Breast Reduction Christchurch

What is breast reduction?

Breast reduction surgery is one of the most successful and immediately satisfying aesthetic procedures performed by a plastic surgeon, thanks to the life-changing physical and emotional benefits. Most commonly, women seek out the surgery because large breasts make them feel uncomfortable both physically and psychologically and often someone in their life has told them about the surgery and the difference it made to them.

What is the goal of breast reduction?

Breast reduction is a plastic surgery performed to make the breasts more shapely, better supported and smaller by reducing the size. Other common goals include:

  • Improvement of symptoms such as neck and shoulder pain, shoulder grooves
  • Overall silhouette becomes more balanced
  • Large areolas can be reduced during the same procedure
  • Breast lift
  • Swimsuits, sports bras, and form-fitting clothes will look and feel better

Top five things you need to know about breast reduction surgery

  • Happy patients are almost universally guaranteed. I’ve lost track of the number of women who have told me they wish they had done it earlier.
  • The outcome of the operation is partly determined by the shape and size of the breasts and the quality of the skin and tissues before surgery.
  • Breast reduction surgery always results in scars but they do fade away with time
  • Although breast feeding may be possible after a breast reduction, there is a chance that the operation may affect the ability to breastfeed. If this is of concern, it may be best to delay the procedure.
  • Breast reduction may be performed in teenagers

What to expect from a consultation?

You would normally meet Dr Mackenzie in her consulting rooms, and it is about assessment and the formulation of an operative plan specific to your breast. You should then have a cooling-off period before booking surgery

Post operative recovery

  • 5-10 days until socialising with close friends and family
  • 2-3 weeks post operatively until return to work and normal social engagements
  • 4-6 weeks until swelling and bruising disappears
  • 6 weeks sports bra day and night. Wired bra after 2 months
  • 6-8 weeks until return to gym and other strenuous activities
  • 3-6 months until final result

Gynecomastia (male breasts)
Men are increasingly requesting aesthetic surgery designed to make them look fitter, more ‘masculine’ or to maintain a youthful appearance.
Gynaecomastia is a term meaning male breast enlargement. It is quite a common condition requests for treatment are invariably driven by self-consciousness combined with an inability to get rid of unwanted excess breast tissue when all other fitness goals have been achieved.
The goal of gynecomastia treatment is to reduce breast size in men who are embarrassed by overly large breasts. Male breast reduction methods include liposuction, cutting out excess glandular tissue or using a combination of liposuction and excision.

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