Breast reduction or ‘breast reduction mammaplasty’ is a cosmetic procedure to reduce overly large or sagging breasts to achieve a more pleasing size and shape. It can improve posture and enable you to exercise again, as well as enhance overall appearance and wellbeing.
Breast Reduction Surgery in Perth
Large breasts can be debilitating. Many women suffer from discomfort during physical activity and often live with constant pain in the lower neck, shoulders or back, or the breasts themselves. A Perth breast reduction can help to overcome these concerns. It is as much a functional operation as it is an aesthetic one.
A breast reduction in Perth may be an option for you if:
- You feel uncomfortable with the size of your breasts.
- You suffer pain in the lower neck, shoulders or back, or the breasts themselves.
- You feel discomfort during physical activity.
Book a Free Consultation
To find out if Perth breast reduction surgery is right for you, the first step is to book a free consultation with our breast nurse. She will discuss your expectations and what size you would like to achieve. Pricing and post-operative care will also be discussed.
Your consultation is completely free of charge and without obligation. If you decide to proceed further, an appointment with one of our specialist plastic surgeons will be arranged. X-rays may be required prior to surgery.
At Assure Cosmetic Centre, you are in the care of an expert medical team. You will always feel informed, comfortable and confident.
Frequently Asked Questions
The goal of your surgery is to reduce your breasts to a size that is in better proportion with your physique and makes you feel more comfortable. Your plastic surgeon at Assure Cosmetic Centre is the best person to determine if your expectations are achievable.
Our Perth plastic surgeons use various modern techniques for breast reduction surgery. Each aims to remove excess breast tissue, recontour the breast and reposition the nipple. Your plastic surgeon will take your physical condition and individual needs into consideration to determine the technique that is best for you.
Surgery for a breast reduction in Perth is performed in an accredited hospital under general anaesthesia. The average length of stay is 2-4 days and your plastic surgeon will advise you as to your recovery period. You will need to attend a post-operative consultation approximately 5-7 days after breast reduction surgery, and again 4 weeks later.
Scars are an inevitable result of any surgery. However, with a breast reduction scars are usually hidden on the underside of the breasts and become less visible with time, usually fading within 6-12 months. Assure’s specialist plastic surgeons have extensive experience with the latest surgical techniques, including the ‘short scar’ technique.
Unwanted side effects from a breast reduction are uncommon. There may be an alteration in sensation of the nipples but this often improves with time. Most women have one breast smaller than the other, and it is possible that this slight size difference may remain after surgery. Modern surgery techniques can preserve the ability to breastfeed and this should be discussed with your plastic surgeon if it is important to you.
A post-operative care plan will be discussed with you before and after your procedure. Post-operative reviews will also be scheduled. You can expect some bruising and swelling for a few weeks after surgery. Returning to work and your normal activities is an individual matter, and your plastic surgeon will advise you. Most patients are back to their regular routine in 2-3 weeks, although resuming strenuous exercise may take a little longer. Depending on your type of work, you can expect to resume work 2-6 weeks after breast reduction surgery.
The initial consultation with your plastic surgeon will cost approximately $185 and take about 40 minutes. If a Medicare item applies to your potential procedure then you will be entitled to a rebate from Medicare of approximately $75, providing you have a written referral from your GP or specialist. GP referrals are valid for 12 months and specialist referrals for 3 months.
Your plastic surgeon will provide an indication of the likely procedure costs, which will include your surgeon’s fee, anaesthetist’s fees and hospital and theatre fees. Your surgeon’s fee includes all post-operative care and nurse dressings. Pricing of your surgeon’s fee will vary from case to case but an indicative range is $5,000 to $7,000 excluding GST.
There are Medicare and private health insurance rebates available for breast reduction surgery in Perth. Your surgeon can provide you with more information, but you would then need to talk to your private health insurer to determine exactly how much cover they will provide and confirm what your final out-of-pocket costs will be.
A good starting point is to book a consultation with one of our experienced team at Assure Cosmetic Centre. You will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns and ask questions. You will be provided with detailed information regarding the treatments or procedures that can help you, the expected outcomes, and the costs involved. Click here to make an appointment.
The Australian Foundation for Plastic Surgery (part of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons) is a helpful and reliable source of information online. Their website is an excellent place to research a range of surgical procedures and non-surgical treatments, and view video animations. Click here to visit their website.