Many women with large breasts suffer from neck and back pain, can suffer from rashes under the breasts and often find exercise difficult due to the weight of the breasts on the chest.
Breast reduction surgery decreases the size and weight of the breasts and lifts the breasts on the chest wall into a more youthful position.
Many studies have been able to demonstrate the significant health and lifestyle benefits to women of breast reduction surgery.
The surgery is done in approved hospitals under a general anaesthetic administered by a specialist anaesthetist. It usually involves a stay in hospital on 1 to 2 nights. The desired size of the breasts after surgery will be discussed with you in depth by your surgeon at your appointment.
Depending on how much tissue needs to be removed and the position of the breast before surgery there are different techniques available. Your surgeon will discuss with you which technique of reduction and lift surgery is most appropriate for you.