The best candidates for a breast reduction surgery are those who suffer from the discomfort and pain caused by large breasts or those that want a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance to their breasts. The surgery removes the glandular tissue, excess breast fat and the overlying skin to achieve results customised to the patient.
Breast reduction is a highly individualised procedure. Each patient will be assessed according to their personal and anatomical needs. The overall goal, however, is to return the breast mound to a higher, more natural position on the chest wall. Our surgeons will provide a breast reduction strategy customised to each patient ensuring safe and reproducible results.
Procedure: The breast mound is the 3D shape of the breast itself, including its shape, projection and volume and position of the nipple areolar complex. Breast reduction surgery not only allows the size to be reduced, but the glandular tissue to be reshaped to obtain a natural, vibrant look that reflects the personal and individual style of each patient.
Description: Once the breast reduction is complete, the skin envelope and nipple are tailored to match the newly shaped gland.
Recovery: With breast reduction surgery comes a final scar that is formed around the areolar, and an additional scar that runs vertically down and across the infammary fold.
Breast reduction surgery may be covered by private health insurance. The code for this surgery is MBS code 45520. Check your policy or talk to your insurance provider to discover which part of the procedure is covered in costs.
Without financial assistance from insurance or Medicare, the overall costs of breast reduction surgery can range is around $17000 based on the following factors:
- Anaesthetist’s Fees
- Private Hospital or Outpatient Surgical Facility Fees
- Post-operative Garment Necessity
- Personal Private Insurance Coverage
- Surgical Assistant’s Fee
Having a breast augmentation is similar to any other surgical procedure. There are always inherent risks and potential complications for every patient having a surgical procedure. That is why it is critically important that you chose your surgeon carefully so that they are fully qualified with the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Royal Australian College of Surgeons. Fully qualified plastic surgeons are highly trained specialists with in excess of 14 years of training and experience before they are allowed to call themselves plastic surgeons. If you do have a complication you can be reassured knowing that you will be looked after by someone who is qualified to do so.
There is no regulation in NSW that can stop a doctor calling themselves a cosmetic surgeon even if they have no formal qualifications whatsoever.
A good start is to look up your doctor on the national database to check their qualifications. You can find this here.https://www.ahpra.gov.au/. The registration of your doctor should be a specialist qualification in plastic surgery.
Dr Moradi and Dr Phoon are both fully qualified plastic surgeons and our clinic is dedicated to giving you the most beautiful natural results in the safest possible environment. All of our surgery is performed in fully accredited hospitals and day surgical facilities with specialist anaesthetists.
Surgery is just the start of your journey. All post-operative consultations are included in the fee as well as all of your nursing care. Should you have a complication that involves a return to the operating theatre we waive our surgical fee. This is all part of standing behind the quality of our work.
There has been a huge amount of interest in the safety of breast augmentation recently. Whilst we are not at liberty to discuss what may or may not have occurred in other cases, we can assure you that we have never performed breast augmentation under twilight sedation and never will. A link to an earlier blog posting about this issue (in Feb 2012) can be found here.
There is no substitute for good care and safe surgery. At Park Clinic Plastic Surgery you can be confident you will receive the excellence in surgical care to give you the very best possible results.