Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast Reduction Perth

Breast Reduction PerthSome women may have learned to live with the backaches, breathing problems, ill-fitting clothes and other physical discomforts caused by their large breast size but most will no longer tolerate this. Breast reduction surgery may significantly improve their quality of life.

Breast reduction, or reduction mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure that reduces the size and reshapes the contour of the breasts by removing excess breast skin and underlying tissue.

During the procedure, excess tissue and skin are removed from the sides of the breast and around the nipple. The nipple and remaining underlying tissue are then moved to a new, higher location.

When the nipple is repositioned, skin on both sides of the breast is moved down and around the nipple and brought together to reform the breast. The incision is then closed with stitches that dissolve under the breast and around the nipple.

Breast reduction does leave scars under the breasts and leading up to the nipple, however, they lighten significantly with time. The desired result is smaller, lifted and better shaped breasts that are in proportion with the rest of the body.

While women of any age can benefit from the procedure, it is usually performed after breasts are fully developed. The procedure is permanent, but breast size can increase due to weight gain or during pregnancy.

Breast-feeding may be affected following surgery but results are unpredictable.

Breast reduction is usually deemed a medical necessity; consequently, some of the expenses may be covered by medical insurance.