Breast Reduction Mammaplasty Wet Technique
The wet technique permits breast sculpture with:
Breast reduction surgery can be done with a wet technique. A dilute solution
of local anesthetic and epinephrine injected early during the operation
changes the nature of the surgery. This is similar to the methods used
during tumescent liposuction or super-wet suction lipectomy. This is also similar to male breast reduction
with tumescent technique (warning graphic images). The wet technique can be adapted for use with
breast reduction alone or when liposuction is part of the surgical sculpture. Learn more about Dr. Bermant's Anesthesia.
If you are interested in exploring what the wet technique may have to offer for your own breast reduction concerns, give our office a call and set up a consultation. We take pride in the education of our patients, the surgical sculpture, care during and after surgery, and a specific attention to details.
Read more about Tumescent or Wet Technique Breast Reduction (Links go to the National Library of Medicine. Articles are written for medical personnel):
Anesth Pain Med 1998 Nov-Dec;23(6):575-9
Pre-incision infiltration with lidocaine reduces pain and opioid consumption after reduction mammoplasty.
Rosaeg OP, Bell M, Cicutti NJ, Dennehy KC, Lui AC, Krepski B
Department of Anaesthesia, Ottawa Civic Hospital, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Found that tumescent infiltration with lidocaine for reduction mammoplasty resulted in less pain after surgery and less use of pain medication.
Chir Plast 1999;41(4):103-6
An infiltration technique for reduction mammaplasty: results in 192 consecutive breasts.
O'Donoghue JM, Chaubal ND, Haywood RM, Rickard R, Desai SN
Department of Plastic Surgery, Stoke Mandeville NHS Trust Hospital, Aylesbury, Bucks, United Kingdom.
Describes a technique for tumescent breast reduction surgery that resulted in less bleeding during surgery, less after surgery blood loss, and lowers need for after surgery drains.
Plast Surg 1999 Aug;43(2):127-31
Dilute adrenaline infiltration and reduced blood loss in reduction mammaplasty.
Thomas SS, Srivastava S, Nancarrow JD, Mohmand MH
West Midlands Regional Plastic Surgery Unit, Wordsley Hospital, Stourbridge, UK.
Dilute adrenaline infiltration reduced blood loss in reduction mammaplasty. Their technique did not change the amount of after surgery drainage.
Reconstr Surg 1998 Aug;102(2):373-6
Preoperative injection using a diluted anesthetic/adrenaline solution significantly reduces blood loss in reduction mammaplasty.
Wilmink H, Spauwen pH, Hartman EH, Hendriks JC, Koeijers VF
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University Hospital Nijmegen, Faculty of Medicine, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Found that diluted anesthetic / adrenaline solution decrease bleeding and hospital stay for breast reduction surgery.
J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 1996 Mar;30(1):29-32
Reduction mammaplasty with adrenaline infiltration: effects on perioperative bleeding.
Blomqvist L, Sellman G, Strombeck JO
Department of Plastic Surgery, Stockholm Soder Hospital, Sweden.
Found that reduction mammaplasty that had an infiltration of local anaesthetic and adrenaline bled less during surgery. After surgery bleeding was reduced so that drains were not necessary.
J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 1992;26(2):211-5
The effects of infiltration with adrenaline on blood loss during reduction mammaplasty.
Samdal F, Serra M, Skolleborg KC
Department of Plastic Surgery, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway.
Demonstrated that dilute adrenaline reduced bleeding with breast reduction surgery.