A breast reduction can be a life-changing procedure. From making you feel more confident to eliminating aches and pains, there are countless reasons to get a breast reduction.
After years of neck and shoulder pain, skin rashes, painful bras, and feeling self-conscious, many breast reduction patients say that they only regret not having had the procedure done sooner. In fact, of all cosmetic surgeries, breast reduction has the highest reported rate of patient satisfaction.
If you are unhappy with the size or shape of your breasts, you have come to the right place. Based in Sydney, Dr Turner is dedicated to turning your dreams into a reality. Whether you are looking for a major transformation or a subtle change, he can help you. Here’s everything that you need to know about getting a breast reduction.
Also called reduction mammoplasty, this is one of the most common plastic surgeries in the world. Breast reductions are done for both cosmetic and practical reasons. Large, heavy breasts can be transformed into a smaller and more youthful shape with improved symmetry. While we often focus on the reduction of size, the enhancement of shape is another incredibly important aspect of getting a breast reduction. The procedure can reverse sagging and create perky breasts. A breast reduction can also reduce the size of nipples and areola areas.
When you visit our Sydney clinic for a breast reduction consultation, Dr Turner will examine your breasts and talk about your unique desires and concerns. This is definitely not a one-size-fits-all procedure that simply makes your breasts smaller. The goal of the procedure is to develop the ideal shape, size, and curvature for your body. To achieve your aspirations, Dr Turner will create a tailor-made plan based on your input.
During your breast reduction operation, a small incision will be made around the areola that extends into the breast fold. There are different techniques that suit different women. When you come to our Sydney clinic, Dr Turner will talk to you about both the anchor or short scar technique. There are advantages and disadvantages to both types of techniques. The doctors will review each option and make a recommend for the techniques that will best achieve your goals.
One benefit of the short scar technique is that there is a smaller incision and the procedure is faster. The advantage of the conventional anchor scar techniques is that it allows for extra skin to eliminate while creating a stable point at for the new breast to be situated on your chest.
Dr Turner is an expert in breast reduction surgery and will take every aspect into consideration. He will then create a strategy and treatment plan for your breast reduction that addresses excess breast tissue and reshapes your breasts into a natural-looking perky breasts that are proportionate to your frame.
Countless women say that their breast reduction is the best thing that they have ever done for themselves. Beyond just eliminating pain and looking beautiful, a breast reduction can open up a whole new world of possibility. After feeling self-conscious and uncomfortable for their entire lives, many women suddenly feel like a new person after getting a breast reduction. They can exercise with ease and take part in sports. They can get a whole new wardrobe. Even going to the beach is as stress-free as, well, a day at the beach!
WHAT TO EXCEPT FROM BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY?
Significant advances in breast reduction techniques have been made over the past few years and it’s now safer and more reliable than ever. When you come for a breast reduction surgery, you will visit a fully accredited Sydney hospital and be placed under general anaesthesia with the assistance of a qualified anaesthetist.
A breast reduction operation takes around three hours to perform. Most women spend one night in the hospital while there are occasionally patients who are discharged the same day. The exact technique used in your breast reduction will depend on your body and your desires. The incisions types will be established during your initial consultation at our Sydney office and will be based on your unique needs and desires.
Once the incision is made, sutures are placed deep within your breast tissue to support the new shape of your breast and the excess tissue will be removed. After the excess fat and breast tissue are removed, the nipple and areola are moved to a higher position to reshape the breast. In addition to reducing the size of your breast, Dr Turner will typically perform liposuction on the sides of chest to create a smooth look. The exact amount of time that you spend in surgery will depend on how dramatic of a change you are making.
TYPES OF BREAST REDUCTION INCISIONS
This type of incision involves two circular lines made around the areola, with one larger than the other. All of the skin and breast tissue can be removed in this space. This method of breast results leaves one scar around the areola, which is easily camouflaged. The drawback to this method is that it doesn’t allow for a significant lift of your breast.
