Hi I am 18 and am looking for a breast reduction/lift as one breast is a size D and the other a size E. I hate that they are uneven and t has always bothered me. What are the risks and cost of surgery?

Hi I am 18 and am looking for a breast reduction/lift as one breast is a size D and the other a size E. I hate that they are uneven and t has always bothered me. What are the risks and cost of surgery?

Hi Cassii

By the sounds of things you would benefit greatly from a breast reduction. The cost varies depending on whether you have private health insurance which picks up the majority of the bill. You will also get a medicare rebate from the government of around $1000 even if you don’t have private insurance.

Some possible complications and risks specific to breast reduction surgery include:

  • Surgical risks such as bleeding and infection
  • Seroma accumulation under the breast. This fluid may need to be drained under ultrasound guidance
  • Visible and prominent scars including keloid and hypertrophic scars.
  • Swelling and bruising around the breasts, that takes 2-3 months to settle
  • Fat necrosis of the breast. This is a result of poor blood supply to the fat cells. These shows themselves as small firm lumps
  • Changes in breast and nipple sensation
  • Temporary or permanent areas of numbness around the scars
  • Asymmetry of the breasts
  • Partial or total loss of nipple and areola
  • Need for further surgery to treat complications
  • Revisional surgery to correct any unevenness between the 2 sides
  • A blood clot in the legs (DVT), which can move to the lungs and may be life threatening

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