Breast Reduction Surgery
Breast Reduction Surgery
Dr Lanzer is specialised in female breast reduction surgery. He has executed numerous breast reductions over his career, which spans over several decades.
His revolutionary breast reduction surgery procedures could be used for:
- The removal of litres of fat and volume without any long scars;
- Key hole surgery reducing the weight of heavy breasts;
- Good skin contraction and elevation without cutting away skin.
Dr Lanzer is the world pioneer of breast reduction with liposuction and helped develop this method in Australia. He has also received international recognition for his contributions.
Who Is Eligible for Female Breast Reduction Surgery?
Large female breasts such as size D to G can often be distressing. They can cause discomfort such as pain in the neck, shoulders or back. Reduction is usually performed for relief of this pain, or for aesthetic reasons to improve the look of an overly voluminous, sagging breast. It could also be implemented for women who struggle with bra indentations due to the sheer size of their breasts. A breast reduction surgery can help reduce weight and the size of heavy voluminous breasts in women.
Is Dr. Lanzer’s Technique Supported by Other World-Renowned Experts?
A well-known American Professor visited Dr. Lanzer in Australia and saw him perform this procedure via liposuction. Clinical Professor of Dermatologic Surgery at the University of California San Francisco USA, Dr. Christopher Zachary MD wrote: “Please click here to read his letter”
Presenting at leading conferences worldwide and featured in “New Ideal”, “Women’s Day” and “Good Medicine” Dr. Lanzer is considered the leading authority for this procedure and the field of cosmetic surgery in Australia.
The new method allows breast reduction because of three breakthroughs in technique. Tumescent fluid is put into the breast with a micro-cannula. Dr Lanzer uses the method of superficial liposuction, which is treating fat very close to the skin.
How Can a Reduction Be Executed with Liposuction?
The world of cosmetic surgery changed drastically with the arrival of the tumescent technique. Instead of having to cut out sections of the breast, the tumescent technique enabled the surgeon to fill the fat with diluted anaesthetic, which will not only numb the area, but also make the fat softer and more even. This allows the surgeon to easily remove excess tissue and fat.
Once the tumescent technique proved useful in other areas of the body, Dr. Lanzer became a worldwide pioneer in using the tumescent method for breast reduction surgery. He eventually presented his findings to the American Academy of Dermatologists and the Australian College of Dermatology. The procedure became very popular worldwide and over the course of time Dr Lanzer has helped thousands of patients with this specific procedure.
When Do Patients Choose a Reduction by Liposuction?
Even though a full female breast is associated with femininity, breasts that are to large can pose many problems for women. Larger breasts can be uncomfortable in general, but they can also lead to plenty of specific physical discomfort. Many women who have breasts that are too large often suffer from joint pains, bad posture, back pains and even scoliosis.
Liposuction can be an effective treatment for hyperplasia (an increase in the amount of organic tissue). The procedure can be performed on women of all ages, depending on the severity of the case. Dr Lanzer has executed this procedure on girls as young as 12, however, in these rare cases the patient will need to have consulted a child psychologist before contacting a cosmetic surgeon. In combination with the view of the child psychologist, Dr Lanzer may choose to proceed with a breast reduction procedure.
How Many Sizes Can I Go Down?
The results of a liposuction breast procedure vary from woman to woman. In general, tumescent liposuction can remove up to half of the breast. Patients who had children are usually able to get their breasts reduced more, simply because the breasts can have more fat after childbirth.
Desired results can be discussed with Dr Lanzer before the start of the procedure. Before you come in for your Melbourne treatment, you will need a consultation to discuss your options and the result you are trying to reach.
To see some examples of breast liposuction, please refer to the case studies you find on our website. However, it is important to realise that every person is unique and that results may vary on your body type.
Why Should I Choose the Tumescent Procedure?
