Chest Liposuction

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Chest Liposuction

Chest liposuction is a body contouring surgery that involves the removal of subcutaneous fat with suction pressure. For this minor procedure, surgeons only need to make insignificant, discreet incisions to insert a slim, hollow instrument that precisely dislodges and removes fat bulges. If you are a woman who is unhappy with the appearance of her breasts and fatty tissue or a man who desires a flatter, more sculpted chest, chest liposuction can be an ideal, life-changing solution. Undergoing this procedure at Millard Plastic Surgery can completely transform your chest and deliver your best body in a single, customized procedure.

Do you keep your shirt on at the beach and worry about a sagging appearance? Do you have concerns over the shape and size of your breasts? You may be an ideal candidate for this minimally invasive approach. To learn more about chest liposuction, schedule a private, informative complimentary consultation with Dr. John A. Millard, Dr. Laura Boschini, or Dr. Meryl Singer in the Denver area today. Call us at (303) 792-5665, and a staff member will assist you in scheduling your appointment.

About Liposuction

Chest Liposuction is a safe, FDA-approved fat elimination and body contouring surgery. There are different techniques available for chest liposuction, and the most appropriate method for you will depend on your unique anatomy and aesthetic goals. Our surgeons frequently perform chest liposuction with VASER Hi-Def to deliver their patients’ preferred upper body contours.

What is VASER Liposuction?

VASER targets stubborn fat deposits with ultrasound technology. The gentle ultrasound waves safely dislodge the fat for easy removal. Unlike other procedures that use laser energy to break down fat, the ultrasound energy will not harm surrounding tissues. VASER also helps prevent blood loss more efficiently than traditional liposuction, promotes a lower complication rate, and results in a shorter downtime for the patient. (1)

In terms of aesthetics, the procedure is highly customizable, and your surgeon can tailor it to your unique goals and physique. VASER Hi-Def liposuction will not only eliminate your fat, but it will also sculpt your chest into your desired smooth or muscular contours. Additionally, VASER Hi-Def will tighten the skin to improve the lift and contour of the breasts or pectoral area. If you would like to reduce the fat on your chest or improve the look of your breasts, the results of liposuction will remain so long as you maintain your weight.

Meet Dr. John Millard

Dr. John Millard, head of Millard Plastic Surgery, has decades of body contouring experience. He has taught advanced liposculpture techniques to other surgeons around the world for more than 15 years. He has also contributed his own innovations to the VASER procedure with the development of the V5 probe. His improved probe design increases the procedure’s efficiency, thereby reducing procedure and recovery times. Dr. Millard was also the pioneer of VASER Hi-Def in the United States.


To receive chest liposuction, candidates should be non-smokers who are at a stable weight. Our surgeons will ask candidates who smoke to discontinue for at least one week before and one week after their procedure. Patients should not consider this procedure as an alternative to healthy weight loss methods. Chest liposuction is designed to help patients put the finishing touches on their physique and address fat that does not respond to lifestyle changes, such as in cases of gynecomastia in men.

If you have completed the majority of your intended weight loss and have realistic expectations of what is achievable with chest liposuction, you are a good candidate for the procedure.

Chest Liposuction for Women

Breast implants are not the only way to improve the look of the breasts! Our surgeons can skillfully perform chest liposuction with fat transfer to the breasts to reduce unwanted fatty tissue around the breasts, sculpt the breasts, and help tighten the skin of the chest for a smoother, more youthful look overall. This is an excellent way to add volume and improve your cleavage. Dr. Millard highly recommends VASER liposuction to women because it requires minimal incisions, imposes little strain on the body, and has the added benefit of lifting the breasts! VASER promotes better-quality skin tightening during recovery and is the ideal form of liposuction for breast reduction. Chest lipo can also help patients attain a more attractive hourglass effect overall.

Chest Liposuction for Men

Are you a man who has excess, fatty chest tissue? According to a report from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, chest liposuction is one of the top plastic surgeries men pursue today! (2) Many men can develop what is known as “male breasts,” sometimes as early as their youth. Excess tissue in the pectorals may be a frustrating result of genetics or being overweight, or it may be the result of a condition known as gynecomastia. Excess breast tissue makes most men self-conscious of their appearance. In some cases, the breast tissue may even become sore or tender. Gynecomastia is most frequently caused by an excess of estrogen hormones, but it can also result from hyperthyroidism, steroid use, drug use, or simply aging. Generally, though, if the condition is noticeable, bothersome, and persists past puberty, only surgery- such as liposuction- can flatten the chest.

