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Breast Lipo vs Traditional Breast Reduction


One common procedure that is asked about frequently is breast reduction. This procedure involves removing parts of the fatty tissue inside the breast to reduce volume. Large breasts can create problems for the back and lead to pain. Two current procedures are utilized around the world to help those looking to reduce their breast size. These procedures, traditional breast reduction and breast liposuction, use different techniques and provide varying results. Here’s some information about each procedure to help you decide which one is right for you.

Traditional Breast Reduction

Traditional breast reduction procedures have been a staple for those looking to reduce their breast size. This invasive procedure requires incisions to be made around the areolae and down the breast to reduce large volumes of fatty tissue. Cosmetic surgeons are able to reshape the breast and tighten the skin around the area to help prevent sagging. Due to the incisions required for this procedure, scarring should be expected around the breast. The scarring has the possibility to be significant in size and be difficult to hide. General anesthesia is used throughout the procedure. Those who receive this procedure should expect soreness for several weeks and swelling for up to several months.

Breast Liposuction

Breast liposuction is another popular procedure that is used frequently for breast reduction. The benefit of breast liposuction over traditional breast reduction is the smaller incisions required to complete the operation; most incisions are minimal and can easily be covered up. After the incision is made, a vacuum suction is used to remove fatty tissue from the breast. Since liposuction is used for this procedure, it is only able to remove modest amounts of tissue instead of large stores found with a traditional breast reduction procedure. Also, this technique is unable to tighten skin around the breast to combat sagging. The cost for breast liposuction varies by the size of the area treated and how much tissue is removed. Breast liposuction is recommended for those who are older, with less firm breasts, and looking for a modest reduction. This procedure is safer and does not require the significant incisions found with a traditional breast reduction.

Choosing the Right Procedure for You

If you are still unsure which breast reduction procedure is right for you, give Dr. Wright and his team of highly trained professionals a call at the Laser Lipo & Vein Center. His team of professional cosmetic surgeons is waiting to give you a consultation on which procedure is right for you. Don’t make the difficult choice alone; contact the Laser Lipo & Vein Center today!