Even though scarless breast reduction has grown in popularity, not all women are suited to this procedure.
Only a small group of women will be able to achieve their desired result through scarless breast reduction alone.
What is scarless breast reduction surgery?
Scarless breast reduction, also known as liposuction breast reduction, can reduce the size of the breasts by up to 55% but this is dependent on the amount of fat in each breast.
During this procedure, micro cannulas are used to remove excess fat in an effort to reduce the size and weight of the breasts.
These metal tubes are attached to tissue-suction technology in order to extract excess fatty tissue from the breast, which helps alleviate any pain that the patient might have been experiencing. How much reduction is achieved is directly related to the volume of fat that is suctioned out as no additional breast tissue or excess skin is removed.
Even though the name suggests otherwise, scarless breast reduction surgery is not entirely scarless.
Yes, the liposuction scars are far smaller than those of traditional breast reduction surgery but they are still there. Fortunately, liposuction scars are far more likely to fade over time.
Liposuction breast reduction needs to be performed by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon under general anaesthetic, although some surgeons will only use local anaesthetic.
Liposuction & traditional breast reduction surgery
It’s very rare for liposuction breast reduction to be performed on its own as most patients who are looking to reduce the size of their breasts also have sagging breasts.
It’s for this reason that liposuction is generally paired with a breast lift in order to reduce the weight of the breasts while making them perkier at the same time.
However, if the skin of the breasts hasn’t been over stretched and has enough collagen, liposuction may be enough on its own.
So while scarless breast reduction may work for some, most women with heavier breasts will need a combination of procedures.
You will need to combine liposuction breast reduction with a breast lift at Dr Safvat breast reduction clinic if:
- Your breasts droop and your nipples point south
- Your skin isn’t resilient enough to accommodate the internal changes
- Your breasts require additional internal support changes to achieve your desired result
Benefits of scarless breast reduction
These are some of the main benefits of scarless or liposuction breast reduction:
- Post-operative pain is greatly reduced
- Faster recovery times and ability to return to normal activities sooner
- Less scarring with an increased chance of fading
- Nipple sensation is less likely to be compromised
- Fewer surgical risks such as blood clots and hematoma
Whether or not liposuction breast reduction is the best option for you is really dependant on the current condition of your breasts as well as your skin. During your consultation, your plastic surgeon will be able to evaluate whether you can use liposuction as a stand-alone procedure or if it will need to be paired with a breast lift.