What to expect on your first visit

The Breast Reduction Clinic Melbourne provides lots of information before your first visit to maxmise the value you receive
After your first contact we try to maximise the value you get from us. We like to share as much information as we can before your consultation day. We can email or post this information to you.

If you want any further information or resources to prepare for your first visit just call The Breast Reduction Clinic

Please get back to us for any further information you might need in preparing to come and see us. Other resources.


Dr James Burt will use the information you provide to find the best way to make your first visit relaxing and helpful for you
Consultation Day. If you are not sure how you would like the consult to run this is the way I often find helpful, relaxing and the technique which maximises the value to you.

There is no need for you to disrobe at your first visit. The first visit is about exchange of information and education.
There is no need for you to disrobe at any stage at your first visit. The first visit is about exchange of information and education.

Dr James Burt listens to the problems your breasts cause you to understand your concerns for appropriate individual advice

I will introduce myself and you can tell me the problems / symptoms your breasts are causing for you. I need to understand your concerns so I can suggest the most appropriate individualised advice.


Your thorough health history allows Dr James Burt to know the best recommendations for your breast reduction surgery options
I will run through your health history, significant illnesses; previous surgery and anaesthetics; family history; your breast health; allergies. I will run through your lifestyle requirements, family demands and commitments; career demands; recreation/sport interests/goals which might impact what we plan to do and when we plan to do it.

Dr James Burt explains breast reduction surgery procedures in detail for you to decide which procedure is correct for you
Next I will explain how the process of breast reduction would work. I run through the whole process in detail. How you and I will decide which procedure is correct for you.

Any tests, diet, planning childcare, anaesthetic, time required off work is discussed before your breast reduction surgery
What we would do before a procedure includes (tests, diet, planning childcare, information for time required off work). How the anaesthetic doctor will call you beforehand and go through anaesthetic details.

What happens before surgery, when you wake up, decision to stay or go home, recovery process in context with your life.

What will happen on the day of any procedure - who will see you before the procedure, what I will need to do before you go to sleep, what it will be like when you wake up, whether you will decide to stay in hospital or go home the same day. I will describe the recovery process with you in detail and put it in the context of your life.


There are no silly questions. You need to ask all the questions that are important to you.
There are no silly questions. You need to ask all the questions that are important to you. If we have got through everything else and you wish me to examine your breast at the first consultation we can do that.

After your first visit we normally suggest you let all that settle in your mind, talk to your important family members or friends and come back to see us again before you make any commitments. It is really important to us that you fully understand everything before you make any decision about Breast Reduction.

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