reduction by walden


This magnificent watercolour was presented to Associate Professor Hingston by one grateful woman, six months after her successful bilateral breast reduction.

This non-commissioned artwork portrays a journey which visually takes you from the faceless, low self esteem and poor body image that a lot of women with large breasts have, on to the perioperative phase, depicted by fresh surgical scars — with the heated yellow (severe back discomfort) of the first figurine being replaced by the cool blue (shoulder discomfort now gone) above the second woman pictured.

Finally a beautiful whole woman emerges, happy, more feminine and complete. The artwork nicely captures the metamorphosis that occurs and the tremendous improvement in quality of life that women enjoy following a bilateral breast reduction (also called therapeutic mammaplasty).

Associate Professor Guy has been a fully qualified oncoplastic breast surgeon now for over 15 years. His motto is “Success is to Give” and he continues to enjoy helping women go through this transformation. The 30 autobiographies included on this website should give other large breasted women, their partners, friends and families a thorough and more balanced understanding of breast reduction surgery, principally to help improve their ability to give informed consent, prior to undergoing this modern therapeutic intervention.