Breast Reduction with Liposuction: Everything You Need to Know
- 02 December 2018
- Dr. Nidal (Nick) Masri
Current trends in breast procedures are helping women achieve their ideal breast size. When it comes to going a few cup sizes down, you might consider getting breast reduction with liposuction.
Large breasts have better aesthetic value for some women. But they have their share of disadvantages.
You might suffer from chronic back and neck pain, shoulders strain, and skin irritation under the breasts. Some women also stress over their limitations in clothing and movement.
Good news: there are available options that can help.
In this post, we will tell you everything you need to know about breast liposuction and how it can help you achieve reduced breast size and increased comfort.
How does breast reduction with liposuction differ from traditional breast reduction?
Women with very large breasts likely have more muscular tissues than fat. In such cases, a traditional breast reduction would be better than breast reduction liposuction.
The traditional breast reduction is an invasive and extensive way to remove excess volume in your breasts. As a result, it can bring about dramatic changes in the size and shape of the breasts. This results to perkier and younger-looking breasts, which most women dream to have.
The traditional procedure has its perks. And for some women, it is the only breast reduction method fit for their needs.
But if you have more fats than muscles in your breasts, breast reduction with liposuction might work better for you.
Compared to traditional breast reduction, liposuction on the breasts creates less significant changes. But it provides pleasing results for women who want mild to moderate fat removal—no breast tissues involved.
It is also less invasive, taking some time to create minimal to zero visible scarring.
Are you a good candidate for breast reduction liposuction?
Who wouldn't want a procedure that gives satisfying results within little time?
But while many women rave about liposuction because of its advantages, not everyone is a good fit for it.
Different body types have different needs. And the same is true when choosing the best reduction option for you.
Your surgeon should assess you before recommending anything. For breast-related surgeries, patients should undergo a pre-operative mammogram to detect any abnormality. It would also determine the proportion of the muscles and fats in your breasts.
Breast reduction with liposuction deals only with fats and not with any other tissue. Good candidates are women who have fatty breasts and are looking for about 0.5 to 1.5 cup reduction.
Older women are usually fit candidates as well as younger women with dense breasts. Athletic women who feel their breasts limiting their movement are also good candidates.
As with most surgical operations, breast liposuction is not fit for pregnant women or breastfeeding moms.
Will you still get great results with breast reduction liposuction?
Breast liposuction doesn’t create a very dramatic change, but many women still undergo it. Those who get the best results are the ones who have fat-rich breasts.
But take note that liposuction won’t tighten your skin and won’t make your breasts perky.
Scarring is also a big factor—and many women would avoid it if they can. This is especially true for dark-skinned patients who are more prone to visible scars.
Incisions from breast reduction with liposuction heal in little time. They do not leave big, visible marks, which traditional breast reduction does.
Most patients are also able to resume work in just a week after the procedure. So aside from being cheaper, liposuction will also save you more money as it won’t limit you for long from working.
Are there risks and complications associated with breast liposuction?
Like all other surgeries, liposuction has some risks. This includes infections and complications from anesthesia. Loss of nipple sensation is also a possibility.
But you should have nothing to worry if you’re in a reputable clinic with cosmetic surgery experts.
Liposuction is one common procedure that surgeons have refined over the years. In fact, experts count breast reduction with liposuction as one of the safest operative procedures today.
Breast reduction with liposuction is unlikely to deface the conventional surgical methods. But its promising results and procedural safety make it an attractive operation.
Before undergoing breast reduction with liposuction, better assess yourself first and consult a reputable plastic surgeon. You should already have an idea of what method would work for you, but it’s your surgeon who can tell better.
Whichever procedure you go with, make sure that you keep realistic expectations. Also, be diligent and commit to the needed self-care.
If you’re thinking whether to get a traditional breast reduction or breast reduction with liposuction, click here to schedule a Free Consultation with one of our double board-certified plastic surgeons here in Face+Body Cosmetic Surgery.
We’ll discuss each procedure in more detail to help you decide the surgery that’s right for you.