Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction Brisbane

For many medical and cosmetic reasons, a woman may feel her breasts are overly large and pendulous. Breast reduction in Brisbane is becoming an increasingly popular solution.

Dr Samuel Yang and his team understand that breast size and shape preference is completely personal. The size of your breasts may have an impact on your health, wellbeing, movement and even choice of clothing.

Dr Yang performs breast reduction surgery to help women from all walks of life to feel comfortable in their own skin. Most women get early and significant relief from their years of back, neck and shoulder pain. Exercise also becomes possible while bras and clothes are easier to fit into.

Arrange a consultation with Dr Samuel Yang and talk about your surgical options.

What is a breast reduction?

Also known as a reduction mammoplasty, this surgical procedure reduces the size and volume of the breasts and repositions the nipple in a more youthful position. While some may consider this procedure to be cosmetic, the overall health and functional benefits of a breast reduction are significant.

Dr Yang will work closely with you to ensure the outcome relieves any physical burden and improves your overall appearance.

Breast reduction procedure

Many different techniques are used to reduce breast size in an aesthetically pleasing manner. Dr Yang will pay particular attention to your problems, concerns and desires. The most appropriate operation needed to achieve your goals will be tailored to your breasts and chest. Dr Yang’s focuses on reshaping your breasts to a more comfortable size while also retaining their femininity. Oftentimes, the new breasts will look more youthful as they no longer sag and droop to the same extent as before.

Breast reduction results

Results of your surgery will be immediately visible, with bruising, healing and swelling reducing throughout your recovery. Scarring will also diminish over time. Breast reduction surgery does offer a permanent solution, however, breasts are a part of the body that is sensitive to weight gain, weight loss and hormonal changes. Your breasts may change with weight gains and drastic hormonal changes brought on by changes such as pregnancy. For this reason, it is advised to delay breast reduction surgery until you have decided not to have any more children. Like all breast surgeries, breast reduction may also affect your ability to breastfeed.

Your free Breast Reduction Guide

Dr Yang will discuss all the options available to you, depending on the look that you are trying to achieve, your lifestyle, personal preferences and what is suitable for your shape and build. Sam will assess your reasons for surgery and create a personalised treatment plan for you.

To find out more about our breast reduction procedure please contact us or download our FREE guide!

Breast Reduction FAQ's

While personal preference is an important reason to consider breast reduction surgery, there are medical implications to having breasts that are disproportionately large, which range from mild discomfort, to severe back pain and difficulty breathing.

If you experience any of the following problems, you should consider breast reduction surgery.

  • Feeling weighed down or pulled forward by you breasts. Larger breasts are heavier and if your breasts are disproportionately large, they may also be too heavy for your body.
  • Overly large breasts and their weight may affect your posture pulling you forward from the shoulders creating a hunched posture.
  • Bad posture and the weight of overly large breasts combined can contribute to back and shoulder pain a common sign that your breasts may be too large for your frame.
  • Difficulty finding clothes that fit comfortably. Although the fashion industry does play a part in the sizing and shape of clothing disproportionately large breast do make finding clothes and even underwear that fit right. Difficulty finding underwear that fits right is especially concerning as ill-fitting bras can aggravate back problems and feeling of being weighed down while cutting into the shoulders, under the breasts, and leaving scaring and dark marks.
  • Difficulty breathing is one of the most severe signs of oversized breasts. Because of the extra weight on the chest, your breasts may make it difficult to breath especially during exercise and moderate to strenuous activity.
  • Limited mobility and discomfort. Larger breasts are more likely to become pendulous and even with supportive underwear may move uncomfortable, sometimes even causing pain.

There are two main techniques through which a breast reduction can be achieved. The choice of technique depends largely on your preferences and the type of results you and your surgeon are aiming to achieve.

Although surgical incisions do leave scarring, most of the scars should fade over time, making them almost invisible. These incisions allow your surgeon to remove excess skin and re-shape the breasts giving you a natural looking perk as well as undoing the sagging caused by the sudden reduction in volume of the breasts, as well as positioning the nipple and areola in a place that will look natural on the new size of the breast.

Read more about aftercare and healing after breast surgery.

When considering the effects overly large breasts can have on your general health and comfort; the main benefits of a breast reduction are a reversal of those problems, including relief of back, shoulder and neck pain, reduced upper body weight which gives you the opportunity to correct your posture and improve your balance, as well as relieving the pressure on your chest which may cause breathing problems.

There are also cosmetic benefits to having a breast reduction, including the option to re-shape and lift your breasts, as well as reducing the likelihood of skin irritation and darkening underneath the breasts. A breast reduction can make movement, exercise and other activities easier for you by reducing the weight and size of your breasts which may hamper your movement.

Breast reduction scars

Although surgical incisions do leave scarring, most of the scars should fade over time, making them almost invisible. These incisions allow your surgeon to remove excess skin and re-shape the breasts giving you a natural looking perk as well as undoing the sagging caused by the sudden reduction in volume of the breasts, as well as positioning the nipple and areola in a place that will look natural on the new size of the breast.

Read more about aftercare and healing after breast surgery.

Recovery time and post-operative care

Recovery from breast surgery is accelerated by rest and avoidance of strenuous activity. Ignoring this may cause pain, exacerbate discomfort or cause injury.

Immediately after surgery your breasts will be dressed and bandaged. Your surgeon will prescribe pain medication as it is common to experience pain and discomfort post operatively. When bandages are removed you will need to wear a surgical bra. This will help alleviate strain on your recovering breasts.

Returning to work post-surgery

You may return to work once you no longer need the pain medication. However, it is advised that you minimise strenuous activity. As well as avoid underwire bras for four weeks as this may hamper the healing of both internal tissue.

With his tailor made attitude to plastic surgery, Dr Yang will discuss and plan post-operative consultations with each patient. This will allow him to monitor your recovery, answer any questions and see to and concerns you may have with your care.

Request your personalised appointment with Dr Samuel Yang to discuss your surgery options.

Breast reduction and liposuction

To achieve a reduction with minimal scaring, your plastic surgeon could use liposuction to remove excess fat from your breasts. This technique, although still an invasive surgical procedure offers minimal manipulation of the breast tissue and is focused purely on reducing the size and weight of the breasts.

Patients who wish to reduce their breast size and weight with minimal handling and restructuring of the breasts may prefer this option. However for those looking to reshape their breasts and increase firmness, a breast reduction is required.

Breast Reduction Surgery Brisbane

Dr Samuel Yang is a qualified plastic surgeon, who works closely with his patients to achieve their plastic surgery goals. He will ensure you’re comfortable and well-informed before proceeding with surgery.

During a consultation with Dr Yang, he will perform an examination to help you understand how the size of your breast may be impacting the rest of your body. Dr Yang will provide you will the correct surgical advice to suit your individual needs. If you have any questions regarding our procedures or would like to book a consultation with Dr Yang, don’t hesitate to contact us.