Cosmetic Procedures

Breast Reduction

Procedure
Reduce the size and improve the shape of a woman's breasts.
Length
2-4 hours depending upon the technique
Anesthesia
Usually general anesthesia; smaller reductions intravenous sedation with local.
In/ Outpatient
Usually outpatient.
Side Effects
Prolonged swelling and delayed healing, bruising.
Risks
Unfavorable scarring, loss of nipple sensation, loss of ability to breastfeed, loss of nipple and breast tissue, unsatisfactory shape, and failure to achieve aesthetic goals.
Recovery
Work 1-2 weeks, most normal activities 4-6 weeks.
Duration
Usually permanent in that it never needs to be done again.

Doctors performing this procedure: Breast Reduction in Australia

Doctors performing this procedure: Breast Reduction outside of Australia