Breast reduction surgery Perth Dr Glenn Murray


Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery using Vaser Liposuction.

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What is Breast Reduction Surgery?

At Absolute Cosmetic Perth, we provide Breast Reduction Surgery through the use of Vaser Pro Liposuction. This procedure is well-suited for patients seeking a moderate reduction that offers a less invasive alternative to traditional Breast Reduction methods.

Common names

Breast reduction, Liposuction to breasts

Targeted areas


Important Information

Please be aware that you must have a GP referral before booking a consultation with Dr Murray.

Procedure Information

Procedure Type



From $6,600

*excluding theatre fee, post-surgical garments, post operative medications. An all-inclusive fee will be discussed at time of consultation with Dr Murray. Please book a complimentary nurse consult if you would like to discuss payment options in more detail. 

Payment Options

Absolute Cosmetic offers multiple payment options including, and not limited to; Cash, Credit Cards (Visa, Mastercard etc), and AfterPay.

Before and After Breast Reduction Surgery

Choosing Absolute Cosmetic Perth for Your Breast Reduction Procedure

  • VASER liposculpture is one of the primary surgical procedures in our clinic
  • Dr Murray has performed more than 8,000 liposculpture procedures
  • Dr Murray holds a diploma in liposuction from the Australian College of Cosmetic Surgery. He is one of the co-authors of Australian liposuction guidelines
  • If you are looking for a breast reduction in Perth, Dr Murray has over 20 years of performing cosmetic surgeries.
  • We have the only VASER PRO in Western Australia. We also have hi-def equipment and VASER Smooth
  • We have a low complication rate
  • Dr Murray was trained by a leading plastic surgeon in Colorado, as well as one of the grandfathers of liposuction, Dr Pierre Fournier
  • We are WA Health Department licensed
  • Licensed with sedation
  • We have nurses who are specifically trained in caring for liposuction patients.
  • We do not perform cheap liposuction methods and have assisted many patients who have undergone more affordable treatments in overseas clinics.
  • Dr Murray also offers nipple and areola reduction, which can complement breast reduction surgery.

*It’s important to recognize that any cosmetic surgical or invasive procedure comes with inherent risks and the possibility of complications. Therefore, before moving forward, we strongly recommend that you allocate time for thorough research, self-education, and consider seeking a second opinion from a qualified practitioner to make an informed decision.

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Benefits of a Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery aims to alleviate physical discomfort physical discomfort associated with oversized breasts. Beyond these primary outcomes, the procedure offers additional benefits, including:

  1. Improved Posture: Excess breast tissue can strain the shoulders and contribute to neck pain, leading to poor posture. Breast reduction addresses this issue, promoting better alignment.
  2. Increased Mobility: Excessive breast tissue may hinder engagement in physical activities due to discomfort or restricted movement. Breast reduction enhances mobility, making it easier to participate in various activities.
  3. Enhanced Comfort: By reducing breast size, the surgery contributes to greater comfort in daily life, minimizing physical discomfort associated with overly large breasts.
  4. Clothing Versatility: Individuals with large breasts often face challenges finding well-fitting clothes. Breast reduction expands clothing options, allowing for more choices in comfortable and appropriately sized attire.

Candidates for a Breast Reduction

The optimal candidate for a breast reduction is an individual who is in good physical health and possesses realistic expectations regarding the anticipated outcomes of the procedure. Potential candidates may exhibit one or more of the following characteristics, including large and heavy breast tissue, disproportionate breast size, neck pain, challenges in finding well-fitting clothing, and limitations in participating in physical activities. However, it is crucial to undergo a consultation for this surgical intervention to assess individual suitability and determine if breast reduction is the appropriate course of action. Additionally, being a non-smoker is considered essential, as smoking may elevate the risk of complications during the surgery.

How to Prepare Before Breast Reduction Surgery

In accordance with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) protocol, it is a prerequisite to obtain a GP referral for all cosmetic surgical procedures before scheduling a consultation with Dr. Glenn Murray. Additionally, a Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) questionnaire will need to be completed to assess your suitability for the procedure. To facilitate informed discussions and address any questions you may have, informational videos will be sent to your designated email prior to your meeting with Dr. Murray. Following a second consultation with a member of our clinical team, a mandatory 7-day cooling off period will commence. During this time, we strongly encourage you to seek further information and education regarding your desired procedure, as well as consider obtaining a second opinion. After the 7-day cooling off period, you are welcome to proceed with scheduling your procedure and embark on your Absolute Cosmetic journey.

It is imperative to strictly avoid smoking, vaping, and illicit drug use before, during, and after the procedure. Nicotine consumption during the surgical process heightens the risk of complications, infection, delayed healing, or an unsatisfactory cosmetic outcome. Please note that we maintain a stringent cancellation policy for those who continue to smoke or vape. We advise all patients to cease smoking at least 2 weeks before the procedure and to abstain for 6 weeks following the procedure. Reducing nicotine intake does not diminish the risk of complications; the most substantial health benefit is derived from quitting smoking altogether. We highly recommend and encourage the use of nicotine cessation aids during this period. For more comprehensive information regarding potential complications and guidance on quitting smoking, please refer to this resource.

