Breast Reduction Melbourne

Available at me clinic, Malvern East and me clinic, Sydney.

Many women struggle with the pain and physical difficulties associated with having large and heavy breasts. While some experience back pain, shoulder pain and neck pain, others have low confidence or find their breasts restricting or limiting for sports and other activities. A recommended solution is to undergo a breast reduction procedure. This is a significant undertaking for any woman.

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Me Clinic is the preferred destination for breast reduction surgery in Melbourne and Sydney. Our breast surgery team has performed thousands of breast reduction surgeries in Australia and globally. With over 35 years of cosmetic surgery experience in Australia, we are highly experienced in Breast Reduction Surgery.

How does Breast Reduction Surgery work?

At Me Clinic, we perform two methods of Breast Reduction Surgery:

1. Breast Reduction by Liposuction – Scarless Breast Reduction

We were one of the first clinics in Australia in the 1980s to reduce breast size by using Liposuction. It is a relatively simple procedure that gives excellent results in correcting asymmetry in breasts and, in some cases, breast reduction size by up to 50%.

The Tumescent Liposuction technique involves making one or two tiny incisions also known as sutures and removing fat cells in the same way as liposuction is performed on other areas of the body. The incisions are small and heal with virtually no scarring.

Breast Reduction with Liposuction offers many advantages over traditional, more invasive breast reduction surgery also known as reduction mammoplasty. It also allows for a greater degree of control over where fat cells are removed from, ensuring a natural-looking result. This cosmetic procedure is suitable for women who have undergone dramatic weight loss and wish to sculpt their breasts to suit their current frame. A breast reduction with Liposuction can also be combined with our scarless breast lift procedure to ensure the best possible results.

2. Traditional Breast Reduction Surgery

This surgical procedure is performed under general anaesthesia and involves making incisions on the skin, tissue and breast glands to remove any excess fat, skin and tissue. Traditional breast reduction surgery is effective in providing a dramatic reduction in breast size and a successful breast lift when combined with a Mastopexy.

Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery can help by reducing the size and weight of large heavy breasts. This, in turn, reduces the range of discomforts associated with overly large breasts to help you achieve a more active and fulfilling life.

Women who have undergone the surgery experience a range of benefits of breast reduction.

  • Backache, shoulder pain and neck pain are significantly reduced.
  • A huge weight off means less heavy lifting and no more uncomfortable bra straps.
  • Increased mobility for various sporting activities.
  • A boost in self-esteem and confidence leading to a higher quality of life.

Traditional Breast Reduction Surgery vs Scarless Breast Reduction

So what can you do about reducing the size of your breast? The team at Me Clinic is here to help you make the right decision for your desired outcome.

1. Traditional Breast Surgery

In this traditional cosmetic procedure, breast tissue is removed to reduce the overall breast size. There are both pros and cons to this invasive surgical procedure.


– Our experienced plastic surgeons can reduce your breast to your desired size.

– Elevation of breasts is possible, meaning you can get ‘perkier’ breasts.

– The areola can be adjusted in size.


– Scarring is unavoidable. The scars from this technique are generally larger in particular around the areola and between the areola and breast crease.

– The recovery time is longer than other forms of breast reduction surgery.

– Breastfeeding can become complicated as glandular tissue is affected.

– Skin removal is required as excess skin will become an issue once the excess breast tissue is removed. The skill of the surgeon becomes paramount here to ensure the scar is minimised.

– There may be skin irritation or rashes as a result of the procedure.

2. Breast Reduction Liposuction

As for breast reduction liposuction, this surgical technique is like any form of Liposuction wherein a cannula is inserted into the breast and excess fat is ‘strategically’ removed therefore reducing the breast size considerably.


– There is virtually no scarring thanks to the tiny incisions made during the procedure.

– The size reduction of the breasts is dependent on the amount of fat within the breast that can be removed.

– Traditional breast reduction requires some excess skin to be removed, to ensure the share of the breast can be maintained. With Liposuction this is not necessary.

– Breastfeeding will unlikely be affected by Liposuction when compared to traditional breast reduction techniques because the breast glands are not damaged.


–Breasts may become perkier due to a slight elevation, however, it is not as dramatic as what can be achieved through traditional breast reduction.

–Nipple sensation may decrease after the operation but this will resume in several months.

At Me Clinic we recommend you attend a consultation with a qualified surgeon to ensure you make an informed choice. It is important to note that all surgical procedures come with risks and it is pertinent that you understand what is involved before embarking on this reconstructive journey.

Preparing for your breast reduction surgery

It is advisable to undergo several preparations before undergoing your breast reduction surgery to ensure you have a smooth and comfortable recovery ahead.

For best results, we recommend you:

  • Obtain a medical evaluation and provide your medical history to the team of surgeons.
  • Inform the specialist plastic surgeon of any medication you are on, and adjust dosage where necessary.
  • Get a mammogram before surgery and post-op to detect any changes in breast tissue.
  • Stop smoking well in advance of breast reduction surgery as nicotine inhibits recovery.
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding.

What should I expect after Breast Reduction Surgery?

After your breast surgery, you may feel drowsy from the general anaesthetic. It is important to have someone drive you home and stay overnight. You can expect a small amount of swelling, which will gradually settle but you should be able to see some results almost immediately.

You are provided with the after-hours direct number in the event you may have any questions or concerns you wish to speak to us about. You must come back to the Clinic for your first post-operative care, within the next few days, then a weekly follow-up for six weeks leading to monthly patient care for six months.

For breast reduction patients, we recommend avoiding strenuous physical activity for around 3 weeks, but after 6 weeks or so you will be able to return to any exercise routines and normal activities you had before. Most patients find that it only takes a matter of weeks for their new breasts to feel “natural”, although with a reduction in breast shape, size and weight.

Our Surgeons and Nurses will continue to monitor your recovery period through several post-operative check-ups and are available at any time if you have questions or concerns.

How Much Does Breast Surgery Cost?

Each reconstructive cosmetic procedure is tailored to meet the needs of every patient when it comes to breast reduction surgery. As such, a no-obligation consultation with one of our Surgeons is essential in determining what you require and determining which procedure will be best suited for your final results.

Our philosophy is simple. We want you to be fully informed, and we want you to understand all your surgical and pricing options, have realistic expectations and have one accurate price quoted once. Consultation and surgeon’s fees may apply.

There is no need for you to obtain a referral from your doctor to see one of our Surgeons. Generally, we can book you in to see one of our Surgeons in 7 to 14 days.

How do I find out more about Breast Reduction Surgery?

Please contact the Me Clinic team. We have over 35 years of Cosmetic Surgery experience to share with you. We ensure you will be fully informed and understand your options before any surgical procedure.

There is not one single breast reduction surgery method to suit all patients. The method used will depend on individual needs and breast tissue. A consultation with one of our Surgeons is essential to determine the most appropriate and effective procedure for you. Both types of breast reduction may be eligible for a proportional Medicare rebate. Find out more about our terms and conditions including private health insurance.

Surgical Warning: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
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