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