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During your initial visit with the Dr. Merten you will have a complete physical exam, and a full medical history will be taken. Plastic Surgeon in Sydney, Dr. Steve Merten advises that any potential breast reduction patient should be aware of the possible risks and complications that could occur when this type of plastic surgery procedure, even though these are usually rare and only occur in a small percentage of patients.

Who Can Benefit From Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction surgery can offer a number of benefits for certain individuals. Excessively large breasts in women are very heavy, and the tissues can cause neck pain, back pain, difficulty standing up straight, and other problems and other symptoms that may make daily life far more difficult or painful. In some cases men may also experience enlarged breasts, termed gynaecomastia, and also benefit from a male breast reduction. The surgery results in a chest that is flatter, firmer, and better contoured, with minimal and virtually invisible scars.

Breast reduction surgery may be advised by a plastic surgeon for a number of reasons. If you think that you may feel better or have less physical discomfort if your breasts were not as large then you should schedule a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Merten to discuss what treatment options you have. Dr. Merten can evaluate your specific situation and then recommend the most appropriate treatment for you.

Possible Breast Reduction Surgery Risks And Complications.

Breast reduction is one of the most well received plastic surgery procedures performed, however with any surgery, it does carry some possible risks and potential complications. These are usually very rare and only occur in a small percentage of patients, however patients should be made aware. Possible risks and complications include:

  • Post operative infections
  • Temporary or permanent loss of sensation in the nipple and breast
  • Bleeding
  • An allergic reaction to anesthesia
  • Poor healing of the surgical wound or bad scars
  • Blood clots forming
  • Tissue damage
  • Persistent pain
  • Unfavorable results

It is important to choose a fully qualified and experienced plastic surgeon to minimize the risk of any adverse events. In Australia, the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons is the peak body for Specialist Plastic Surgeons, of which Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Steve Merten is a member. Membership indicates that the plastic surgeon meets the highest standards, both ethically and professionally, in plastic surgery.

For more information on Breast Reduction Surgery, please call us at Pure Aesthetics on 9252 9262, or Contact Us for an appointment to see our Sydney Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Steve Merten.