Breast Reduction by Liposuction
When undergoing Liposuction Breast Reduction Surgery General Anaesthetic is usually the anaesthetic of choice. Once the anaesthetic has taken effect your surgeon will create an incision around the areola, down the front of the breast and into the fold. Your Surgeon will then remove excess breast tissue and skin. Next, they will reposition the nipple and areola.
Once the breast size and shape is complete, your surgeon will close the incision using sutures. In some cases, your surgeon may place a surgical drain. Your surgeon may do this in order to prevent the accumulation of blood and other body fluids inside the breasts.
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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 as well as 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, these women may undergo liposuction breast reduction surgery.
Liposuction with Breast Reduction Surgery
Traditional breast reduction techniques can lead 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 around 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 more suitable for you.
The following new techniques now help ensure high-quality patient care:
Use of pre and post-operative mammogram.
Surgeons once thought that liposuction breast reduction surgery could only be successful in patients with 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.
Use of proper cannulas and surgical techniques.
Surgical incisions may be made around the areola (periareolar), below the mammary gland (inframammary), or underarm (axillary). Once these 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. Finally, your surgeon may use absorbable sutures to close surgical wounds.
Other Breast Reduction Techniques performed by Dr Patrick Briggs include:
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
- Armpit Incision (Transaxillary)
- Breast Reduction
- Male Breast Reduction
- Asian Breast Augmentation
Dr Patrick Briggs Melbourne Plastic Surgeon – FRCS (Plas)
Specialist Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Clinic in Melbourne
Dr Patrick Briggs is a Specialist Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon. Both he and his team are dedicated to excellence in patient care and are committed to treating each and every patient with respect and privacy.
Not only does he offer high-quality results he also offers natural-looking plastic and cosmetic surgery results. Furthermore, he is experienced in Breast, Body and Face Surgery having performed over 4500 Surgeries in private practice.
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Dr Briggs’ Patient Coordinators take pleasure in assisting you with any questions when considering a plastic surgery procedure. Please call the Hawthorn East clinic in Melbourne between 8 am – 6 pm on Weekdays.
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What to Bring to Your Consultation
- If you like, please bring a friend or relative to help discuss the information and your choices.
- Take a lot of notes and thoroughly examine the documents your surgeon provides.
- You may need to undress so it’s a good idea to wear simple clothes.