Breast Reduction at Re.

Breasts that fit your life.

You don’t have to live with large breasts. The stares. The neck and back aches. The I-just-want-to-take-my-bra-off-and-lie-on-the-couch moments at the end of the day.

A breast reduction at Re. Plastic Surgery will re-proportion your breasts, making them smaller, lighter, firmer, higher.

 

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A beautiful outcome

The reasons you have for wanting to change the shape of your breasts are personal.

It’s fitting that your experience at Re. will also be a very personal one. A discreet experience, helping you feel respected and special from the moment you arrive.

You’ll see a qualified Plastic Surgeon who’ll take charge of your care and be available to you through all consultations.

Importantly, there are no cosmetic surgeons at Re. You can read why, here

 

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Private consultations

You’ll see your surgeon in a specially-designed, private, comfortable consulting room.

Your initial consultation will take about an hour. This gives you and your surgeon the time to help you make the right decision for you, based on your body type, your lifestyle, and your expectations.

 

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More confident decisions

You and your surgeon will then discuss the breast reduction procedure in more detail, and explore things like the size and shape you’re looking for, and what the experience will be like, from beginning to end.

Before you commit to anything further, we will show you the positioning of your scars and help you understand what your breasts will look like. Your surgeon will then go over each stage again and create a personal journey plan for you.

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Credentials

  • Superbly skilled plastic surgeons with 25 years combined plastic surgery experience.
  • Breast and tummy specialists.
  • FRACS accredited.
  • Both are members of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons SPS and the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastics Surgeons.

Support

  • We use best-practice, accredited hospitals, partnering with specialist anaesthetists.
  • Exclusive pre and post-operative program to aid recovery.

Price

  • $12,990. No hidden fees.

Privacy

  • Best facilities in Melbourne.
  • Luxury and comfort, enhanced with technology.
  • Discreet, face-to-face meetings with your surgeon.

Get in touch

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Check list - journey map

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Register with TouchMD here, and read more about Breast Reduction

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Download photos of breasts you find attractive

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During consultations, ask questions. We want you to be happy with your choice

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Have your photo taken in your favourite outfit or bikini, before surgery, for comparison afterwards

Our founders

Re. was founded by Richard Bloom and Kim Taylor Both are highly experienced plastic surgeons, with more than 25 years’ experience between them.  Richard and Kim have a vast amount of experience in breast reductions, breast augmentation and breast reshaping.

Both have multiple accreditations, being Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, as well as members of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.

Richard and Kim are recognised as leaders in their field. Both have been recognised for the quality of their work and, individually, are recognised for their contributions to improving surgical procedures.

They want a great outcome for you.

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No hidden costs

We don’t like unpleasant surprises.
The quote you receive will cover all your costs.
Your estimate includes preparation for surgery, hospital and anaesthetist costs, surgical fee, special garments to aid recovery, and all post-operative visits.

Accredited hospitals

We only perform surgeries at fully accredited hospitals that comply with strict Australian health standards and partner with specialist anaesthetists who will help you feel safe, secure and confident in the outcome.

Better pre-op and post-op care

The procedure you’re considering is about more than the surgery.

The preparation for the surgery, the support you receive and the care you get after surgery is as important as the operation itself.

It’s why we’ve developed Re.Care. An exclusive care program specially designed to help you feel more confident at every stage of your time with us.

You can find more about Re.Care, here

 

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Breast reduction recovery

You will wake up in the recovery bay of the hospital and your breasts will feel swollen but comfortable. You’ll be wearing your post-surgical bra to support your new breast shape. Most patients will stay overnight in hospital.

The first 48-72 hours are mildly uncomfortable but can be well controlled with pain medication. If your work is not too strenuous you may be able to return after a few days. It is ok to shower and get your dressings wet and you can sleep in any position that is comfortable.

You will have your first review appointment at Re.

You can begin to ease back into light physical activities. Most women are able to comfortably start driving.

You would be back to your normal daily routine and enjoying your new shape. Normal post-operative bruising and swelling should be gone, and your scars will begin to fade and diminish. You are able to fully resume normal exercise.

Scar laser treatments.

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Doing a little more to give you a much better outcome

The difference between Re. and other breast surgeries is the amount of care and thought which goes into every aspect of your experience.

At Re.

  • Your scars will be kept as short as possible
  • We will use drains to minimise swelling.
  • For extra confidence, you will be given an intravenous antibiotic when we give you your anaesthetic
  • We take all precautions to avoid deep vein thrombosis
  • Your surgeon will take particular care during the surgery to avoid any bleeding
  • Your surgeon will create an internal bra to support your new breasts shape in the long-term
  • Re. surgeons will use your existing breast tissue to give your new breasts extra projection and shape
  • All sutures will be dissolvable

 

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Your questions answered

Yes.
There are Plastic Surgeons, “Cosmetic” Surgeons (doctors) and General Surgeons.
You will be most interested in the first two.

