Breast liposculpture is a cosmetic surgical procedure for patients who want to remove excess fats from their breasts. Similar to breast liposuction, breast liposculpture can reduce between 30 to 50 percent of fat from each breast in many cases. The procedure is for patients who are satisfied with the shape of their breasts but just want to reduce the size of them. Breast liposculpture is recommended for aesthetic reasons when patients want their breasts to look better. It is also recommended for those whose large and heavy breasts are causing them health discomforts such as neck pain, backache or headache. Breast reduction is also good to enhance self image especially for those whose daily activities or hobbies are hampered by their large breasts. Some may even consider breast reduction if they want to reduce the size of one breast, which may be larger than the other.
Basic Breast Liposculpture Information
Most of the time, the tumescent liposculpture method is used; a fluid is injected into the fatty tissue to numb it, reduce blood loss and restrain bruising so that fats can be removed with minimal damage. Then a stainless steel micro-cannula tube is inserted through a very small insertion to safely remove excess fats. Micro cannulas is designed to enable the surgeon to operate with greater precision and accuracy, and thus reducing potential bruising to the under-surface of the skin and causing irregularities on the skin contour.
The incision is so tiny that only local anesthetic is used. Anesthetic liquid that is administered through injection into the fatty tissue before the incision also has an added benefit by providing long-lasting pain alleviation. This reduces the need for high doses of oral pain medication after the surgery. Breast liposculpture surgery is an outpatient surgery and the procedure takes approximately 2 to 3 hours, depending on the patient’s condition and surgery requirement.
Prior to Breast Liposculpture Surgery
Prior to the surgery, the patient should perform a mammography to determine whether one’s breast contains fats or glandular tissue. Breast liposculpture is a procedure that only removes fats but not glandular tissue, so one should perform a mammogram to confirm before going through with the procedure. It is more likely for a patient to have high proportion of fats (instead of glandular tissues) in her breasts when she does not have pendulous breasts, she is not thin, she does not have very dense breast tissue or she has gone through a menopause. A mammogram result will be able to indicate the amount of fat in the breasts and determine whether the patient can undergo the surgery.
Difference Between Breast Liposuction and Breast Liposculpture
The term liposuction and liposculpture are not medically defined; they are used interchangeably by plastic surgeons. One will get a different explanation or description depending on who one talks to. Some surgeons refer to liposculpture as part of a liposuction method where liposculpture is performed after a certain volume of fat is removed by using liposuction. The purpose of liposculpture is to shape the remaining fat according to the contour of the underlying muscle for better shape enhancement. On the other hand, some surgeons are of the opinion that liposculpture is a term coined by a certain company that manufactures the liposculpture machine primarily for marketing purposes.
Nevertheless liposuction and liposculpture both utilize the same method meant for breast fat reduction. A patient should seek personal consultation with one’s doctor to gain a better understanding about the procedures. No two cases are the same; different patients have different requests based on their breast size, shape and amount of fats they want reduced. A patient should ensure that one’s plastic surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery which establishes common standards for practicing plastic and cosmetic surgeons to ensure they meet specific educational, training and professional requirements.
Potential Breast Liposculpture Risks
In every medical procedure there is a certain degree of risks. It is important for the patient to understand possible risks involved in a breast reduction surgery. Breast liposculpture is primarily designed to remove excess fat from the breast; it does not change its shape. Sometimes when fat is removed, the skin around it tightens and may cause the breast to perk up or lift a little. On the other hand, there may be incidents when the nipples are repositioned and the breasts do not look symmetrical after the liposculpture procedure. The patient may request for minor adjustments to be performed at a later date.
Certain rare incidents would include bleeding, infection and reactions to the anesthesia used during the procedure. The surgeon should gather a comprehensive record about your past health conditions, medical treatment or medication prior to the surgery to avoid the occurrence of such an incident. There may also be the possibility of a permanent loss of sensation in the nipples or breasts after the surgery. In such cases revisionary surgery and reconstruction surgery can be performed. In order to reduce the risks from taking place, the patient should be sufficiently prepared and advised by the surgeon on preparations to be taken a few weeks prior to the surgery.
Average Breast Liposculpture Cost
An average cost for undergoing the breast liposculpture procedure usually ranges from between $3000 to $7500 (read “Liposculpture Cost” for more information). A patient should be careful not to choose a plastic surgeon based on the lowest price because a surgery that is not properly performed may not be appealing. The patient has to spend more for another surgeon to restore the work of the first surgeon. Most fees for a surgery includes non-surgical fee and surgical fee; the total cost of the operation is dependent upon the experience of the surgeon, the number of areas to be operated, the size of the patient and other expenses. A patient can also obtain insurance help if the breast size is a medical problem and affecting his or her overall health.
Breast Liposculpture Recovery
After the surgery, the patient can move about comfortably within a few days, and surgical drains will be removed after a day or two. The patient should refrain from strenuous activities such as bending and lifting during the few days after the surgery, and may be required to wear a support bra until any swelling and discoloration disappears. A patient can normally go back to work two or three days after the surgery, depending on the nature of the job and can continue with physical activity in two to three weeks after the surgery. Breast liposculpture provides you the option of having the breasts of your desired size without noticeable scarring, minimum blood lost and rapid recovery within days.You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.