dr. J. VANDEPUTTE

Plastic Surgery

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breast reduction by liposculpture

In young patients with elastic skin and little descent of the breasts, reduction can sometimes be performed by liposculpture (liposuction) alone. If necessary, the breasts can be lifted slightly through a small incision in the fold under the breast. Recovery is much faster than after classic breast reduction. However, for technical reasons few patients are good candidates for this procedure.

Correction of asymmetry, by liposculpture of the largest breast, can be a good reason. If adolescents develop seriously excessive breast size with important physical complaints, this operation can sometimes improve the situation. This way open surgery (classic breast reduction) can be deferred to a later age.

Skin and nipple sensation and the integrity of the milk ducts can almost always be preserved.

Hospital admission is limited to the day of the operation only or one overnight stay. Recovery is generally fast. Almost all activities can be resumed after two weeks.