Liposuction for Breast Reduction
Dr. Victor Michalak offers an innovative alternative to traditional breast reduction surgery in his Issaquah practice—liposuction breast reduction, also known as a minimal scar or “scarless” breast reduction. Liposuction of the breast is a procedure women consider when the size of the breasts creates physical discomfort or an appearance that is not desirable for the individual.
Scars Visible From Traditional Breast Reduction Surgery
Scars Barely Visible after Tumescent Liposuction Breast Reduction
When to Consider Breast Reduction
Excessively large breasts can result in a variety of physical (and sometimes psychosocial) problems for the patient. Before breast reduction, patients commonly report symptoms such as:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Skin infection
- Grooving from bra strap
In addition to alleviating health issues and pain associated with large breasts, breast reduction can also create a more proportional silhouette and reduce the size and shape of the nipple and areola.
Using small microcannulas, the breast size can be reduced with benefits similar to that of other body tumescent liposculpture areas. For the appropriate patient, up to 50% reduction of the breast size is possible by this breast fat removal method utilizing the tumescent technique of liposculpture.
Minimize Discomfort, Minimize Scars
Unlike conventional breast reduction surgery which involves the cutting out of breast tissue with resultant scars typically running around the nipple and down the breasts and extending horizontally below the breasts, the new technique involves the use of tiny straw-like instruments (Microcannulas) which are used to suction out the fat through tiny incisions. Recovery with the older procedure is prolonged and frequently the scars are disfiguring and can remain permanently spread and reddened.
By contrast, breast reduction with tumescent liposuction results in a reduced breast size with minimal, almost invisible scars, and the recovery period is much more comfortable and shorter. Additionally, tumescent liposuction does not require the use of general anesthesia and can be painlessly performed with local anesthesia.
Is the Minimal Scar Breast Reduction Technique Right For You?
For more information on this revolutionary technique in breast reduction the next step is to schedule a consultation. You can also visit our before and after gallery to get a better idea of what to expect. Please contact Dr. Michalak’s Seattle-area cosmetic surgery and dermatology office and request a consultation to determine whether you may be a candidate for this reduction mammoplasty procedure.