For some women the back, neck and shoulder problems that come with overly large breasts can leave them feeling very uncomfortable. Large breasts can often make it difficult to play sport, find clothes that fit appropriately and simply cause excessive sweating and rashes.
Breast Reduction Gold Coast
If large breasts are causing you pain, a breast reduction may help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for breast reduction surgery on the Gold Coast.
Take the Weight Off Your Chest
For many women, large breasts can cause chronic pain and other difficulties that interfere with their day-to-day life. Fortunately, breast reduction surgery can eliminate some of these issues. It can also safely reduce the most common complications of large breasts.Book a Consultation
When to Consider Breast Reduction Surgery
If you want to know if breast reduction surgery is the right choice, there are several things to consider. If you have persistent neck, back, or shoulder pain, or your breasts make it difficult to exercise, it might be time to consider breast reduction surgery, as these symptoms may worsen.
Oversized breasts can also result in skin irritation, rashes, and discomfort while wearing a bra. Breast reduction is an excellent option for those who feel their breasts are disproportionate to their bodies.
However, you might want to wait to have breast reduction surgery if you are planning to nurse in the future, as it can impact milk production. You also may not be a candidate if you are a smoker, so you may need to make certain lifestyle changes before surgery.
Before Your Procedure
We’ll start with an in-depth consultation with our qualified plastic surgeon. Our team will discuss your concerns and perform a medical evaluation to ensure you are healthy enough for surgery. Your surgeon may also recommend lifestyle changes. If you are a smoker, we recommend quitting before surgery to ensure proper healing.
What Does a Breast Reduction Surgery Involve?
You will be under general anaesthesia during the procedure, ensuring your comfort throughout the surgery. Once you are asleep, your surgeon will make carefully planned incisions, usually around the areola, extending vertically downward and sometimes horizontally along the breast crease. These incisions allow us to remove excess breast tissue and skin.
Then, your surgeon will reshape the breast tissue, reposition the nipple and areola, and remove excess skin. The goal is to achieve a more proportionate and comfortable breast size. Once we make the necessary adjustments, we will close the incisions, and you’ll be on your way to recovery.
Breast Reduction vs. Breast Lift
While both a breast reduction and a breast lift can help you lift your breasts, they are designed to treat two separate concerns. Breast reduction primarily focuses on reducing the size and weight of your breasts and relieving physical discomfort. On the other hand, a is designed to lift and reshape your breasts.
During your consultation at the Lotus Institute, our experienced plastic surgeons will assess your specific needs. Then, we will recommend the most suitable procedure to achieve your desired outcome.
The benefits of a breast reduction and lift
Women who are self-conscious or uncomfortable with their large breasts may feel like they need to cover up or avoid physical activity altogether. Some may even suffer from back, neck, and shoulder pain due to the extra weight. Rashes and skin irritation under the breasts can also cause discomfort, while larger breasts can make it challenging to find figure-flattering clothes that fit well. Undergoing breast reduction surgery on the Gold Coast can help alleviate these common concerns by removing excess tissue and reshaping and lifting the breasts. The benefits of a breast reduction and a lift go beyond physical appearance and comfort. If you’re considering breast reduction and a lift, make sure you book a consultation with a certified plastic surgeon to discuss all aspects of the procedure including the cost of the breast reduction surgery.
Recovery after your breast reduction and lift surgery
Most patients heal well after this simple procedure and can enjoy their new look and improved quality of life soon after recovering. If you do opt for breast reduction surgery on the Gold Coast, please follow these simple post-surgery recommendations:
- Pay close attention to your aftercare instructions
- Give your body time to rest and heal
- Avoid smoking
- Avoid exercise for 6-8 weeks post surgery
- Ask your doctor when you can drive again
- Take care of your incisions
- If you have drains near your incisions, follow your doctor’s instructions for taking care of them
- Wear your compression/support bra
- Avoid lifting anything heavy for the first month
- Avoid drinking alcohol
After a breast reduction surgery and a lift, avoid strenuous activity and heavy lifting for at least four to eight weeks, elevate and sleep on your back to reduce tension on the incisions, and wear a supportive garment day and night as instructed. There will likely be some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the first few days or weeks following the procedure, but this can be managed with pain medication as prescribed by the surgeon. It is also important to keep incisions clean and dry to prevent infection. If any unusual symptoms or complications develop post-surgery, contact your surgeon immediately.
