Breast Reduction Toowoomba
Mammoplasty, also known as breast reduction surgery, is the plastic surgery procedure used to reduce the size of breasts that are too large. Large breasts, mastomegally or macromastia, can lead to a number of problems for women who are inflicted with them. These problems form a consistent constellation of symptoms which will affect women. However, some symptoms may be more noticeable than others in any individual.
Just what concerns could be faced on a daily basis, by those who have breasts that are too large for their body frame and their lifestyle?
- Near constant shoulder and neck tension, and pain
- Breast pain particularly around menstruation
- Rash beneath the breasts, particularly during the summer months
- Inability to exercise without discomfort
- Challenges finding well-fitting clothing
- Constant headaches, with migraines being possible
- Breast asymmetry (breasts of different size)
- Breast ptosis (downward pointing nipples)
- Feeling self-conscious about large breasts that disrupt your lifestyle
Reduce breast size
Reduce bra pain
Reduce neck pain
Reduce back pain
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the benefits of breast reduction surgery?
Perhaps the best benefit of the reduction surgery will be a dramatic reduction in the discomfort and pain that your breasts have caused. Patients often find that they no longer experience neck and shoulder pain, and also see a drastic drop in headaches.
Breast reduction surgery can also help to restore a more youthful look to your breasts. Your clothing will fit better. You will be able to enjoy a wider range of physical activities, without the discomfort of larger breasts.
Who is the right candidate for breast reduction surgery?
The ideal candidate is the patient who has large breasts that cause discomfort and pain. Patients should be in good overall health and be non-smokers. It is also suggested that you be as close to your ideal weight as is possible. Weight gain or loss can alter the results of your surgery.
Are there alternatives to breast reduction surgery?
Patients who are significantly overweight may be able to reduce breast size by losing weight. This does, of course, quite often present another problem after the weight loss. Patients could then have loose skin that results in sagging breasts. A breast lift can remedy this. Another consideration is to use liposuction. However, this is not the right surgical solution for all patients. The majority of the time, the breast reduction procedure is the most effective means of reducing breast size.
Is there the potential for complications?
All surgical procedures can bring with them the potential for complications, including the following.
- Bleeding and infection
- Extensive scarring
- Blood clots in your legs or lungs
The breast reduction procedure can potentially result in the following specific complications.
- Fluid build-up inside of the breast
- Development of hard lump inside of the breast
- Numbness and loss of sensation in the breast
- Reduced ability to one day breastfeed
The best way to ensure that your surgery and recovery goes as smoothly as is possible is to ensure that you disclose your full medical and surgical history with your surgeon prior to the procedure. Be certain that you also include a list of medications and supplements that you take, so that any interaction potential can be evaluated. The safety and continued good health of our patients is a priority.
Healing from breast reduction surgery
While you may not spend much time recovering in the hospital, you will need to ensure that you get plenty of time for resting and recovering. Be sure that you avoid any movement or activities that could lead to muscle strain, including lifting children or anything over 2 kg. Your breasts will be tender for some time. Pain medication can help to manage your healing process. You may experience itching at the incision site, numbness and fatigue. Listen to your body, stay hydrated and take short walks as you rebuild your stamina.
How soon can I resume normal activities?
After two weeks of recovery you should feel much improved. You should feel well enough to resume some activities, like returning to work and spending time with family and friends. Staying active is important, but you may need to limit the type of physical activities that you partake in until you have completely recovered from the surgery. Most patients feel completely recovered by week six.
How soon will I see the results of the surgery?
The results of your breast reduction surgery will improve with healing and time. When you wake up from surgery, you will notice that your breasts are significantly smaller. There may be some postoperative bruising and swelling that will make it difficult to recognize the final results of the procedure. Over time, your breasts will look much more natural and your scars should fade until they are almost impossible to see.
How much does a breast reduction cost?
To get information about the exact costs for your breast reduction, it is best to book your consultation at Allure Clinic. The breast reduction surgery can offer relief for a number of physical concerns, and may be covered by Medicare for the majority of patients. There are a number of surgical techniques that can be used to achieve optimal breast reduction results. The costs associated with your surgery will be based upon the techniques that are used, and whether other procedures like the breast lift are included.
You may also need to consider the financial impact of taking time off from work, the cost of prescriptions and the ongoing costs for postoperative follow up appointments and compression garments.
Book your consultation at Allure Clinic. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss your physical side-effects of breasts that are too large, and the surgical solutions that may help you to get some relief.