Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of excess breast tissue.

What is this procedure?

Breast Reduction is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of excess breast tissue. It's an option for women who are trying to relieve the physical symptoms caused by the weight of overly large breasts. Having large breasts can be harmful to women's health, confidence and self-esteem. It can cause neck, upper back and shoulder pain as well as pain between the shoulder blades. In addition, bra straps dig into the shoulders, leaving deep grooves.


This procedure is also called reduction mammoplasty. Excessive skin and breast tissue are removed, and the breast tissue and nipple are lifted, reshaped and repositioned. This leads to a more proportional sized, more youthful and aesthetic shape. In most breast reduction procedures, the nipples and areolas (dark skin around the nipple) stay attached to their blood and nerve supply while they are repositioned. However, in rare cases, when the breasts are extremely large and droopy, the nipples and areola may have to be repositioned as a nipple graft.
The scars are positioned so they are as hidden as possible, even if low cut clothing is worn. The resultant scars will be red initially and will take six months to one year to fade. During this period, scar management is mandatory.


Pedicle refers to the tissue that keeps the blood supply to the nipple after removing the excess breast tissue. The blood supply to this pedicle usually originates from the above and medial part of the breast. In this technique a superior and medial fullness of the breast is achieved resulting in an enhanced breast cleavage.

What can be achieved?

  • Reduce the size of the breasts
  • Improve breast shape and symmetry
  • Elevate the nipple and reshape the areola
  • Improve neck, back and shoulder discomfort
  • Ability to fit into regular clothes
  • Correct fitting of bras that are comfortable to wear
  • Reduce irritation, chafing and infections under the breast
  • Improve exercise tolerance and assist with weight loss activities.
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FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions

How much are consultations?

For minor procedures, like moles, lesion & skin cancer removal, we can book you in for a 15 minute Short Consultation with Dr Mo.

For all major surgical procedures, we recommend a 1 hour Long Consultation with Dr Mo to go through your surgical needs & review your health in detail.

If you decide to proceed with surgery, you will need to attend a Pre-Op Consultation, which can be claimed back from Medicare

Pricing for consultations are:
Short Consult (15 min) – $250
Short Consult - Pensioner – $200
Long Consult (1 hr) – $350
Follow-Up Consult (15 min) – $130
Pre-Op Consult (15 min) – Medicare Rebate Price

A $100 deposit will need to be paid to confirm your booking.
You may be eligible for a Medicare Rebate on your consultation fee with a referral letter from a GP. Pensioners may also be eligible for a reduced rate. Please bring your Pensioner card with you.

Please ask our friendly team for more information when booking your consultation.

How do I book a consultation?

If you would like to book a consultation, please either:

• Complete the Booking Form on our website
• Send us an email to hello@drmohaghegh.com.au with your name & contact details for a call back
• Call our Double Bay Clinic on 1300 074 466 to speak to our friendly staff

We look forward to meeting you & taking care of you throughout your journey with us.

What is the after surgery care & recovery process like?

Once you have finished in theatre you will be looked after by a team of medical staff ensuring you are comfortable whilst you rest at the hospital.

You will be fitted at the hospital with your surgical garment which you will wear during your recovery process.

After undergoing your surgery you will have a post operative appointment the following day with Dr Mohaghegh either in clinic or at the hospital depending on the procedure performed.

The post operative appointments are tailored to each patient’s needs and their Recovery Plan, however, Post-Op Follow Up checks are generally required at 1 week, 2 week, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, 12 months after the completion of your procedure. Post-Op Follow Up Checks are included as a part of our fees and no additional fees apply.

At the Follow Up Checks, Dr Mo and his nurse will:
• Review your surgical site
• Review and change the dressing as needed
• Scar management

Do you offer virtual/remote consultations?

Yes, Dr Mohaghegh does provide virtual/remote consultations for patients who aren't able to come into the clinic.

For patients who are able to visit the clinic, we highly recommend you to see Dr Mohaghegh in-person for the best possible assessment.

How much does plastic surgery cost?

The costs of Plastic Surgery will vary from patient to patient, and based on the details of your surgical plan, which includes:

• which procedures are to be performed
• the number of surgeries needed to complete the process, and
• the complexity of their needs.

After your consultation with Dr Mo, we will provide you with a detailed surgical plan & quote of the surgeon’s fees, as well as estimated costs for hospital fees, anaesthetists fees, etc.

You may be eligible to claim a rebate from your Private Health Fund for hospital costs depending on your level of cover.

You may be eligible for Medicare Rebates for some non-cosmetic procedures with an item number. Keep in mind, however, that Medicare only covers reconstructive surgeries that are deemed medically necessary. Procedures that are performed for solely cosmetic reasons are typically not covered by Medicare.

Please contact us if you require detailed information about pricing & your surgical needs.

The cost of body contouring after major weight loss will vary for each patient depending on the reason for your body contouring, you may be eligible for Medicare coverage.

How much does it cost for skin lesion & skin cancer removal?

For minor surgeries, like skin lesions & skin cancer removal, we charge based on the time required to perform the procedure.

This fee also covers their follow up appointments for 6 weeks.

Our out of pocket fees for minor procedures are:
Up to 15 min – $300
15-30 mins – $550
30-45 mins – $750
45-60 mins – $900

Book an appointment

Schedule your first consultation to start your journey.

Every patient is unique, and so are their surgical needs. We want to take the time to listen to you and understand what you and your body needs, before we can tell you how we can help. So the best way is to book you in for a one hour face-to-face consultation with Dr Mo.