Is Breast Reduction Surgery with Liposuction For Me?
Is Breast Reduction Surgery with Liposuction For Me?
Breast reduction treatment with liposuction surgery is aimed at the removal of excess skin, breast tissue and fatty tissue. The treatment can give a patient with large breasts more proportionate breasts compared to the rest of their body, but also eliminate common complaints women with a bigger breast size experience; this includes shoulder pain. To learn more about your eligibility for the breast reduction with liposuction surgery, please read our information below.
Common Reasons to Choose Breast Reduction with Liposuction Surgery
Many women with larger breasts experience several physical complaints; this can include backpain, neck pain, numbness in the fingers and hands, migraines, burnt skin from bra straps and skin rashes. These problems are usually a result of the excessive weight on the chest of the female patient.
Most patients try to solve their problems with physical therapy before they resort to a surgical procedure such as a liposuction. Unfortunately, most treatment options aside from surgery are only of a temporary nature and do not tackle the root of the problem; this also includes prescribed pain medication. However, if the female patient is overweight, the patient must first try to lose the excess weight before choosing a breast reduction treatment with liposuction procedure, since a large amount of weight loss could reduce the size of the breasts and subsequently eliminate some of the physical complaints the patient has been experiencing.
The Goal of the Procedure
A reduction mammoplasty can be executed in different ways. Therefore, the procedure itself may vary slightly depending on the technique a surgeon uses. Because of the removal of various skin, fat and glandular tissue, the surgeon needs to remove the nipple with the areola and reposition it on the breasts in some cases. However, the nipple stays connected to its blood supply and main nerve during this process. If this part of the procedure is deemed necessary for a certain patient, the surgeon or his team will usually notify the patient about this before the reduction mammoplasty takes place. While moving the nipple does not always cause side effects, it is important to discuss these with your surgeon if you are planning to breastfeed in the future.
Discover Breast Reduction Advantages!
An increasingly large amount of patients now opt for a Breast Reduction procedure. All reduction mammoplasty techniques share a common goal: the removal of excess fat tissue, skin and excess breast tissue from the breasts. This reduction can also cause a slight natural breast lift.
If you’re looking to remove fat from your body, get a free consultation at the Melbourne clinic with Dr Lanzer.
The Recovery Process After Reduction Mammoplasty
Patients having a reduction mammoplasty must consider some recovery time after their treatment. During their recovery, patients can experience side-effects such as bruising, discomfort, pain and swelling. In the beginning of your recovery, it is advised to refrain from strenuous physical activity. However, some light walking can be beneficial. During this time, you will be required to wear a surgical bra.
In some cases, the cosmetic surgeon will prescribe pain management medication for a patient after her breast reduction treatment. However, most patients can manage their pain with over-the-counter pain medication without problems.
If you receive any medication from your surgeon after your reduction mammoplasty, please make sure to finish the course of medication you are given, unless stated otherwise by your surgeon.
Patients experiencing an increase in side-effects during their recovery, or pain that does not seem manageable, need to contact their clinic for a follow-appointment right away. Even though complications are rare, there is still a risk of complications during the surgery and during your recovery. So, if you believe something is going wrong during your recovery, it is vital to get an emergency appointment right away to rule out a life-threatening problem.
Even though experienced surgeons always attempt to keep the incisions during the surgery as small as possible, patients still need to expect some scarring after a reduction mammoplasty. Scarring after a reduction mammoplasty will be visible to some degree and is of a more long term nature. However, most scarring can be hidden underneath a bathing suit.
If you have concerns about scarring before you have your surgery, be sure to speak to your surgeon about your concerns. Your surgeon could show you some examples of similar surgeries executed in the past, subsequently giving you a better idea of the scarring you could expect after surgery. However, every patient is unique in their own way, so the scarring will never be the same as that of another patient.
How to Prepare for a Breast Reduction Treatment
Patients who never had cosmetic surgery before often do not know how to prepare for surgery. Below, you will find an overview of certain preparations you should do before your procedure. Additional preparation requirements will also be provided by your cosmetic surgery clinic.
Stop the Use of Certain Medications
You may already know that certain medications could interfere with the procedure or your recovery. Therefore, cosmetic surgeons often advise patients to stop taking certain medications at least two weeks before their procedure; this may include aspirin and ibuprofen.
Smokers have an increased risk of complications, so it is advised to stop smoking at least two weeks before your surgery. If you do decide to smoke before and after your surgery, and do not tell your surgeon, your chances of good wound healing will be reduced by at least 50%. Also, many cosmetic surgeons choose not to perform procedures on patients who smoke, considering the increased risk this carries.
Ensure You Have a Good Support System
Shortly after your breast surgery, you will not be able to drive home, since the effects of the anaesthetic can remain for a certain period. Therefore, actions that require you to focus such as driving or operating heavy machinery are not recommended.
During the first 48 hours after your reduction mammoplasty, it is also advised to have someone stay with you. If you do not live alone, you do not have to make any special arrangements. However, if you live alone, it may be best to ask a friend or relative to stay with you for two days after your surgery.
Making an Appointment for a Reduction Mammoplasty
Are you considering the Dr Lanzer Clinic for your reduction mammoplasty? Is the size of your breasts influencing your quality of life? Would you like to make an appointment with Dr Lanzer to discover if you are eligible for the procedure? Please contact the Dr Lanzer Clinic via telephone or email for more information. Alternatively, prospective patients can also book an appointment by using the form on our website.
Do you have additional questions about reduction mammoplasty or want to find out if you are a good candidate? Head over to our other information pages about reduction mammoplasty to find out more, or contact the Dr Lanzer Clinic to request more info.