Breast reduction. Life changing surgery
Women with large breasts are often unable to fit the swimwear or bra of their choice, can’t exercise or run without enduring pain and may be embarrassed about their body shape. That’s why breast reduction surgery will have a profound impact not only on how you look, but how you feel.
A breast reduction will improve comfort, dramatically improve back and neck pain and alleviate emotional distress.
Dr Jeremy Hunt’s objective with all breast reduction surgery, known as reduction mammoplasty, is to help you achieve smaller, firmer, better-shaped breasts that are more proportionate to the rest of your body. Reduction mammoplasty can also include a reduction in the size of your areola.
What about scarring?
Dr Jeremy Hunt understands that scarring is a key concern for every plastic surgery patient, but perhaps none more so than breast reduction patients. Dr Hunt trained with some of the world’s best plastic surgeons at the University of Texas, where he mastered the technique of short-scar breast reductions.
Occasionally, when only fat needs to be removed, liposuction alone can be used to reduce size, a technique which results in very minimal scarring.
Dr Hunt will discuss these options with you during your one-on-one consultation – you can book below.
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Dr Hunt has performed hundreds of breast surgeries on women of all ages, from enlargements and reductions to lifts and reconstructions, but the end result is always the same – increased confidence and big smiles. Most women say it’s the best thing they’ve ever done for themselves.
Book your personal consultation today to see many more of Dr Hunt’s breast augmentation success stories and discuss what he can achieve for your breasts.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health professional.
Is it for me?
Your breast reduction surgery will be performed at your choice of hospital, following a general anesthetic administered by one of Dr Hunt’s personally-selected anesthetists.
The most common technique involves an incision circling the areola, then extending down and outwards along the natural curve underneath the breast, in the shape of an upside down letter T. This allows excess skin and tissue to be gently removed, before Dr Hunt moves the nipples into their ideal position. Liposuction may also be used to remove any excess fat from the armpit area.
In the majority of cases, the nipples remain attached to their blood vessels and nerves, minimizing any loss of sensation.
After surgery, a drain will be inserted into each breast, and you will wear a surgical bra with gauze over your incisions. This serves as your dressing.
When can I go home?
You will stay in hospital for at least one night following your surgery. This allows for close monitoring of your drains, optimal pain control and for you to have a good night’s rest. Once you are comfortable and able to get to and from the bathroom, you can go home. You’ll be given prescriptions for antibiotics and pain medication at this time.
You’ll need to stay around the house for two to three days once you get home, and also eat lightly and drink plenty of fluids during this time.
Will I have to return for post-operative care?
You will see Dr Hunt a few days after your surgery. At this time he’ll check on your progress and how you’re feeling, remove the drains and if necessary, change your dressing.
You’ll then see Dr Hunt again at two weeks, three months and 12 months. Your health and satisfaction are his highest priority.
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How much will a breast reduction cost me?
When it comes to breast reduction surgery, no two patients have exactly the same requirements. The complexity of the procedure and what needs to be achieved are the first two considerations in terms of cost. Then, there are surgeon, anaesthetist and hospital fees that need to be added to the final cost of the procedure. Since most patients undergo a breast reduction to address health concerns such as rashes and back and shoulder pain, some of the costs will be covered by health insurers. Dr Hunt can take you through the process of applying for a Medicare rebate during your consultation once your specific requirements have been established. If you’re choosing to reduce the size of your breasts and insert implants, the costs associated with the cosmetic portion of the procedure won’t be covered. If your goal is to create a smaller silhouette overall, you may also want to consider pairing the reduction with other procedures, which will also affect the final cost.