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Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction Surgery Information

Procedure
Reduce the size and improve the shape of a woman's breasts.
Length
2-4 hours depending upon the technique
Anesthesia
Usually general anesthesia; smaller reductions intravenous sedation with local.
In / OutPatient
Usually outpatient.
Side Effects
Prolonged swelling and delayed healing, bruising.
Risks
Unfavorable scarring, loss of nipple sensation, loss of ability to breastfeed, loss of nipple and breast tissue, unsatisfactory shape, and failure to achieve aesthetic goals.
Recovery
Work 1-2 weeks, most normal activities 4-6 weeks.
Duration
Usually permanent in that it never needs to be done again.

ACCSM Breast Reduction Registry: List of Doctors who are trained in Breast Reduction

  Location Name Contact
  NSW, Double Bay Mr Hodgkinson, Darryl 02 9362 7400    Website
  QLD, Brisbane Mr Konrat, Georgina 07 3391 5710
  QLD, Fortitude Valley Mr Topchian, David 1800 745 536
  VIC, Malvern East Mr Topchian, David 1800 745 536