While the term “Plastic Surgeon” may seem unappealing, these are exceptionally-highly trained, highly skilled people who are aware of every single aspect of every cosmetic procedure, what needs to happen, what may occur, how a procedure should be managed and what needs to happen to provide the best possible result and leave the minimal possible post-surgical stress.

Only a qualified Plastic Surgeon can call themselves a Plastic Surgeon.
“Cosmetic” surgeons do not have any formal surgical training or have the qualifications to conduct the procedure. They are less accredited and do not have the extensive training required to be a Plastic Surgeon. Look for the reference FRACS (Plas.) after their name.

At Re., you will only be seen by a Plastic Surgeon for surgical procedures.

Yes.
There are always cheaper options.
There are other operations, and other operators who will promise you larger breasts or flatter tummies.
But they don’t always give you confidence.
There are cheaper implants, cheaper hospitals, less qualified surgeons.
Unfortunately, there is usually a reason why they’re cheaper.
And, while there are even cheaper options overseas, we have fixed enough botched holiday makeovers to know, when it comes to something as important as your body, you can often see where the savings went.

Yes.
There are cheaper options for your surgery, overseas and around Australia.
Some people will talk as if you can combine a surgery with a holiday. We urge you to seriously consider the implications and your needs after a surgery.

In many instances, the complications can arise because of the incorrect care after the surgery has been completed.

Here’s a checklist for you to consider before you commit to any breast or body surgery:
• Is the doctor a fully qualified Plastic Surgeon? Look for the qualifications FRACS (Plas) after their name.
• Have you and the surgeon discussed what size and shape breast best suits your body shape?
• Has the surgeon shown you what your result will look like?
• Have you seen before and after photographs of the surgeon’s work?
• Does the facility where you are having your surgery meet strict Australian health and hospital standards?
• Is your anaesthetist fully trained?
• Has your surgeon told you which breast implants they will use?
• Will your surgeon be available to discuss any concerns you have after the operation?
• Who will look after you if something goes wrong or if you have a problem once you go home?
• Have you investigated the costs of having a problem fixed?
• Are you comparing apples with apples? Have you been quoted the total costs of having the procedure? This should include:
• All pre-surgical consultations
• Preparation for the surgery itself
• Cost of implants (for breast augmentation procedures)
• What the procedure involves (for example, in a Tummy Tuck, are they tightening the muscle walls or simply removing tissue?)
• The cost of the hospital – is it, in fact, a registered hospital?
• The cost of the anaesthetist (and how qualified they are)
• The cost of the procedure itself
• Post-surgical recovery and an aftercare promise
• Specialised post-operative garments
• Consultations after the surgery
• Scar reduction therapy
• Consultations to address any concerns

Absolutely. This will be part of your discussion with your surgeon. As a rule, it is possible to achieve most cup sizes. Please note, cup sizes vary depending on the bra brand and style you choose. There is no “standard” cup size and these can vary quite significantly.
At Re. we try and meet your expectations.
The first thing your surgeon will discuss with you is your breast goals. Your surgeon will then examine your breast and chest dimensions and present a number of options which work with your body shape and your desires.

For most women, the best scar will be what is known as the “anchor” style scars. At Re. we believe this gives you the best possible breast shape, and you’ll see the results immediately. At Re. we have developed a scar management protocol to ensure you get the best possible outcome. It involves using silicone tape and creams as well as two laser scar treatments with our Dermal Clinician. This is all included in your surgical package.

Yes, most women can still breastfeed after breast surgery. It is important to understand, up to 40% of women are unable to breast feed, even without a breast reduction.

If you are over 40 years old and have not had a mammogram within the last year, we would recommend having one prior to your surgery. The reason for this is, after your surgery there will be internal scarring which will take some time to settle down. This can make interpretation of a mammogram difficult for a period of time, so it is important to ensure before your surgery that your breasts are clear.

Yes. To get the best results and aid recovery, you’ll need to wear garments that support and hold your breasts in place and help reduce swelling and discomfort. At Re. we supply two specially designed post-operative bras (they’re supportive and look so much nicer than many other post-operative garments). Generally, you should wear the post-op surgical bra for 6 weeks after your surgery.

At Re. we have developed a scar management protocol to ensure you get the best possible outcome. We use silicone tape and gel and complement these with two laser scar treatments. This is all included in your surgical package.

It really depends what sort of work you do however most patients return after a couple of weeks.

We’ll get you back to the gym as soon as possible. We have worked with a personal trainer to develop a physical program which starts a week after your surgery. This graduated program will keep you moving and help with your recovery. Your first consultation with our partner Personal Trainer is free as part of your surgical package. You should expect to return to all your normal activities by six weeks.
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We’re here to help

Contact us today for a no obligation, open chat about your body goals and let us help plan your journey together.