Are you a considering breast reduction?

Written on the 29 September 2014 by Dr Jamie Burt

Breast reduction surgery - is this something you should consider?

Are you considering breast reduction surgery but are not sure if you are a candidate? 

Breast reduction, or reduction mammoplasty, is a safe and effective option for women with large, heavy breasts. Women with large breasts may not only be dissatisfied with their body image, but also experience physical pain and discomfort, including back or shoulder pain in addition to suffering from skin irritation, bra strap indentations, concerns with posture, and limitations with physical exercise.

The best candidates for this surgery include:

  •  Women whose breasts are fully developed and breasts are enlarged (generally, a size D or larger)
  •  Healthy women who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
  •  Non-smokers (smoking may delay healing and increase the risk of complications).

We can explain how a reduction mammoplasty can improve the appearance of your breasts and relieve pain, discomfort and any associated symptoms you may have resulting from large, pendulous breasts.


Dr Jamie BurtAuthor:Dr Jamie Burt
About: Dr Jamie Burt was born and educated in Melbourne, attending the University of Melbourne and graduating with MBBS in 1998. He is a member of the Senior Medical Staff at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, and was Head of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute until 2004. Known for his respectful, informative, and caring approach, Jamie has been caring for women with breast reduction concerns for over 15 years. During this time, one moment stands out as defining what he aims to achieve with The Breast Reduction Clinic.
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