Reduction Mammaplasty (Breast Reduction)

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Dr Beldholm FRACS

Breast reduction surgery will not only reduce the size of your breasts and relieve pressure on the upper body, but it will also lift your breasts. This can create a more balanced profile that helps bring relief if you have felt restricted by the size of your breasts.

A reduction mammoplasty is a procedure that removes excess breast tissue and skin. The most common reason women have this procedure performed is for them to feel better physically. Having large breasts comes with a host of complications that can make it harder to do typical movements or everyday activities.

If you have oversized breasts that are causing you discomfort, skin irritations, or infections beneath the breasts, breast reduction surgery may be able to help.

Breasts that are inadequately supported by a small frame or that are heavy, pendulous, and asymmetric, with nipples pointed downward, can be reduced in size and lifted during the procedure, providing relief from discomfort and a more balanced appearance.

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Dr Bernard Beldholm

Breast Reduction Surgery with Dr Beldholm

Dr Beldholm has more than a decade of experience in breast reduction surgery. He and his staff will guide you through your consultation, surgery and recovery.

  • Reduced size as well as breast lift & superior pole fullness
  • Modern scar management for a hair line scar (using PICO dressings, silicon sheets, LED lights and Laser genesis) included at no additional charge
  • 3D imaging as part of every consultation
  • You choose the size. B to C cup is a common choice
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Our plan for you

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1. Call (02) 4934 5700 for an appointment.

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2. Meet with Dr Beldholm for your consultation.

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3. Start your breast reduction surgical journey.

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4. Enjoy your results!

Find out what we can do for you.

Why Choose Dr Beldholm for Your Hunter Valley Breast Reduction?

Dr Beldholm and his friendly staff will be pleased to guide you as you consider breast reduction surgery. We are here to assist you from the moment you come in for your consultation until you have surgery and make a full recovery. We focus on making you comfortable and answering all your questions so you can feel supported throughout the process.

Step 1: Private Consultation

Having performed thousands of surgical procedures over the past decade, Dr Beldholm will recommend an option that is customised for you and your body based on his vast experience.

The decision to undergo any surgery will be made after it has been determined that it is safe for you to do so and that the results will match your expectations.

By the end of the consultation all your questions will be answered so that you can make a well informed decision. You will receive a detailed quote for the options that have been discussed.

If you decide to proceed, Dr Beldholm and his team will collaborate with you on designing a personalised treatment plan and scheduling a convenient date and location for your surgery. You will be provided with all pre-operative and post-operative information.

Your appointment with Dr. Beldholm can be scheduled at two convenient locations:

  • 30 Belmore Rd, Lorn NSW 2320: a beautiful converted heritage building in the Hunter Valley.
  • H+ Consulting Suites,Cooks Hill Healthcare Hub
    Suite 3, 235 Darby Street
    Cooks Hill NSW
  • Virtual consultations on Zoom are also available

It can be quite overwhelming when you consider having surgery and often it can be hard to remember all the information that we have provided you. We therefore provide you with written information about your procedure as well as an option to come back and have further follow up consultations with Dr Beldholm at no additional charge.

Preview Your Breast Reduction Results with Crisalix 3D Imaging

Most women find it difficult to decide on their optimal size. Dr Beldholm uses a range of methods to help you decide on sizing.

Dr Beldholm combines his consultations with 3D imaging. The use of 3D imaging is very helpful in visualising what surgery might accomplish. The images can be viewed in the comfort of your own home.

Step 2: Your Surgery

Dr Beldholm performs his breast reduction procedures in two private hospitals in the Hunter Valley:

  • Maitland Private Hospital
  • Hunter Valley Private Hospital

There are different breast reduction techniques he may use depending on the size of your breasts:

Vertical scar (‘short scar’) breast reduction

This is a highly evolved breast reduction technique. It is designed to improve the shape and size of the breasts with less scarring than older methods.1,2,3 He makes an incision around the areola and straight down to the lower breast pole, then removes the excess tissue.

Inverted T ‘wise pattern’ breast reduction

This is a more traditional breast reduction technique that is particularly effective for women who require extensive tissue removal. With an anchor-shaped incision circling the areola and extending along the natural curve of the breast, excess glandular tissue, fat and skin are removed. The nipple and areola are then moved into a new, higher position.

VASER Liposculpture

This technique may be suitable for some patients (usually 18-35 years old) that have greater skin elasticity and overly large breasts composed mainly of excess fat. VASER liposculpture liquefies the fat cells and then extracts the fat through a cannula to reduce the size of the breasts.

Step 3. Postoperative Care and Recovery

Recovery from breast reduction surgery will vary for each individual and will depend on the extent of your procedure.

If you are having a breast reduction using liposuction only then the downtime is typically no more than 1-2 weeks. If you are having a vertical or wise pattern breast reduction an overnight hospital stay is required.

A support bra will be fitted after the operation, which you will be required to wear for 4 weeks following surgery.

Generally speaking, most patients are cleared for work and light activity 2-3 weeks after the operation. Please follow all aftercare instructions carefully to ensure proper healing.

Step 4. Follow up Care

Your procedure is not considered complete until Dr. Beldholm has met with you to follow up after your operation. He will ensure you are healing and that all the expectations discussed in your one-on-one consultation have been met.

You will generally see the doctor on the day after the operation and also in 1 month, 3 months and 6 months following surgery. These appointments are included in the surgical fee.

The final result may take about a year to become fully apparent, as swelling subsides in the first six to twelve months.

Have Surgery with Dr Bernard Beldholm

“Breast reduction surgery can make a big difference to women with oversized breasts”

Dr Bernard Beldholm FRACS

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30 Belmore Rd
Lorn NSW 2320


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