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Female Breast Reduction Using Liposuction: Am I a Candidate?

“My boobs are just too big.” That's not something you hear said very often, is it? Societal standards often push people into having a larger chest. However, any medical professional can tell you having a chest that is too large for your frame can cause medical issues. GLOW Surgical Arts is a professional cosmetic clinic that wants to help you feel happier and healthier by performing a breast reduction procedure. Your Redwood City cosmetic surgeons Drs. Paul Gorman and Renee Marshall can perform one of three types of breast reductions: liposuction, vertical reduction, and anchor reduction. Read on for more information on breast reduction using liposuction.

Are you a candidate for breast reduction?

Having to live with too much breast tissue can cause a plethora of struggles that inhibit day-to-day life. You may be considering a breast reduction if you are suffering from one or more of the following issues.

  • Do you struggle to find clothes that fit? If they do cover one part of your body, are they unflattering to the rest?
  • Are sports, household activities, and even work physically challenging for you?
  • Do you feel your breasts make you look overweight when you're not? Are they making you appear disproportionate or uncomfortable when you look in the mirror?
  • Most importantly, do you experience physical pain in your neck, back, or shoulders? Is it uncomfortable for your chest?

What exactly is breast reduction?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, GLOW Surgical Arts has a specialized procedure we perform that differs from traditional breast reductions. We make incisions at the crease of the breasts instead of the nipples. We then perform liposuction to remove the desired amount of excess tissue. Performed by Dr. Gorman or Dr. Marshall, our breast reduction procedure using liposuction will be done within an hour or two. You'll be back to your normal day-to-day life within a couple of weeks.

The pros and cons of liposuction breast reduction

Like any cosmetic procedure, using liposuction to reduce breast size has its own advantages and disadvantages.

The pros

Scarring – Liposuction leaves little to no scarring

Recovery – Because it's less invasive, liposuction has less downtime and fewer post-procedure follow-up visits.

Symmetry – You are more likely to end up with perfectly symmetrical breasts that can be easily adjusted during the procedure.

The cons

No lift – Liposuction will not allow for neither lift nor skin tightening.

Age limits – Breast tissue turns to fat as we age. That means younger women are often not able to have this procedure because it is less likely for them to have excess developed fat.

Breast reduction in Redwood City

If you live in Redwood City or anywhere in the Bay Area of California, don't stress about your breasts. We want you to feel more comfortable physically and emotionally, while also being happier with your appearance. You will never know if breast reduction is right for you if you don't contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Renee Marshall and Dr. Paul Gorman. Please contact GLOW Surgical Arts today by calling us at (650) 241-2209 to request an appointment.