The Basics Of Breast Reduction Mammoplasty - Dr Lanzer
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Breast Reduction Mammoplasty

Breast Reduction Mammoplasty

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Breast reduction surgery is a surgical procedure that can reduce the breast size. During the surgery procedure, the surgeon removes excess fat, breast tissue and skin (depending on the specific technique); this to reduce the weight of large breasts and counter some of the physical discomforts women with heavier breasts experience; this may include neck and shoulder pain.

The aim is to obtain a breast size and shape that is in proportion with the body of the patient, and eliminate discomfort caused by oversized breasts in the process. To learn more about undergoing breast reduction, please read our information below.

Who Is A Good Candidate For A Breast Reduction With Liposuction?

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. Common complaints resulting from enlarged breasts include neck pain, indentations from bra straps, back pain, skin irritation, and headaches. Of course, the size of your breasts can cause other discomfort as well, so some of the symptoms can be quite unique to you.

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.

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What Happens During My First Consultation With A Dermatologist Surgeon?

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 surgery 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 surgery, be sure to mention this specifically.

What Happens During The Traditional Reduction Mammoplasty?

Before the surgery commences, the cosmetic surgery 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 surgery, although the cosmetic surgery makes the final decision about your anaesthetic for cosmetic surgery.

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 surgery 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 and areola stay connected to their original nerve and blood supply but are repositioned on the breast. Then, the surgeon reduces the size of the breast by removing excess skin, fatty 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.


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.

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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.

It is quite common for patients to experience some side-effects from their breast surgery and general anesthesia. Common side-effects after the procedure include discomfort, bruising, and swelling. Any discomfort experienced because of the surgery can be tackled with over-the-counter pain medication.

Patients should avoid strenuous physical activities such as heavy lifting or exercise during their recovery. However, light walking is recommended. As soon as it is safe to do so, patients can return to their normal activities. 

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 Associated With 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 going ahead with the procedure.

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.

To reduce the risks associated with a reduction mammoplasty, the cosmetic surgery will look into your medical history. You should also get to speak with your anaesthetist to discuss your anesthesia and any accompanying questions you may have.

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, the risks are somewhat reduced if you choose an experienced surgeon over an inexperienced surgeon.

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How Is The Technique For Breast Reduction Determined?

Before a cosmetic surgery recommends a specific technique for your breast reduction, he needs to look at the amount of excess fat and breast tissue in the breasts. If a patient has a considerable amount of fat, the removal of fat alone could be enough to reduce a patient’s cup size.

The amount of fat and breast tissue are not the only denominators considered when choosing a technique for breast reduction. Additional factors such as skin quality, the desired cup size, and the position of the nipple and areola can play a role in the evaluation too.

During an appointment with your cosmetic surgery, your surgeon can lay your options out for you. He can also provide you with a better idea about which techniques provide the desired results.

Can I Breastfeed After Breast Augmentation?

Most breast reductions do not influence a woman’s ability to breastfeed, but this does not mean it cannot influence this ability at all. For example, the removal of excess breast tissue could cause changes in nipple sensation, especially if the nipples are moved. If you have some concerns about breastfeeding after a breast reduction, please speak to your cosmetic surgery for more information.

How To Choose A Surgeon?

Since breasts are delicate areas of the body and prone to scars, 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 surgerys. 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.


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