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How Does Breast Reduction Liposuction Work?

How does breast reduction liposuction work? Breast reduction by liposuction is a plastic surgery technique performed to decrease the size and weight of the breast. Not only can liposuction reduce the size of the breast by more than 50%, but the breast is also lifted to a degree. Unlike traditional breast reduction surgery, breast reduction through liposuction has very little scarring and does not affect the nipple. In traditional breast reduction surgery, the nipples have to be repositioned which can interfere with breast feeding as well as causing a loss in sensation. The preservation of breast and nipple sensation, as well as the ability to breastfeed is more likely with breast reduction through liposuction because the nipple is not affected by this surgical procedure.

Breast Reduction Liposuction

Breast reduction liposuction requires only a very small incision underneath the breast. A cannula connected either to a medical grade vacuum device or to a syringe is inserted into the incision to suction out the fat with fan-shaped movements. Once the desired amount of fat excess has been reached, the liposuction doctor will remove the cannula and wrap the breasts with elastic tape to mould the breast into a new shape and position.

Breast reduction through liposuction often results in less scarring and potentially less trauma to the area. There is also very minimal risk of complications with this procedure. Patients are discharged either the same day or the day after surgery. Recovery is usually quick, with most patients being able to return to their normal daily activities on the 2nd day. The liposuction surgeon will usually suggest that the wear a brassiere for the next month to two months. Liposuction costs for breast reduction range from $5000 to $10,000.

The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.