I’ve been thinking about a breast reduction.

Is there such a thing as a scarless breast reduction?

There is not really a scarless breast reduction, but there is a breast reduction with very little scarring, which is actually performed with liposuction. In other words, liposuction is done to remove mostly the fatty portion of the breast (breasts are made of both fat and breast tissue), and liposuction can sometimes remove a significant amount of volume and therefore weight from peoples’ breast.

The problem with this operation is that large breasts have a combination of extra fat and breast tissue, and extra skin. If the breasts are already droopy, and you take out more fat or even breast tissue but leave the same amount of skin, you will make them even droopier. For some patients, such as 16 or 17 year old girls with tight skin envelopes, simple liposuction can be a reasonable option. Personally, I do not think it is a great option for most patients. It turns out the scars from breast reduction tend to fade very well over time, and I have seen many patients with almost imperceptible scars after two or three years. The vertical scar almost goes away and the scar in the crease underneath the breast is incredibly well hidden. Usually the only thing that is noticeable is a slight scar around the areola, but this seems to be a fair trade after making the areolas much smaller than they usually start. I hope this helps.