Women with over-sized breasts experience a number of medical problems including chronic back and neck pain, skin irritation, breathing problems, and even skeletal deformities from the excess weight of their bosom. Breast reduction via liposuction can be very useful in reducing the strain these women experience, as well as freeing them from the embarrassment and unwelcome attention that often come with exceptionally large breasts.
Breast liposuction removes fat from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter, and more firm. Occasionally, the procedure will also reduce the size of the areola. The primary goal is to give women well-shaped breasts that are in proportion to the rest of their figure.
This cosmetic procedure can be performed on both female and male patients. Breast liposuction is less painful than traditional breast reduction surgery, and usually doesn't require general anesthetic. Liposuction also has the advantage of being virtually scar free.
Before the surgery, the doctor will examine and measure the patient's breasts, and will most likely ask permission to take reference photographs. Issues affecting the outcome of the procedure that will be discussed include, age; size and shape of the breasts; and the condition of the patient's skin.
In women, breast liposuction can actually tighten the skin during tissue removal, lifting the nipple up to an inch, which is beneficial to women who are after a more youthful appearance. Many patients report that following the procedure, their breasts have their “original” shape, meaning they look like they did when they were younger.
It is not uncommon for men to seek breast liposuction after losing a large amount of weight. This may also be accompanied by a minimal procedure to remove excess skin. The twin goals are to tighten the chest area and to correct sagging or a fatty appearance.
Both men and women who are interested in learning about breast liposuction should consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon. To get in touch with a qualified surgeon or to ask further questions about the procedure, please fill out the form on the right. We can also help you to schedule a private consultation.