Liposuction Breast Reduction
Female breast hypertrophy, in which breasts grow excessively, can be treated with breast reduction. While there are several types of surgical techniques that can be performed, the majority of them involve the removal of skin and tissues to reduce breast size. However, some women may find liposuction alone to be sufficient in reducing their breasts to a more desirable size. Liposuction breast reduction is the preferred option for suitable patients for a few reasons:
The only incisions made are for the cannula, which is used to suction the fat out of the body. These normally measure mere milimetres, compared to excision techniques that involve incisions measuring several centimetres to inches.
The resulting scars tend to be far less extensive and are better hidden. With proper care, these scars should fade into faint, silvery lines that you’ll barely be able to see, and will most likely be well hidden by bras or bikinis.
The recovery period is usually shorter because liposuction breast reduction is less invasive. Generally, any side effects of surgery, such as bruising, swelling and discomfort, tend to resolve in about three months or less, at which time you can expect to see the results of your surgery. The recovery period is also less intensive. For more traditional techniques, recovery may take up to a year, during which time a restriction of physical activities is necessary to allow for a proper recovery.
There is no risk of adversely affecting the nipples and areolae.
It tends to be more economical.
Suitable Candidates for Liposuction Breast Reduction
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes unwanted fat. If a woman has excessively large breasts due primarily to fatty tissue, then their breast reduction may involve liposuction only. Interestingly, this technique tends to achieve great results for women over 40 years old, because the breasts develop more fatty tissue with age. (Middle aged women will most likely require a mammogram as part of their pre-surgical assessment).
While some patients find that their breast skin becomes firmer to a certain extent to accommodate the absence of fatty tissue, making liposuction breast reduction suitable for patients with minor sagging, the technique cannot address moderate to severe sagging. As a result, women seeking to correct enlarged and sagging breasts will most likely require the more traditional surgical techniques involving removal of skin and tissues (excision) to better achieve their aesthetic goals.
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