Breast Reduction Mammoplasty
Breast Reduction Mammoplasty
Breast reduction mammoplasty is a treatment that can reduce the size of the breasts
through the removal of excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin.
The aim is to obtain a breast size that is in proportion with the body of the patient, and eliminate discomfort caused by oversized breasts in the process. To learn more about breast reduction, please read our information below.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Breast Reduction?
Patients who are suffering from enlarged breasts could be excellent candidates for a breast reduction procedure via liposuction. The main reason why patients obtain this reduction also deviates from aesthetic reasons, since enlarged breasts can cause a considerable amount of discomfort and pain.
Of course, patients must meet other criteria to be a good candidate for a reduction mammoplasty with liposuction. Firstly, the patient must be healthy and have realistic expectations about the results that could be obtained from this liposuction procedure. The patient must not smoke and have a breast size that is out of proportion with the rest of the body.
To discover if you are eligible for this liposuction procedure, please book an appointment at our clinic with Dr Lanzer. Once a thorough evaluation has been executed, Dr Lanzer can determine if you are a good candidate for this liposuction procedure.
What Happens During My First Consultation?
During a consultation, you will be discussing several factors regarding the surgery you want to obtain. Firstly, the surgeon will ask you why you wish to obtain the procedure, what your expectations are, and what results you want to see.
In addition to discussing your reasons for obtaining the procedure, the surgeon will also go over other things relating to the surgery; this includes medical conditions you may be suffering from and medications you are currently taking. Since certain medical conditions and medications can affect the surgery and your recovery process, it is vital to answer these questions as accurately as you can.
During a consultation, the cosmetic surgeon may also take photographs for your individual medical record. In some cases, these photographs are used on the website of the surgeon, but your surgeon must obtain your permission to do so. Therefore, if you do not want your photographs being used on the website of a cosmetic surgeon, be sure to mention this specifically.
Discover Breast Reduction Advantages!
An increasingly large amount of patients now opt for a Breast Reduction procedure. Once a thorough evaluation has been executed, Dr Lanzer can determine if you are a good candidate for this liposuction procedure.
If you’re looking to remove fat from your body, get a free consultation at the Melbourne clinic with Dr Lanzer.
What Happens During a Reduction Mammoplasty?
Before the surgery commences, the cosmetic surgeon will administer the anaesthetic; this is either an intravenous anaesthetic or a general anaesthetic. The anaesthetic is chosen after a discussion between the patient and cosmetic surgeon, although the cosmetic surgeon makes the final decision about your anaesthetic.
Once the patient is sedated, the surgeon can make the incision. The incision lines will remain visible after the procedure and could become more long term scars. However, the cosmetic surgeon will ensure that the incision lines can be concealed underneath a swimsuit or bra.
The type of incision that is made during a reduction mammoplasty varies on the procedure the surgeon is about to execute. Common incisions are the keyhole or racquet-shaped incision and the inverted T or anchor-shaped incisions.
Once the incision is made, the nipple stays connected to its original nerve and blood supply, but is repositioned on the breast. Then, the surgeon reduces the size of the breast by removing excess skin, fat tissue and glandular tissue from the breast; this also applies to the underlying breast tissue.
When excess tissue and fat have been removed from the breast, the surgeon brings the incisions together to reshape the breast. The sutures will be embedded in the breast tissue, since these will be a temporary support for the new breasts.
What Should I Know About Recovering from a Reduction Mammoplasty?
When you visit the Dr Lanzer clinic for your procedure, or during one of the consultations before this procedure, you will be given a treatment plan that contains important information about your recovery; this can include information such as: how to look after your breasts after your reduction mammoplasty, what medications to use or apply, and what you need to look out for during the recovery process.
Naturally, patients should ask questions to ensure they have all the information they need before their procedure. For example, you should enquire about where you will be taken after the procedure, what medication you will be given at the surgery, if you will have stitches and more.
What Are the Risks of a Reduction Mammoplasty?
Like all other surgical procedures, a reduction mammoplasty does carry several risks. As a patient, it is important to understand these risks before you choose to have your surgery.
Risks which are commonly associated with a reduction mammoplasty include unfavourable scars, infection, temporary or more long term numbness of the nipple, anaesthesia risks, excessive bleeding, blood clots, slow wound healing and skin discolouration. All these risks will be explained to you before the procedure takes place. The patient must also sign a consent form to acknowledge they have understood and accepted the risks of the procedure.
Considering the risks associated with a reduction mammoplasty, it is vital to have a good surgeon with experience in breast reduction procedures. Even though it does not eliminate all the risks completely, risks are somewhat reduced if you choose an experienced surgeon over an inexperienced surgeon.
How to Choose a Surgeon for a Reduction Mammoplasty?
Since breasts are delicate areas of the body, it is important to choose a surgeon with a lot of experience in this procedure. Therefore, you may have to do some research into the surgeon you intend to use.
Prospective patients can also come to the Dr Lanzer Clinic to have their reduction mammoplasty. If you choose our clinic, your procedure will be executed by Dr Daniel Lanzer, one of Australia’s most prominent cosmetic surgeons. For more information about Dr Lanzer and his experience, please refer to the about pages.
Do you want to make an appointment at the Dr Lanzer Clinic for a reduction mammoplasty? Please give our receptionists a call by calling the number on our website, or contact us by sending a message via the website information form.