While many women are seeking ways to enhance their breast size, many others are seeking ways to reduce the size of their breasts. Overly large breasts can be significant problems for many women. One of the most common issues faced by women with large breasts is back pain, neck pain and shoulder pain. Other problems include inability to participate in athletics and changes in posture. Large breasts can also lead to yeast infections in the areas between or under the breasts. In some cases, women view their overly large breasts as just plain unattractive.
Advantages of Liposuction for Breast Reduction
One option to reduce breast size is breast reduction through liposuction. The best choice for this is tumescent, or super-wet liposuction. This type of liposuction carries a number of benefits over other surgical methods of breast reduction. One of the primary advantages is that breast reduction through liposuction leaves no surgical scars. Since the incisions used for this type of liposuction are only about a millimeter long, the surgical scars from the procedure are almost invisible. This also makes recovery time minimal and reduces pain after the operation.
When compared to previously available breast reduction surgeries, breast reduction through liposuction has fewer side effects. Older breast reduction techniques often caused large scars or keloids (large areas of abnormal scar tissue). Since these methods involved cutting in near the nipple, they could sometimes lead to damage to the nipple or reduced sensitivity. With breast reduction through liposuction, these risks are nonexistent.
An Added Bonus: Breast Lift
In addition to the breast reduction, liposuction of the breasts can also help lift the breasts a small amount. Since the breast naturally weighs less after liposuction, it's own elasticity will elevate the breast. While their elevation may increase, giving the breasts a better overall look, liposuction doesn't change the shape of the breast at all. The breast basically just becomes a small version of its former appearance after breast reduction through liposuction.
Candidates for Breast Reduction Through Liposuction
Unfortunately, breast reduction through liposuction isn't always an option. This method only works on breasts that have an excess of fat. Younger women often don't meet the requirements for this type of surgery. Women who have already experienced menopause are the most likely candidates for breast reduction through liposuction. It's also a viable choice for some younger women who are overweight, and thus have a larger amount of excess fat in their breasts.