Breast Reduction Surgery: Benefits and Risks and Why Many Women Wish They’d Done it Sooner
Heavy, large breasts that weigh you down, cause neck or shoulder pain and impact your posture, may be a disabling condition for many woman. Both physical discomfort, and social anxiety that has become internalised, can affect the quality of life of a woman with proportionately large, heavy or sagging breasts. Symptoms of having breasts that may benefit from a Breast Reduction Surgery (Breast Reduction Mammoplasty) may include:
- breast pain
- shoulder and neck pain
- back pain
- recurring skin infections below the breasts in the skin creases
- harrassment and embarrassment in social situations
- fashion and clothing limitations
- fear or reluctance to wear swimsuits in summer
Why women choose to have a Breast Reduction surgery (Plastic Surgery of the Breast) using the Le Jour Incision Method (lollipop) or Anchor Method
Many women who have large, heavy “overly-abundant” breast tissue are not happy or comfortable with having very large breasts or nipples. The complaints listed above are commonly heard, and Dr Barnett has helped countless women have healthier, easier to carry and posture-friendly breast proportions through breast reduction surgery procedures (including liposuction for additional reshaping). Even the nipple size or shape can be adjusted during surgery, which can leave a more aesthetically pleasing, more centred and more typical nipple-size-to-breast-size ratio and body harmonisation.
Physique Balancing is possible through breast reduction surgery.
All the above complaints about “too big breasts” are significantly improved through breast reduction procedures.
At the time of your operation, your breast ‘contents’ along with the skin envelope holding your breast tissues are reshaped and tightened and uplifted, giving you a new, smaller and balanced breast shape that can also provide a more aesthetic appearance.
Many women report that they love being able to exercise more freely, wear more clothing options more confidently, and feel less self-conscious wearing swimsuits after having their breast reduction procedures.
Breast reduction techniques can vary from patient to patient, and if you have a preference, these can be discussed with Mr Geoff Barnett, a Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with extensive breast surgery experience, prior to your surgery.
A well-informed consultation and discussion about your post-surgery size preferences (wanting to change to a C cup or even a B cup is not uncommon) – so that Mr Geoff Barnett can help you to achieve the best reduction surgery result for you in relation to your preferred sizes as well as your overall physique and breast skin.
Examples of Breast Reduction Mammoplasty BEFORE & AFTER surgery photos are shown below.
Photo Gallery: Before and After Breast Reduction by Dr Geoff Barnett, Specialist Plastic Surgeon (Melbourne)
More images are available in our Clinic when you come in for a consultation.