Breast reduction surgery is performed to remove extra fat, tissue, and skin from the breasts to reshape and reduce their size and create a smoother, more proportioned shape and contour.
If you have breasts that are large and out of proportion with the rest of your body and or causing pain in the neck, back, or other symptoms, you may be a candidate for breast reduction surgery.
Procedure Length: 1- 1.5 Hours
Recovery: No lifting, pushing or pulling for 6 weeks.
What is Breast Reduction surgery?
Breast reduction is as the name would imply, a removal of the tissue that makes up the breast with an intended goal of reducing the overall size and weight of a woman’s breasts. An overabundance of breast tissue can create a number of different symptoms in women including neck and back pain, skeletal deformities, rashes and indentations in the shoulders from wearing a bra. If you’re feeling any of these symptoms, a consult with Dr. Cluett can address these issues and determine if a breast reduction might be right for you.
Why a Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction surgeries are recommended for women who experience discomfort in their day-to-day activities as a result of the size of their breasts. Oversized breasts often bring with them excess weight that must be carried by the body resulting in strain on affected muscle areas. If you have large breasts, you might choose to have breast reduction surgery to ease this discomfort – with a reduced breast size that is more comfortable for you and proportionate to your body. Candidates for breast reduction surgery might also be looking to change the proportion of their body and help their confidence by being able to find clothes that fit better.
Dr. Cluett is the only licensed, accredited female plastic surgeon in Newfoundland and Labrador. This, along with her client-centered approach allows her to better understand your motivations for pursuing breast reduction surgery. What a patient receives from Dr. Cluett is more than just a breast reduction procedure. From your initial consultation, Dr. Cluett works directly with you to identify your motivations, desired outcomes, and through pre-operative consultations she will develop a breast reduction procedure plan that puts your desires, health, and safety at the forefront.
Frequently Asked Questions
Whether you are considering Breast Surgery or Abdominoplasty, your plastic surgery treatment will require that you make important decisions. Dr. Cluett wants to help you feel educated about your choices and has provided a list of frequently asked questions below.
Where Will Your Procedure Take Place?
Your initial consult will take place in Dr. Cluett’s office at 7 Paton Street, The Health Sciences Centre, St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, or Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre. Your surgical procedure will take place in a fully-equipped and safe surgical facility. These medical centres bring with them a team of specialized health care practitioners with training and experience specific to these types of procedures. Your safety is key to the success of a procedure.
What about Pre-op and aftercare?
Dr. Cluett will work to ensure your path to recovery is as smooth and short as possible. Your recovery will be unique to you, your body, and your surgical procedure, that’s why each patient needs a custom recovery programme. After your procedure, Dr. Cluett will meet with you to review your specific needs and recommended aftercare. Throughout the recovery process, should you have any questions, you can always call Dr. Cluett’s St. John’s office and her team will be able to provide you with answers, or schedule a follow up appointment.
Is a referral required for a consultation with Dr. Cluett?
Some consultations will be covered by MCP if you are referred by another physician. If you wish to avoid obtaining a referral it is possible to see Dr. Cluett. This will involve a one-time consultation fee.
Will my treatment be coverable by MCP?
If the concern you have is considered “cosmetic” by MCP standards, your treatment will not be covered. Unfortunately, the only way to know for sure if your treatment will be covered, is to see Dr. Cluett in consultation. After assessing your concerns, she will advise you as to whether or not MCP will cover your procedure based on your history as well as your physical problems.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Debit or cash. We are as well associated with Ifinance Medicard which is a company accustomed to financing cosmetic procedures. We will provide you with the necessary contact information so you can further investigate this option if requested.
Why should I choose a Plastic Surgeon for my cosmetic procedure?
A Plastic Surgeon is a surgical specialist who has completed a minimum of 5 years of study and training in plastic surgery after receiving their initial medical degree. This is different from a cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Cluett is the only female plastic surgeon in Newfoundland and Labrador.