Breast Liposuction Surgery
A breast liposuction procedure focuses on the area around the breast to help improve the appearance and contour.
What Is A Breast Liposuction Procedure?
Breast liposuction involves the removal of fat in the breast region which helps to reduce the sagginess in the area and improves the appearance of the breasts. Liposuction can be generally used in any area of the body to remove unflattering fat pockets.
Breast Liposuction Consultation
The consultation helps you to understand and reveal any concerns or issues that may occur with the surgery. Being as open and honest as possible is the best way to get the most out of your consultation. It also helps us to outline expectations of the surgery once we’re able to discuss topics such as your health, lifestyle and what you wish to achieve with the surgery.
From your answers, we’re able to cater the surgery to your needs and confirm any risks or complications that may be involved. Liposuction procedures can come in many forms so you can use the consultation to determine which liposuction procedure is best for you.
How To Prepare For Your Breast Liposuction Surgery
How you prepare before the surgery is crucial as your health is our main concern. If there’s any reason why you feel as though you’re not completely fit to undergo the surgery, you will need to inform us so we can postpone and reschedule – even if it’s just a sniffle. We perform the surgery under local or general anaesthetic which means the following advice should be taken to make sure that no complications arise during the surgery:
- Stop smoking up to 6 weeks before the surgery
- Stop taking herbal supplements
- Stop taking aspirin or any form of anti-inflammatory drugs
- Prepare to have at least a week off after the surgery
Preoperative surgery may also be required and if it does, we will have this arranged beforehand and inform you of this.
During The Surgery
The breast liposuction surgery begins by anaesthetic fluid being injected into the breast area which is being operated on. Then, there is normally an incision placed in this area which is just less than 1 cm long or large enough so that the fat can be removed via a cannula. Another form of liposuction that can be performed is through body jet liposuction fluid. After the fat is removed, dissolvable stitches are then used to cover up the incision and a comprehensive dressing is applied. This can all take around 1-2 hours.
After Breast Liposuction Surgery
Patients can recover differently depending on the options that were advised during your consultation. Those under local anaesthetic should be able to find mobility relatively quickly, but those under general anaesthetic will require to return back to the ward in order to recover.
Regardless, you’re still likely to feel discomfort and swelling which may require pain relief. You’ll still be able to drink and eat after the surgery before being able to go home on the same day.
When you go home, it’s important to keep the wounds dry for at least a week and that you continue to wear the garment dressing around 4-6 weeks after the surgery. You’ll most likely require someone to stay with you whilst you’re at home too as discomfort is likely to be felt for around a week also. After a week you should be able to lightly exercise before normal exercising can again take place after 1-2 weeks.
To improve the appearance of the scar you should begin to massage it once healed.
Are There Any Risks and Complications Involved In The Surgery?
As with any procedure, you should be aware that there are risks involved with breast liposuction surgery. The common reasons for complications involve bruising and swelling, but this would be expected. You should also be aware that swelling can take time to heal. Issues such as infection, delayed healing of the skin and skin loss can be examples of less common complications. There can also be uncommon risks from the anaesthesia that’s used such as respiratory issues and deep vein thrombosis.
Although liposuction involves the procedure of removing fat cells from the breast area, there are other fat cells that can still occur and develop. This will be dependent on fluctuations in weight and contour can also be effected from this.
Who Can Have Breast Liposuction Surgery?
n order to obtain the best results from the surgery, it’s preferred that you’re at stable body weight. If excess body fat and tissue has formed around your breast area, this would be an ideal surgery for you.
Who Is Breast Liposuction Surgery Not Suitable For?
We’d always want to ensure that the surgery is right for you and that you wish to have the desired results and not someone else. Therefore, if you’ve had the influence of a third party make the decision for you then it wouldn’t be recommended to go through the surgery as it would result in unrealistic expectations from the final results. If you have a sufficient medical history, this would also not be recommended.
How Much Will It Cost?
How much the surgery will cost depends totally on your personal circumstances. As there are additional procedures that can be combined with the treatment, the final consultation will help to determine how much surgery will be required and the eventual cost. The cost will also involve fees for surgeons, hospitals and anaesthetics.