Breast Lipo

Tumescent liposuction is a great alternative to traditional liposuction. It's safer, faster, and allows for a quicker recovery than regular liposuction. It also provides fantastic results! 

 

Tumescent liposuction uses microcannulas to suction out fat cells from small incisions. It's typically performed in-office with local anesthesia in as little as a few hours. Once complete, patients are able to return to their usual activities with little downtime. 
 

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Tumescent liposuction is a popular choice for breast procedures like reductions or lifts. It can significantly reduce breast size and is a great way to give them some lift as the lowered weight of the breast allows the natural elastic qualities of the breasts to contract and cause elevation.

 

After tumescent liposuction, the breasts do not alter shape; they just become smaller and somewhat raised. The breast's shape after liposuction is merely a smaller replica of the shape before surgery.

Benefits of Tumescent Liposuction 
  • Rapid recovery

  • No side effects from general anesthesia

  • Virtually no scars

  • Reduction of breast volume by 20-50%

  • Minimal postoperative issues

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What Makes Someone a Good Candidate for Tumescent Liposuction?

Many people who may not qualify for traditional liposuction are still good candidates for the tumescent method.

Those who are considering a breast reduction or lift should:
  • Have breasts with a substantial amount of fat (for example, women who have gone through menopause have a higher proportion of fat in their breasts than teenagers).

  • Be a non-smoker.

  • Be in good overall health.

  • Be within 30 percent of their “ideal” body weight (good skin elasticity and muscle tone lead to better results according to the  American Society of Plastic Surgeons).

  • Have reasonable expectations (results vary).

What Makes Someone a Good Candidate for Tumescent Liposuction?

While a great alternative for many, tumescent liposuction should not be performed on: 

  • Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • Women whose breasts contain more glandular tissue than fat tissue.

  • People who suffer from chronic health conditions or bleeding disorders.

  • Smokers.

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Preparing for Tumescent Liposuction

Your health is our number one priority! We recommend following these steps before your procedure for the best results:

 

  • Quit smoking at least 6 weeks ahead of your procedure.

  • Stop taking herbal supplements (or check with us to make sure they're ok).

  • Stop taking aspirin and other anti-inflammatory medications at least a week before.

  • Don't shave near the treatment area.

  • After the procedure, plan on having a ride home and taking it easy for at least a week.

During the Procedure

To begin, we inject the treatment area with a local anesthetic and epinephrine. This solution fills the fatty layer of the skin and causes it to swell and become firmer. It also causes the blood vessels to shrink, which reduces blood loss, swelling, and pain.

 

Once injected, small incisions are made. A microcannula is then inserted into the incisions, where it sucks the fat cells out. This procedure is usually performed in our office, and depending on the treatment area, may only last an hour or two!

Recovery

Once the procedure is complete, patients typically manage pain or discomfort with Tylenol. We recommend using compression garments, reducing your physical activity, and taking a few days off work to give your body time to fully heal.

 

With breast procedures, it's possible that lumps or bumps may appear. These are transitory and may linger for several weeks following your breast reduction surgery. These lumps may be detectable with your fingers, but they will not be visible, and they are a natural part of the healing process.

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