Designed to decrease the amount of volume in the breasts, breast reduction with liposuction is used in situations where a smaller amount of volume is removed to minimize scarring. With traditional breast reduction procedures, additional incisions are often made to remove excess skin that may be affecting the overall shape of the breast. Breast reduction with liposuction is not designed to improve or change the shape of the breast, but rather to offer a smaller, and somewhat lifted breast. Due to the removal of weight and volume from the breast during the procedure, the natural elasticity of the skin can cause the breasts to become slightly elevated as well. Dr. Matthew Malamet offers breast reduction with liposuction to qualified candidates who want smaller breasts without the incisions and recovery time typically associated with traditional breast reduction surgery.
The Breast Reduction with Liposuction Procedure
Beginning with a full examination, Dr. Malamet will determine whether the surrounding tissue and skin will regain elasticity after the excess volume is removed. This is one of the main determining factors for whether this procedure will achieve the desired results of the patient. If the surrounding skin and tissue is damaged and has lost elasticity, a traditional breast reduction may be necessary to ensure the very best results.
Breast reduction with liposuction uses advanced liposuction technology to remove the excess fat and tissue from the breast to create a more natural appearance. Breast reduction with liposuction involves small and carefully placed incisions that will allow for a small and hollow tube to remove the excess fat and tissue from the breast.
In most cases, breast reduction with liposuction is done under local anesthesia, and patients can generally return home the same day as their procedure.
Breast Reduction with Liposuction Key Facts:
- Anesthesia: General
- Length of Procedure: 60 Minutes-3 Hours
- Length of Stay: Patients generally return home shortly after the procedure
- Discomfort: Moderate swelling, bruising and discomfort
- Anticipate: Swelling and Bruising will persist for a few weeks, but daily activities can be resumed within a few days
- Final Results: Visible once swelling and bruising subside
- Duration of Results: Lasting
Breast Reduction with Liposuction Results
Breast reduction with liposuction is designed to deliver a smaller and slightly elevated breast contour, while also greatly reducing visible scarring when compared to traditional breast reduction. Patients are generally very pleased with the immediate results, but results will improve over time as the skin regains elasticity and begins to lift the breasts to a more youthful and natural position.
If you would like to learn more about breast reduction with liposuction and how it can reduce breast size while limiting visible scarring, schedule a consultation with Dr. Matthew Malamet. He meets with each patient individually to address any questions or concerns that may come up prior to the actual procedure.