Results of a breast reduction and lift
This surgery aims to improve the patient’s quality of life by reducing pain and self-confidence issues associated with larger, heavier breasts. The procedure can also help improve the patient’s posture and ability to participate in physical activity. In addition, a breast reduction and lift can positively influence the patient’s self-esteem. The surgery results are typically long-lasting but may be affected by weight gain or pregnancy. Patients should discuss their long-term goals and expectations with their surgeon before undergoing the procedure.
Choose The Lotus Institute for breast reduction on the Gold Coast
As one of the leading cosmetic, plastic and laser surgery clinics on the Gold Coast, The Lotus Institute delivers high-quality care and services. Our highly skilled and experienced surgeon, focuses on achieving the most aesthetically pleasing and natural-looking results, so you can enjoy your new-found confidence.
Here at The Lotus Institute, we offer various surgical and non-surgical treatments. Whether you’re looking for a way to refresh your appearance or achieve a more youthful look, we can help. We will develop a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs. If you live in Brisbane or another regional area and cannot make your first consultation, we can arrange a phone or video consultation with your Doctor. If you have any questions regarding our cosmetic procedures or breast reduction on the Gold Coast, please contact us — we’ll be more than delighted to help you.
Will Breast Reduction Surgery Impact Breastfeeding?
While breast reduction surgery may decrease your milk production, it is still possible to breastfeed, especially if your nipples and milk ducts remain intact. However, you may wish to wait until after you’ve had children if you plan to nurse.
How Long Will It Take to Notice Reduced Back Pain?
Many patients report a significant reduction in discomfort within the first few weeks after the procedure. However, the recovery timeline will vary depending on how well you heal. It’s essential to follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions diligently to ensure a smooth recovery.
Will My Health Fund Cover the Procedure?
Many patients are concerned about breast reduction costs. Because breast reduction is often a medical necessity, your health fund may cover part of the procedure. However, we recommend contacting your health fund provider for more information. We would also be happy to review breast reduction surgery costs with you.
What is a breast reduction?
A breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammoplasty, can help you reduce the weight and volume of your breasts. It involves removal of the fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts, followed by reshaping and repositioning of the nipples.
Who would be considered for breast reduction surgery?
Candidates for breast reduction surgery include women who feel like their breasts are disproportionate to their body’s size, have unequal breasts, or suffer from back, neck and shoulder pain. Heavy breasts might also result in an inability to participate in various physical activities. You might also be considered for the surgery if you suffer from skin irritation or poor posture.
How scars from breast reduction surgery can be minimised?
Scars are a common side effect of breast reduction surgery but their appearance and visibility largely depends on what you’re trying to achieve. They can be minimised with the proper surgical approach and post-operative care, including avoiding infection.
What can you expect after your breast reduction operation?
During your breast reduction recovery you might experience some pain or discomfort. You’ll need to keep the dressing on the wounds for a set period of time during the recovery process. Your stitches will be dissolved or removed after a couple of weeks. The scars might be quite red for the first month or so after the surgery, but they will quickly turn darker and heal with time.
What are the potential risks associated with this surgery?
The potential complications associated with a breast reduction surgery include scarring, uneven shape of the nipples or the breast, as well as wound healing issues. You might experience loss of sensation in your nipples, or even suffer inability to breastfeed. All of your concerns will be addressed by your surgeon.
What are the pre-operation requirements?
You need to schedule a pre-operation appointment with your doctor to discuss the operation. Your surgeon will take blood work to check your blood cell counts. You should refrain from smoking, as it will increase your risk of necrotic tissue and nipple loss. You should also avoid taking any medications, such as Aspirin and supplements that might inhibit the clotting process, as well as any consumption of vitamin E. Your doctor might also advise you get a mammogram, especially if you’re over 35 years old.
What do I need to know before booking a consultation for a breast reduction ?
As a result of new AHPRA guidelines, anyone considering plastic surgery will now be required to give a GP Referral to their Plastic Surgeon. All patients will also be required to attend 2 consultations with their Surgeon, including one consultation that is face-to-face. There must also a minimum of seven days between your face-to-face consultation with your Surgeon and your surgery.
How much does a breast reduction cost?
The price of our plastic surgery services will largely depend on your unique case. Costs includes the surgeon’s fees, as well as all necessary pre- and post-operational care, anaesthetic and theatre fees. Indicative pricing will be discussed upon completion of your initial consultation.VIEW GALLERY
Book your Consultation for Breast Reduction Surgery Today
You don’t have to live with chronic discomfort any longer. If you are dealing with back, neck, or shoulder pain due to large breasts or have other concerns, we are here to help. Contact the Lotus Institute today to schedule your consultation for breast reduction surgery on the Gold Coast.