Breast Reduction Questions
At the Dr Lanzer Clinic, we regularly receive questions from patients about certain procedures; this is not any different for breast reduction, one of the most common procedures at our clinic.
Below, patients can find the most common questions asked at the Dr Lanzer Clinic regarding breast reduction. If you want to learn more about breast reduction, please read through the information provided by our clinic below.
What Are the Most Common Reasons for Women to Have a Breast Reduction?
Patients can choose a breast reduction for many reasons. Below, we have listed the most common reasons for breast reduction, as stated by patients who visited our clinic for a breast reduction procedure.
– Reduce the weight of heavy bulky breasts, which may be causing neck or back pain;
– Heavy breasts causing bra straps to dig deep into the shoulders;
– Skin irritations such as rashes/fungal infections under the breasts;
– Clothing that fits body type is difficult to find;
– Sometimes breasts may get in the way of the arms at the side and cause distress;
– Improved posture and ability to exercise;
– Improved self-confidence.
What Are the Results That Can Be Expected from Breast Reduction with Liposuction Alone?
One of the most common questions asked at the Dr Lanzer Clinic relates to the results that can be expected from the breast reduction through liposuction procedure. The answer is that the results of breast reduction via liposuction depend on how much fat will be removed from the breasts and the size of the patient’s breasts before the procedure.
Dr Lanzer can make the breasts two to three sizes smaller if required. Based on the amount of fat removed, patients often experience lighter breasts and a reduction in pain associated with heavy breasts.
When the Dr Lanzer Clinic started performing this procedure in the year 2000, we were amazed how many individuals experienced an almost immediate reduction of pain in the shoulders; this due to the reduced weight of the breasts. For many patients, the size of their breasts is causing them serious physical discomfort, so a reduction could provide less pain in the shoulders, neck, and back. Therefore, pain reduction tends to be one of the main reasons for breast reduction with liposuction.
Another result patients could expect from this procedure is a slight elevation of the breasts. Because of the procedure, the nipple turns upwards instead of pointing down. The skin also contracts beautifully, so excision of the skin is not necessary to acquire a contraction elevation.
Why Should I Obtain Breast Reduction via Liposuction Instead of Mammoplasty Surgery?
Patients often wonder why they should choose a breast reduction via liposuction instead of the traditional mammoplasty surgery. Well, one of the main reasons is the fact that the breast reduction via liposuction is keyhole surgery; this means patients will not get any long cuts around the nipple, underneath the nipple, or below the breasts.
We understand that the chest is one of those areas that heals difficultly. Therefore, long scars in the chest area could lead to thick scars or keloids. However, the mammoplasty does provide the breasts with a perkier appearance and more contraction. Therefore, the choice between mammoplasty and breast reduction with liposuction will depend on the requirements of the patient, as well as the amount of fat that can be removed from the breasts.
Patients also choose the breast reduction via liposuction because of the quick recovery time. Even though patients still experience common symptoms associated with cosmetic surgery, most patients return to their job within two to three days. However, the Dr Lanzer Clinic always recommends that patients take at one-week time off.
The choice between a mammoplasty and a breast reduction via liposuction also comes down to the age of the patient at times. While older patients tend to have more fat in the breasts, younger patients usually have more glandular tissue. Therefore, the mammoplasty may be the better choice for younger patients; this is a choice that will be made after your evaluation at the Dr Lanzer Clinic.
Is It Worth Doing a Breast Reduction?
This is another common question Dr Lanzer receives at his clinic. The answer is less evident though, because this is a decision that the patient should make. Still, Dr Lanzer has been performing this procedure for more than a decade and finds that most patients are happy with the results and the benefits the procedure provides.
Many patients have become used to the pain experienced from heavy breasts, they often underestimate how much of a difference the breast reduction can provide. During clinical studies executed by Dr Lanzer, it came to light that many patients enjoyed lighter breasts, as well as a contraction and slight elevation of the breast. Therefore, the benefits are not just pain related, but also related to the aesthetics of the breasts.
Where Can I Get More Information on Breast Reduction?
At the Dr Lanzer Clinic, patients can acquire more information about breast reduction procedures. Patients can also find more info on our website; this includes information such as how the procedure is performed and how much the procedure may cost.
For information that applies specifically to your breast reduction, we always recommend making an appointment with the Dr Lanzer Clinic, during which you can converse with Dr Lanzer in person. To make an appointment, please contact our team via email, telephone, or the website contact form.
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All photographs represent one person’s experience, and results may vary for each patient. All photographs are of actual patients of Dr Lanzer. The visible change in these photographs has occurred as a result of the procedure/s undertaken.