Breast Reduction Before and After

Breast Reduction Photos

Breast reduction surgery removes excess tissue, skin, and fat from your breasts. This procedure improves your breast appearance and removes unnecessary breast weight. By reducing your breast size, it eliminates body pains and other related discomforts. Aside from symptom relief, the procedure can also boost your self-esteem. Below is a collection of our breast reduction photos of actual patients to see amazing results.

Benefits of breast reduction

This breast surgery can give you the following benefits:

  • Allows you to engage in more physical activities.
  • Gives you more clothing options.
  • Improves your body posture.
  • Improves your body proportions.
  • Increases your self-confidence.
  • Reduces back pain, shoulder pain, and neck pain.

Best candidates for breast reduction

During your initial consultation, we will carefully assess your general health. This allows us to plan the treatment that will best suit your body type and expectations. In general, the best candidates for the procedure are patients who have:

  • Frequent body pains due to large breasts.
  • Frequent skin irritation and bra strap indentations due to heavy breast weight.
  • Fully developed breasts.
  • Good physical and mental health.
  • Large breasts that limit daily activities.
  • Low self-esteem due to the appearance of their breasts.
  • Realistic expectations.
  • Stretched breast skin and enlarged areolas resulting from unnecessary breast weight.

How the surgery is performed

You will receive anaesthesia during the procedure to prevent discomforts. The technique that Dr Ritz will use will depend on several factors. These include your breast condition, body type, and desired results.

Typically, he will make a cut around your areola going down to your breast fold. This allows Dr Morris Ritz to access and remove fat tissues. He will then reshape your breasts by removing excess skin. Your areola and nipple will also be repositioned to complement your body proportions. Then he will close the incisions with sutures. During this process, our plastic surgeon Dr Ritz will also insert drains in the incisions. This will help prevent fluid accumulation beneath your skin. To protect your wounds, we will wrap your breasts in a sterile dressing.

Things to know before the procedure

There are some important things that you should keep in mind before having the procedure. We will discuss the following information with you during your consultation:

  • A breast lift may be necessary if you have sagging breast skin.
  • The procedure can affect your ability to breastfeed your child.
  • The procedure can only reduce the size of your breasts by one to two cup sizes.

If you want to know more about the procedure, please visit our main reduction surgery page, or schedule a consultation with Dr Ritz at his clinic in Melbourne.

Recovery after the procedure

After your surgery, it is normal to experience mild bruising and swelling in your breast area. After 24 hours, your drains will be removed. Once your condition is stable, Dr Ritz will allow you to go home. As you recover, it is recommended to avoid vigorous activities such as heavy lifting. It is also beneficial to have someone assist you in your daily activities at home. To prevent discomforts, you will need to take pain medications and anti-inflammatories.


After checking above-listed breast reduction photos, please check our main breast reduction page, or contact us and schedule an appointment with Dr Ritz at his clinic in Melbourne.