Can I Get Liposuction on My Breasts?

By: Dr. Nana Mizuguchi


If you have overly large or heavy breasts, you likely struggle with back pain, neck pain, and other unwanted symptoms. Oftentimes, having large breasts makes it difficult to find clothing that fits properly, and some people are even self-conscious about their large breast size. Fortunately, women today have a number of options for achieving their ideal breast shape and size. At Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery in Louisville, KY, dual board-certified aesthetic and plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi helps patients feel more comfortable and confident with cosmetic breast surgery. If you’re interested in reducing your breast size, learn more here about if liposuction on the breasts may be possible and appropriate for you or if another procedure – like breast reduction surgery – may be a better option.

How can I get smaller breasts?

When most people think of breast enhancement surgery, the first thing that comes to mind is adding volume to the breasts. However, many women actually pursue breast surgery for the opposite reason – to reduce their breast size. One of the most popular procedures for reducing breast volume is breast reduction surgery, which involves the removal of glandular breast tissue followed by the resection of excess skin. In some cases, however, liposuction can actually be used to help make the breasts smaller.

Am I a candidate for breast liposuction?

Patients interested in breast liposuction should first understand the difference between glandular breast tissue and fatty tissue. The breast glands themselves are made up of glandular breast tissue. Some women naturally have more glandular tissue, which can’t be reduced with weight loss alone. For these women, breast reduction is the most effective way to decrease the volume of the breasts. In other cases, having large breasts may be more closely related to the amount of fatty tissue around the breasts themselves. For these patients, removing excess fat from the breasts via liposuction can help to create a smaller breast size.

Generally speaking, candidates for breast liposuction should be:

  • In good health
  • Non-smoking
  • Have excess fatty tissue around the breasts
  • Have fatty gynecomastia (men)
  • Desire relief from the physical and psychological side effects associated with large, heavy breasts

During your initial consultation for breast surgery, Dr. Mizuguchi will evaluate your breasts, discuss your concerns and goals, and determine whether breast reduction surgery, breast liposuction, or a combination of both may be the best option for you.

Will I need a breast lift with breast lipo?

In many cases, patients who undergo breast reduction surgery require a breast lift to achieve the outcome they desire. Because the breasts have been stretched out for many years – whether due to glandular breast tissue or fatty tissue – removing this tissue often results in saggy, deflated-looking breasts. By trimming away this stretched-out skin and lifting the breasts to a higher position on the chest wall, patients can enjoy a younger, perkier new silhouette that lasts for years to come.

Free yourself from the weight of large breasts with breast liposuction in Louisville, KY

Whether you’re a woman who is frustrated with the painful, inconvenient symptoms associated with large breasts or a man who is self-conscious about fatty gynecomastia, we can help. Learn more about your options for breast reduction surgery and breast liposuction by calling Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery in Louisville, KY to schedule your one-on-one consultation with dual board-certified aesthetic and plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi today.

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