All About Breast Reductions
A breast reduction is a procedure often used to ease the physical symptoms that can be associated with excessively large or heavy breasts. Also known as a reduction mammaplasty, a breast reduction can be performed at any age post-puberty and can be used to help match the size of unequal breasts, reshape the breasts, assist posture correction and allow for a greater range of physical activity that may be restricted due to the weight or size of the breasts.
We have worked hard to be able to offer an affordable price so patients do feel pressured to visit under qualified practices or destination surgery. Our breast surgery includes surgeons fee, hospital fee, general anaesthetic costs, compression garments and lifetime follow up care.
Breast Reduction – From $14,500
* some medicare rebates and health fund covers may apply to this procedure
Similar to a breast lift in terms of approach, a breast reduction involves incisions being made around the areola, vertically down the breast and horizontally following the natural curve of the breast crease. Breast tissue, excess fat and excess skin are removed through these incisions, with the nipple and areola being moved into a higher position than they were previously.
What are the risks?
The risks associated with a breast reduction procedure include swelling, localised pain and bleeding from the areas around the incisions, poor or slow healing of breast tissue, and bruising. Wound infection is also a possibility, with smokers and diabetics being higher risk.
Sensations in the nipple and areola may be affected or lost, and the nipple or areola may sometimes be lost due to a poor blood supply. Some reduction techniques can help preserve the structure of the milk ducts and nipple, however, they may need to be removed depending on the procedure.
Having a breast reduction may complicate self breast examinations or mammograms.
Ensure you speak with your surgeon if you have any concerns regarding the risks associated with a breast reduction procedure.
Where can I get the procedure done?
Our surgeons are available from the following hospitals for this procedure:
- Kingsway Day Surgery (Miranda, NSW)
- East Sydney Private Hospital (Woolloomooloo, NSW)
- Macquarie University Hospital (Macquarie University, NSW)
- Kareena Private Hospital (Caringbah, NSW)
- Hurstville Private Hospital (Hurstville, NSW)
Frequently Asked Questions
We regularly get asked about our procedures, so we have put together a couple of questions we get asked on a regular basis.
If there is something else you would like to know, please get in touch!
Can I use my health insurance?
Yes, breast reduction is considered a medical procedure so your private health insurance may cover your hospital costs
Can I get Medicare Rebates?
Medicare rebates are available on this procedure.
How will I know what cup size I will be post surgery?
During your initial consultation it is important to discuss with your surgeon what is a desirable cup size you are seeking post surgery. While your surgeon cannot give a definitive size after surgery, this will provide as a guide.
Can my breasts grow back?
Yes, breasts certainly can grow back after a breast reduction surgery. Weight fluctuation, breast-feeding and pregnancy can certainly influence breast size.
Will my breasts be lifted during a breast reduction procedure?
Yes, all breast reduction surgeries include a breast lift.