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Breast Reduction

Utilising Vaser technology, fat cells are gently removed to create smaller breasts with a slight breast lift through creation of new collagen fibres under the breast.

Infor

2-5 day recovery

Compression garments for 5-6 weeks

Details

1-2 cup size reduction

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Breast Reduction Procedure w/ Vaser Liposuction

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    THE RESULTS

    Firmer breasts with a noticeable lift

    Vaser Liposuction Breast Reduction can reduce your breast size by 1-2 cup sizes (sometimes 2+ is possible), and will keep the shape looking natural. You will also have firmer breasts with a noticeable breast lift. Vaser Liposuction removes only fatty tissue from the breasts, not the glandular breast tissue. Our doctors can assess the proportions of fatty tissue in your breasts during your consultation.

    *Results may vary from patient to patient.
    **All photos are of patients from Cosmos Clinic, and all ‘after’ images are taken 6 weeks post operation.

    THE PROCEDURE

    Less intrusive & less invasive breast reduction procedure

    Vaser Liposuction Breast Reduction is a cosmetic procedure where the amount of fat in the breasts is reduced to give patients a 1-2 cup size reduction. In some cases, a reduction can be more than 2 cup sizes for those with overly large breasts. Through the use of ultrasound technology (Vaser) during this cosmetic surgery, the excess fat in your breasts is gently melted and suctioned out. This allowing for a smooth and natural result. This form of liposuction treatment results in firmer, proportionately shaped breasts and allows the natural elastic tissue in the breast to retract and produce a noticeable breast lift without any visible scarring.

    Vaser Liposuction Breast Reduction is a less intrusive and less invasive procedure than traditional breast surgery. Tiny incisions are made to allow for the introduction of the cannula. The area to be reshaped is then filled with solution that helps numb the site. After this, a small probe is then inserted into the breasts. The probe transmits ultrasound energy to melt the fat. This also tightens the skin and heats up fibres causing contraction, and a lift in the breast. The liquified fat is then gently suctioned, to give a smooth, natural result. This technique benefits the patient as there is virtually no scarring, there is less pain and trauma, as well as a quicker recovery time (though each patient’s experience may vary). It avoids the ugly, vertical scar of a traditional breast reduction, which can look unappealing in women with dark skin.

    FROM

    $5,500.

    OUR EXPERIENCE

    10 years of experience and performed over 15,000 liposuction procedures

    Cosmos Clinic was the first practice in New South Wales to own a Vaser Liposuction machine, and we currently own the most Vaser systems in the world.

    Your initial Vaser Liposuction consultation and subsequent procedure can be undertaken at one of our cosmetic clinics across Australia. This can be in either Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide or the Gold Coast. We are also opening a practice in Melbourne before the end of 2019.

    We also treat many interstate and overseas patients each year at Cosmos Clinic. Therefore, we have set procedures in place for those travelling to our clinics for treatment. For travelling patients please send us images of the areas you wish to have treated, which Cosmos Clinic you’d like treatment at, and where you’re located in the description so our staff can include all the appropriate information for travelling patients as part of your personalised quote.

    50 years

    of collective experience and the latest medical equipment

    10 years

    of experience performing Vaser Liposuction

    15,000

    surgical procedures in the last 10 years

    POST TREATMENT

    Recovery & what to expect after breast reduction

    Since breast liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure, you will go home on the same day as surgery. Most of our patients can return to work in as little as two to four days, although this can vary from patient to patient. While you can expect to feel some mild pain and discomfort during the initial recovery period, your surgeon will prescribe medications to help relieve this. Ultimately, recovery is relatively easy, and most patients are back to all regular activities after around seven days.

    To prevent swelling, speed healing times and help the skin retract, patients will need to wear a compression garment for six weeks, although this can be hidden underneath regular clothing. This is usually for three weeks full time and three weeks part-time. We also encourage our patients to visit the clinic for regular follow up lymphatic massages to further aid healing, usually twice a week for two weeks.

    You will go home on the same day as your procedure. Most of our patients return to work after about 2-4 days, although this can vary from patient to patient. You will have to wear a compression garment for 6 weeks, although this can be hidden underneath regular clothing. You can expect to be back to regular activities after approximately 7 days.

