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What Can Breast Reduction Mammoplasty Surgery Achieve

The purpose of breast reduction mammoplasty surgery is to reduce the size of the breasts, whether it be due to a patient’s personal aesthetic preferences or for functional reasons.

Unlike other types of breast procedures, a breast reduction mammoplasty is not necessarily purely aesthetic-based, and can be done to prevent issues such as back and neck pain, along with poor posture. It therefore has the potential to benefit you in other aspects of your life, as opposed to simply creating an aesthetic change.

In this blog, we will go over the benefits that the procedure may provide for a patient in need of a reduction, and the concerns that it can address. If you’re thinking about getting this procedure, you should ensure that you understand the risks as well, and weigh the risks with the benefits.

What is a breast reduction mammoplasty and what does it involve?

A breast reduction mammoplasty is designed to reduce the size of the breasts, while creating a new shape. Depending on the needs of the patient, it can involve the removal of excess tissue and skin, reshaping the remaining breast tissue, and repositioning the nipples to suit the new shape.

Different incision patterns can be used, depending on how much tissue is removed. Common incision types that Dr Perron uses include the vertical or lollipop method, which involves one circular incision around the areola and a second incision from the areola to the breast crease, and the anchor incision pattern, which is the same as the vertical incision but with a third incision placed along the breast crease. This will outline where any scarring would be visible.

Patients that undergo a breast reduction mammoplasty will have a personalised treatment plan, detailing all of the procedure steps based on the personal needs and aesthetic preferences of the patient.

Concerns that breast reduction mammoplasty surgery can address

Breast reduction mammoplasty surgery addresses oversized breasts, which may cause physical discomfort for some patients. Large breasts can feel quite heavy and put strain on your neck or back, as well as contribute to posture issues over time.

Oversized breasts can also cause issues such as skin irritation or infections underneath the breast, since it may be hard to keep the area under the breasts clean and dry. Although skin concerns can be treated with other methods, if oversized breasts are the cause of the issue, a person might start to consider breast reduction mammoplasty.

Since some of these concerns can impact a person’s health, the procedure may be medically necessary to perform. If this is the case, some of your procedure may be covered by Medicare or private health insurance, if you qualify.

The benefits of personalised, patient-tailored procedures

When performed by a qualified and experienced plastic and cosmetic surgeon, breast reduction mammoplasties can be tailored to meet each patient’s needs.

Personal concerns and aesthetic preferences can be taken into close consideration when creating a personalised procedure plan, aiming to use the most suitable techniques and approach.

Since breast reduction mammoplasty surgery is tailored to the needs of each patient, it may address more concerns and have additional benefits to those mentioned above.

How to know if you need a breast reduction mammoplasty

Patients may benefit from a breast reduction mammoplasty if they feel that the size of their breasts are making them feel physically uncomfortable, are causing neck and back pain or posture issues, and are causing skin irritation underneath the breasts.

The decision to have a breast reduction mammoplasty is a highly personal one, so ultimately, it is up to the patient to decide whether or not they would like to undergo a breast reduction mammoplasty.

Patients can discuss their desires and concerns, during an initial consultation. Our consultations are obligation-free, so patients can decide afterwards whether or not they would like to go ahead with the procedure.

Breast reduction mammoplasty surgery with Dr Perron in Brisbane

Providing patient-centred, supportive and informative breast reduction mammoplasty consultations, Plastic and Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon Dr Justin Perron can give you personalised answers to any of your questions about the procedure.

Performing a variety of surgical procedures that require high attention to detail and patient-tailored procedure steps, he can work with you to create a procedure plan that considers all of your needs, concerns and preferences.

To book your breast reduction mammoplasty surgery consultation in Brisbane, please contact our team.

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