Liposuction Of The Female Breasts

Liposuction of the Female Breasts

This technique calls for local anesthesia (in most cases) and reduces your breasts while minimally providing a breast lift. Using microcannulas, you can reduce your breast size by more than half. Because your breasts weigh less after surgery, they are actually “lighter” and with their natural elastic properties they will return to a tighter shape and perhaps imitate a breast lift. Your breast shape will remain the same, whereas your size and elevation can be positively affected. It is important to keep in mind that you will have the same “type” of breasts, just smaller. So if you are looking for perkier or rimer breasts, you may want to consider breast augmentation or a breast lift.

Usually candidates are not excessively thin (those who are thin may have more glandular tissue than actual fat in the breasts) nor do they have extremely dense breast tissue or extremely large breasts. Using liposuction for breast reduction creates little to no visible scars especially when using tumescent liposuction and the smaller cannulas inserted through adits. However if you have darker skin, those entry sites (less than 1mm in size) may produce increased spot pigmentation and can fade away within the years following your operation.

There are many reasons you may want to opt to go with liposuction on your breasts, as opposed to breast reduction surgery including the benefits of rapid recovery and the reduction of scarring. As a candidate, you should posses a high amount of fat in your breasts if you are considering tumescent liposuction in your breasts; however this is less of an issue for women who are post-menopausal. In the case of women who have undergone menopause, the galndular tissue soon turns into fat. If you have pendulous breasts, you may not be a candidate for this procedure (due to a possible increase in glandular tissue.)

A mammogram can determine the proportion of fat in female breasts and with the results, your plastic surgeon can better advise your surgical future. You will want to get a mammogram post operatively within six months, however you should consult with your surgeon first. This will establish a new starting point for your “new” breasts and your “newer” breast tissue; within four months of surgery, the swelling should diminish and the temporary lumpiness should be gone.

Breast compression can minimize any post-op lumps you may feel. Healing will occur faster and naturally with the compression garments. The area will not be as swollen and bruised as it would otherwise be for patients. The first couple of days following surgery are the most important and compression should be focused upon. There are several risks involved with the surgery and they should be discussed in anticipation of the surgery with your plastic surgeon.

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