Liposuction Breast Reduction Bilateral Procedure - By Dr Lanzer

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Liposuction Breast Reduction Bilateral

Liposuction Breast Reduction Bilateral

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Breast reduction surgery is usually performed on both breasts; this usually occurs with a liposuction breast reduction bilateral method. However, very often the two sides are not equally bilateral; one breast may be larger than the other. So, on some occasions, a plastic surgeon will perform breast reduction just on one side. It is also possible to put an implant on one side and perform a reduction on the other side.

Do you require more information about the breast reduction bilateral? Or do you require more insight into reduction mammoplasty procedures overall? Please read the information compiled by the Dr Lanzer Clinic below.

Why Are The Bilateral Sides Not The Same?

It is interesting that our bodies are not symmetrical. A certain cosmetic surgeon even describing the two parts of our bodies as sisters, not twins. This does not refer just to the breasts regarding breast reduction, but also to other areas of the body. Therefore, other procedures such as laser blepharoplasty, facelift, and body liposuction will be influenced by this fact.

In almost all cosmetic surgery procedure, we treat bilateral sides; however, one side may be bigger or different than the other. One of the classic photos that Dr Lanzer shows patients to clarify this phenomenon is a picture of Marilyn Monroe. She of course is very beautiful. Yet, if one splits her face and puts the left together with the left side, and the right together with the right side, her entire face is changed.

When performing cosmetic surgery bilateral, it is important to assess the symmetry of the breasts. Sometimes, there will be a lot of fat out on the two sides. In this situation, we would approach the breast in a bilateral fashion by removing fat along both outer sides of the breast; this helps give the breast shape. Other times, the breast will be drooping, in which case surgical lift would be required.

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What Is The Liposuction Method Used During Breast Reduction?

Liposuction involves the removal of fat through small incisions with an instrument called a canula; this cannula is attached via a suction hose to a suction machine. By moving the arm back and forth in repetitive fashion, fat can be removed. When removing fat from large breasts, it involves suctioning of multiple different layers in levels in a bilateral fashion; this to gradually reduce the fat plane by plane. The natural result is that the breast becomes smaller, tighter, more contracted, and elevated. So, this technique is effective in altering the size and shape of heavy breasts.

How Long Is The Recovery From The Breast Reduction With Liposuction Method (Bilateral)

Most patients can get back to work in a few days. We advise one week off from work, but we also advise to refrain from strenuous exercise for at least two weeks after the procedure.

When it comes to recovering from a surgical procedure, we always tell patients that everyone heals in his or her own time; this is also applicable for anyone undergoing breast reduction. Plastic surgery is always accompanied by a recovery process, and there are lots of factors to take into consideration.

Depending on the technique implemented during your procedure, the surgeon can remove fat to alter the breast size and subsequently reduce symptoms such as neck and shoulder pain. Of course, there are also procedures that affect tissue and skin more post-treatment; this includes a procedure where the cosmetic surgeon removes excess breast tissue as well as fat. These are all factors that must be considered for your recovery.

What Is The Main Reason People Present For Breast Reduction With Liposuction?

The main reason for breast reduction is for pain due to the weight of the breasts. By performing the liposuction, many hundreds of millilitres of fat are removed. The average amount of fat that is removed is usually 500 millilitres. However, we will sometimes remove up to 1.5 litres of fat from each breast. Fat has a weight. By removing the fat from the breasts, the breasts become lighter; this means that there is less pressure on the chest, back, and neck.

Large breasts also affect the posture of the body, which is another reason patients list as their reason for choosing a breast reduction with liposuction. Since this procedure removes fat and subsequently some weight from the breasts, it could have a positive influence on the posture of the patient.

Some women also have a liposuction breast reduction bilateral to reduce the overall weight of the breasts, which causes dents from the bra straps. Occasionally, it is more for just a cosmetic reason or self-consciousness from having large breasts. Some women can find it difficult to exercise because of the size of the breasts.  There are also women who experience problems such as rashes under the breasts due to maceration and sweating.

