This patient, age 33, presented to my office seeking relief from her overly large, drooping breasts that were causing neck, shoulder, and back pain as well as rashes and bra strap grooving. She was also unhappy with how her breast shape affected her overall body image. Additionally, this patient wanted to get rid of areas of excess fat along the bra line.
I recommended breast reduction surgery, which would dramatically affect her appearance and her physical comfort. I also recommended liposuction and a full tummy tuck. Because the patient was considering having more children, it was best to postpone the tummy tuck.
In surgery, I performed breast reduction using the anchor technique, leaving the nipple connected to the underlying breast tissue. I also performed liposuction along the bra line to narrow and round out her breasts. In addition, I performed liposuction on the flanks, abdomen, and thighs to help recontour these areas.
I use liposuction at my Santa Monica practice to enhance the results of other procedures and as a standalone procedure for removing isolated areas of unwanted fat.