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What is scarless breast reduction?

Arthur W. Perry, MD
Plastic Surgery
Though the words "scarless breast reduction" are really very simple, there is no such thing. It is impossible to remove breast tissue without leaving a scar. The so-called scarless breast reduction uses liposuction to remove breast fat through small incisions. The scars may heal well and be hard to see or, in 5% of women, may become red and raised. Hardly scarless! In addition, the fat removal makes the breasts sag more. Ads for scarless breast reduction belong on the last page of Consumer Reports along with the other fraudulent ads.

Liposuction of the breast is not advisable. It can cause "fat necrosis," which results in calcifications that mimic cancer. A biopsy is then needed.
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