Breast reduction surgery not only improves your look but also your lifestyle.
Breast reduction surgery has changed remarkably over the past decade. The operation has become one of not only simple reduction, but also of shape improvement, rejuvenation and lift. The prime motivator of women seeking this type of surgery is often not only an improvement breast aesthetics but also an improvement in lifestyle. These women report difficulty with exercise, activities of everyday living, finding appropriately sized bras, maintaining hygiene under the breast and troublesome strap marks. But this can all be changed with a single procedure!
Dr Miroshnik specialises in the modern style vertical breast reduction procedure which allows for a volume reduction, reshaping, nipple/areola reduction and breast lift all in the one operation. Importantly, all these changes are achieved with as small a scar as possible. Either a short vertical scar or commonly, a small ‘T’ shaped incision is used which is significantly smaller than the conventional anchor method. A traditional complete, larger T-incision (or anchor technique) is reserved for those with extraordinarily large breasts and great surpluses of skin. Liposuction to the breast or accessory tissue at the tail of the breast may also be added to further tailor the result to the individual.
A brief description of each of these techniques is listed below for information purposes. Dr Miroshnik, however, will give you the exact details of which operation is right for you during your consultation at our Sydney clinic. As the breast needs to not only be reduced, but also reshaped and lifted, surgical treatments are customised by Dr Miroshnik during your consultation.
Patient Requirements for those undergoing a Breast Reduction
- No smoking or nicotine intake for at least 4 weeks pre- and 4 weeks post- surgery.
- No anti-inflammatory tablets eg. Aspirin and Ibuprofen (Nurofen) for at least 10 days prior to surgery.
Breast Reduction Surgery Recovery Milestones
- Minimum 10-14 days off work.
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