Breast Reduction (Mammaplasty)

Breast Reduction Procedures in Melbourne

At DermaMed, we are the cosmetic surgery professionals in Melbourne, with a wealth of experience in breast surgery including breast reduction and can help you feel more comfortable today. A women’s breast often changes over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. These changes and loss of skin elasticity can result from: Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, Weight Fluctuations, Ageing, Gravity, or Genetics.

A Breast reduction procedure is performed to correct excessively large and sagging breasts, which may create unwanted symptoms such as shoulder, neck and backache, postural difficulties and skin problems. As a result, women may feel self-conscious and may find it difficult to find adequate bras and clothing. So why not contact us today to help you alleviate these concerns and get the shape and size you desire.

Some benefits of a breast reduction surgery include: Giving the breast a more pleasing shape. By removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding breast contour. The breasts will look smaller, better-shaped and firmer after the surgery.

There will be less strain on the back and neck, which will result in the reduction of back and neck pain. Irritation of the skin underneath the breasts will be reduced. You will feel more self-confident and comfortable about your body. You will be able to exercise more effectively.


Types of Breast Reduction Surgery:

The breast reduction procedure is quite straight forward. Surgery involves:

The surgeon makes an incision (cut) around the nipple. The incision is continued in a straight vertical line to the breast crease. Sometimes, a further cut is made in the crease beneath the breast.

The nipple remains attached to its blood and nerve supply at all times.

Excess skin, fat and glandular tissue is removed.

The surgeon puts stitches deep inside the breast tissue to add support.

Skin incisions are brought together and closed.

The treatment results in firmer, proportionately shaped breasts and allows the natural elastic tissue in the breast to retract.

Minimal Scar (lollipop type incision)

Some women may benefit from minimal scar breast reduction. The traditional breast reduction technique involves an “anchor” type scar pattern. There is a circular scar around the areolar (coloured area around the nipple), a vertical component and a long horizontal scar based in the fold beneath the breast.

Anchor Type Incision

This technique may be required if the breasts are very large, and a large amount of skin, fat and glandular tissue is required to be removed in order to achieve the desired result. The horizontal scar is placed beneath the breast and is hidden within the breast fold.

Breast Reduction Melbourne
Anchor type incision            Lollipop type incision

Learn more about breast reduction

Breast reduction is a seamless process, usually done under local anaesthesia plus twilight or deep sedation, and takes approximately 3 hours. The recovery time ranges from 2 to 3 weeks and our team will provide you with all the information you need.

Our Doctors will explain the details of your surgery and all of the information about the procedure.

Like any surgical or invasive procedure, there are associated risks. Before proceeding, seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Here at DermaMed, we will discuss with you what choices you have and the benefits of each type of breast reduction. It is our aim to help you achieve the look you’ve always wanted. Learn more about us here.