Many women are reluctant to have their overly large breasts reduced because of the scarring caused by traditional procedures. However, decreasing the size of the breasts with liposuction serves a woman’s goal to have her breasts reduced without the scars of the classic breast reduction methods, with a quicker procedure and less healing time.
What is a breast reduction with liposuction?
A liposuction breast reduction is a surgical procedure that reduces the size of the breasts only utilizing liposuction techniques. There are no long incisions so there are no long scars on the breast. Because of this it is a shorter surgery, with a faster recovery, and fewer complications.
Who is a good candidate for a breast reduction with liposuction?
Ideal candidates for this procedure are women who suffer from large breasts but do not need lifting. They also want to avoid the scars and the long recovery period associated with a traditional breast reduction.
Where are breast reduction with liposuction procedures done?
Dr. Shuster is on the medical staffs of Memorial Regional Hospitals in Hollywood, Florida and The Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. With an emphasis on safety, Dr. Shuster performs all of his surgeries in the hospital. He has a consistent team of professionals, some have been with him for 14 years. Dr. Shuster feels that the hospital setting is the most appropriate setting for surgery.
How long does a breast reduction with liposuction take?
A breast reduction with liposuction typically takes about an hour or less to perform, compared to three hours for a traditional breast reduction.
Does a breast reduction with liposuction require general anesthesia?
Yes, the breast reduction with liposuction is performed under general anesthesia at a nearby accredited surgical center.
How is the a breast reduction with liposuction procedure done?
Dr. Shuster performs a breast reduction with liposuction by injecting the breasts with tumescent solution to provide some pain relief and diminish any bleeding during surgery. Two very small incisions, about 6 millimeters long, are made in each breast and liposuction is performed to remove excess fatty tissue while preserving the nerves and blood vessels. When the sufficient amount is extracted, the incisions are closed. Symmetry between the two breasts is easily maintained by liposuctioning the exact same amount from either breast.
Will there be any scars after a breast reduction with liposuction?
There will only be two very minimal scars under each breast where the cannula was inserted.
Is a breast reduction with liposuction painful?
The pain may be less than a regular breast reduction due to the less-invasive process and less scarring.
What is the recovery time for a breast reduction with liposuction?
Most patients are able to return to work and their regular activities after one week. Exercise can be resumed after four weeks. Recover more quickly than a traditional breast reduction surgery.
What is the aftercare once a breast reduction with liposuction has been done?
Dr. Shuster will provide you with specific care guidelines to ensure optimal recovery. You will be scheduled with one or more follow-up appointments so that Dr. Shuster can confirm proper healing and keep up with your progress.
When will I see the results from a breast reduction with liposuction?
Results will be noticed immediately, however as the swelling subsides over several months the results will continue to improve.