blood clotting disorders

Are you interested in undergoing breast reduction mammoplasty surgery yourself? Would you like to learn more about such a procedure? Get in touch with Dr Tavakoli on 1300 368 107 arrange a consultation on breast reduction mammoplasty.

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.