Breast Reduction Sydney NSW

Breast augmentation may be one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgeries in Australia, but many women are looking to reduce rather than enlarge their breasts. Breasts that are too large for your body frame can ultimately result in repeated shoulder, back and neck pain. Having breasts that are too large can impact a woman’s ability to be as active as she wants to be. It can also lead to self-confidence levels and an inability to find supportive garments and attractive clothing that fit comfortably.

The breast reduction procedure is not just exclusive to women. Men who have excess breast tissue can undergo a male breast reduction to correct gynaecomastia. Gynaecomastia is when a hormonal imbalance causes the enlargement of the male breast gland.

Breast reduction surgery can significantly improve the quality of life for women who have for too long lived with large breasts. It can impact how they feel about themselves as well as alleviate the physical difficulties that they can suffer from. Choosing to have breast reduction surgery can alleviate serious back, neck and shoulder pain but also contribute to renewed self-esteem and zest for life.

The purpose of breast reduction surgery is to reduce the size of the breasts. Some may opt to combine the reduction surgery with a breast lift. Your consultation with Dr Laniewski can be your first step on the road to a better quality of life.

Breast Reduction Surgery – Dr Peter Laniewski

What happens during a breast reduction surgery?

The goal of breast reduction surgery is to lift and reshape the breast and nipples, while reducing the volume and weight of the breasts. During the surgery, breast tissue, fat and skin will be removed. Liposuction may be added into the surgery. Some of the areas around the breast may have excess fat. This could include the under-arm area that may have excess fatty tissue.

The areola and nipple are lifted to a much more youthful position through precisely and expertly placed incisions.

The surgery itself typically takes around three hours to complete. It can of course depend on factors unique to each patient, and of course the extent of the breast reduction that is needed.

What technique will be used?

The traditional T-Incision Technique can produce excellent, long-lasting results in breast reduction surgery. The size of the scar that it can result in makes it used much less often. Dr Laniewski uses a refined non-vertical scar technique that minimises scarring and makes the results of breast reduction more natural looking.

Results are discreet and aesthetically pleasing. As long as the patient retains a steady weight, the results of the surgery will be excellent for many years to come. Before the surgery begins, your surgeon will mark on your breasts where he plans to make incisions in order to get the best in results.

Does breast reduction hurt?

Patients will not be in any discomfort during breast reduction surgery. Prior to the procedure, patients will go under a general anaesthetic. This will ensure the surgery is comfortable and there will be no pain during the incisions. It is important to note that there can be some after-effects to surgery that will require some rest and recovery.

Post operative LED Light Therapy is strongly recommended to decrease your downtime and speed healing immediately after your surgery. The treatment is convenient and can be combined with your post operative visits. Lasting only 13 minutes and completely painless, LED Light Therapy is clinically proven to dramatically reduce the swelling and bruising that can occur after your surgery. Please speak to Dr Laniewski or one of his consultants to book in your treatment.

Dr Laniewski will ensure that you feel little to no discomfort thorough the entire process. After several days of recovery, most patients don’t need any type of pain reliever medication. There may be some slight tenderness that is wholly bearable.

Am I a candidate for breast reduction surgery?

Women who have lived most of their adult lives with breasts that are too large will understand just how appealing it is to undergo the breast reduction procedure. There are some things to consider when evaluating your candidacy for this surgery.

Women should be in good overall health and not have any underlying medical concerns that can be impacted by a surgical procedure. It’s important that anyone who undergoes this type of cosmetic procedure is at a healthy weight. Any drastic change in weight, whether losing or gaining, can impact the results of this surgery.

Breast Reduction Before and After Gallery

What happens after the surgery?

There are some after effects that you can expect from breast reduction surgery. These may require some downtime in order to heal properly and ensure that you get the best results. Common concerns that patients face after the surgery could include some swelling and tenderness on the breasts. There may also be some moderate bruising around the incision sites.

Pain management will be offered to ensure that you are comfortable during recovery. Breast reduction is performed as day surgery but patients can opt to stay overnight to make sure hat there are no complications after surgery. Protective dressings will be on the incisions on your breasts immediately afterward, to protection the incisions.

Post operative LED Light Therapy is strongly recommended to decrease your downtime and speed healing immediately after your surgery. The treatment is convenient and can be combined with your post operative visits. Lasting only 13 minutes and completely painless, LED Light Therapy is clinically proven to dramatically reduce the swelling and bruising that can occur after your surgery. Please speak to Dr Laniewski or one of his consultants to book in your treatment.

You will have to wear a supportive bra post-surgery to encourage the best healing process after your breast surgery. Dr Laniewski will discuss the importance of this garment with you during your consultation.

Patients typically take up to two weeks off work so that they can comfortably recover from the surgery. Rest will be a needed an important part of your recovery. Avoiding strenuous exercise for up to six weeks is advisable. Everyone recovers and heals at his or her own pace. Your surgeon will be able to advise you on when is the best time for you to return to normal activities and your daily routine.

It can take up to several weeks after the surgery before you see the true results of your breast reduction surgery. Swelling can take a few months to completely reduce.

How much does a breast reduction cost?

There are a number of factors that can impact the costs of a breast reduction. The technique that your surgeon uses can factor into the cost. A breast reduction could be combined with a liposuction procedure. This will help to ensure optimal results. This will also alter much you could expect to pay for the surgery.

Some patients opt to undergo a tummy tuck at the same time, which will also impact your expected costs.

You may also be responsible for other fees related to the surgery. You also may need to factor in the costs of missed time from work, as it can take up to two weeks before you will be able to return to your workplace.
Some breast reduction procedures can be partially paid for by insurance. It’s important to examine your coverage, as it may be needed for physical comfort.

To ensure that you get the most accurate price for your breast reduction, you should express your goals with your doctor. Keep in mind that you may also need to consider postoperative appointment costs. Your consultation with Dr Laniewski will be your opportunity to learn about the associated costs with your planned breast reduction.

Breast reduction surgery can differ from some of the other breast surgery types. Reduction surgery is most often needed to address medical and chronic pain concerns. This could include chronic neck or back pain.

It is recommended that women wait until they have fully matured prior before undergoing a breast reduction. The same holds true for men who are considering a reduction procedure. However, some teenagers can qualify if they have developed excessively larger breasts at a young age. It is now accepted that such young women do not have to wait to adulthood to benefit from surgery.

Breast reduction surgery involves a skills and training, and should only be performed by a highly trained specialist in plastic surgery. Dr Laniewski offers his patients years of training and expertise in plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He is one of Sydney’s leading plastic surgeons. If breast reduction surgery is something you would like to consider, our consultation process will give you a thorough understanding of this procedure.

“Some of my happiest patients are those who have undertaken breast reduction surgery. They comment upon their new-found freedom minus the pain and the weight of their large breasts.”

We also offer other cosmetic surgeries such as tummy tucks, rhinoplasty, breast enhancement and many more. Call 1300 322 337 to discuss your needs with one of our Sydney based cosmetic consultants or to make your personal appointment with Dr Laniewski.