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Liposuction Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast Reduction by Liposuction

When undergoing liposuction breast reduction surgery, a general anaesthetic is used. Once the anaesthetic has taken effect, your surgeon will create an incision around the areola, down the front of the breast, and into the fold. Your surgeon will then remove excess breast tissue and skin. Next, they will reposition the nipple and areola.

Once the necessary changes are made, your surgeon will close the incision using sutures. In some cases, your surgeon may place a surgical drain to prevent the accumulation of blood and other body fluids inside the breasts.

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Your surgeon will advise you that during your recovery period, you should wear a support bra to protect and maintain the new size and shape of your breasts.

While large breasts are usually inherited, several factors can contribute to an increase in breast size, including hormonal fluctuations, multiple pregnancies, and menopause.

Women with increased breast size might suffer from backaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, as well as other discomforts. In order to experience relief from these discomforts and allow them to participate in activities that were formerly difficult due to large breasts, these women may choose to undergo liposuction breast reduction surgery.

Liposuction with Breast Reduction Surgery

Traditional breast reduction techniques can lead to significant scarring. These concerns have led to the emerging use of liposuction in breast reduction surgery either as a primary or adjunct modality. In fact, liposuction breast reduction surgery has been around for over two decades now because of its advantages over traditional breast reduction.

Various innovations focused on patient safety and better surgical outcomes have now been used in liposuction breast reduction surgery. Different surgical techniques may be more suitable depending on your breast volume, body type, and cosmetic preferences.

The following new techniques are now used:

Use of pre and post-operative mammogram.

Surgeons once thought that liposuction breast reduction surgery could only be successful in patients with increased breast fat. Although liposuction can remove fat more efficiently than breast tissue, the procedure can reduce the size of firm breasts with a large amount of tissue by using the proper surgical techniques and cannulas.

By ordering a pre-operative mammogram, your surgeon can assess breast fat and tissue content to determine the right surgical techniques. In addition to this, a pre-operative mammogram can determine the presence of medical conditions that may affect surgical outcomes, such as breast cancer. After six months of surgery, most surgeons recommend another mammogram to assess healing and the presence of complications.

Correct patient positioning.

After a liposuction breast reduction surgery, you may be at increased risk for breast asymmetry. To ensure symmetrical elevation to counteract the natural gravitational pulling of breast tissue, most surgeons recommend placing post-surgical patients in an upright position.[4]

Use of proper cannulas and surgical techniques.

Surgical incisions may be made around the areola (periareolar), below the mammary gland (inframammary), or underarm (axillary). Once these access incisions are made, most surgeons recommend using 3-mm to 4-mm cannulas attached to a 60-ml syringe, and the dissection is performed in a spoke wheel pattern.[5] Finally, your surgeon may use absorbable sutures to close surgical wounds.

Other surgery techniques performed by Coco Ruby surgeons include:

Specialist Plastic Surgeons and ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Surgeon

With a wealth of experience and training, our Specialist Plastic and ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Surgeons are dedicated to best-practice patient care and education, customising Surgery for each and every patient to best meet their needs and desired surgical outcomes.

Dr Craig Rubinstein
Dr Broughton Snell
Dr Stephen Kleid
Dr Gary Kode

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Dr Craig Rubinstein

Dr Craig Rubinstein is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon based in Hawthorn East, Melbourne. With over 20 years of surgical experience especially in all areas of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, but particularly in breast surgery. These include Breast Augmentation and Breast Reduction as well as Breast Surgery Revision.

Furthermore, he believes that surgical customisation, precision planning and technical expertise help him to provide optimal surgical outcomes for his patients.

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Dr Broughton Snell

Dr Broughton Snell is a Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. His training in Plastic Surgery took place in Australia and the United States of America (USA).

Dr Snell is a fully qualified specialist plastic surgeon having completed his Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

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Dr Stephen Kleid

Dr Stephen Kleid is an experienced Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon (Otolaryngologist) based in Melbourne with a passion for Septo-rhinoplasty, Septoplasty, as well as, a strong interest in Rhinoplasty Revision.

Dr Kleid trained at Melbourne University, then completed surgical training at various hospitals including Royal Melbourne, Royal Children’s, The Eye and Ear and St Vincents. He worked as a surgeon at the University of Florida Medical school for further experience.

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Dr Gary Kode

Dr Gary Kode is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon, with experience in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as non-surgical treatments.

Dr Kode is a member of several organisations, including the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), The International Confederation for Plastic and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, and he holds a Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

What to do next?

Our Patient Liaison Team can assist with any questions you may have when considering a procedure. You can send in an enquiry form below or call our Melbourne Clinic between 9 am – 5 pm Monday - Friday.

Disclaimer: Results depend on individual patient circumstances and can vary significantly. Results may also be impacted by a variety of factors including your lifestyle, weight, nutritional intake and overall health. Consult your Specialist Plastic Surgeon for details. This information is general in nature and is not intended to be medical advice nor does it constitute a doctor-patient relationship. Surgery risks and complications will be covered in detail during a consultation with your Surgeon.

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