What is Breast Reduction with Liposuction?
Breast reduction with liposuction is a surgical procedure used to improve the contours of the chest. With this technique, liposuction removes unwanted fat from the breasts, reducing their volume to align with surrounding features.
Traditionally, breast reduction surgery has required incisions on the breast mound through which excess skin and tissue can be removed. Recovery from this method can take several weeks and visible scarring is unavoidable. By contrast, incisions for breast reduction with liposuction are only around one centimeter and, with proper care during your short recovery period, can fade to all-but-unnoticeable within six months to a year.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Breast reduction with liposuction is ideal for women whose breasts are too large for their frame. It creates contours more complementary to surrounding features. It cannot, however, lift sagging breast tissue.
The best candidates for breast reduction with liposuction are women who would like smaller breasts but do not require the lifting of sagging breast tissue. In addition, suitable candidates should be healthy, ready for a surgical procedure and short recovery period, and able to closely follow all of our office’s pre and postoperative directions.
Having realistic expectations is an important aspect of breast reduction with liposuction candidacy. This procedure can help to improve comfort, enhance clothing options, and create a more comfortable profile, but as with all surgical procedures, it is limited in scope. Talking to Dr. Shuster about your aesthetic desires is an excellent way to learn if this procedure can help you reach your goals.
About Dr. Shuster
Dr. Shuster is a third-generation plastic surgeon with decades of experience in both private and group practice settings. Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Shuster specializes in minimally invasive techniques, such as breast reduction with liposuction, to help ensure optimal results with reduced risks.
Dr. Shuster is dedicated to the art and science of plastic surgery and committed to helping people living in Southern Florida and throughout the nation reach their goals through personalized and precision treatments.