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Breast reduction

Breast reduction, Reduction mammaplasty
"Breast reduction is one of those operations where women say - why didn't I do this years ago?"

Peter Callan

Breast Reduction Surgery

Women who choose to have breast reduction surgery often do so because their naturally large breasts are affecting their quality of life.

Large, heavy breasts can be a burden. The extra weight can lead to issues with back and neck pain or posture problems. Sometimes, large breasts can get in the way of physical activity and may severely limit the type of clothing a woman can wear. Breast reduction surgery involves removing breast tissue and then reshaping the breasts so that they are smaller and more elevated. The nipple areola complex may also be lifted and made smaller if necessary

Your operation

Dr Callan performs all his surgery in state of the art facilities at St John of God Hospital in Geelong.

A breast reduction involves making an incision around the areola (coloured part around the nipple) and another vertical incision below that.

The excess breast tissue is removed and the breast is remodelled into an aesthetically pleasing shape. The final result depends somewhat on the original breast size and shape.

Breast reduction surgery is usually done as a day procedure. It is not a particularly painful procedure but can be a little uncomfortable for a couple of days. You will be given medication to keep you comfortable.

Breast reduction leaves the breasts smaller, lighter and higher. Weight changes affect breast size in most people but not all. Breast base size and body curves are really what determines an ideal final shape and size. In the end you should look proportionate, accentuate your form, and feel more comfortable with a more versatile range of clothing options.

Before and after

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Your results

Your results should enhance your natural form and you should feel more comfortable.

Your recovery

Recovery time ranges from a few days to a few weeks.

You will recover more quickly if you limit activity. You can shower within hours of surgery as dressings are minimal. You must not drive until you are fully recovered from both the anaesthetic and the discomfort of surgery.

You will be given instructions on the purchase of a soft bra prior to surgery. This bra is important in the early postoperative period to help shape the breasts and keep discomfort to a minimum. After a couple of weeks you can wear any bra you choose.

The incision lines from the surgery are always there but they usually improve to the extent that they are not of great concern to most women. As a rule the incision lines are inconspicuous unless you have a tendency for scars to be obvious.

Your consultation

The procedure will be discussed in detail during your consultation with Dr Callan. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and talk through your reasons for surgery and the expectations you have about the result. The operation and any risks associated with surgery will also be discussed.

You may also like to see other photographs of people who have had the type of breast reduction surgery you may be suitable for. Note that our gallery is only of our patients who consent to their photographs being shown (for which we are exceedingly grateful).

Your surgeon

Breast reduction surgery is one of Dr Callan’s specialist areas. With 25 years’ experience, Dr Callan is renowned for his exacting standards and beautiful, natural results.

As an expert in the field, Dr Callan is in the best position to properly assess and discuss your concerns and expectations. He is a member and former president of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is a published author in breast surgery.

Committed to remaining at the forefront of advancements and innovation in his field, Dr Callan is a prominent figure and regular speaker at national and international conferences. Dr Callan’s specialist areas also include rhinoplasty, eyelid (blepharoplasty) and facial surgery.

Dr Peter Callan

Dr Callan was trained by some of the world’s finest plastic surgeons both here and overseas. After obtaining his Specialist Plastic Surgeon qualification in Australia he undertook further training in Britain, Canada and the United States. He has performed over a thousand breast surgery operations. He has published in the area of breast reduction and presented numerous papers on the subject both in Australia and internationally.

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