Liposuction Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast Reduction by Liposuction 

Liposuction Breast Reduction Surgery is usually performed under general anaesthetic. Once you are completely sedated, your surgeon will create an incision around the areola, down the front of the breast and into the fold. Excess breast tissue and skin will now be removed and the nipple and areola will be repositioned.

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Once the desired breast size and shape is achieved, your surgeon will then close the incision using sutures. In some cases, your surgeon might place a surgical drain in order to prevent the accumulation of blood and other body fluids inside the breasts. During your recovery period, you will be advised to wear a support bra in order to protect and maintain the new size and shape of your breasts.

While large breasts are usually inherited, several factors can contribute to an increase in breast size, including hormonal fluctuations, multiple pregnancies and menopause. Women who live with large, heavy breasts might suffer from backaches, neck pain, shoulder pain and other discomforts. In order to experience relief from these discomforts and allow them to participate in activities that were formerly difficult due to large breasts, affected women can undergo liposuction breast reduction surgery.

Liposuction with Breast Reduction Surgery

Traditional breast reduction techniques have led to significant scarring. These concerns have led to the emerging use of liposuction in breast reduction surgery either as a primary or adjunct modality. In fact, liposuction breast reduction surgery has been used for over two decades now because of its advantages over traditional breast reduction.

Various innovations focused on patient safety and better surgical outcomes have now been used in liposuction breast reduction surgery. Depending on the breast volume, body type and cosmetic preferences, different surgical techniques may be indicated. The following new techniques are now used to ensure high-quality patient care:

  • Use of pre and post-operative mammogram.

Surgeons once believed that liposuction breast reduction surgery could be successfully performed only in fatty breasts. Although liposuction can remove fat more easily than breast tissue, the procedure can significantly reduce the size of firm breasts with a large amount of tissue by using the proper surgical techniques and cannulas. By ordering a pre-operative mammogram, your surgeon can assess breast fat and tissue content to determine the right surgical techniques. In addition to this, a pre-operative mammogram can determine the presence of medical conditions that may affect surgical outcomes such as breast cancer. After 6 months of surgery, most surgeons recommend another mammogram to assess healing and presence of complications.

  • Correct patient positioning.

After a liposuction breast reduction surgery, you may be at increased risk for breast asymmetry. To ensure symmetrical elevation to counteract the natural gravitational pulling of breast tissue, most surgeons recommend to place post-surgical patients in an upright position.[4]

  • Use of proper cannulas and surgical techniques.

Surgical incisions may be created around the areola (periareolar), below the mammary gland (inframammary), or underarm (axillary). Once access incisions are made, most surgeons recommend using 3-mm to 4-mm cannulas attached to a 60-ml syringe, and the dissection is performed in a spoke wheel pattern.[5] Finally, a single absorbable suture must be used to close surgical wounds.

Other Breast Reduction Techniques performed by Dr Patrick Briggs include: