Breast reduction surgery is not only about reducing the weight and size of your bust, but rebuilding your self-esteem and confidence. At Avenue Plastic Surgery, we understand the decision to undergo breast reduction surgery can be an emotional one, and for many of our patients it’s a life changing experience. Following surgery our patients report improved posture, reduced neck and back pain, and enhanced well-being.
Dr. Allan Kalus is a respected breast surgeon with extensive experience, having performed over 1,000 breast repositioning and breast reduction operations. In fact, Dr Kalus is one of the few surgeons in Australia with the experience and qualifications to perform breast surgery as a Day Case.
We hope you enjoy the following animated story about a woman having a breast reduction. It is a little “extreme “(by our Australian standards!) but nevertheless some very good points are made. I personally love the part where she says that following her breast reduction operation she could put her nose into a book for the first time! It reminded me of a breast reduction I did very many years ago for a woman who had phocomelia. This is a condition where the limbs fail to develop and it was associated with the mother taking thalidomide during pregnancy. I was working in the UK at the time and there had been many young people born without limbs due to this condition. In this particular case the woman had no arms but could feed herself very adeptly using her feet. She was able to pick up a spoon with one foot and a bowl with the other, scoop the soup from the bowl and place in into her mouth! The problem was, after she reached puberty, her breasts grew to such a size that it was no longer possible for her to place her foot close to her mouth. The breast reduction operation enabled her to continue to feed herself!
Of course, not all cases are quite so dramatic! Many women just seek the increased comfort and sense of wellbeing that comes from having a smaller and more attractive bust.