Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction with Sydney Plastic Surgeon Dr Ellis Choy

Droopy and large breasts are one of the many issues that bring discomfort for many women. This can also cause a considerable amount of embarrassment and uneasiness for some women, especially when embarking on sports or other physical activities. It may be awkward or painful for some who have large breasts to participate in some physical activities since the heaviness of the breasts will hinder them to perform better. If you are experiencing these challenges, schedule your in-person consultation with Dr Choy today.

Psychological Issues Brought About by Large Breasts

Both mature and younger women psychologically suffer when they have this condition. For older women, the thought of having uplifted breast once and then noticing them getting droopy over time may be very stressful which will affect their level of self-esteem. For younger generations, problems resulting from poor body image may hinder psychosocial development. One example is when your large breasts are not in proportion with your weight and height. It may be very embarrassing for teenagers or young women to wear swimsuits or other clothing that will require unwelcome attention to their large breasts.

Undergoing breast reduction treatment can help you reclaim your self-confidence, eliminating the insecurities you may have about your cup size. If you find yourself desiring freedom from the emotions and experiences that your overly large chest burdens you with, Dr Ellis Choy can grant you the peace of mind you’re after. Moreover, the treatment is strategically carried out to allow for a seamless, natural and cosmetically beautiful final result.

Your path to a positive self-body image starts here.

Physical Problems Associated with Overly Large Breasts

As well as the possible psychological problems with having large breasts, there is also a wide range of physical complaints which women may encounter. We have explored a few of the most common complaints below. If you are experiencing any of these, or any other problem caused by your large breasts, plastic surgery for breast reduction or restructuring of breast tissue may provide a solution. Get in touch with Dr Ellis Choy and his team to arrange a consultation.

Neck and Back Pain

Perhaps the most common long-term physical complaint reported by women with overly large breasts is neck and back pain. This is because of the additional strain placed on the neck and back due to the distribution of weight across the chest.

By reducing the size of your breasts, your plastic surgeon Dr Ellis Choy can significantly lighten the weight on your chest and thereby reduce the stress placed on these areas.

Shoulder Pain

Neck and shoulder pain is a common complaint from women with large, heavy breasts. While the shoulders do not appear to take as much strain as the neck or back, in fact, the additional weight can also be damaging to this area.

Undergoing cosmetic surgery for breast reduction can lessen this pain and give you a better range of movement in your arms. This will help you to complete daily tasks which your larger breasts may have inhibited in the past.

Difficulty in Exercising

Excessively large and heavy breasts may impact on your range of movement, but can also cause serious problems for women with who wish to exercise. The additional weight, accompanied by the movement of the breasts may make exercising very difficult.

Even more mundane aspects of exercise may be affected, such as finding the right workout clothes or sports bras. Large-breasted women frequently find it difficult to find clothing which they feel comfortable when exercising, further dissuading them from the active life they long to have.

As we know, exercise is necessary for a fit and healthy life, and can also be the catalyst to avoid any severe health problems which generally come with long periods of inactivity. Breast reduction cosmetic surgery is the key to unlock the benefits of exercise and an active lifestyle.

Chafing, Rashes and Skin Irritation

Larger breasts are much more likely to sag or droop than smaller breasts, simply due to their relative weight and size. This causes areas of moist skin beneath the breasts, which can cause skin irritations and other complaints. The repeated movement of the breasts against the skin of the abdomen can also cause chafing.

Resizing and restructuring the breasts will help to eliminate this by removing much of the weight and mass of the breasts, and any sagging or drooping.

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What to Expect During the Breast Reduction Procedure

Whether you’re experiencing chronic back pain or your blouses don’t seem to fit right, breast reduction surgery is designed to give your cup size a more comfortable and natural look. As a popular option for many women across Australia, this treatment helps to define your breasts to be more minimalistic and reduced, all the while helping you to feel positive and comfortable with your figure.

During the breast reduction surgery, Dr Ellis Choy will remove any extra tissue, glandular fat and excess skin, freeing the area from excessive weight and size. While this procedure is being carried out, he will also reshape and contour the area to give a natural, perkier result.

The procedure itself is often carried out in a hospital or local outpatient facility, depending on the circumstances and the surgeon involved.  No matter the location, you’ll be placed under general anesthesia, but there may also be other options open to you if it’s necessary.

As he works his way through the process, the nipples and areolas will usually remain attached to the tissue underneath your breasts, meaning you won’t lose sensation after the surgery.

