Breast Reduction in South Africa

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Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital
2.3

From 38 verified reviews

Nompumelelo Madliwa, 19 April 2020

I had such a wonderful experience there with Dr Thomas, I had a skin drafting done it was such a smooth process I am healing very well and had a great stay there, Thank you so much

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Dr Paul J Skoll, Inc

Dr Paul J Skoll, Inc, located in Syfred Douglas St, Cape Town, South Africa offers patients Breast Reduction procedures among its total of 28 available procedures, across 2 different specialties. The cost of a Breast Reduction procedure ranges from R70,000 to R85,000, whilst the national average price is approximately R94,705. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by the lead specialist at the Hospital, and they have multiple recognized accreditations, including: HPCSA - Health Professions Council of South AfricaFCS(SA) - Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of South AfricaAPRSSA - Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Southern Africa

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UCT Private Academic Hospital
3.9

From 18 verified reviews

Juliettash Stadler, 05 May 2020

My Son was admitted with a very rare autoimmune illness in April this year. The care he was given was superb Prof Dheda, Prof Louw and their team of specialists covered every possibility , diagnosed efficiently and treated effectively. There was time taken to explain everything. The Hospital Matron made allowances for me to spend as much as possible time with my son and also allowed for frequent visits from close family. Mr Daniel Mathew the Hospital General manager is very approachable and interested . The staff was friendly and helpful. Basically every one from reception through admin to ICU was friendly and helpful. I Highly recommend this hospital

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Netcare Linksfield Hospital
3.1

From 72 verified reviews

Charlotte Sorour, 13 March 2020

Parking is a huge problem.On a positive note it is a great hospital with great specialists and doctor's hence why it is so busy. Well worth driving around a bit looking for parking knowing your loved one's are in good hands. My mind at ease. My husband is well looked after. Thank you Linksfield staff :)

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Netcare N1 City Hospital
2.9

From 36 verified reviews

Kim Adams, 30 March 2020

Overall I had a good experience.

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Dr Dawid Potgieter

Dr Dawid Potgieter, located in Syfred Douglas St, Cape Town, South Africa offers patients Breast Reduction procedures among its total of 99 available procedures, across 1 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Breast Reduction procedures at Dr Dawid Potgieter, as all prices are available on request only, whilst the national average price is approximately $6,395. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by the lead specialist at the Hospital, and they have multiple recognized accreditations, including: HPCSA - Health Professions Council of South AfricaDepartment of Health, Western CapeFCS(SA) - Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of South Africa

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Dr Susan F Johnson

Dr Susan F Johnson, located in Syfred Douglas St, Cape Town, South Africa offers patients Breast Reduction procedures among its total of 20 available procedures, across 1 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Breast Reduction procedures at Dr Susan F Johnson, as all prices are available on request only, whilst the national average price is approximately $6,395. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by just a small team of specialists, with 2 in total at the Hospital, and they are accredited by HPCSA - Health Professions Council of South Africa

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Dr. Gideon Maresky
4.9

From 16 verified reviews

Rebecca O'Connor, 23 September 2020

Dr. Gideon Maresky is amazing. I underwent otoplasty and rhinoplasty procedures and couldn't have asked for a better experience. Everything ran very smoothly.

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Dr. Petrus van Deventer

Dr. Petrus van Deventer, located in Syfred Douglas St, Cape Town, South Africa offers patients Breast Reduction procedures among its total of 6 available procedures, across 1 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Breast Reduction procedures at Dr. Petrus van Deventer, as all prices are available on request only, whilst the national average price is approximately $6,395. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by the lead specialist at the Hospital, and they have multiple recognized accreditations, including: HPCSA - Health Professions Council of South AfricaAPRSSA - Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Southern Africa

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    What you need to know about Breast Reduction in South Africa

    Before and After Breast Reduction

    Female Breast reduction (reduction mammoplasty), also known as a Reduction Mammoplasty, is a surgical operation to reduce the weight and volume of the breasts. During the procedure, fat, glandular tissue and skin are removed from the breasts, which are then reshaped and the nipples repositioned.

    Breast size is determined by genes, hormones, body frame, and weight. For most women, breast size is proportionate to the body, but for some, the breasts are particularly large. Large breasts can cause physical symptoms such as Discomfort, Backache, Neck pain, skin irritations.

    Psychological distress: Common complaints from women with large breasts include not being able to wear fashionable clothes and finding it difficult to take part in active sports.

    Large breasts are particularly sensitive to the hormone estrogen. They can grow particularly large during adolescence or later in life following the menopause or because of the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Some women also develop a noticeable asymmetry (difference in size or shape) between their breasts.

