In some cases, reduction can be achieved by liposculpture (liposuction) alone. Recovery is much faster than after classic breast reduction. However, few patients are good candidates for this procedure, as it requires optimal elasticity from young skin.
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. Correction of asymmetry, by liposculpture of the largest breast, can be a good indication.
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.