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Breast Reduction With Liposuction

Breast Reduction With Liposuction

Before you have any kind of cosmetic surgery, it is best to find out more about liposuction,
so you know what to expect before, during and after your reduction procedure.

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The same applies to a breast reduction with liposuction procedure, so if you need more information about a breast reduction with liposuction, please read our information below.

How Is a Breast Reduction Procedure Performed? 

During a breast reduction with liposuction procedure, also known as the reduction mammoplasty procedure, the surgeon will remove any excess skin, glandular tissue and fat. With this procedure, the surgeon can shape and adjust the size of the breast. Therefore, this procedure is usually considered for patients suffering from enlarged breasts. It could also be a treatment option for patients who have lost a considerable amount of weight, but still have left-over fatty tissue that will not dissipate through diet and exercise alone. 

To remove excess skin, glandular tissue and fat from the breasts, Dr. Lanzer only makes a small incision in the breasts, since Dr. Lanzer removes excess skin, tissue, and fat through liposuction alone; this means no excess cutting is required. To remove the excess tissue, the surgeon inserts a small tube (or cannula) which is connected to a vacuum. The excess tissue is then removed through a gentle suction process. 

The procedure is usually performed under general anaesthetic, but a local anaesthetic is also possible if it concerns a smaller reduction mammoplasty procedure. However, since both anaesthetic types can affect the patient’s focus after the procedure, patients should ensure they have someone to drive them home from the clinic after the procedure. 

Can a Breast Reduction and Lift Be Performed in the Same Procedure? 

Executing a breast reduction and lift can occur simultaneously. However, before the patient can benefit from the treatment, the patient must undergo a thorough physical examination. During the examination, the surgeon can determine if a breast reduction and lift will be beneficial or not. 

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What Is the Breast Reduction Procedure for Men?

Breast reduction for men is a cosmetic procedure, often implemented to tackle a common problem such as man boobs. During the procedure, the cosmetic surgeon will remove excess fat and glandular tissue; this to create a more masculine chest shape for the male patient. 

How Long Does Breast Reduction Surgery Take?

The duration of a breast reduction is subject to the amount of fat and glandular tissue the surgeon must remove during the procedure. The duration of a breast reduction can also be affected by the complexity of a treatment. However, your cosmetic surgeon can usually provide you with an estimate where the duration of your breast reduction is concerned. 


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An increasingly large amount of patients now opt for a Breast Reduction Mammoplasty procedure. Female patients who have lost a large amount of weight often encounter excess skin around the breast area, which could be removed during a reduction mammoplasty.

If you’re looking to remove fat from your body, get a free consultation at the Melbourne clinic with Dr Lanzer.

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Is the Breast Reduction Procedure Painful?

Since the cosmetic surgeon administers an anaesthetic to the patient before the procedure takes place, the patient will not experience any pain or discomfort during the execution of the breast reduction. However, patients can experience some minor pain symptoms shortly after their procedure, which can easily be managed with over-the-counter pain medication or medication prescribed by Dr. Lanzer. 

What Happens After My Surgery?

Shortly after your surgery, the medical team will apply gauze over the incisions; this will avoid any problems with infection and will keep the nicks safe from the environment; this includes sunlight, or environmental factors that could cause problems during the recovery process such as dust. Then, the breasts are wrapped in a special elastic bandage and supported by a special surgical bra. 

Most women experience some pain on their breasts for several days after the surgery. Patients may also experience some discomfort for a certain period. To reduce these side-effects, patients can take over-the-counter pain medication, or prescribed medication provided by their cosmetic surgeon. 

Patients will also experience swelling and bruising after their cosmetic surgery procedure. To manage these symptoms, patients need to wear a special surgical bra for a determined time, and follow any further instructions provided by the cosmetic surgeon. 

After the procedure, patients should also expect some tiny scars, which usually are not any bigger than the size of the nicks applied during the procedure. The nature of the scars will depend on the surgery and the techniques used by the cosmetic surgeon performing your surgery. 

In most cases, scars fade over time, leaving the patient with a fine white nick after the surgery. In general, patients can hide any remaining scars with a bra or a swimsuit. However, the nature and presence of the scars can never be accurately determined beforehand. 

Breast Reduction Mammoplasty Procedure

Why Do Patients Obtain a Reduction Mammoplasty?

A reduction mammoplasty is obtained to reduce the size, weight, firmness and the shape of the breast. Therefore, patients suffering from enlarged breasts are good candidates for a reduction mammoplasty procedure. 

Women suffering from enlarged breasts may experience some painful side-effects. Their bra straps often leave painful indentations, but they also experience other painful side-effects such as lower back pain, neck strain and limitations during physical exercise. 

Of course, the reduction mammoplasty can also be an option for patients who have lost a considerable amount of weight, or men who have a more feminine chest and want to obtain a more masculine chest appearance. 

Are the Results from a Reduction Mammoplasty Procedure Long Term?

The effects of a reduction mammoplasty are more long term, but only if the patient can maintain their goal weight. Therefore, it is not advised to obtain a reduction mammoplasty if you are expecting uncontrolled weight gain; for example, due to a pregnancy. 

To ensure that the fat removed during the reduction mammoplasty does not return, it is advised to keep a close eye on your weight after the surgery. For more information about weight management after your surgery, please consult with your GP or your cosmetic surgeon. 

What Are the Risks Accompanying a Reduction Mammoplasty?

As is the case for every surgical procedure, a reduction mammoplasty carries certain risks. To ensure the patient is fully informed about possible risks they could encounter during a reduction mammoplasty procedure, we have created an overview of risks accompanying a reduction mammoplasty below. 

One risk accompanying a reduction mammoplasty are unevenly positioned nipples, or breasts that are not completely equal. Patients can also lose feeling in the breasts and nipples. In most cases, numbness is temporary, but in some rare cases, the numbness could become more long term. 

Female patients who would like to breastfeed their child after a reduction mammoplasty are advised to wait with the procedure until they had their children. In some cases, patients cannot breastfeed their children if they had a reduction mammoplasty. So, if you want to obtain a reduction mammoplasty before you have children, be sure to ask your surgeon for advice. 

Aside from risks that may occur during your recovery, patients may also encounter some risks during surgery; this includes excessive bleeding, infection, an adverse reaction to anaesthesia and blood clots. Even though experienced surgeons aim to keep the risks during surgical procedures to a minimum, patients must be fully informed about the risks. 

Do you have any questions about a reduction mammoplasty? Or would you like to make an appointment with Dr Lanzer to discuss the procedure and discover if you are eligible for it? Please contact the Dr Lanzer Clinic via telephone, email or website, and our team will provide you with an appointment that suits your schedule. 


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