Factors like pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight gain, medications, and genetics all influence the size of your breasts. When you feel that your breasts are too large, you may wonder if it would be worth your time undergoing surgery in the Melbourne area to reduce their size. You may make that decision with confidence by learning what a breast reduction procedure is and who is the ideal candidate for the procedure.
What is Breast Reduction?
A breast reduction procedure reduces the size of the breasts. It typically requires the use of general anesthesia and entails a recovery period of multiple weeks. The operation removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin to make the breasts smaller. The total reduction amount depends on considerations like your overall body size, the amount of pain that large breasts causes you, and your desired cosmetic results, among other factors.
Before you undergo this procedure, you have to be evaluated for your candidacy for it. Our doctor in Melbourne may determine if you may go through this surgery safely based on your physical health and your reason for wanting to have your breast size reduced.
Candidacy for Breast Reduction
It is important for an ideal candidate for breast reduction surgery in Melbourne to:
• Be in good overall health
• Have realistic expectations for the outcome of the surgery
• Not smoke or abuse drugs
• Not be pregnant or nursing
If you meet these criteria, our doctor may approve you for the operation. As noted, the operation is typically done under general anesthesia. Once you are asleep, our doctor may remove the excess fat and tissue before reshaping and repositioning your breasts. Your total recovery time depends on your overall health and the extensiveness of your surgery. Most patients in Melbourne feel back to normal within multiple weeks.
Getting Started with Breast Reduction Surgery
Make an appointment with Mr. Salerno and his team at Real Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery to see if breast reduction is right for you. Our office is located in Moonee Ponds and we proudly serve clients in Melbourne and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!