Breast Reduction With Liposuction
Breast Reduction With Liposuction
Before you have any kind of cosmetic surgery for large breasts, it is best to find out more about liposuction, so you know what to expect before, during and after your breast reduction procedure. 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?
Before the procedure can take place, you must attend an initial consultation with a cosmetic surgery. During this consultation, the surgeon will look at your medical history and discuss your expectations for the surgery. For example, the size of your breasts may be causing you shoulder pain. Or maybe you have gone through significant weight loss, but your breasts are sagging? Or maybe you experience lots of neck pain? Whatever your reasons are for seeking a breast reduction, or a breast lift, the procedure can be discussed in more detail during this initial consultation. After this consultation, you can make a more informed decision about your upcoming procedure.
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 from the breasts. 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 leftover 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 excessive cutting is required. Then Dr Lanzer inserts a small tube (or cannula) to remove the fat, 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 local and general anesthesia 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. Patients should also refrain from strenuous physical activity and heavy lifting shortly after their breast surgery, as this could cause complications. However, patients can do some light walking after their reduction mammaplasty. While you can return to your normal activities relatively quickly, it is important to give your body the rest it needs to fully recover. Taking sufficient rest will also benefit your new breast shape, as you are giving it to time to settle after your breast augmentation.
Can a Breast Reduction and Lift Be Performed During 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 for your heavy breasts or not. The removal of excess breast tissue to reduce a patient’s breast size can also create a slight lift without the need for further treatment.
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 surgery 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 surgery can usually provide you with an estimate where the duration of your breast reduction is concerned.
Is the Breast Reduction Procedure Painful?
Since the cosmetic surgery administers sedation to the patient before the procedure takes place, the patient will not experience any pain or discomfort during the execution of the breast reduction. The type of sedation used during the procedure will depend on the complexity of the procedure and its duration. If general anaesthesia is used, an anaesthetist will be present during the procedure to ensure the comfort and safety of the patient.
Patients can experience some minor pain symptoms shortly after their procedure. These pain symptoms or physical discomfort can easily be managed with over-the-counter pain medication or medication prescribed by Dr Lanzer.
Discover Breast Reduction Advantages!
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.
Do I Have To Stay Overnight?
The breast reduction is mostly executed as an outpatient procedure. So, most patients will be able to leave on the day of their procedure. Of course, patients can only leave the Day Surgery Centre if the cosmetic surgeon believes it is safe to do so.
Can Breast Reduction Be Executed In Patients With A History Of Breast Cancer?
Patients with a high risk of breast cancer, which may include family history of breast cancer, may require a mammogram and a separate evaluation before the procedure takes place.
Can A Breast Reduction Affect Breastfeeding?
Patients who still plan on having children after their breast reduction should speak to Dr Lanzer or one of his associates about their concerns. The impact of a breast reduction on the ability to breastfeed is subject to numerous factors, including if the the areola will be moved during the procedure.
Can Asymmetry Of Pendulous Breasts Be Addressed By Breast Reduction?
While slight asymmetry of the breasts is normal, some patients can encounter a more noticeable asymmetry of the breasts. A board-certified cosmetic surgeon could address such asymmetry with breast reduction. If a sufficient amount of fat is present in the breast, the fat can b e removed through liposuction. A small nic can be made in the breast crease to gain access to the treatment area.
If asymmetry occurs through the loss of breast tissue or fat, breast implants could be used to restore symmetry for the patient.
Is Breast Reduction Covered By Medicare or Private Health Insurance?
This is a question best asked during your consultation with your cosmetic surgeon. Please speak with Dr Lanzer or one of his associates to determine if your procedure could be subject to insurance coverage.
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 and there can be some minor skin irritation on the treatment area. 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 surgery.
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 surgery.
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 surgery 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.
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 procedure 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 surgery.
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.
To ensure the procedure was successful and there aren’t any complications, the Dr Lanzer Clinic also provides a follow-up appointment to patients. During this follow-up appointment, the results of the procedure can be evaluated as well.
Why Should I Choose the Dr Lanzer Clinic for a Reduction Mammoplasty?
Dr Daniel Lanzer specialises in breast reduction procedures, so patients are in good hands if they choose the Dr Lanzer Clinic for their treatment. Our clinic also meets the highest standards of care, enabling patients to have their treatment in a hygienic and modern clinic.
To determine if the Dr Lanzer Clinic is the best choice for your reduction mammoplasty, we recommend that patients visit our clinic at their convenience. Patients can book a no-obligation appointment with Dr Lanzer regarding their procedure, but could also visit our clinic to meet our team and get familiar with our facilities.
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.