Understanding Breast Reduction Liposuction
Breast liposuction is a sophisticated cosmetic surgery procedure aimed at reducing breast size by removing excess fat deposits. This technique uses a suction device, offering less invasive benefits than traditional breast reduction surgery. The procedure results in minimal scarring and improved recovery times.
Why Use Liposuction to Reduce Breast Size?
Several reasons make liposuction treatment an appealing option:
- Comfort: Large breasts can often lead to physical discomfort and pain in the neck, back, or shoulders. This procedure aims to alleviate these discomforts, improving overall well-being.
- Aesthetics: The procedure provides a balanced breast shape in line with the patient's physique, enhancing the aesthetic appeal.
Breast reduction using liposuction is performed under either general anaesthesia or IV sedation or under local anaesthesia, is an outpatient surgery that typically takes two to three hours.
The surgeon makes a small incision, usually less than a quarter-inch long, where the cannula is inserted to break up and remove the excess fat. The incisions are meticulously closed and dressed, minimising any potential scarring.
Who is a suitable candidate?
Breast liposuction is suitable for people over 18 who have minimal excess breast skin and dont want to go through a standard breast reduction and lift procedure. It is also used as a treatment for gynecomastia in men who have excessive breast fat tissue. Its not advisable to have the procedure when a person is suffering from ptosis of the breast.
What Results To Expect
A patient's liposuction results depend upon the surgeon's vision, experience, and skill in performing their procedure, as well as the volume of fat and the amount of excess skin the patient needs to be removed. After undergoing Liposuction, the "excess" skin typically shrinks and becomes taut. Once the swelling and retention of fluid decrease, you will notice a better body shape. It could take a few months for the swelling to go down completely. Nevertheless, there are certain circumstances where an operation to extract extra skin may be required.
Postoperative Care and Recovery
Proper care post-surgery is critical to a successful recovery. Most patients are up and about within 24 hours of the procedure.
Here's what you can expect during the recovery process:
First few days: Initially, patients will experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. These are managed effectively with medications prescribed by the surgeon.
One week post-procedure: Most patients are ready to return to non-strenuous work within one week. Compression garments should be worn as directed by the surgeon to reduce swelling and support the new breast shape during the healing process.
Two weeks post-procedure: By this point, patients usually feel more comfortable and may start light exercise. The majority of swelling and bruising should have subsided.
Six weeks post-procedure: Most patients have fully recovered, with the final breast shape starting to form. However, it can take up to six months for the final results to fully reveal themselves.
Finding a Surgeon
It's important to choose a cosmetic surgeon who is skilled and experienced in breast liposuction. Here's what to consider:
- Credentials: The surgeon should be accredited by a recognised medical board such as the Australian Medical Association.
- Experience: Experience matters and the surgeon should have extensive experience in breast reduction liposuction surgeries.
- Before and After Photos: Requesting before and after photos from previous patients provides visual proof of the surgeon's skill.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Breast liposuction is a promising solution for those looking to alleviate physical discomfort from heavy breasts or enhance their aesthetic appeal. By offering improved recovery times and minimal scarring, this procedure is a popular choice for many.
The friendly team at Chelsea Cosmetics is at your service and available to answer all of your questions. If you would like to schedule a free consultation at our Melbourne clinic to see if the procedure is the right one for you, please give us a call on (03) 8822 3472 or we can arrange a private initial discussion online or over the phone if that is more convenient.