“Enlarged breasts can cause stress on the back and neck muscles, resulting in unnecessary discomfort and pain”
If you are suffering from back and neck pain due to large, heavy breasts, Dr Anh and her professional team can help you. Often women who have breasts that are too large for their frame suffer neck, shoulder and back pain, rashes under their breasts and grooves in their shoulders from bra straps. Furthermore, they may have trouble exercising, have difficulty finding clothing and bras that fit and feel self-conscious about their appearance.
Fortunately, you can correct this situation by having an often straightforward procedure called breast reduction surgery, which can eliminate the causes of these problems and improve your look. With a breast reduction by Dr Anh, most women can regain their comfort, their confidence, and their life!
What is a Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction surgery (also known as mammoplasty) is designed to reduce the size and weight of the breasts and to reshape and uplift the breasts. During this procedure, any excess fat around the breasts and glandular tissue and skin are removed to help create a shape and size in better proportion to your figure.
It can be one of the most rewarding procedures for both patient and surgeon, and Dr Anh will explain all your options to you during your consultation. Additionally, the procedure can help you alleviate the discomforts that come from having breasts that are too large. The result is greater peace of mind and satisfaction with your body, an outcome that is priceless.
Why Should I Consider Breast Reduction Surgery?
We know that resorting to surgery to correct the size of your breasts is a big step. However, breast reduction surgery can help relieve many symptoms caused by breasts that are too large for your frame. These issues include back pain, skin problems, including drooping, and, most importantly, the emotional stress you likely experience on a day-to-day basis because you’re dealing with a lot of pain, self-consciousness, and a problem you simply can’t solve on your own. Dr Anh can help with a breast reduction surgery that will provide years of improved comfort and confidence.
What you can expect from Your Consultation
Dr Anh understands that your first surgical consultation at her Perth clinic can be daunting. After all, it is only natural to be nervous about revealing the concerns you have with your body, especially with someone you’ve just met. Knowing this, Dr Anh will aim to make your consultation as comfortable as possible.
During your consultation, Dr Anh and her cosmetic consultants will spend around 45 minutes with you to better understand why you desire a breast reduction, your expectations from the surgery and the results you are hoping to achieve. In addition, Dr Anh will review your medical history and examine your breasts.
From there, Dr Anh will recommend a surgical plan and provide thorough information regarding the procedure steps, recovery process and potential complications. She will show you before and after photos of previous breast reduction patients, answer any of your burning questions and provide you with written material about the procedure for you to take home and review. At the end of your consultation, you will be given a comprehensive quote, and our practice manager will explain all the associated costs in depth.
What happens during the procedure
It’s natural to be nervous on the day of your procedure. Still, you’ve done your homework — you’ve researched all your options, selected a leading and highly qualified surgeon in Dr Anh and prepared yourself well before your hospital date to ensure you have a safe surgery visit and begin recovery without complications. And you’ve already discussed all the details of your surgery with Dr Anh beforehand. So, to help you relax even further, here’s what you can expect to happen during your procedure.
During your breast reduction procedure, Dr Anh will follow the below steps:
Step 1 – Administering anaesthesia
For your comfort and safety, Dr Anh always performs breast reduction under general anaesthesia. We work with highly qualified and experienced anaesthetists who will administer your medication during the procedure.
Step 2 – Making an incision
During your breast reduction consultation, Dr Anh will discuss your incision options. This may include making an incision around the areola, vertically from the areola to the breast crease or horizontally along the breast crease.
Step 3 – Removing excess breast tissue
Once Dr Anh has made your incisions, she will reduce the size of your breasts by removing excess fat, skin, and glandular tissue. She will also lift and reshape the breasts and, if required, reposition the nipples and areola to a higher, more youthful position. If needed, Dr Anh may also reduce the size of the areolas by excising skin at the perimeter.
Step 4 – Closing the incisions
Once your breasts are reduced, Dr Anh will close your incisions with layered sutures in the breast tissue. Following the procedure, you will be moved into a recovery area to begin the healing process.
How much does Breast reduction cost in Perth?
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to breast reduction surgery, as the procedure can vary widely from patient to patient. As such, we simply cannot provide a cost without first seeing you for a personalised consultation.
Similar to most surgical procedures, you can expect your breast reduction to be broken down into several cost components:
Initial consultation fees
When you first visit Dr Anh for a breast reduction consultation in her Perth practice, you will need to pay a fee.
Surgeon’s fees can vary dramatically, depending on their qualifications, surgical expertise, professional recognition, experience and even popularity. The fee charged by Dr Anh to perform your breast reduction will depend on the extent and difficulty of your procedure.
Both surgeons and anaesthetists are considered “independent contractors” who use the facilities of private hospitals, meaning that Dr Anh has no control over your hospital fees. Again, hospital fees can vary from facility to facility, although most charge by the hour. Your breast reduction hospital fee will likely comprise of the time spent in the operating theatre, as well as the time required to recover from anaesthesia. If an overnight stay is required, this will increase your costs significantly.
During your breast reduction, your anaesthetist quite literally watches over your life and vital functions. The fee charged by your anaesthetist will depend again on their qualifications and experience.
In addition to the actual procedure costs, you may also need to pay out of pocket for compression garments and post-operative visits. As a cosmetic procedure, breast reduction is not covered by Medicare or private health insurance. However, sometimes a breast reduction is considered medically necessary, in which case you may be eligible for a rebate. This will require a referral from a GP. Dr Anh and her team will give you a detailed breakdown of breast reduction costs during your consultation.
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“The money you save on a cheaper breast lift procedure is at risk of being spent tenfold.”
We repair a lot of botched jobs
Some breast surgery patients have opted for cheap procedures overseas. Unhappy with the results, they come in to have their botched boob jobs repaired. There can be many health risks of having cosmetic surgery abroad.
The medical risks
Many countries’ medical regulations aren’t as strict as Australia’s. These regulations exist to keep you safe and healthy. Having a breast enlargement in a less sterile environment increases the risk of infection. Even scarier, your surgeon may not have trained to perform the surgery. You can end up with results far from what you had envisioned. We have all heard the horror stories of things going wrong with cosmetic surgery tourism:
- People losing their nipples
- Terrible infections
- Allergic reactions to cheap products
- Even death
While you may save now, but you’ll pay later
If that’s not enough to deter you, consider that you could end up spending way more money. The money you save on a cheaper breast lift procedure is at risk of being spent tenfold. It’s expensive dealing with medical complications of an incorrectly done surgery. Therefore it’s also expensive to repair botched results. Combined, these can lead to higher costs than paying for a high quality procedure in the first place.
It’s just not worth it
Does the cost of breast lift with Dr Anh seems out of reach? If so, we encourage you to consider finance options. Another options is to save up a bit longer. It’s worth it in order to afford good quality surgical care. In the end you’ll be glad you did. Don’t gamble with your health.