Many Australian women suffer from incredible back and shoulder pain from excessively large breasts. Having large breasts affects a woman’s ability to be active as well as choose supportive garments and attractive clothing. Unbeknownst to many, men can also receive a specialised male breast reduction to correct gynecomastia, which is when a hormonal imbalance causes the enlargement of the male breast gland.
Breast reduction surgery can significantly improve the quality of life for large-breasted women, affecting how they feel about themselves as well as alleviating the physical difficulties that they can suffer from. Choosing to have breast reduction surgery can not only alleviate serious back, neck and shoulder pain but also contribute to renewed self-esteem and energy for life.
The purpose of breast reduction surgery is to make the breasts smaller in size, which means that they are less heavy and lifted in appearance. This is a surgery that is offered by Dr Laniewski.
What happens during a Breast Reduction?
The aim in breast reduction surgery is to lift and reshape the breast and nipples, as well as reducing overall volume. Excess breast tissue, fat and skin is removed during the procedure, if necessary, liposuction may also be used to reshape the areas around the breast. The breast areola and nipple are then lifted to a higher, more attractive and youthful position through making incisions. The procedure normally takes around 90 minutes to three hours to complete, depending on the patient and the extent of the breast reduction that is needed.
What Technique will be Used?
The traditional T-Incision Technique does produce excellent, long-lasting results in breast reduction surgery, although is used less frequently due to the size of the scar it can leave. Dr Laniewski uses a refined non-vertical scar technique that minimizes scarring and makes the results of breast reduction more natural looking. Results are discreet and aesthetically pleasing. As long as normal weight is maintained the result will be excellent for many years to come. Before the surgery begins, skin markings will be made to the patient so that incisions follow this guidance during the procedure.
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 for them and there will be no pain during the incisions. But, it is important to note that there can be some after effects to surgery that will require some rest and recovery.
What happens after a Breast Reduction?
There are some after effects that you can expect from breast reduction, which will require some downtime in order to heal properly and gain the best results. Common symptoms that patients feel after the surgery include some swelling and tenderness to the breasts, as well as bruising. Pain relief will be offered to make patients more comfortable. It is likely that you will stay in the hospital for one or two nights after a breast reduction to make sure that the surgery has gone well. Dressing will be on the breasts immediately afterwards to protection the incisions.
You will have to wear a supportive bra post-surgery to encourage the best healing process after a breast reduction. This will be worn for a number of weeks and you will be advised on this during your consultation.
Patients normally take around one or two weeks off work for a breast reduction and recovery from surgery afterwards. Rest will be needed and it is recommended that you avoid strenuous exercise for up to six weeks. Everyone will heal differently and this will depend on your own circumstances and 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.
The results of a breast reduction can be realised gradually over time as the breasts heal and swelling fades. This can be several months after the procedure.
Breast reduction surgery in Sydney differs from some other types of breast surgery as it tends to be carried out to correct medical concerns such as backache, rather than purely aesthetic reasons. Therefore, it can be performed in women of any age once breast maturity has been reached.
Breast reduction surgery involves a highly skilled technique and is undertaken only by a highly trained specialist in plastic surgery. Dr Laniewski’s years of training and expertise in plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery makes him one of Sydney’s leading plastic surgeons. If a breast reduction 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.”