    Breast or mammary gland is a milk-producing organ of the female body. It is located in your thoracic region. Some women suffer from a condition called macromastia. It can be due to various reasons such as hypertrophy of adipose tissue in the breast, after menopause, postpartum, genetics, etc. In this condition, your breasts are sagging and their size is bigger in proportion to your body causing a number of problems. A woman affected by macromastia suffers from pain in the head, neck, shoulders, and back. Blood circulation and respiration are also disturbed. In males, it is used to treat gynecomastia. Surgery is performed to reduce the size of your breasts. It is known as breast reduction or reduction mammoplasty. This operation comes under the category of plastic surgery. While performing the surgery, the nipple-areola complex (NAC) is preserved to make sure that lactational ability is not affected. The mammoplasty is performed for three reasons, aesthetic, physical and psychological. The surgery is often associated with Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift.

    MyMediTravel currently lists 9 facilities in South Africa offering Breast Reduction procedures - see above for the complete list, along with estimated prices. The price of a Breast Reduction can vary according to each individual’s case and will be determined based on photos and an in-person assessment with the specialist. For a personalized quote Click Here to submit your details

    What does a Breast Reduction Procedure Involve?

    The procedure begins with making you lay in the supine position. Anesthesia is given to avoid pain during surgery. The area is sterilized and an incision is given around the areola and down your breasts. The flap of skin containing areola and nipple is displaced and excessive fat, breast tissue, and skin are removed to lessen the size of your mammary gland. In the next step, breasts are reshaped, areola and nipples are again placed over the reduced breasts and stitches are given. In some cases, when a large amount of tissue and fat is removed, skin flap with areola and nipples is detached and repositioned at a higher level according to the new size. Drainage tubes are inserted into the breasts to drain away blood and fluid. Bandages are applied over the stitched incisions. You are asked to wear a surgical bra. It is tried to make both breasts look alike; however, small variations in the size of breasts and areola can be there.  

    How Long Should I Stay in South Africa for a Breast Reduction Procedure?

    Surgery can last between 2 to 5 hours and sometimes even longer depending upon the size of your breasts and amount of fat and tissue that is to be removed - an overnight stay as an inpatient is required. After monitoring your condition, you are discharged from the hospital. You have to stay for at least 14 days in South Africa for follow up procedures. Regular check-ups are advised in the first few days after surgery. Oral pain killers are given to deal with pain and swelling. Stitches are removed in 2 weeks after which you are allowed to go home. In case you notice any redness, secretion, abnormal pain or inflammation, consult your doctor.

    What's the Recovery Time for Breast Reduction Procedures in South Africa?

    It takes several months for recovery from a breast reduction surgery. You cannot go to work for 1 to 2 weeks after the surgery. There will be pain and swelling in the initial days for which you are given some medicines. Avoid intensive physical activity for at least 1 month. You are asked not to wear underwire bras for a few months. You are allowed to wear a normal bra after 4 weeks. It takes 6 to 8 weeks for the swelling and tenderness to go away. Even after complete recovery, scars do not disappear. However, they are faded and become less visible. Changes continue to take place for a year after going through this surgery.

    What sort of Aftercare is Required for Breast Reduction Procedures in South Africa?

    You should consider the following points to take care of yourself after surgery:

    • Do come for regular check-ups.
    • Take your medicines regularly, as and when prescribed by your physician.
    • Make sure that someone lives with you to look after you.
    • Follow a healthy diet plan for a better recovery.
    • Do not wear fancy, underwire bras in the early days. Wear surgical bra only.
    • Wear loose clothes, tees, and shirts.
    • Avoid excessive, unnecessary movement of your breasts.  
    • Do not take a bath in the first few days, a wet bandage can be the cause of infection.
    • Do not ignore any kind of soreness, redness or abnormal secretions from your breasts. Visit your doctor immediately.
    • Drink plenty of water. It is very effective for a quick recovery.
    • Use icepacks to help you with swelling.
    • Do not try to lift heavy objects because your movement is restricted due to stitches. It can open up your stitches before time.  
    • Do some stretching exercises when told by your physician.

    What's the Success Rate of Breast Reduction Procedures in South Africa?

    Breast reduction mammoplasty is found to be successful in most of the cases. According to a survey, 80% of women are satisfied with the results of the surgery. This effectively reduces neck pain, back pain, headache, and shoulder pain, with your breasts no longer sagging and causing these problems. Respiratory and circulatory problems are also resolved. In case this surgery is not successful, it leaves prominent scars which can be subjected to hypertrophy. There might be less than the required amount of tissue and fat removal. Sometimes, more breast tissue is removed leaving your chest flat. A secondary breast reduction surgery is performed to cope with this.

    For an in-depth and personal review of the pros and cons of Breast Reduction, including before and after shots, watch this video blog.

    Are there Alternatives to Breast Reduction Procedures in South Africa?

    Following are some alternatives to reduce your breast size without going through a surgery:

    • Weight Loss: losing weight can also be effective in the case of reducing breast size. Some exercises are there to help you decrease your size. Exercise removes excess adipose tissue making your breasts smaller.
    • Liposuction: it is a less invasive method in which a small incision is given to insert a cannula and fat is sucked from it reducing breast size. There are least scarring and recovery is faster.
    • Fitting bra: it is not a permanent method to reduce your breast size but a specialized fitting bra can be helpful in making your breasts look smaller. It is not a standard bra.

    Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 28/11/2020.

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