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Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery, or reduction mammoplasty, offers significant relief and aesthetic improvement for women burdened with the physical and emotional discomforts of having overly large breasts. This tailored procedure involves the strategic removal of excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin to achieve a breast size that’s in harmony with your body, aiming to alleviate the discomfort associated with large breasts.

Also known as: reduction mammoplasty

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Everything You Need to Know

Breast reduction transcends the conventional bounds of a surgical procedure; it embodies a transformative journey towards a life brimming with comfort, confidence, and unrestrained freedom. This surgery is a beacon of hope for alleviating back, neck, and shoulder pain, opening a new realm of physical activities and broadening fashion choices to significantly uplift your lifestyle and self-perception.

The procedure unfurls through three steps: the surgical removal of excess breast tissue, the artistic reshaping of the breast, and the repositioning of the nipple and areola to a height that resonates with natural beauty. Our surgeons’ expertise and the utilisation of cutting-edge techniques ensure minimal scarring and results that harmonise with your natural contours. Tailored to each individual’s physique and desires, the surgery promises a balanced and aesthetically pleasing silhouette.

Before Surgery


Embarking on your breast reduction journey at St John & Elizabeth Hospital commences with an in-depth consultation. Here, our seasoned surgeons delve into your aspirations, conduct a physical evaluation, and outline the optimal surgical route to your desired end. This initial dialogue serves as a golden opportunity for you to articulate your expectations, understand the potential outcomes, and seek answers to any queries you might harbour regarding the surgery.

Health Assessment

At the core of our surgical ethos is an unwavering commitment to your safety and well-being. A thorough health assessment is indispensable, encompassing a review of your medical history and requisite tests, to ascertain your candidacy for breast reduction. This foundational step ensures the customisation of the procedure to your unique health profile, upholding the pinnacle of care standards.

Pre-Procedure Instructions

In anticipation of a successful surgical outcome and a seamless recovery, you will be endowed with comprehensive pre-operative guidelines. These instructions will cover a spectrum of preparatory measures, including dietary adjustments, medication management, and home preparation tips for post-surgery recuperation.

During Surgery


Our surgical practice is built on your utmost comfort and safety. Typically administered under general anaesthesia, the procedure is meticulously overseen by our anaesthetic team, ensuring a pain-free and comfortable surgical experience.

The Reduction Process

The surgical journey is marked by precision incisions, through which the surplus fat, glandular tissue, and skin are excised. The ensuing steps involve the breast’s reshaping and the nipple and areola’s elevation to a more aesthetically pleasing position. The choice of technique, discussed during your consultation, is bespoke, tailored to manifest the best outcomes tailored to you.

Monitoring and Recovery

Post-surgery, you will be gently transitioned to our recovery suite, where our dedicated nursing staff will monitor your initial recovery phase. Comfort and comprehensive post-operative care instructions are our pledges to you before your homeward journey.

After Surgery

The post-operative phase is a pivotal segment of your breast reduction narrative. Our allegiance to your care extends beyond the surgical suite, embracing you with unwavering support throughout the healing process. Equipped with elaborate aftercare directives and pain management strategies, we stand by you to navigate any discomfort and shepherd you towards optimal healing and the fruition of your aesthetic aspirations.

Initial recovery may usher in swelling, bruising, and discomfort, manageable through prescribed medication. Adherence to aftercare instructions, coupled with follow-up consultations, is instrumental in ensuring a smooth recovery trajectory and the minimisation of potential complications.

Appointment and Treatment Plan


Initial Consultation

The genesis of your transformative journey, is dedicated to understanding your goals and evaluating your suitability for breast reduction.


Personalised Treatment Plan

A bespoke surgical blueprint, drawn from your initial consultation, detailing procedural specifics from donor to recipient dynamics.


Pre-Op Assessment

A holistic pre-surgical evaluation affirming your readiness for the operation, underpinned by a suite of tests geared towards ensuring your care and safety.


The Procedure

Under the stewardship of our expert surgical ensemble, your aesthetic vision is brought to life through the meticulous art of breast reduction.


Aftercare and Recovery

A post-operative regimen of care instructions and follow-up engagements, curated to foster a conducive recovery environment and stellar surgical outcomes.

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