The short scar, also known as the Lollipop Scar, is Dr Turner’s preferred technique as it results in minimal scarring. An incision is placed around the areola complex with an incision placed vertically down to the breast crease. This is an ideal option for patients looking for a mild to moderate change.
One great thing about this incision type is that it has a lower risk of abnormal sensation to the nipple as well as a reduced risk of blood supply problems to the nipple and a lower risk of blood loss during surgery.
The anchor method is Dr Turner’s preferred method of doing a breast reduction on large breast. This type of breast reduction uses an inverted-T incision, which begins with an incision around the areola complex, extends vertically down the breast and along the inframammary crease.
Using pencil-thin incisions that follow the curvature of the breasts, Dr Turner is able to conceal the scars into the breast folds and areola. While there will always be a small line, the scar tissue will reduce over time.
BREAST GLAND RESECTION
After a breast reduction, the remaining tissue in your breasts that maintains the blood supply as well as the nerve supply to your nipples is called the pedicle. When you visit our Sydney clinic for a consultation, Dr Turner will discuss every option with you and work with you to create a treatment plan that will give you your dream results. The most commonly pedicle designs are inferior pedicle, superior pedicle, and medial pedicle.
The most widely used technique in breast reduction, the inferior pedicle is a versatile and safe method that is effective in maintaining nipple sensation and the ability to breast-feed. This method is often used in conjunction with the T shape incision to create a significant reduction in size.
An ideal option for women who need a minor reduction, the superior pedicle will lift your breasts and reduce the size with minimal scarring.
Used with both short scar and anchor incisions, this is a versatile method that creates fullness and enhances cleavage while reducing the overall size of your breasts.
Creating a natural look is all about finding the perfect shape for you body and creating ideal nipple placement. Dr Turner will identity the most natural location for the nipple to create a perky and youthful look that is symmetrical and round. Because of the natural colour and texture of your nipples, there is almost no visible scar once fully healed.
ASYMMETRICAL BREAST REDUCTION
Asymmetrical breasts are an incredibly common problem for many women. While all women have breasts that are slightly different from each other, some women have a more dramatic difference. If you are bothered by a lack of symmetry, Dr Turner can address this during a breast reduction to create a more symmetrical look.
LIPOSUCTION AND BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY
Liposuction can be incorporated in a breast reduction in a couple of different ways. You can opt to have a liposuction-only breast reduction, which leaves no scars on your breasts. However this does not address excess skin or nipple placement so unfortunately has a very limited role in breast reduction.
Liposuction is often used to accompany other types of breast reductions to contour the area around your breasts and your back. It is very common that women with very large breasts have fat deposits around their breasts. A liposuction will remove this excess fat to create a balanced, sleek look.
CALL DR TURNER IF YOU EXPERIENCE THE FOLLOWING:
Scheduling a consultation with the Sydney Institute of Plastic Surgery is the first step in transforming your body. We understand that this is a big step for many women, especially those who have never undergone a cosmetic procedure. To ensure that you are comfortable and confident every step of the way, we lay out of detailed map of exactly what to expect at a consultation in our Sydney clinic.
When you come for a consultation, Dr Turner and his staff will:
During your first visit to the Sydney office, Dr Turner will ask you about your breast health history as well as your family history to determine your suitability for breast surgery. He will also give you a breast exam to look for any potential abnormalities.
When Dr Turner feels confident that you are good candidate for the procedure, he will have an in-depth conversation with you about breast reduction. He will discuss your breast reduction operation, your expectations, and your concerns. The doctor will assess the quality of your breast skin, breast volume, and your weight and height. He will take routine pre-op photographs so that before and after photos are available for you and your medical records.
It’s key to remember that a consultation is not a commitment. Visiting the Sydney Institute of Plastic Surgery is an opportunity to learn about your options. After your conversation with Dr Turner, you can take your time to consider the options before deciding on a procedure.