It is vital to note that if you have smoked within the last 2 weeks, the procedure will be canceled, and payment will not be refunded.

To ensure your readiness for the procedure, being in good health is essential. It’s crucial to avoid blood-thinning medications such as aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, fish oil, green tea, and turmeric leading up to the procedure. Additionally, a blood test should be conducted at least 1 week before the scheduled procedure.

On the day of the procedure, fasting is mandatory, meaning you should refrain from consuming food or water for 6 hours prior to your scheduled surgical start time. However, you may take a small sip of water in the morning to consume any pre-surgery medication if necessary. These precautions are taken to optimize your safety and the success of the procedure.

What to Expect During Your Breast Reduction Procedure

The Procedure

The breast reduction surgery is typically performed as a day-case procedure under sedation in our licensed day surgery clinic. Patients are usually admitted early in the morning/afternoon and discharged later in the afternoon, allowing for a convenient and efficient recovery process.

Post Procedure

Following breast reduction surgery, patients will proceed to the recovery area and subsequently be discharged to return home under the care of their nominated caregiver for rest. The next day, a follow-up appointment with one of our nurses is scheduled to monitor recovery progress and detail your aftercare protocols.

Absolute Cosmetic Perth prioritises patient well-being and aims to minimise discomfort throughout the process. Consequently, all surgical procedures, including breast reduction, are conducted under neurolept sedation to ensure a comfortable and patient-focused experience.

Risks and the Recovery After Breast Reduction Surgery


Breast reduction surgery, like any surgical procedure, carries certain risks and potential complications. Some of the risks associated with breast reduction surgery include: Infection, changes in sensation to nipples and breasts, changes in breast shape or contour, scarring, wound healing problems, hematoma or seroma, or anesthesia risks to name a few.

It’s important to note that the likelihood of experiencing these risks varies from person to person and depends on factors such as surgical technique, individual health status, and adherence to post-operative instructions. Patients should thoroughly discuss their medical history, expectations, and concerns with our medical team of nurses and doctors to minimize risks and achieve the best possible outcomes. Regular follow-up appointments will be booked to ensure you are monitored and given the appropriate after care for your recovery.


It’s typical to experience some discomfort in the initial days following breast reduction surgery. Notably, significant improvement is often noticeable within the first week, although swelling may persist for up to 6 weeks. On average, the final result becomes evident around the three-month mark, with some patients observing positive changes as early as one month. However, for certain individuals, achieving the ultimate outcome may extend to a period of up to 12 months, emphasizing the gradual nature of the healing process.

Recovery time can vary among patients, with some individuals able to resume regular activities within 5-7 days after breast reduction surgery. We recommend incorporating light exercise at 1 week, progressing to moderate exercise at 2 weeks, and full resumption of regular activities at 3 weeks. However, it’s advisable to avoid extreme exercise for a period of 6-12 weeks following the procedure to ensure a gradual and safe return to physical activities. Individual recovery guidelines may be adjusted based on the patient’s differing healing process and factors of age, genetics or lifestyle.

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Glenn Murray

Medical Director and Owner

Dr. Murray (MED0001196978) leads the team of doctors and health professionals at Absolute Cosmetic, bringing over two decades of full-time experience in cosmetic medicine to his role as Medical Director and Owner of Absolute Cosmetic Perth.

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*Before and After Disclaimer. All before and after photographs show actual patients of Absolute Cosmetic and are published with written consent. Images have not been digitally enhanced or altered. Outcomes shown are only relevant for each patient and do not necessarily reflect the results other patients may experience. Results may vary due to many factors including the individual’s genetics, diet and exercise. Please be advised that surgical outcomes vary, from patient to patient, and comprehensive research is crucial before making any decisions. Please read the associated treatment page for information regarding risks and recovery. All surgical before and after photographs are taken before and one year after the procedure unless otherwise specified. All surgical procedures have been performed by Dr. Glenn Murray (AHPRA Registration MED0001196978) Registered Medical Practitioner, Perth.

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Dr. Glenn Murray (AHPRA Registration MED0001196978) Registered Medical Practitioner. General disclaimer: Patient outcomes can vary due to factors such as... genetics, diet, age, exercise, lifestyle, weight, and overall health. It’s essential to understand that all invasive surgeries come with inherent risks and require a recovery period and specific care regimen. Detailed information regarding surgical risks and complications is available here, but it is advisable to conduct thorough research and obtain a second opinion to ensure you are able to make an informed decision. Please note that the information provided is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice or establish a doctor-patient relationship. For real patient images, please visit our Before and After page. Please be advised that surgical outcomes vary, from patient to patient, and comprehensive research is crucial before making any decisions. This website contains imagery which is only suitable for audiences 18+.

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