Breast Reduction

Extremely large breasts can make a woman feel self-conscious and embarrassed, as well as physically uncomfortable. Breast reduction can provide relief from back, neck and shoulder problems, and allow for a greater range of activities.

Patients considering breast redution surgery should be aware:

  • Breast reduction is performed by removing breast tissue, fat and excess skin. 
  • Usually the nipple is moved to a higher position on the breast. 
  • Scars will result from the surgery and Dr Brown will discuss this on consultation. 
  • This procedure takes 2-3 hours and is performed under a general anaesthetic in hospital. 
  • An overnight stay in hospital is generally required.
  • Bruising, tightness and swelling after surgery are normal. 
  • These side effects subside as the breasts begin to heal (usually between 4-6 weeks), during which time a supportive bra must be worn.

To learn more about breast reduction, and to make an appointment with Dr Brown please contact our practice today.

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