Would I be suitable for Breast reduction?

165cm, 60kg, 44 years. I am really fed up of having to buy clothes that are too big in order to fit my breasts. Would I be suitable for reduction surgery and would I be eligible for any Medicare support?

April 22nd, 2018 NSW

  • Answer
     Jeremy Hunt

    Jeremy Hunt

    12 answers

    Plastic Surgeon
    New South Wales, Australia

    Hi,Thanks for the photos, and from these I do think you would be suitable for a breast reduction of course pending a full assessment at a consultation. I also  do you would achieve an excellent result, and can appreciate the issues yuo are having with clothing and being " top heavy"
    With regards to Medicare, you would be elegible to a rebate if you chose to have the procedure performed as a Private patient, and this would potentially have implication for Private insurance covering hospital costs if that was the position you were  in, and depending on the level of that cover.
    I hope that is of some help - and all the best
    Jeremy Hunt
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     Robert Drielsma

    Robert Drielsma

    191 answers

    Plastic Surgeon
    New South Wales, Australia

    Thanks for posting your questions and photograph. Based on your photograph you appear to be an excellent candidate for a breast reduction. This will lift your breasts into a more natural elevated position and reshape them helping you achieve a breast shape more in proportion with the rest of your body. Its likely you would be eligible for medicare and health fund rebates if you have private health insurance. You will need to bring a referral from your GP to your consultation. The best method to do this is using a lollipop short vertical scar technique, which gives the most natural shape with minimal scars. Arrange a consultation with a fully qualified and experienced plastic surgeon and be sure to look at lots of before and after photographs at your consultation. https://drdrielsma.com.au/breast-reduction/