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Breast Reduction Sydney

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Breast reductions are common procedures at the Dr. Lanzer Clinic. The surgical treatment is often an option for women with enlarged breasts, who could be experiencing physical discomfort because of their breast size.

The breast reduction, or the reduction mammoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure intended to reduce the size of enlarged breasts. To learn more about breast reduction Sydney and the various surgical methods that could be used during a reduction mammoplasty, please read the information provided by the Dr Lanzer Clinic below.

What Can I Expect from Breast Reduction in Sydney?

Australia is quite advanced where cosmetic surgery procedures are concerned, which means that patients have many options for breast reduction Sydney. To be eligible for a breast reduction in Sydney, the patient must meet certain medical criteria and have realistic expectations regarding the results they wish to obtain.

Which Patients Are Eligible for Breast Reduction in Sydney?

In general, breast reductions can be implemented when the patient suffers from enlarged breasts. The size of the breasts can place these patients into a certain category, more specifically the macromastia and gigantomastia category.

The macromastia category is used for patients who suffer from enlarged breast that are larger than 500 gm per breast on the Shnur Scale; this scale is used to determine the amount of breast tissue that needs to be removed before the procedure takes place. Patients suffering from macromastia often encounter chronic pains, which includes headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain and back pain. In unique cases, the condition may lead to secondary health problems such as poor blood circulation, breathing difficulties and skin chafing.

Gigantomastia is the second category that can be used to describe enlarged breasts. Patients suffering from gigantomastia will have more than 1000 gm increase per breast on the Shnur Scale. In these cases, a breast reduction could reduce the cup size of the patient by three cup sizes.

Women suffering from gigantomastia often encounter serious physical limitations because of their enlarged breasts. A breast reduction corrects the problem by removing some of the tissue and fat, and by creating breasts that are proportionate with the body of the patient in question.

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What Will Be Considered During a Physical Examination?

Before a patient can be considered for a breast reduction, they need to undergo a thorough physical examination. The physical examination also includes a review of the medical history of the patient. In the case of a woman looking for breast reduction, this could include important information such as age, number of children the woman had, breastfeeding practices, and plans for future children. The review also includes an evaluation of risks, medications, and smoker status.

What Causes Enlarged Breasts in Women?

Enlarged breasts can be caused by multiple factors. For most women, enlarged breasts are caused by a genetic disposition; this usually starts in the pubertal breast-development stage. However, there are other stages in a woman’s life that could cause enlarged breasts. These stages include pregnancy, weight gain, and the menopause.

The exact cause of enlarged breasts usually lies with an overdevelopment of adipose fat and not with milk-gland hypertrophy. Some women also have enlarged breasts running in their family, which makes them more prone to the condition themselves.

What Steps Can Be Taken to Reduce the Size of the Breasts?

In most cases, the surgeon will recommend a combination of a healthy diet and a breast reduction. If the patient in question suffers from overweight, then it will be recommended to reach their ideal weight before choosing a breast reduction procedure. Weight loss can have an impact on the size of the breasts, which is why most eligible patients are on or around their target weight.

What Happens During a Breast Reduction Procedure?

During a breast reduction, the cosmetic surgeon will remove excess tissues from the breast region. These excess tissues can be skin, glandular tissue or adipose fat, depending on the cause of the problem. The surgeon may also remove suspensory ligaments that have been stretched too far; this is connective tissue inside the breast that helps the breast to maintain its structure. A breast reduction also entails the trans-positioning of the nipple-areola, to give the breast its normal shape.


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An increasingly large amount of patients now opt for Breast Reduction Sydney procedures. Less commonly there may be problems such as maceration under the breasts and patients psychologically just not liking the large breasts.

If you’re looking to reduce your breast, get a free consultation at Breast Reduction Sydney clinic with Dr Lanzer.

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Which Procedure Will Be Used During My Breast Reduction?

The specific techniques and procedures used during a breast reduction are subject to pseudoptosis; this is the degree in which the inferior pole of the breast sags, and the position of the nipple in relation to the inframammary fold. To determine the procedure needed to reduce the size of the breasts, the surgeon needs to evaluate the ptosis grade.

Grade 1 is a mild ptosis. Patients who suffer from mild ptosis will have their nipple just below the inframammary fold, but still above the lower pole of the breast. Grade 2 is the moderate ptosis, which is characterised by a nipple that lies below the inframammary fold, but with some remaining breast tissue below the nipple. Grade 3 or severe ptosis is characterised by a nipple far below the inframammary fold and no breast tissue below the nipple.

When Can Patients See the Best Results After a Breast Reduction?

The actual reductions made to the breasts do not become fully visible until at least 6 months after the procedure. In some cases, patients must wait a year to see the result obtained by the procedure. As is the case with all cosmetic procedures, the body needs time to heal and to settle. Therefore, the patient may experience some swelling and discomfort shortly after the procedure and this can make the results rather unclear.

Which Patients Cannot Have a Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction procedures cannot be performed if the female patient is breastfeeding or breastfed recently. The procedure is also not suitable for a patient with unevaluated tissue masses or micro-calcifications.

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Is there another option?

Yes, Dr Lanzer offers breast reduction Sydney in his day outpatient clinic with a specialised form of liposuction. There is no cutting of the skin but rather liposculpture. It can reduce the weight and size of the breast by almost 50%, and Dr Lanzer can removed over 1.5 litres of fat from each breast. Patients are usually surprised by the amount of skin contraction and elevation without a skin removal.

Patients are not eligible for breast reduction if they are suffering from a systemic disease; this is an illness that has a negative impact on the organs or on the body in general. Examples of systemic illnesses are chronic fatigue syndrome, arteriosclerosis, sarcoidosis, diabetes mellitus and Crohn’s disease.

To be eligible for the procedure, the patient must also understand the limitations of the procedure and accept possible medical complications that could arise from such a treatment.

Where in Sydney Are Breast Reductions Performed?

Breast reductions can be performed at the Dr. Lanzer Clinic in Sydney, or in one of the other Dr. Lanzer Clinics in Australia. To discover if you are eligible for the procedure, be sure to take advantage of the free no-obligation appointment.

Where Is the Best Place in Sydney to Get a Breast Reduction?

Obtaining your breast reduction at the Dr. Lanzer Clinic has countless benefits, because Dr. Lanzer is a surgeon with many years of experience. Since Dr. Lanzer also specialises in liposuction procedures, he is the advised surgeon to speak to for a variety of procedures.

Are Male Breast Reductions Available in Sydney?

At the Dr. Lanzer Clinic in Sydney, both male and female patients can obtain a breast reduction. To determine your eligibility, please contact the Dr. Lanzer Clinic to book your no-obligation consultation.

What Is the Cost of Breast Reduction in Sydney?

The cost of a breast reduction is variable, since it is subject to the amount of fat that needs to be removed, the complexity of the procedure, and the experience of the surgeon. To get an accurate estimate for your breast reduction, we recommend obtaining a quote from the cosmetic surgery facility you intend on having the breast reduction.


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