The tumescent procedure has a lot of advantages. One of the advantages is the size of the scar usually left after a tumescent procedure. Most scarring patients experience after tumescent liposuction is quite minimal, giving the patient an overall aesthetically pleasing result.
Tumescent liposuction on the breasts can also be executed with a local anaesthetic; this means that patients do not have to choose a general anaesthetic if they wish to avoid it. The tumescent fluid used during the procedure also has its own advantages. Not only does it work as an anaesthetic, it is also an anti-bacterial fluid. By using tumescent fluid, chances of infection are reduced drastically. In addition to that, it is also a lot easier for the surgeon to remove the fat, which will only be good for the surrounding tissue.
Tumescent fluid also has one additional advantage that is often forgotten, more specifically the fact that the fluid also seals the blood vessels. By sealing the blood vessels during the procedure, there is a lot less bleeding. During the recovery, this could mean a reduction in bruising for the patient.
Finally, choosing the tumescent procedure will also give you a natural looking breast with a slight lift. By reducing the present fat in the breast, the breast will show a natural elevation.
What Are the Main Advantages of a Breast Reduction with Tumescent Liposuction?
- Only tiny incisions are made which virtually leave no significant scarring;
- The area is numb, so for patients that do not require a general anaesthetic, post-surgery and discomfort is reduced;
- An anti-bacterial fluid is used, so the chance of infection is less likely;
- When the weight of the breasts is reduced a natural elevation occurs;
- Minimal risks and complications after over a decade of practice;
- The fat is softened so that it comes out smoothly and evenly, which allows a greater amount of fat to be removed safely;
- The blood vessels are sealed, so there is little or no bleeding, a smaller chance of wound healing issues, and smaller amounts of bruising.
How Long Does Breast Reduction Surgery Last?
The duration of a breast reduction is dependent on the scope of the procedure. So, a procedure for a patient who wants to go down one cup size will usually be shorter than a breast reduction for a patient who wants to go down more than one cup size.
To get an estimate on the duration of your breast reduction, it is essential to speak to your cosmetic surgeon. Your cosmetic surgeon can explain more about your procedure, but also provide you with details such as procedure duration, recovery time, and more.
What Is the Recovery Time for a Breast Reduction?
The recovery time of a breast reduction is difficult to predict, this because each patient heals in her own time. While the Dr Lanzer Clinic can provide patients with a general estimate for their recovery, most patients will find that their recovery is a little less or a little more than the estimate.
Since recovery time may vary from patient to patient, it is essential to listen to your own body while you heal. Never force anything too early, and always follow the advice given to you by the Dr Lanzer Clinic.
Discover Breast Reduction Surgery Advantages!
An increasingly large amount of female patients now opt for Breast Reduction Surgery. This procedure is ideal for multiple reasons. It is not only about reducing the weight and size of your breasts but also about rebuilding your confidence and self-esteem.
If your looking to having this treatment done, get a free consultation with Dr Lanzer.
Is Breast Reduction Painful?
Cosmetic surgeons will use an anaesthetic during a breast reduction. Therefore, patients will not experience any pain during their procedure. However, patients can experience some discomfort shortly after the treatment; this usually accompanies other common side-effects associated with breast reduction.
Side-effects and discomfort experienced after a breast reduction can be managed with prescribed medication obtained at the clinic. Most patients can manage their pain symptoms with over-the-counter pain medication too. However, before you use any kind of over-the-counter medication, please notify the Dr Lanzer Clinic to ensure the medication is safe for you to take during recovery.
What to Expect After Breast Reduction?
Patients will be required to follow the aftercare guidelines provided by the Dr Lanzer Clinic after their procedure; this includes wearing a special compression garment, keeping the treatment area clean and hygienic, avoiding strenuous exercise, and attending a follow-up appointment at the Dr Lanzer Clinic.
Before patients have breast reduction surgery at the Dr Lanzer Clinic, they will always receive the information they need for their recovery; this gives patients enough time to ask questions about their recovery before the procedure takes place. If you have any questions or concerns about recovery from breast reduction, be sure to mention them to Dr Lanzer during your appointment.
