Why have a breast reduction (mammoplasty)?
Heavy breasts can cause a number of physical problems for women. It is because of this that an increasing number of women are turning to the breast reduction cosmetic procedure.
The Breast Reduction cosmetic surgery will result in smaller, firmer breasts that will take on a more youthful appearance. Getting a breast reduction will allow you to move more freely.
COMPROMISED POSTURE ALONG WITH PAIN IN YOUR BACK, NECK AND SHOULDERS
INDENTIONS FROM BRA STRAPS
LIMITATIONS TO PHYSICAL EXERCISE
Things to Consider Before Getting a Breast Reduction
Who should consider a breast reduction?
Breast reduction can be considered if you lead a physically healthy lifestyle and the following symptoms persist due to relatively large breasts
- Poor posture
- Breasts that are significantly asymmetric in size and shape
- Breasts not proportioned to one’s body size
- Rashes, chaffing and infections under the breast
- Trouble sleeping due to discomfort caused by breasts
- Heavy drooping of the breasts and downward pointing nipple and areolas
- Shoulder indents caused by tight bra straps
- Back, Neck and Shoulder pains due to large breasts
If you are experiencing two or more of the symptoms above then you are an ideal candidate for the procedure.
When is the right time to get a Breast Reduction?
Before making changes to your body, it is important to ask yourself all the right questions.
You will need to wait until your breasts have fully developed, as the breast will continue to develop after the surgery.
The reduction surgery can cause issues with future breastfeeding. Dr Goldman will discuss your options during your consultation.
Pregnancy causes the enlargement of the breasts, which can alter the results of a reduction surgery.
Piercings in the area can lead to infection.
Smoking increases the risk of complications in patients during and after surgery. Speak to the surgeon about your lifestyle for more recommendations.
Why choose Dr Goldman?
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BREAST REDUCTION PROCEDURE
At the consultation with Dr Goldman, it is helpful if you have a rough idea or example of your expected results. Choosing the best size and shape possible for your breast reduction surgery is a collaborative effort between you and your cosmetic surgeon.
Through a series of detailed measurements of your chest and breasts, along with an image library of breast reductions performed by Dr Goldman, you will be able to determine the breast volume and shape that is best for you.
Throughout the entire process, from your initial consult to the procedure to aftercare, Dr Goldman and his experienced team are committed to making sure you get the best results from your cosmetic surgery by offering you the highest level of professional care and ongoing support.
As you’ll be under local or general anaesthesia for the procedure, you’ll need to arrange to be picked up from the outpatient centre after your surgery. For the first 24 hours post-surgery you will be required to rest as much as possible. Get plenty of rest with pillows supporting your back when lying down and ensure that you use the medications and ice packs provided by Dr Goldman as needed.
1-3 days post-surgery symptoms will involve chest discomfort, potential bruising and swelling (don’t be alarmed; this is to be expected and normal after surgery).
5-7 days after the procedure you’ll be able to return to work, if patient recovery is satisfactory (if your work or routine requires strenuous movement of the body, please tell Dr Goldman during your first consult)
4-6 weeks post-surgery your body is still recovering and will require you to refrain from strenuous exercises.
12 months post-surgery: the recovery process is nearly complete and any swelling and bruising should be gone. Your scarring will start to fade and you’ll look incredible!
Breast Reduction Cost
The cost of breast reduction varies from person to person based on current and desired results.
Dr Goldman is also pleased to offer payment options through Supercare – read our article on financing your cosmetic surgery to learn more.
Have questions regarding breast reduction surgery prices in Perth? Get in touch with our team to request a quote.
DR ROBERT GOLDMAN
Dr Robert Goldman FRACS (Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons), MB, ChB, B.Sc (hons) is a Specialist Surgeon with a focus in Cosmetic Surgery with over 35 years of experience. As well as being a Specialist Surgeon, Dr Goldman continues to specialise as a surgeon in women’s breast health.
Specialising in both of these select fields is rare, and ensures that Dr Goldman will take care of both your Cosmetic Breast Enhancement aspirations, as well as your overall breast health.
A consultation with Dr Goldman will always include a complimentary medical breast assessment, which ensures total breast health prior to proceeding with Cosmetic Breast Enhancement.
Aftercare is also an essential part of Dr Goldman’s professional service to his clients with a personalised follow-up plan provided at your consultation.
Dr Goldman is happy to answer any questions you may have about the procedure during your consultation and will offer extensive reading and educational material to take home to assist you in the education and decision-making process.
Dr Robert Goldman
Breast Reduction Before & After
- Patient Age: 21
- Children: none
- Pre-Op Bra Size: 12E
- Height & Weight: 5ft 2in – 61kg
- Breast Implants: none
- Post-Op Bra Size: 12D
- Patient Age: 20
- Children: none
- Pre-Op Bra Size: F
- Height & Weight: 5ft 4in – 60kg
- Breast Implants: none
- Post-Op Bra Size: D
Want to see more Cases? Explore Breast Reduction Gallery
Frequently Asked Questions
Breast reduction methods call for an incision to be made, which can mean scarring. Temporary scarring will fade over time as your body heals from the procedure. If you are prone to scarring and keloids, speak to Dr Goldman about your options during the consultation.
Smaller, firmer breasts based on the desired results discussed with the surgeon and raised nipples.
The surgery is performed in the outpatient centre which will mean you can leave on the same day as the procedure.