The Scarless Breast Reduction, also known as the Liposuction Breast Reduction, is gaining popularity among women who want an alternative to traditional breast reduction surgery.
The biggest drawback of traditional breast reduction surgery for most patients is the scarring. There are 3 possible scar patterns after breast reduction: 1) Circumareolar (around the areola); 2) Vertical (around the areola + from the areola down to the fold underneath the breast); 3) Wise-pattern (anchor pattern). In almost all cases, these scars heal very well and do not distract from the overall results. Breast reduction surgery, scarless or not, has one of the highest satisfaction rates of any cosmetic breast procedure, so you can’t necessarily go wrong with either choice as long as you understand the goals and limitations of each procedure.
Keep Reading to learn more about the Scarless Breast Reduction…
Is it really “scarless”?
No, it’s not completely scarless. Most surgeons will make 2-3 very tiny (less than 1/4 inch) incisions in the fold underneath the breast, so you’ll have 2-3 tiny scars. That being said, the scars are so small, and so inconspicuous, that most people don’t ever notice them once they’re healed.
What are the main differences between the Scarless Breast Reduction and a regular breast reduction?
- Less Scars: This is the main advantage of the Scarless Breast reduction… less scarring.
- Shorter Recovery Time: Even though traditional breast reduction surgery is not a painful procedure, it does take a while to fully recover. Most traditional breast reduction patients can be back to work after about a week, but it is not uncommon for all of the incision to take up to 3-4 weeks to heal completely. In contrast, patients who have the Scarless Breast Reduction can usually return to work in 2-3 days, and will be fully recovered after about a week.
- Less “Lift”: The main disadvantage of the Scarless Breast Reduction is that it does not lead to much lift in some patients. Obviously, none of the extra skin is being removed during a liposuction procedure, so it’s sometimes difficult to get a great deal of lift.
Am I a candidate for the Scarless Breast Reduction?
Good candidates for the Scarless Breast Reduction procedure are women who:
- Don’t want scars, but want smaller breasts
- Who have fairly perky breasts that are just too large
- Who can’t take more than a few days off of work
- Who are over 30 years of age
- Who have had previous breast reduction surgery but are still not small enough
Does insurance cover the Scarless Breast Reduction?
No, insurance will not cover the costs associated with Scarless Breast Reduction, nor will they commonly cover the costs associated with traditional breast reduction these days.
How can I get more information about the Scarless Breast Reduction?
If you have any questions about the Scarless Breast Reduction, or if you would like to schedule a free consultation, feel free to call or text our office at 917-703-7069, or visit our website at www.ManhattanAestheticSurgery.com.
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