Breast Reduction
Breast Reduction

Women with extremely large, pendulous breasts may suffer from a number of medical complaints caused by the heavy weight. These can range from back and neck pain, irritable skin and breathing problems to skeletal disfigurement. Bra straps are prone to leave marks on the shoulders and women with excessively large breasts can feel uncomfortable and embarrassed.

To help women in these circumstances, breast reduction, or reduction mammaplasty (the technical term), is available. During this procedure, fat, glandular tissue and skin are taken from the breasts to make them firmer, smaller and lighter. A by-product may also be a smaller areola (the area of darker skin surrounding the nipple). The objective is to leave the patient with smaller, well-proportioned breasts, in keeping with the rest of their body.*

Having read this summary, women considering breast reduction will have a basic understanding of the operation, to know when it can help, how it's performed, and what outcomes may be expected. Of course, all concerns can't possibly be dealt with here. Every individual is unique.*



  • Painful, heavy, pendulous breasts
  • Neck ache, back ache
  • Physical limitations
  • Clothing restrictions
  • Pathology
  • Appearance
  • You will need to spend at least 2 nights in hospital. Someone will need to pick you up, as you will be unable to drive
  • You need to discuss scar minimization techniques
  • Plan to take 7 to 10 days off work
  • Keep visitors to a minimum
  • Rest
  • Resume gym/exercise in 6 weeks
  • Stay in easy access to hospital/rooms for 7 days in case you need medical attention.If you are from the country or overseas, we can assist you in finding accommodation
  • Wound infection
  • Painful or unattractive scarring
  • Asymmetry
  • Wound breakdown (dehiscence)
  • Difficulty with breast-feeding
  • Breast re-growth
  • Subjective dissatisfaction





* Disclaimer

* Disclaimer - Results may vary from person to person