    *Results may vary from patient to patient.
    **All photos are of patients from Cosmos Clinic, and all ‘after’ images are taken 6 weeks post operation.

    How much does Vaser liposuction breast reduction cost?

    If you are considering liposuction as an alternative to traditional breast reduction, you probably want to know how much the procedure will cost. Unfortunately, this can be hard to determine without a consultation, as costs will vary from patient to patient. The cost of your Vaser liposuction breast reduction will depend on various factors, such as:

    • The amount of fat removed from the breasts
    • The body type of the patient
    • The type of anaesthetic used during the procedure
    • The amount of time spent in the operating theatre

    At Cosmos Clinic, our breast liposuction procedures start at $5,500. If you wish to treat additional areas of the body at the same time, we charge $1,750 on top of the base price for each area treated. To receive a more accurate quote for your Vaser liposuction breast reduction, we recommend booking a consultation with one of our surgeons.

    Traditional Breast Reduction vs Vaser Liposuction Breast Reduction

    Traditional Breast Reduction

    • Large ‘lollipop’ scar
    • Women with mostly glandular breast tissue. (<20 years)
    • General Anaesthesia
    • Results in ‘square’ breasts
    • Prolonged recovery
    • 2+ cup size reduction

    Vaser Liposuction

    • Tiny scars, which fade with time
    • Women with mostly fatty breast tissue (>20 years)
    • Conscious Sedation
    • Natural shape + Lift
    • Quick recovery
    • 1-2 Cup size reduction (2+ reduction possible)

    Why should I consider a breast reduction?

    Women with excessively large breasts often experience a myriad of physical discomforts, such as back, shoulder and neck pain, bra strap indentations, skin rashes and infections, and even headaches. In addition, many women struggle to find clothing and bras that fit and some experience difficulties exercising due to the size of their breasts. A breast reduction is designed to ease physical discomforts caused by large breasts and create a breast size that is more proportionate to your body shape. This can dramatically improve self-esteem, and the procedure has a high satisfaction rate.

    However, if you are worried by the prospect of such an invasive surgery, Vaser liposuction breast reduction may be a better fit for you. Keep in mind that breast liposuction is best suited for women who have fatty breasts, usually women aged over 35 or who are overweight. If your breasts have more glandular tissue, you may require a traditional breast reduction, and we can recommend a surgeon to you. We can discuss the best option for you during a consultation at one of our Cosmos Clinics.

    What is Vaser liposuction?

    At Cosmos Clinic, we use Vaser technology for all of our liposuction procedures. Vaser, or “Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance,” is the latest advancement in surgical liposuction and uses ultrasound energy to break apart fat cells before they are removed from the body.

    As such, Vaser is considered a far gentler alternative to traditional liposuction techniques. Previous liposuction methods were not as refined, with many surgeons likening the process to trying to suck out a brick of fat with a straw. This was much more painful for patients and resulted in longer recovery times.

    Vaser liposuction, on the other hand, delivers ultrasound energy to the fatty tissue, which works to separate the fat cells from the fibrous tissue. This creates a butter-like consistency, which makes the unwanted fat far easier to remove from the body. The heat generated by the Vaser probe also has the added benefit of stimulating collagen production, which works to tighten the skin after surgery.

    What to expect during the breast liposuction procedure?

    Vaser liposuction breast reduction is usually performed under twilight sedation, although a general anaesthetic is available on request. Your Cosmos Clinic surgeon will inject a local anaesthetic mixed with a saline solution into the breasts, which works to numb the area and prevent bleeding during the procedure. After you have been numbed, your surgeon will make a small incision in your breast, through which the Vaser ultrasound probe will be inserted to break up the fatty tissue. As the fatty tissue is broken apart, your surgeon will use a cannula to vacuum excess fat cells out of the breasts. Following surgery, some of the anaesthetic/saline mix will be left in the body to numb any post-procedural pain and is absorbed by the body within a few days.

    Who is a suitable candidate for Vaser liposuction breast reduction?

