procedures/breast

Breast Reduction

About

This is an operation to reduce breast volume, reshape and lift the breast. The nipple areolar complex is repositioned so that it sits at the ideal point of breast projection. This operation can be life changing for those with large breasts. If you feel your breasts are stopping you from living life to it's fullest, this may be an operation for you to consider.

Hospital

This operation is performed in a fully accredited hospital under General Anaesthesia. Hospital stay is overnight and drains are removed prior to discharge.

Recovery

Depending on the job you have, it is best to have at least 2 weeks off work, and/or help with small children for this time. You will need to wear a supportive bra for 6-8 weeks after surgery whilst you heal. Swelling is normal after surgery and your final result won't be completely evident for up to 3 months.

Fees

The total fee has 4 components, the Surgeon's fee, the Anaesthetic fee, the Hospital fee, and the histopathology fee- for any breast tissue that is removed. If you have private insurance and qualify for the Medicare item number your total fee will be approximately $9500.00, before any rebates. If you do not have insurance, or do not qualify, the hospital fee will be an additional $4,500 - $5000.

Medicare number

There is a Medicare item number applicable for breast reduction surgery provided it is medical and not cosmetic. Dr Lisa will confirm your eligibility during your consultation.

Check your cover

You should call your healthfund and check that you have the appropriate level of cover for this operation. The item number for this operation is 45523.