Women who have spent years feeling uncomfortable or self-conscious because of overly large breasts visit Dr Ben Norris at Form and Face to find out if breast reduction surgery can help. They’re reassured to learn that reduction mammoplasty – the medical term for this surgery – has one of the highest satisfaction rates among patients. How high? In 2012, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported on a study in Denmark that found: 90% of women who had breast reduction surgery rated their cosmetic outcome as good or very good after 6 months.
Additionally, the study found that patients who were educated by their surgeons prior to their procedure were more likely to be satisfied with their outcomes. In that spirit, we’ve created this informative article to help readers who are considering breast reduction surgery prepare for the best.
6 Important Ways Breast Reduction Surgery Makes Women Feel Better
The reasons women visit Dr Norris for breast reduction at Form and Face vary from patient to patient. However, most are eager to enjoy:
- Relief from breast, neck, and back pain related to heavy, pendulous breasts.
- Relief from shoulder grooves caused by bra straps.
- Relief from under-breast rashes caused by moisture trapped beneath excessive skin.
- Protection from chronic irritation under the breasts can lead to permanent discolouration and scarring.
- Better range of motion, in general, and the ability to run and play sports without discomfort.
- Feeling of self-confidence and a sense that their breasts are in proportion to the rest of their body.
Breast Reduction Techniques: Which is Right for You?
There are three main incision patterns used in breast reduction surgery. The correct choice is important in helping to minimise visible scarring. Dr Norris routinely performs short scar techniques – this means you are unlikely to end up with the old style anchor scar.
- Lollipop shape – In this technique, the incision is made only around the areola and straight down the midline of the breast. The horizontal incision is not used. Dr Norris generally recommends this approach for patients whose breast reduction surgery will be between 300 and 500 grams.
- Peri Areolar – In this technique, the incision is made only around the areola. It is recommended for women with relatively small breasts and excellent skin tone.
Dr Norris works carefully to ensure that each patient’s breast reduction is a success at Form and Face. As a highly-skilled plastic surgeon with extensive experience performing breast reduction surgery, he evaluates each patient on a case-by-case basis to determine where breast tissue will be removed, where it will remain untouched, and where the incisions will be placed for minimum visibility.
Breast Reduction Surgery at Form & Face
If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your breasts and feel that they are not in proportion to your body, or if overly large breasts are causing you physical discomfort, please contact Form and Face on 02 9387 3800 to schedule an exploratory consultation.