Can I Breastfeed After the Reduction Procedure?
No long-term studies have been conducted to ascertain whether all women can breastfeed after the procedure. Nevertheless, Dr Lanzer has performed this procedure on many patients who were later able to breastfeed without any problems.
Please note that the size of the breasts may change during and after a pregnancy; this is one of the reasons why many women hold off with their breast reduction procedure until they had their last child. When in doubt about the best route to take regarding your breast reduction, please use the obligation-free consultation available at the Dr Lanzer Clinic.
Will the Breasts Sag?
This is the most common concern and the most common misunderstood factor. After liposuction, the breast becomes smaller and lighter, while the small canals formed by the procedure contract and close. As a result, the breast moves up and becomes tighter, smaller and elevated. The amount of elevation is determined by how droopy they were to start off with. Dr Lanzer gives pre-surgery guidance on this aspect of the treatment.
Dr Lanzer can email all patients a detailed consent form, which provides information related to the surgery. This information is made available to all patients before treatment, allowing enough time for the patient to ask any questions they may have.
Can Breast Reduction Be Covered by Insurance?
There are some instances where a breast reduction surgery could partially be covered by insurance; this often happens if a patient experiences serious physical discomfort because of their breast size. To determine if your insurance might cover your procedure, please speak to Dr Daniel Lanzer or your health insurance agent.
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What Should I Remember About Breast Reduction at the Dr Lanzer Clinic?
Three breakthroughs have allowed liposuction alone to be the first-line treatment option for this breast reduction. These are the tumescent technique, micro-cannula and superficial liposuction. Dr Lanzer has been recognised throughout the world as a major contributor to this new and exciting procedure. His pioneering work was published in the “International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology”. His work and patients were also featured on national and international television programs.
Before coming to the Dr Lanzer Clinic, patients can see some examples of the breast reduction surgery executed by Dr Lanzer, more specifically by looking at the before and after photographs available on the website. All photographs represent one person’s experience and results may vary for each patient. All photographs are of actual patients of Dr Lanzer. The visible change in these photographs has occurred because of the procedure(s) undertaken at the Dr Lanzer Clinic. However, patients should always remember that the best results are obtained when the procedure is combined with a balanced diet and exercise.
Some before and after photos shown are not exact, in that they vary in light, contrast, clothing, background, distance from camera, hairstyle and make-up.
Dr Lanzer can email all patients a detailed consent form, which provides information related to the surgery. This information including cost is made available to all patients before surgery, allowing enough time for the patient to ask any questions they may have.
Since enlarged female breasts may cause some physical discomfort for women, a breast reduction with liposuction procedure could provide a solution. Since the surgery includes removing several litres of fat through keyhole surgery, it is essential for patients to understand the procedure fully before they decide to sign the consent form. The information regarding the procedure and the risks is provided by the Dr Lanzer Clinic, but some of the information can be obtained from the website before your initial appointment. By reading the information before your appointment, you have a better overview of what to expect. You can also write down some of the questions you want answered during your first consultation.
The initial appointment at the Dr Lanzer Clinic will include a thorough medical evaluation and a conversation with our liposuction surgeon – Dr Daniel Lanzer. Dr Lanzer is one of Australia’s leading experts in liposuction and has received international recognition for his contributions in this field. So, if you are considering a breast reduction treatment via liposuction, you may place your trust in the capable hands of Dr Daniel Lanzer.
How Do I Book an Appointment for A Reduction?
Are your breasts causing you physical discomfort? Do you believe that a reduction may prove useful in your case? Feel free to book a consultation at the Dr Lanzer clinic by calling our friendly team of receptionists, or by filling in our online advice form.
When you come in for a consultation, you are not obligated to commit to anything. Dr Lanzer will lay out your options for you, but you ultimately decide what is best for you personally.