Breast reduction surgery, or reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure used to reduce excess fat, tissue and skin from the breasts. It is often sought by women who want to reduce discomfort caused by oversized breasts, or to attain a breast size more proportionate to their body.

The impact of excessively large, sagging or heavy breasts can cause misery for many women who suffer physical impairments and even psychological challenges as a result. 

Oversized boobs can cause neck and shoulder pain, shoulder damage from bra straps, and can even cause rashes or burn marks on the skin. Many women say they find clothes difficult to fit, and that finding the right bra size can be impossible. Even without the pain, the emotional trauma can be damaging enough, with many women reporting how cruel comments and ignorant remarks can harm their self-esteem.

For others who choose to have breast reduction surgery, the issue of sagging rather than size is what they wish to address, as this can make them feel unattractive.

Excessively large breasts have a range of causes including genetic, hereditary issues, weight gain, and hormone fluctuations. Sagging breasts are usually the result of stretched tissue, a symptom of pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, or simply the natural ageing process. 

Breast reduction procedures are a very popular choice at the Hunar Clinic, and Dr Gupta successfully helps hundreds of women each year through microlipo.

During your initial visit you will be encouraged to talk about what you want, your hopes and expectations, and any worries you may have about the surgery. Dr Gupta and his expert team are on hand to help you set realistic goals and explain how the patient fits the surgery.  There are many misconceptions about shape and balance, and what people think are “perfect” breasts (spoiler alert: they don’t exist), when the reality is very different.

Prior to the procedure, Dr Gupta will explain how he will fashion a more aesthetic breast that improves shape and balance, in proportion and to your desires.

A mammogram will be carried out to help with pre- and postoperative procedures to ensure the surgery is right for you. This form of breast X-ray is carried out to eliminate the possibility of existing malignancies and to allow the patient to establish an up-to-date baseline mammogram, which is useful for any future comparison.

You should also aim to have a mammogram carried out within three to six months after your breast reduction liposuction treatment. This will give you a new base-line for future mammograms.

The microlipo breast reduction procedure

Dr Gupta was taught how to perform microlipo, also known as the tumescent technique/tumescent liposuction, by its creator Dr Jeffrey Klein, and has since gone on to perform the procedure more than 3,500 times.

The method limits the size of the incisions, using tiny microcannulas, which in comparison to older methods significantly reduces swelling and bruising, and reduces blood loss down to zero.

The procedure is generally carried out with local anaesthesia, rather than general anaesthesia, resulting in minimal postoperative pain and a rapid recovery. Patients walk out of the clinic the same day and are back in their normal routine in a matter of days.

As well as reducing breast size, Dr Gupta’s specialist tumescent liposuction procedure naturally lifts them. The microlipo procedure reduces the breast size by more than half, and by removing fat, the liposuction allows the natural elastic tissue in the breast to retract and also produce a visible lift. The breasts won’t change shape but they will be smaller and lifted.

Microlipo breast reduction in steps:

  1. Measure the volume of each breast.
  2. Draw lines on the breasts using indelible ink for the infiltration process and operation.
  3. The smallest needle possible is used to inject local anaesthetic into the skin.
  4. Tiny 1mm adits are made in the skin with a biopsy punch.
  5. Tumescent local anaesthesia is infiltrated into the breasts.
  6. Liposuction of the breast is carried out via the microcannulas.
  7. Industrial-strength absorbent pads are placed on the breasts.
  8. A breast compression garment is applied.
  9. If necessary, further adjustable elastic binders are placed on top of the breast compression garment, kept on for 48 hours after the procedure.

Following a breast microlipo operation, patients experience a gradual decrease in swelling over the next eight to 16 weeks. Very little bruising occurs thanks to the use of open-drainage and proper compression garments.

In some occasions, breast lumps after liposuction, but these are temporary. It may last for several weeks after the operation to reduce breasts, and the patient may report feeling them under skin, but they are not visible and are entirely part of the normal healing process.

The cost of breast reduction microlipo involves a range of factors including the time and effort required, and the amount to be removed.

During your consultation with Dr Gupta, you will discuss the size of the area being treated and the anticipated degree of difficulty, which will play a factor in the cost.

No client is the same and it is only after the consultation that Dr Gupta can gauge suitability and then suggest a cost for the procedure; he will only work with clients he feels will benefit from liposuction.

If oversized boobs are making your life a misery, talk to Dr Gupta today and find out how breast reduction microlipo can help you.

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