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Breast reduction


Are your large breasts causing you embarrassment, breathing problems, neck pain and back pain? Surgery with Dr Moncrieff, who has performed over 700 breast reductions in Newcastle, may offer a solution.

During breast reduction plastic surgery, fat, glandular tissue, and skin are removed from the breasts. This results in smaller, lighter, higher and possibly firmer breasts. Breast reduction will help a woman’s breasts become more proportionate with the rest of her body.

‘Try before you buy’ with a $50 Vectra 3D photo simulation 

You can also choose to experience our 3D simulator, Vectra, to get an idea of what your options are based on your own body. Many patients love this service because it gives them a sense of what’s possible before committing to a consultation with our surgeons and it provides faster access to last minute appointments if you do proceed! This service is ideal for small to moderate reduction patients. For very large breasts the simulation is less accurate but the appointment is an opportunity to talk to Jessica about the surgical process, costs and review of previous patient case studies.

You can book a Vectra photo session with our Patient Manager, Jessica, for just $50 which is rebated against your consultation with our Dr Moncrieff if you decide to continue exploring if the surgery is right for you.

Discover more, including information on costs, hospital arrangements and recovery by scrolling down. You may also view a 3D animation of the procedure below.

Call us on 4920 7700 to make an appointment or use the contact form below.

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A range of our breast reduction results are in the gallery, but here are some of the recent photos we have published on social media with nipples covered to avoid Google listing this page lower in searches.
* Results may vary from patient to patient
Breast reduction before and after by Dr Moncrieff at Hunter Plastic Surgery - 20 year old patient after 7 monthBreast reduction before and after by Dr Moncrieff at Hunter Plastic Surgery 2 Nov 16 Breast reduction before and after by Dr Moncrieff at Hunter Plastic Surgery Nov 16Breast reduction before and after by Dr Moncrieff at Hunter Plastic Surgery 16 Nov 16 Breast reduction before and after by Dr Moncrieff at Hunter Plastic Surgery 2 Dec 16
* Results may vary from patient to patient

$10,500 for a privately insured patient seeking a standard reduction or from $11,500 when combined with liposuction which takes additional theatre time (generally for larger body types). Patients must be able to demonstrate clinical need, including neck, shoulder and back pain and/or chronic skin irritation. It is worth discussing these symptoms with your GP to ensure that the clinical need is documented in your referral for surgery.

For patients without insurance, total out of pocket fees start at $15,500. These fees include the surgeon’s fee, anaesthetist’s fee, hospital stay and garment.

Are you with NIB?

For patients insured with NIB, please note they are advising a number of their patients that they will not guarantee cover until after the operation to ensure it was truly non-cosmetic. NIB patients should simply ensure they confirm that their level of cover includes the item number 45520, as our surgeon only quotes this number when he believes a patient has a clinical need and therefore meet the standards required if you have cover for breast reductions. You may also consider changing funds and this article may assist.

Be aware of a current government review!

The government is currently reviewing the Medicare item number for breast reductions, which could significantly impact rebates available. When they reviewed other plastic surgery item numbers in 2015, they gave NO notice to patients, so only those who had already paid a deposit for surgery were able to claim. We will provide updates here, but please call us if you have questions about the changes and how to avoid them impacting your surgical plans.

Performed under General Anaesthetic in hospital

Two night stay

Two weeks off work, garment for 6 weeks and bruising and swelling for two weeks

Yes, Medicare No: 45520 x 2. See note above in the costs section re need to demonstrate clinical need for insured patients.

We understand there are currently no surgeons in NSW permitted to provide free breast reductions, including Dr Moncrieff.

Breast reduction surgery has come a long way over recent times. Hunter Plastic Surgery specialises in short-scar vertical breast reductions which allow for a volume reduction, reshaping of the breast, nipple/areola reduction and breast lift all in the one operation. This is achieved with only a short vertical scar which is significantly smaller than the conventional anchor or T-Incision technique. The T-Incision technique is reserved only for those with extraordinarily large breasts and great excess of skin.

For more information on breast reduction, please see our narrated 3D Animation below. The Animation takes a few moments to upload so please be patient as it is worth the short delay. You can also print a copy of the procedure summary while in the Animation menu.

Why is Hunter Plastic Surgery your best choice for a breast reduction?

Dr Moncrieff and our team not only provide award winning service but are upfront about costs. Learn more about how we stand out from the crowd.

Dr Nicholas Moncrieff

“Breast reductions are our most popular procedure because they transform the lives of patients. The most common comment I hear after operation is, "I wish I'd done this 10 years ago." Don't wait to feel better, reduce pain and get back to the activities you love.”