    You may be a potential candidate for breast liposuction if you fit the following criteria:

    • You have overly large breasts and are unhappy with their appearance
    • Your breasts contain a large amount of fat
    • Your breasts are only mildly sagging
    • You experience physical discomforts, such as shoulder and back pain, due to the size of your breasts
    • You have realistic expectations of what breast liposuction can achieve
    • You are in good physical and mental health
    • You have good skin elasticity
    • You are a non-smoker or are willing to quit in the weeks before and after surgery

    Women whose breasts are made up of mainly fat rather than breast tissue are the best candidates for this procedure. Our surgeons will be able to tell you whether your breasts are made up of mainly fatty tissue or glandular tissue when you come in for a consultation. Women over the age of 35 tend to have more fatty tissue in their breasts, which is ideal for Vaser liposuction breast reduction. That being said, we have performed this procedure on women under 35 with great results. Your suitability can be discussed in your consultation.

    How do I prepare for my Vaser liposuction breast reduction?

    During your breast liposuction consultation, your surgeon will give you specific pre-operative instructions to help you prepare for the procedure. In order to avoid surgical complications, you must quit smoking at least two weeks before surgery, and your surgeon may also ask that you avoid certain medications and supplements leading up to surgery. To make your initial recovery more comfortable, we recommend that you purchase some comfortable clothing, fill any required prescriptions and prepare some healthy meals in advance. You will also need to arrange for someone to pick you up from the hospital and assist with tasks at home for a few days.

    Is the breast liposuction procedure painful?

    Your Vaser liposuction breast reduction will be performed under local anaesthesia and twilight sedation. As such, you should not feel any pain during the procedure. You will likely experience some mild discomfort during recovery; however, your surgeon will prescribe medications to relieve this.

    When will I see the results of my Vaser liposuction breast reduction?

    While your breasts will be visibly smaller immediately after the procedure, they will also be rather swollen. As such, you will need to allow time for post-operative swelling to subside and the skin to retract and tighten before your final results become visible. Over the next three to six months, you can expect your breast liposuction results to gradually improve.

    Are breast liposuction results permanent?

    Once your fat cells have been removed from the breasts, they will never return. Keep in mind that the remaining fat cells can still grow in size, so it is still possible for you to gain weight, although more likely in other areas of the body. Regardless, we strongly recommend making lifestyle changes after surgery, such as exercising regularly and eating a balanced diet, to ensure that you can enjoy your results for years to come.

    What happens to the skin after Vaser Liposuction?

    Many patients are concerned that they will have loose skin following breast liposuction. However, this isn’t too much of a concern with our Vaser technology. Vaser liposuction stimulates the formation of new collagen fibres. This allows the skin to retract – resulting in tighter, firmer skin.

    Keep in mind that patients who have poor skin elasticity may still experience a degree of skin wrinkling after the procedure. If this does occur, we offer numerous non-surgical skin tightening treatments at Cosmos Clinic that can help restore a firmer appearance.

    How much fat can liposuction remove from my breasts?

    Depending on your desired results and the amount of fat in your breasts, your Cosmos Clinic surgeon will remove between three and five litres of fat during your Vaser liposuction breast reduction. This usually results in a decrease of one to two cup sizes.

    Removing any more than five litres of fat can put your safety and comfort at risk. According to one study, removing more than this can increase complication rates by 3.7 percent. Patients who wish to remove more fat from their breasts than this will likely need to undergo multiple breast liposuction procedures.

    Can I treat other areas of the body at the same time as my breasts?

    If you are concerned by excess pockets of fat on other areas of the body, you can address these during your breast liposuction procedure. Some common liposuction sites include the abdomen, love handles, thighs, back, arms and neck.

    How noticeable are breast liposuction scars?

    Scarring is an inevitable part of any surgical procedure. However, significant scarring following breast liposuction is uncommon, as the incisions are only small and placed in inconspicuous locations. Plus, with proper scar management, you can expect any noticeable scars to fade in time. Also, Vaser liposuction breast reduction scars will be much smaller than with a traditional breast reduction.

    What are the risks and side effects associated with Vaser liposuction breast reduction?

    While a Vaser liposuction breast reduction is considered less risky than a traditional breast reduction, every invasive procedure comes with risks. Despite that, serious complications are rare, and we’ve performed thousands of breast liposuction procedures without incident. Some potential side effects that you may experience after surgery include:

    • Pain and aching
    • Bruising and bleeding
    • Persistent swelling
    • Fluid accumulation under the skin
    • Breast asymmetry
    • Skin irregularities
    • Loose skin
    • Poor scarring
    • Nausea
    • Numbness

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