Women who have larger breasts may sometime dislike their appearance, or in some cases, experience physical pain, such as backaches. In these instances, a breast reduction can be a suitable solution.
There are two ways a breast reduction can be performed – surgically, or by using liposuction. So what is a liposuction breast reduction, how is it performed and is it any better than the surgical alternative?
Centre for Surgery uses the exclusive ClearLipo™ method. Unlike traditional forms of liposuction, ClearLipo™ does not use any heat to remove the fat. Instead, the fat cells are separated and softened, liposuction is then used to remove the fat cells, and finally, the area of the body is sculpted for optimal aesthetic results. This means there is less risk of damage to the body, as there is no use of heat, and there are less severe side effects afterwards, such as swelling, bruising and bleeding.
You will have small scars from where the surgeon made incisions to insert the cannulas.
Liposuction breast reduction is performed under a general anaesthetic. Centre for Surgery uses ClearSleep™, a more advanced form of anaesthetic. Unlike general anaesthetic, ClearSleep™ involves no breathing tubes or machines – meaning there is less damage to your throat and teeth. You will also have a speedier recovery time, with a heightened sense of wellbeing experienced directly after waking up.
So how exactly does a liposuction breast reduction vary from a traditional breast reduction procedure? The breast reduction is also performed using Centre for Surgery’s ClearSleep™.
Instead of using liposuction, the surgeon will make an incision and remove the glandular tissue, skin and fat from the breasts. This reduces both the size and volume of the breasts. This procedure will also involve the repositioning of the nipples, which will stay connected to blood vessels and nerves.
Following a liposuction breast reduction, it is common to notice bruising and swelling, particularly around the incision sites. However, thanks to the use of ClearLipo™, these symptoms will be minimised. If you do experience any pain or discomfort, you will be able to take painkillers or apply cold packs to the area.
You will generally have to take one week off work to recover. You will need to avoid any strenuous physical activity for around four weeks.
People often decide to combine a breast reduction with a breast uplift. This will eliminate any sagging of the breasts. Often women who choose to have a traditional breast reduction will opt to have liposuction as well, as this will remove any excess fat surrounding the breasts.
Which breast reduction procedure is right for me – liposuction or surgical?
There are many pros to having liposuction over surgical, including:
In the end, if you are still unsure about which type of breast reduction you should undertake, the best choice is to discuss all options with your surgeon during a consultation. The surgeon would have performed both types of breast reductions and will be able to give you an informed opinion about which one is more suitable for you.
Interested in liposuction breast reduction? This is a procedure Centre for Surgery currently offers. Contact us now to find out more information or to book a consultation with our surgeons.