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Breast Reduction in Sydney

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What is Breast Reduction Surgery?

Dr. Kumar is a specialist plastic surgeon who performs Breast Reduction Surgery in Sydney, Penrith, and Orange.

Breast Reduction Surgery (sometimes called a reduction mammoplasty) is an operation that raises, reshapes, and reduces large breasts. The procedure removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin to achieve a breast size and shape in proportion with your body and aims to alleviate the discomfort that can be associated with overly large breasts.

Large breasts can occur as a result of puberty (macromastia) or following childbirth and breast feeding, and this can then become symptomatic. Breast reduction surgery in Sydney is also performed on patients who have larger, more pendulous breasts, which can occur following weight loss or as a person gets older.

Am I a Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery in Sydney?

If you feel that you meet one or more of the following criteria, then you may be a good candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery:

  • You have concerns with the size, position, or weight of your breasts.
  • You feel that your breasts are too large, too heavy, too low, or all three, and you have symptoms that reflect this.
  • You have difficulty finding clothing that fits properly. Swimsuits, gym gear, and well-fitted bras or tops are very difficult to find as your upper body is not in proportion, and you often find yourself wearing larger, more baggy clothes.
  • There is physical discomfort in your breasts or your neck, and this can lead to headaches or migraines.
  • You may suffer from back pain and chronic skin irritations, especially in your breast crease, as well as bra strap indentations (deep markings).
  • Your Breasts are asymmetrical.
  • You may be concerned about the position of your nipples and would like to see them sit in a more central location on your breasts and chest.
  • Post-mastectomy reconstruction

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Breast Reduction Cost

After your initial consultation with Dr. Kumar, you will be given a detailed itemised quote. This will include Dr. Kumar’s fee, Anaesthetist fee, Surgical Assistant fee and the hospital fees.

We will also provide information on our in house breast reduction payment plan.

Can private health insurance be used?

If you are privately insured and have the appropriate symptoms then you can usually use this for breast reduction surgery in Sydney. Your operating theatre and hospital costs, including the post operative stay are usually covered if you have the appropriate level of cover. Medicare and your private insurance may also contribute to Dr. Kumar’s fees. You can call your health fund and see if you are covered. The Medicare Benefits Schedule code likely to be used is 45523

3D Vectra Simulation

See results on your own body with a $100 Vectra Simulation with our nurse. This scan with give you a much better idea of sizing following surgery. Dr. Kumar is one of very few practices that offers this service in Sydney. This simulation is not perfect for all reductions, but it’s also a good opportunity to discuss rebates, choice of hospital, and review of previous patient results.

Recovery From Breast Reduction Surgery

The length of your recovery will depend on the specific procedure and technique that Dr. Kumar has used for your results. Recovery times can vary from person to person. If you have a “desk job” or one that doesn’t involve significant upper body physical activity, then most patients are back at this within 2 weeks of surgery. In general, however, Dr. Kumar suggests that you allow 4-6 weeks for initial recovery following your surgery. Scar maturation/fading often take longer.

Patients report minor postoperative pain, which can be treated with oral medication. You will be given prescriptions to relieve pain, and prophylactic antibiotics will be prescribed.

A drain is usually placed in each breast to drain off excess blood and fluids for the first day or two. All sutures are self-dissolving.

Dr. Kumar will work with you to allow for adequate and proper healing time. It is important to speak with him before returning to daily activities such as driving, lifting, and exercising.

You will be given post-operative compression garments to wear after your surgery, and it is vital that you follow Dr. Kumar’s orders with respect to wearing these during your recovery period.

Good results depend on a collaborative approach between you and Dr. Kumar. You must be willing to follow the specific instructions given to you by Dr. Kumar and attend all post-operative appointments.

Maintaining your Breast Reduction Results

Please keep in mind that your results from Breast Reduction Surgery may be impacted by fluctuations in your weight, early excessive activity, skin health, or Body Mass Index (BMI). Pregnancy and breastfeeding may also impact your surgical results following your Breast Surgery.

No two patients are the same, and surgery results will vary from patient to patient. It is important to work together with Dr. Kumar to ensure you get the most out of your surgery and results.

Guide to Breast Reduction

This complete guide to Breast Reduction Surgery covers everything you need to know about this procedure, including:

  • Breast Reduction surgery explained
  • How to assess if you are a good candidate
  • The surgical procedure
  • Answers to some of our most frequently asked questions
  • Before and after gallery

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Meet the Expert

Dr. Rohit Kumar is a fully certified specialist plastic surgeon. He specialises in Dr. Rohit Kumar, an Australian certified specialist plastic surgeon (MED0001630444). His particular area of interest is breast and body surgery. Often, patients who have achieved massive weight loss, have had one or multiple children (including twins), or have developmental or age-related physiological changes (e.g. large or ptotic breasts) may suffer from significant medical issues as a result. Some of these issues may benefit from plastic surgical procedures, and Dr. Kumar has over 15 years of experience as a specialist plastic surgeon to help guide you in choosing the right procedure for you.

Dr. Kumar, as a specialist plastic surgeon, has a particular area of interest in body contouring procedures that focus on areas such as the breasts, arms, back, abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks, and flanks—the areas that are most affected after losing a significant amount of weight.

During your consultation, Dr. Kumar will evaluate your needs and take the time to understand your main concerns before suggesting a surgical plan that suits you.

As a patient of Dr. Kumar, you can expect a personalised and positive experience. Working in harmony with you, Dr. Kumar and his team strive to deliver results that surpass your expectations and do so in a safe environment. Along with him, his professional and caring team is there to support you on your surgical journey, from your first call to well after you have recovered from your surgery.

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Common Questions about Breast Reduction in Sydney.

There are many decisions to make when considering breast reduction surgery in Sydney. The size you would like to be after the surgery, the type of possible scars you may get, and how the procedure may affect your lifestyle are all questions that will need to be discussed before proceeding with surgery. It is important that these choices are tailored to your needs and Dr. Kumar can guide you and facilitate this so that your results improve your symptoms while maintaining a size in proportion with the rest of your body. Breast reduction or reduction mammoplasty surgery is continually evolving and it is important that your surgeon is aware of the latest techniques to give you a result that meets your expectations.

Anaesthesia

Incision Location and Types

Fat Grafting

Closing the Incisions

Risks and Complications