Breast Reduction Surgery
Breast Reduction Surgery
Dr Lanzer is a cosmetic surgeon specialised in female breast reduction surgery and breast augmentation. He has executed numerous reduction mammoplasty procedures over his career, which spans over several decades.
His revolutionary reduction surgery technique could be used for:
- Keyhole cosmetic surgery reduces the size of the breasts as well as their weight;
- Good skin contraction and elevation without cutting away skin.
- The removal of litres of fat and volume without any long scars;
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 Breast Reduction Surgery?
Large breasts such as size D to G can often be distressing. They can cause discomfort, which include symptoms such as skin irritation in the breast fold, neck pain, shoulder pain, and back pain. Breast 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 the weight, size and shape of large 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 surgical procedure and for cosmetic surgery. Since good results also include the surgeon in terms of requirements, patients will be in good, capable hands with Dr Lanzer.
The new method allows breast reduction surgery 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 remove excess breast tissue through excision, 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. Subsequently, the cosmetic surgeon removes breast tissue and fat to alter breast size and provide a small natural breast lift.
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.
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 . 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 Surgical Procedure Such As Breast Reduction By Liposuction?
Even though a full female breast is associated with femininity, breasts that are too 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 executed on women of all ages, depending on the severity of the case. Dr Lanzer has executed this surgical 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 surgical 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. Naturally, they can be determined by the original size and shape of the breast. The condition of tissue and skin can also have an influence on the techniques used during your procedure; this in addition to the size and position of the nipple and areola. Before you come in for your treatment in Melbourne, 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 can find on our website. However, it is vital to remember that every person is unique and that results may vary on your body type.
Why Should I Choose The Tumescent Procedure?
Undergoing breast reduction through tumescent liposuction has a lot of advantages. One of the advantages is the minimal 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 while altering their breast size. It is also interesting to know that breast augmentation could be executed by a fat transfer.
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. The fat can also be removed a little easier when this technique is used during cosmetic surgery, 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 post-operative, with a slight breast lift. By reducing the present fat in the breast, the breast will show a natural elevation.
What Are The Main Advantages Of Breast Reduction With Tumescent Liposuction?
- Only tiny incisions are made which virtually leave no significant scarring;
- The area is numb, which enables patients to avoid general anaesthetic and have reduced discomfort post-surgery and avoid a hospital stay
- 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 with generally long-term results;
- Minimal risks, complications, and consequential health problems after over a decade of practice;
- The fat is softened so that is becomes smoother and more even, this allows for a larger quantity of fat to be removed in a safe manner.
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.
How Long Does Breast Reduction Surgery Last?
The duration of a 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 surgery, it is essential to consult 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.
How Long Do I Need To Recover After A Breast Reduction?
It is difficult to estimate the recovery time after a breast reduction. Every patient has his own healing time. So, while one patient may heal quite quickly, another patient may require more time to make a full recovery. Evidently, this makes estimations difficult where recovery time is concerned.
At The Dr Lanzer Clinic, we always give patients the advice to listen to their own bodies during the recovery process. This does not only apply to procedures such as the breast reduction, as other procedures such as breast implants, fat transfer, and other procedures also require recovery.
Is Breast Reduction Painful?
Cosmetic surgeons will use an anaesthetic during a breast reduction. Therefore, patients will not notice any pain during their procedure. However, patients can have some discomfort shortly after the treatment; this usually accompanies other common side-effects associated with Sydney breast reduction.
Side-effects and discomfort experienced after a breast reduction can be managed with prescribed medication obtained at the clinic. Of course, there are also some cases where over-the-counter pain medication is more than enough to manage any discomfort. 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?
Aftercare guidelines will be provided by The Dr Lanzer Clinic after your procedure. It is important to read these guidelines and follow them appropriately during your recovery. Our guidelines provide you with more information on wearing your compression garment, how to clean the surgery site, and other important information you need to know during recovery.
Please note that patients should always have someone to drive them home post-surgery; this since you can experience some discomfort. Even under a local anaesthetic, having someone driving you home will be recommended, as the seatbelt can prove rather uncomfortable shortly after this treatment.
Patients are advised not to drive until they have sufficiently recovered from their procedure. If you take any medications during your recovery, always check if you are allowed to drive while you take those medications.
Before patients have reduction surgery at Dr Lanzer’s 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 is executed. If you have 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 treatment until they had all their children. When in doubt about the best route to take regarding your breast reduction, please use the obligation-free consultation we offer at our clinic.
Can I Have A Breast Reduction If I Have Suffered From Breast Cancer?
Special considerations and measures do apply to patients who have suffered from breast cancer in the past. It is important to discuss these considerations with your GP and with Dr Daniel Lanzer before having a breast reduction procedure.
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Will My 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.
Even though sagging breasts are uncommon after this kind of procedure, the initial size of the breasts can determine how much the skin snaps back. In some cases, patients will choose a breast reduction as well as the removal of excess skin; this enables the surgeon to provide an aesthetically pleasing result.
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.
What Should I Remember About Reduction Procedures At The Dr Lanzer Clinic?
Three breakthroughs have allowed liposuction alone to be the first-line treatment option for this breast reduction surgery. 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.
Patients who are considering a treatment can view examples of breast reductions that have been done by Dr Lanzer on the website. Simply refer to the before and after photographs under the case studies section for more information. However, please note that these results are not a guarantee if you were to obtain the procedure. They are simply an indication of the changes that could be created through the treatment.
When examining our before and after photographs, please note that there may be minor changes in regard to lighting, background, clothing, camera distance, and even makeup worn by the patient in question.
Patients can request a detailed consent form from Dr Lanzer via email; this will contain detailed information about your procedure. The requested information may also contain the procedure cost, which gives patients additional time to ask questions if they have them.
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 Breast 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.
Frequently Asked Questions For Breast Reduction
How much is a breast reduction?
Surgical fees start at $5995 plus associated fees.
Can you breastfeed after a breast reduction?
There is more chance to be able to breastfeed after a liposuction breast reduction than a surgical cutting mammoplasty reduction however this will vary between patients.
How to know whether I need a breast lift or reduction?
If the main concern is the position of the nipple and breast you most likely need a breast lift. If the concern is large volume or weight you need a reduction which can often be performed with liposuction alone so there is no need for cutting any skin away.
How is a breast reduction surgery performed?
Breast reduction via liposuction is performed via tiny incisions and the fat is removed. The skin and breast contract up and the breast is elevated without the need for any cuts or scars.
How long should you stop smoking before a breast reduction?
If performing the less invasive liposuction methods than 10 days would be sufficient. More invasive cutting methods would require a few weeks. Smoking effects the blood supply and will effect healing.
How do you shower after a breast reduction surgery?
It is recommended to avoid showers for 24 hours and then a tepid shower is fine.
How to sleep after breast reduction surgery?
There is usually no issues with sleeping however panadene forte is given for pain.
Can you have a second breast reduction surgery?
Yes it can be done. It is common for us to do lipo breast reduction surgery years after the patient had mammoplasty.