One of the most frequent questions I get asked by my patients is "will the VASER actually get rid of the gland?"
Well, first of all, in over 95% of the cases I have treated over the years, I have not had to formally cut the gland out to get great results. I use the VASER in a very specific way which dissolves the glandular tissue in the vast majority of my patients. By using the VASER in this way, I can therefore only use a 5mm incision just beneath each nipple, making the whole procedure virtually scarless. Below you can see a video of how effective this technique is in reducing the volume of breast tissue in the chest.
If after using this technique there is some gland still present, then I will cut it out using the 'pull-through' technique which only requires a very small increase in the size of the scar to about 8-10mm. I will do this at no extra charge to the patient. Sometimes stitches are required and these will be removed at your 1 week check up. If you are unable to attend the 1 week check up, I will use absorbable stitches for you.
Prior to each and every surgery I perform, I carry out an ultrasound scan and video the pinch thickness as above. This allows me to determine the exact technique I need to use during the surgery. I then repeat the ultrasound scan and video afterwards to confirm success.
Post-op recovery is relatively quick with most office workers returning to work within 48 hours and manual workers requiring about a week off work. We then review all patients at 1 week and 8 weeks post op routinely. If all is good then, we discharge you!