Please note that liposuction breast reduction does not influence the size of the nipple and the areola. While they may be lifted somewhat post-procedure, nipple and areola reductions are done with a different kind of procedure. Of course, this procedure can be combined with liposuction breast reduction.

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.

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What Was The Age Of The Oldest Patient Who Had A Liposuction Breast Reduction At The Dr Lanzer Clinic?

Dr Lanzer performed a breast reduction in 80-year-old patients and with good results. Dr Lanzer does not normally consider age a major factor when looking at cosmetic surgery. Today, the critical issue is how well the patient is and what is really bothering her. Procedures are much safer, simpler, and can be performed under local anaesthetic. Some patients in their elderly years are very healthy and are also entitled to want to feel better about their body and face.

Can Someone Have Other Cosmetic Surgery While Having A Breast Reduction Bilateral?

Liposuction will often be performed in other areas of the body at the same time as the liposuction breast reduction. Dr Lanzer has also performed body liposuction with facial liposuction.

The suitability of combining certain procedures will be determined by Dr Lanzer during your consultation. If you are considering combining certain procedures, please speak to Dr Lanzer during your consultation regarding your desired results.

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Where Can Breast Reduction Surgery Be Performed?

Dr Lanzer performs the breast reduction via liposuction technique both in the Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne clinic. It can be performed under local anaesthetic with some intramuscular analgesics, or whilst the patient is asleep under a general anaesthetic in our day surgery centre.

When Did Dr Lanzer Start Performing Breast Reduction Through Liposuction?

Liposuction underwent a dramatic change in 1992 with the development of the tumescent technique. For the first 10 years, it was used all over the body and gradually was used in males for breast reduction and mega liposuction.

In the year 2000, the idea of applying this method for the breasts was thought of. Dr Lanzer performed the very first large clinical study of 250 patients and was able to demonstrate a consistent predictable result with liposuction alone.

How Does One Know If A Bilateral Breast Reduction Is Right For Them?

Dr Lanzer will first palpate the breasts. From this examination, he can tell if the breast is soft, or if it is going to be hard with more breast tissue and glands rather than fat. The patient’s age is also a determining factor, since fat develops as people get older.  Sometimes, we find that there is a significant amount of added fat after a pregnancy. An ultrasound or mammogram x-ray study can also help determine how much fat is present.

Are Both Breasts Always The Same Bilaterally?

Sometimes, one breast will contain more fat than the other, but often the breasts are the same.

Can I Still Acquire Liposuction Breast Reduction With A Family History Or Personal History Of Breast Cancer?

Dr Lanzer probably would not recommend liposuction if a person has had breast cancer previously. If there is a family history, liposuction can be performed, but it would be a good idea to discuss the matter with a breast surgeon. Dr Lanzer can arrange that referral.

Where Can I Go With Additional Questions About Bilateral Breast Reduction?

Even though patients can find a lot of information about breast reduction bilateral on our website, it is common for patients to have additional questions before considering the procedure, or before they want to book a consultation. If you want to acquire more information about this procedure before your initial consultation, feel free to contact the Dr Lanzer Clinic.

By contacting our team, patients can request information for the specific procedure they have an interest in. Patients can also speak to our medical team, who can answer the patient’s questions via telephone or email.

Patients can also acquire more information about their procedure during a no-obligation & free first consultation available at the Dr Lanzer Clinic. Feel free to take full advantage of this appointment, visit our clinic, and meet our expert medical team.

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Frequently Asked Questions For Breast Reduction Bilateral

Man boob surgery starts at $3950 for the surgical fee plus other associated costs.

Surgery is performed under anaesthetic so there is no pain. Post operative discomfort is treated with painkillers.

No it cannot cause cancer.

Yes this is often the reason for surgery. We can remove fat via liposuction from only one breast or more from one than from the other to try and achieve a similar size.

Yes the technique we perform of breast reduction via liposuction is ideal for removing volume from the breast and reducing the size. The skin and breast contract and elevate up.

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