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Breast Reduction

During A Breast Reduction Consultation

During your breast reduction consultation, you will primarily discuss your expectations and desired outcome. Dr Sally Ng will then perform a breast evaluation, taking detailed measurements and looking at the current placement of your areola and nipples.

Once an evaluation is conducted and you have been confirmed to be a suitable candidate for the procedure, Dr Sally will discuss your options for breast reduction surgery with you. This will include the type of scar that will help achieve your desired results.

What are the potential risks of a breast reduction?

All invasive surgical procedures carry risks and will be discussed during your consultation. Potential risks associated with breast reduction surgery can include:f

  • Bleeding or infection
  • Fluid accumulation at the operative site 
  • Fatty tissue deep in the skin could die (fat necrosis)
  • Changes in nipple and sensation
  • Potential partial or total loss of the nipple and areola especially in large volume reduction
  • Asymmetry of the breasts, potentially posing a revision surgery.
  • Scarring. This is inevitable with any surgical procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions

Breast reduction can be a life-changing surgical procedure that helps women with overly large breasts achieve a more proportionate and comfortable figure. During the procedure, the plastic surgeon removes excess skin, fat, and glandular tissue, and may also reposition the nipples if necessary, to create a balanced and aesthetically pleasing result. The procedure is performed under general anaesthesia for maximum comfort, and recovery is typically quick and smooth.

Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, reduces the size and weight of large, heavy breasts. Patients who opt for this surgery often experience physical discomfort from the size of their breasts, such as neck and back pain, shoulder grooves from bra straps, skin irritation, and breathing problems. 


However, it is important to note that the best candidates for breast reduction surgery are non-smokers in good overall health with realistic expectations about the results of the procedure. Careful consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon will ensure that patients make well-informed decisions about whether or not breast reduction surgery is right for them.

Start your surgical journey with Dr Sally Ng

If you are looking to achieve a particular result, Dr Sally Ng in Melbourne offers various aesthetic and reconstructive surgical procedures to help you.

For more information or to request a consultation, please contact us today.