With liposuction we can decrease the size of the breast by removing fat excess.If there is sufficient elasticity of the skin the removal of the fat creates a significant breast lift in addition to the breast reduction.
The best candidates for the Scarless Breast Reduction are women with large breasts that have a higher percentage of fat. If the breast is mainly glandular then the classic breast reduction is preferred. The fat content of the breast can be verified with mammography.
Who are the Best Candidates?
- Breasts with nipples pointing forward
- Postmenopausal women
- Women who are not slender
- Patients with good elasticity without stretch marks
- Asymetric breasts
- Women mainly interested in changing the size of the breast but not the shape
- History of hypertrophic scars and keloids
- Shorter duration procedures under local anesthesia/sedation for women with functional problems from the weight of the breast who have medical problems or elderly
The Scarless Breast Reduction with Liposuction will create a breast of the same shape that is lighter and has significant lifting of the nipples with no scars!
Dr. Stamatiou has been performing this procedure since 1998 in the U.S.A. In each breast an incision of 1 cm. in length is needed.Using tumescent technique and UAL (Ultrasound assisted liposuction) he is able to reduce the size of the breast by removing only fat, and leaving the breast gland intact. Due to the elasticity of the skin, the skin contracts and "readjusts" to the new breast size. Using this technique, Dr. Stamatiou is able to remove an average of 600 cc. of fat from each breast leaving the gland intact. After the procedure, when the swelling subsides the skin contracts and nipple elevation ranging from 2-10 cm. is possible. This nipple elevation is seen in all the procedures but the degree depends of the elasticity of the skin.
Advantages of Scarless Breast Reduction in comparison to the Classic Breast Reduction:
- Absence of scars
- Minimally invasive procedure, faster recovery-return to work in 3 days
- Improvement in breast shape and size
- Excellent choice for elderly women or women with significant medical history i.e. myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, etc.
Scarless Breast Reduction with Liposuction is ideal for improvement of breast asymmetry without scars, a condition that concerns even younger women.
Most of the times this breast asymmetry is not noticeable by others because the breast is covered. Nevertheless, many women, even teenagers feel uncomfortable and desirer their breast to be similar in size.
In the classic Breast reduction the scars can be extensive around the nipple and in the inframammary , something that some women are not willing to accept.
The duration of the procedure is approximately one hour and there is no need for hospitalization. After the procedure, you will need to wear a bra for two weeks. The result is immediate and the swelling of the breast subsides gradually in 4-6 weeks. There is no noticeable breast pain and you will be able to return to work in three days.