Large breasts causing discomfort?
If your large breasts are causing physical discomfort or embarrassment, The Skin Centre is here to help. You're not alone if you feel burdened by large breasts and suffer skin irritation, shoulder indentation from bra straps, back and neck pain, or headaches as a result.
If you'd like to decrease the size of your breasts to increase your level of comfort and to enjoy wearing strapless, figure-fitting clothing, we can help.
The Skin Centre offers a Non-Scarring breast reduction technique through tumescent liposculpture.
Dr Paul Salmon introduced this technique to New Zealand 20 years ago. Since then, it has become increasingly popular amongst women who wish to avoid the scarring which results from traditional breast reduction and who want a fully functional and sensate nipple after their reduction.
Is breast reduction right for you?
What to expect
Trauma to the breast tissue is minimal during tumescent liposculpture, which means there's a much higher success rate of being able to breastfeeding than after excisional surgery.
Unlike conventional liposuction, tumescent liposculpture is safer and results in less soreness, produces less bruising and swelling, and has a much shorter recovery period.
Tumescent liposculpture is a simpler and less traumatic procedure than previous surgical procedures, because nothing under the skin is actually cut. This is due to the use of tumescent anaesthetic, a special local anaesthetic that is infused under the skin. A thin tube called a micro cannula, less than 2mm in diameter, is then inserted into the small injection holes, dislodging the fat from the fibrous network in the breast. The micro cannula is connected to an aspirator, which carries the fat away.
The results of breast liposculpture are natural and long lasting. However, breast size may change again in the future as a natural process due to weight gain or pregnancy.
The breast reduction procedure
The fatty tissue is then carefully suctioned away.
The entire procedure takes approximately three hours.
After breast reduction surgery
How will I feel after breast reduction surgery?
Compression garments will be worn for 24 hours for the first two weeks, followed by 12 hours a day for the next six weeks, plus a very supportive bra. This is an all-important step as it enables the skin to shrink back into shape without stretching or bagging.
Patients are encouraged to resume normal activities as soon as they feel up to it.
Your new figure
For women who want less mass in their breasts, tumescent liposculpture can provide the answer. This procedure will reduce the size of the breasts, but it won't alter their basic shape. However, it is capable of elevating the nipple upwards and inwards to a certain extent.
Many patients find relief from back pain and new enjoyment in sports, exercise, dancing and even walking.