Scar-less Breast Reduction - How is this done? Where can I get it? Ideally want to avoid big surgery incision marks.
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Scarless - no, but minimal scar breast reduction yes
There is a new technique called the Ultimate Breast Reduction that has eliminated the 'dreaded' vertical scar. The scars are hidden around the areolas and under the natural crease of the breast. Women as small as D and as large as M can be successfully reduced using this procedure. Breasts are lifted higher than conventional vertical scar techniques and it does not rely solely on the skin envelope to maintain long term results. Women now have an alternative to the Weis (anchor) technique which was developed in 1957! It's worth looking into.
Scarless Breast Reduction? Maybe.
Other than weight loss, there are some very new techniques of fat reduction that use freezing or ultrasound. Their efficacy has not yet been reported in our leading and respected journals. I am not aware of their application to breast reduction; it is possible that these non-surgical techniques may apply to breast reduction, in the future; I can't recommend them, at this time.
Liposuction would require 2 or more ~1/4-inch incisions in the breast creases and/or armpits
Liposuction and non-surgical techniques do not address shaping or lift. They will deflate the breast to reduce size.
Perceived Scarless Breast Reduction
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Significant breast reduction requires a scar
If a substantial amount of tissue is to be removed via reduction (500cc or gms per side), there will be in nearly every circumstance an excess of skin. This will be an aesthetic problem and the position of the nipple and areola relative to the crease will be left unattended. Seldom is liposuction alone proper treatment for large breasts.
Be careful with "scarless breast reduction"
As some of the other doctors here have indicated, "Scarless breast reduction" is generally breast liposuction. It is very limited in its ability to reduce the breast much (maybe a cup size), does not include a lift, and is controversial regarding the changes it leaves in your breast afterward. Some of these changes may or may not over the long term decrease the sensitivity of mammography in screening you for breast cancer.
Breast reduction by liposuction is also rarely if ever covered by health insurance.
"Scarless" breast reduction typically performed with liposuction
This generally refers to the use of liposuction.You will still have scars but they are usually small (less than 1 cm) and concealed. In many instances this requires that the breasts have minimal sagging (ptosis is very common with large breasts) and excellent skin tone.
This can achieve mild to moderate corrections but major reductions will still likely require a traditional approach using a variety of differently described incisions.
IF you would like to see one of my examples it is posted in the link below.
The Scarless Breast Reduction Procedure Is Essentially Liposuction Of The Breast
The scarless breast reduction procedure is essentially liposuction of the breast. This procedure can be utilized for minimal breast reductions when minimal sag is present.
The majority of patients with large breasts require a traditional breast reduction. This procedure can remove larger amounts of tissue and can address breast sag as well.
Scarless breast reduction has significant limitations and for most patients would be inappropriate. If you’re considering breast reduction, the best advice would be to consult a plastic surgeon with experience who is board certified in plastic surgery.
Scarless Breast Reduction?
Thank you for the question.
You may have been hearing about breast reduction done with liposuctioning.
It is a rare patient who is a good candidate for breast reduction with liposuction alone. The reduction achieved is minimal to moderate at most and the breast should have the following characteristics: significant fatty tissue as well as excellent overlying skin elasticity. There are very few patients whose breasts are amendable to liposuctioning as the sole means of breast reduction.
Scarless Breast Reduction in Atlanta Georgia
Scar-less breast reduction is breast reduction performed using liposuction. Scarless breast reduction is appropriate for a select group of patients. In Atlanta, It is called scarless because there is minimal scar compared to the traditional breast reduction techniques. However, there is a very small stab wound scar just like any liposuction procedure. A consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon is required to determine if you are a suitable candidate for scarless breast reduction.
Scarless breast reduction is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by most health insurance providers. To be a candidate for this procedure, the patients must meet certain criteria such as
good skin tone
nipple and areola that are in a good position
You don’t have too much breast sagging
You don’t need breast lift (Mastopexy)
You are healthy and have realistic expectation
The best way to see if you are a candidate is to schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon.
Scarless breast reduction, almost.
Liposuction is used to perform breast reduction in some women and may be referred to as "scarless" because it is performed using very short "stab wound scars" that are not very visible.
This "scarless" liposuction breast reduction technique can be used for women whose breast have a significant amount of fat in their breasts.
A consultation is necessary for you to be evaluated to determine if you are a suitable candidate for liposuction breast reduction. See MommyMakeoverSite.com or plasticsurgeryofnycom for more information.
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