Thursday, 7 June 2012

VASER Breast reduction - non surgical

The female breast reduction procedure is generally a surgical procedure to reduce the weight and size of the breasts.  During the surgical version of the procedure fat, gland and skin are removed to resize the breasts and in most cases the nipple needs to be repositioned.

Breast size varies in women and often there is an asymmetry between the left and the right side.   A variety of factors determine the size and shape - genes, hormones, body frame, weight and lifestyle.
In later life the breasts often lose volume and may become droopy, especially in some that have breast fed and have had children.

Breast reduction can assist in lifting the breasts and changing the size, weight and shape.

Physical problems may also include:
  • backache 
  • neck pain
  • skin irritation
  • poor posture
  • excessive sweating, rashes and skin
  • infections under the breasts
  • weals or grooves on the shoulders from bra straps
  • an inability to exercise or take part in sports
Common psychological problem also include:

  • unwanted attention or harassment
  • self-consciousness
  • depression

  • Traditional breast reduction involves a general anaesthetic and fairly extensive scars that take on an "anchor shape".  Many women find this option unattractive due to the risk factors.

    An alternative to this is VASER Breast Reduction
    The procedure is performed under sedation and local anaesthetic.  The access points are very small (5-6mm) and heal to leave almost no scar.  The postoperative care includes MLD sessions which remove unwanted fluid and swelling.  The breasts will be relatively firm and swollen for about 1-3 months, although this various between individuals.  MLD sessions help alleviate the swelling.
    As the VASER helps contract the skin it also creates a bit of a lift of the breast.

    The main benefits of VASER breast reduction are:

    • volume reduction
    • weight reduction the breasts
    • reduce backache and neck pain
    • marginal lift
    • local anaesthetic
    • minimal scarring
    • day case procedure
    Dr Wolf recommends a mammogram before and about 6-12 months after the procedure.

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