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Dr Stretch Breast Reduction

This procedure can be an excellent option for women who seek to ease the physical symptoms and cosmetic impact caused by excessively large breasts.

Large breasts can result from excess glandular or adipose(fatty) tissue. The surgical procedures (including the incisions and associated scars) to reduce the size of the breasts can vary but are generally very acceptable, especially in the context of the improved comfort and aesthetics of the breast form achieved.

Preparations

There is usually no specific preparation for breast reduction surgery. Patients who are overweight are strongly advised to normalise their weight as much as possible as this results in an optimal new breast form matching the chest overall. Potentially the length of some of the incisions (& scars) can also be minimised.

No patient who smokes cigarettes should undergo this procedure as they have an increased risk of delayed wound healing. As with all surgery it is important to avoid any medications or dietary supplements that alter the normal clotting of blood. Aspirin and other non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can make patients more likely to bleed or bruise abnormally, or develop haematomas (blood clots).

Post Op

  • Patients are consistently surprised how comfortably they recover following this procedure. Very simple adhesive film dressings are left in place for a couple of days post-operatively. Patients shower freely within 48hrs of their surgery and simply wear a supporting bra for comfort whilst there is some early swelling.

  • Adhesive paper tape is used to support the suture lines for a few weeks post operatively. Few, if any, external sutures are used so wound care is generally very easy.

  • Most patients can comfortably return to most normal activities 3-5 days post operatively. High impact activities including running are best avoided for 4-6 weeks.

For an appointment with Jonathan Stretch 02 9911 7240