Breast Surgeries

Breast Reduction

Having problems with large, heavy breasts?

While many women wish for bigger breasts, those who are “blessed” with a large chest can suffer in a number of ways. The weight of large breasts can give you neck and upper back pain as you try to balance your body by straining against the weight. You may not be able to keep physically active as your breasts are uncomfortable or sore, and you may even get rashes or fungal infections under your skin. Finding a well-fitting bra can be impossible, while you can only dream of strappy dresses and bikinis. You are likely to be forever conscious that people are looking at your breasts, and are anxious about keeping them covered up.

Breast reduction surgery is a procedure to reduce the size and relieve all of these symptoms. Back and neck pain disappears almost overnight, and you will be much less self-conscious about what you wear. A reduction of even a couple of cup sizes can make you look much more in proportion, and ease the discomfort you feel when exercising. The surgery gives great results, with satisfied clients always saying “I wish I’d done this sooner!” For examples of how Dr Kohout has changed the lives of women throughout Sydney through reduction surgery, see the photo gallery.

Your consultation with Dr Kohout

First you’ll come to Dr Kohout’s private consultation rooms in Sydney to discuss the look you’d like to go for. Dr Kohout is an experienced surgeon who will listen to your concerns, provide advice, and talk you through the procedure. You’ll be able to ask lots of questions and put your mind at ease. If you are planning to have children and breastfeed in the future, make sure you let Dr Kohout know. Alternatively, call our Sydney team on 1300 551 151 with your questions.

Breast reduction - the procedure

Breast reduction surgery is performed under general anaesthetic and will take around three hours. Usually three incisions will be made to remove excess tissue, fat and skin. The nipples and areolas are then moved to a higher position. Surgical drains are then positioned in your breasts to remove any fluids. You will also have stitches and support bandages at first.


The day after surgery you are encouraged to get out of bed to move around, and within a few days you should be able to move around comfortably, although any strenuous activity should be avoided. The drains will be removed after a day or two and your stitches will be removed after about a week. Bruising and swelling is expected so it’s necessary to take it easy for about six weeks, until your chest is no longer tender.

Breast Reduction Prices

Breast reduction $7,900 This price assumes top hospital cover with a private fund. If fund cover does not apply in your situation, plan for additional costs of around $5,000. There will also be an additional charge for pathology: all the removed breast tissue is sent for microscopic examination

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