However, if your breasts are significantly enlarged, it may be necessary to remove and reposition both the areola and the nipple. During your consult, Dr Ellis Choy will discuss all options with you, giving you a clear insight into what you can expect, as well as the breast reduction cost itself.

Once the excess tissue and fat have been removed, it may be necessary for liposuction to be applied, to reduce the cup size effectively. If your areolas don’t seem to suit the new size of your breasts after the tissue has been lifted, shaped and re-contoured, Dr Choy may reduce the size of these as well.

What to Expect After a Breast Reduction Surgical Procedure

When the breast reduction plastic surgery is complete, your plastic surgeon Dr Ellis Choy or a member of his team will provide you with an outpatient consultation.

As every case is different – and breast reduction procedures are carried out to different extents and on different levels – it is difficult to say precisely what you will experience. However, the outpatient session will give you all the answers you need.

In most cases, you can expect some soreness and discomfort immediately after the surgical procedure and for some time. There may also be some loss of sensation in the nipples or the breast tissue after the procedure, and this loss of sensation may be long-term or even permanent in some cases.

You can also expect downtime from your daily exercises and routine for about two to four weeks, depending on the complexity and nature of your treatment. During this time, Dr Choy will ask that you adhere to all guidelines given so that you can provide your body with the best road to recovery. The steps you will need to take may look something like this:

  • Take all prescribed medication given to you for the first week.
  • Undergo drainage of excess fluids or blood for the first week.
  • Avoid ‘adult activities’ for up to a week.
  • Aim to have at least one to two weeks off work.
  • If you have a physical job, you may need more time to heal.
  • Wear a compression bra 24/7 to help the area recover without any impact or damage inflicted on it. This will provide support and will be required for up to six weeks.
  • Avoid all heavy lifting for up to six weeks. You can start light activity after the first two weeks.

The results are designed to be long-lasting, but by sticking to the healing guidelines given to you, you can better your chance at a speedy recovery. It’s also important to note that breast size can fluctuate according to hormonal changes, pregnancy and weight gain or loss. If these instances occur, it’s likely the results of your breast reduction will shift.

To learn more about the results, we can achieve, click here to take a look at before and after photos of our breast reduction procedure work. Remember that during your consultation with Dr Choy, an outline of what you can expect for your particular goals and desires will be provided to you, as well as an indication of what breast reduction cost you can expect.

To book an appointment, or to get more details on the cost of breast reduction or any other aspect of the procedure, get in touch with our team today. Call 02 8962 9388 or book a consultation online!

Patient Story

“For as long as I can remember I have always had large breasts,” a breast reduction patient shared. The problem slowly progressed until, finally, she had to take action. “When I was younger in the beginning, I kind of didn’t mind them, but as time progressed, I grew to hate them.”

Also, the problem included much more than the size of her breasts. “I would fluctuate in weight, and eventually one was so much larger than the other that it made me depressed and I hated the way I looked. Nothing I did naturally would help.” She tried exercise to reduce her weight, but the size of her breasts made her efforts painful and didn’t help.

“I would have to wear two to three sports bras just to feel comfortable running, and team that with a jumper just to be safe. Baggy clothes became my comfort, not only because that was [what I] felt comfortable in but also because I could barely get clothes that fit.” The problem took an emotional toll as well as a physical one. “I was so sick of my friends saying wow you’re boobs are huge … it was upsetting. Some days it was hard to stop myself from bursting into tears.”

The problem continued for years before she finally sought help from an experienced specialist plastic surgeon. Breast reduction offers many benefits. It can help women feel more comfortable, look better — regardless of what they wear — and also noticeably increase their confidence. Women can enjoy more of all these benefits when they rely upon a highly-qualified, trained and experienced specialist plastic surgeon to perform their surgery. Results must be precisely tailored to a woman’s physique and personality to provide maximum benefit, and her surgeon must have the skills to realise his patient’s specific aesthetic goals.

This is why women in Sydney trust specialist plastic surgeon Dr. Ellis Choy for all their cosmetic needs, including breast reduction surgery. The surgeon can readily demonstrate his exceptional skills and taste through numerous before and after photos of real, past patients and also through referrals. The surgeon takes pride in delivering not only beautiful results but also the genuine and lasting wellbeing that his patients experience when they look their very best.

*The information about breast reduction was reviewed by Dr. Ellis Choy. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us here.

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