Breast reduction and breast lifting can give patients a great sense of physical relief as well as an improvement in body confidence and self-esteem
Breast reduction refers to the surgical reduction in volume of the breasts. Breast Lift or mastopexy refers to surgically elevating the nipple and breast tissue to a level that is considered more youthful.
Breast Reduction and Breast lifting (mastopexy) represent a continuum of procedures. All Breast reductions need a component of lifting to relocate the nipple at a more youthful height. Breast Lifting represents the same procedure with little or no volume reduction.
Breast reduction is undoubtedly one of the most satisfying procedures in Plastic Surgery. Patients seeking a breast reduction have often lived with a lifetime of discomfort in the upper back, neck and shoulders. They dislike the way their breasts look and the way their breasts make them feel.
Symptomatic relief from the burden of heavy breasts has far reaching improvements in wellbeing. This has been shown time and time again to be a procedure, which improves your quality of life on many levels.
You will have less pain, tightness and discomfort from bra-straps. You will find it simpler to dress without having the need to wear heavy or double bras. You will have a slimmer, more youthful body image and you may well be able to pursue sports that you could not previously. These improvements in quality of life often equate to the more intangible benefits related to improved energy levels confidence, happiness and self-esteem.
There are many ways to do a breast lift or reduction. The various techniques have different scar patterns and can produce different shapes of breasts. The intricacies of the surgery and the absolute reduction amount will be discussed at your initial consultation.
It is important to keep in mind that our surgeons share the same goals as you when it comes to breast reduction or breast lifting. They do not want you to be defined by large breasts and hope to achieve a more balanced and youthful body shape for you. They want you to have symmetrical, youthful appearing breasts while relieving the pain of heavy breasts.
The initial consultation will focus on your goals while exploring the idiosyncrasies of your general health, body shape, chest shape, breast size, shape and symmetry.
Dr Rodney Cooter has a special interest in breast aesthetic surgery and is well equipped to help you achieve your goals.