In women with larger breasts, much of the excess volume is the result of fatty tissue. Just as Dr. Langdon can increase breast size with Natural Breast Augmentation, in which he adds fat to the breasts, he can reduce breast size by removing fat. The reason there is minimal to undetectable scarring in Scarless Breast Reduction is that Dr. Langdon removes the excess fat by using a special liposuction technique with tiny skin incisions and micro-cannulas.
Because larger breasts are mostly composed of fat tissue, a modified liposuction technique can result in significant size reduction. Tumescent anesthetic solution is used to thoroughly (and painlessly) numb the breasts. Then, Dr. Langdon performs liposuction using tiny micro-cannulas throughout the breast. The micro-cannulas are blunt, tube-like instruments that Dr. Langdon gently moves back and forth within the numbed area. The instrument does not harm breast tissue and removes only fat cells. Recovery is rapid after the procedure.