Many women suffer from symptoms that they do not even realise are related to having large breasts. Symptoms include neck ache, back ache, shoulder pain, problems with bra straps which cut into the soft tissues of the shoulders and neck, rash underneath the breasts and social embarrassment. Bilateral breast reduction is a procedure which has a very high satisfaction rate related to correction of all of these symptoms in most cases.
The procedure is performed under a General Anaesthetic and whilst there are a variety of techniques which apply, the majority result in very acceptable scars and a nice shape to the final breasts. In most cases the shape of the breasts after breast reduction is aesthetically far superior to that before breast reduction.
The scars from breast reduction take some time to settle down, but in most cases after 12-18 months after very inconspicuous.
Breast reduction is appropriate for women whose breasts are a double D cup or greater and who have any of the symptoms mentioned above. Ideally women should be at a reasonably healthy body weight and the procedure is usually only offered to those whose BMI is below or around 30. It is generally not offered to smokers, though it can be offered to those who have stopped smoking for at least four weeks.
Medicare rebates do apply for breast reduction and if the patient has private health insurance, then much of the cost of the surgery, anaesthetic and hospital stay may be covered.
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