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Breast Reduction

Laser Liposuction Breast Reduction

Laser liposuction breast reduction (LLBR) can be done on selective patients for the management of hypertrophied breast enlargement to remove fatty tissue and reduce breast volume 1 to 3 cup sizes. At Hogue Clinics, a laser liposuction breast reduction (LLBR) procedure is performed while awake as an office-based, outpatient procedure using tumescent local anesthesia, inhaled nitrous oxide, and oral sedation. This safe, combination anesthetic technique allows the LLBR procedure to be performed almost painlessly while heating, melting, tightening, and shrinkage of the breasts and surrounding tissues is performed. Reducing the breast volume and peri-axillary fat pads by liposuction is a fairly straightforward task, but achieving an improved natural shape and aesthetic enhancement is the artistic, technical challenge. Delivery of high-power, 40-watt 1320-nm Nd:YAG laser energy to achieve targeted heating of fatty tissues to temperatures of 52 to 55-degrees Celsius is a technological advancement that allows for the aesthetic “framing of the breasts”, breast volume reduction, and laser-mediated tissue and skin tightening.

What are the advantages of Laser Liposuction Breast Reduction (LLBR) over Traditional Breast Reduction Open-Surgery?

The above diagram illustrates the surgical incision inverted T-shape pattern and skin closure lines commonly used during traditional breast reduction open-surgery. While breast reduction by liposuction was introduced more than 20 years ago, most breast reduction surgeons still prefer to perform breast reduction through open-surgery, which requires large skin incisions to be made. Laser liposuction breast reduction (LLBR) is a revolutionary method that is essentially scarless. LLBR has many advantages over open-surgery. The advantages of LLBR compared with incisional breast reduction open-surgery includes avoidance of general anesthesia risks, reduced blood loss, less risk of infection, less risk of skin necrosis, less post-operative pain, minimal to no scarring, decreased loss of nipple sensation, avoidance of surgical drains, and quicker recovery. The LLBR procedure also allows the liposuction surgeon to remove and sculpt the axillary and peri-axillary fat pads to “frame and define the breasts” for a more attractive overall breast shape and appearance. With the LLBR procedure, very tiny incisions are made around the breast just large enough to to fit the tiny laser and liposuction cannulas, whereas with incisional breast reduction open-surgery, large skin incisions are made to remove excess skin, fat, and glandular tissue. Nearly 50% of women will have complications following traditional incisional breast reduction open-surgery. Laser liposuction breast reduction (LLBR) is a much safer alternative with minimal complications compared with traditional breast reduction open-surgery. Following LLBR, women can return to their full activities within a few days, not weeks to several months as with traditional incisional breast reduction open-surgery.

With advancements in laser liposuction technology, the laser liposuction breast reduction (LLBR) procedure is an alternative choice for women considering incisional breast reduction surgery for the management of hypertrophied breast enlargement.

Discover how Dr. Hogue has taken liposuction breast reduction to a new dimension through his innovative techniques and technical expertise. Since female breasts are about 50% fat, a significant reduction in breast cup size can be achieved using laser liposuction. LLBR removes fatty tissue, but not glandular breast tissue.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for LLBR is a healthy woman, aged 25 or more, with modest breast enlargement, but without excessive breast ptosis, downward nipple displacement, or breast sagging. LLBR is not for every woman. Depending on your breast size, LLBR might be an option for you to consider.

A woman that had prior incisional breast reduction surgery with removal of skin, breast tissue, and reposition of the nipple areola complex (NAC), but that has now become re-afflicted with hypertrophied breast enlargement, represents an ideal candidate for LLBR. In this situation, the LLBR procedure should be seriously considered.

To find out if you could benefit from the LLBR procedure, schedule your FREE Consultation with Dr. Hogue today.

Recovery and Results

Since the LLBR procedure is performed using local anesthesia, inhaled nitrous oxide, and oral sedation as a same day outpatient surgical procedure, a quick recovery is anticipated. Patients can return to their full activities within a few days, not several weeks to months as with incisional breast reduction open-surgery.

The clinical results following a LLBR procedure are immediate and continue to show improvements in tissue and skin tightening over the ensuing 12-months.

Our cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Hogue, provides a complimentary consultation to determine candidacy for a LLBR procedure. Based on selection criteria, clinical indication, and desired outcome, a customized treatment plan and price quote is developed for each patient. Breast reduction surgery using laser liposuction requires expertise, experience, artistry, and technical proficiency due to the complex requirements and skillful know-how necessary to achieve world-class results. Dr. Hogue is an experienced laser liposuction surgeon with world-class expertise.


With regards to pricing of a LLBR procedure compared with incisional breast reduction open-surgery, the LLBR is the much more attractive option. The LLBR procedure is not typically a covered benefit of Medicare or major insurance plans as it is considered to be a cosmetic or aesthetic procedure.

A price quote for a laser liposuction breast reduction (LLBR) procedure is provided at your consultation with cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Hogue. Contact HOGUE CLINICS today to schedule your complimentary laser liposuction breast (LLBR) consultation.

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