Men who are experiencing gynecomastia or who have excess tissue on their chests are excellent candidates for chest liposuction with VASER Hi Def Lipo.

Personal Consultation

Chest Liposuction

Your surgeon will meet with you privately to discuss your candidacy for chest liposuction and answer any questions you may have about the procedure. They will examine your chest and walk you through the steps of a VASER Hi-Def chest liposuction procedure. Please share your medical history, medication usage, and personal preferences for your procedure outcomes during this consultation. No matter your goals, if you are unhappy with the look of your chest, talk to your surgeon. At Millard Plastic Surgery, our doctors have a deep understanding of human anatomy and will be happy to share their professional recommendations. Few doctors can contour the chest quite like Dr. Millard and his team of experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons. To learn more about the benefits of this procedure, schedule a consultation today or call our Denver practice at (303) 792-5665.

Procedure Steps

Your surgeon will complete your procedure within two to four hours while you are under local anesthesia. In order to perform VASER-assisted lipoplasty, your surgeon will make small, strategically placed incisions. These incisions are usually only about a centimeter long, so they heal quite well. (3) They will likely place these around the nipple or in the underarm area to allow convenient access and reduce the chances of visible scarring.

They will then introduce tumescent fluid into the breast or pectoral. Tumescent fluid is a combination of lidocaine, epinephrine, and saline. This fluid will cause the fat cells to swell, making them easier to dislodge from the body. Your surgeon will then insert the VASER probe into the treatment area, where it will emit ultrasound energy. As this mechanical energy contacts the fat, it will gently break down the fat with a process called cavitation, in which microscopic spaces in between molecules of the tumescent fluid inflict damage to the fat cell membranes. The fat deposits then become less adherent to the surrounding connective tissues.

After administering the ultrasound, your surgeon will use suction to remove your unwanted fat with a hollow instrument called a cannula, removing your subdermal fat before moving on to deep compartment fat. Your surgeon will target both the chest and axilla to achieve the best upper body contours possible. If they perform fat grafting, they will perform submuscular fat grafting followed by intramuscular fat grafting. VASER enables surgeons to artfully graft the fat to the muscle to improve the contours and/or muscle projection of the male chest or to improve the shape of female breasts.

Once your procedure is complete, your surgeon will close your incisions. We will continue to monitor you until you are feeling comfortable and ready to begin your outpatient recovery.

Recovery and Results

Recovery times will vary based on the extent of your procedure and your body’s unique healing profile. Due to the effects of the anesthesia, you will not be able to drive yourself home following your chest liposuction procedure. We require a friend or family member to drive you to and from your appointment on the day of your surgery. Bear in mind that you will have to return to Millard Plastic Surgery for a follow-up appointment the next day after your procedure.

Patients who receive chest liposuction with VASER will enjoy a shorter, more comfortable recovery. Chest liposuction used to require one to two weeks off work for recovery. Now, thanks to VASER liposuction at Millard Plastic Surgery, you can transform your chest and be back to work in less than a week! However, you should avoid heavy lifting and more strenuous activities for at least three weeks.

Your chest will likely be bruised and swollen following chest liposuction. This is a normal reaction and will reduce significantly over the first week of your recovery. The swelling will continue to subside for a month or more. You will receive a compression garment to wear during your recovery. This garment will reduce swelling and help your body accept its new, tighter contours.

You will begin to see the results of your chest liposuction within three weeks of your surgery. By the three-month mark, you will see your final results settle into place. Your results will look and feel natural. Patients who keep their weight stable with diet and exercise will see their best, longest-lasting outcomes from chest liposuction.

Cost of Chest Liposuction in Denver

Chest liposuction pricing depends on the details of your individualized treatment plan. Once you and your surgeon have agreed upon your treatment plan, you will receive a cost breakdown that reflects your personalized chest liposuction procedure. You can also explore our financing options with Patient Fi or CareCredit. To find out more about the benefits of VASER and our other innovative plastic surgeries, read through our blog.

If you feel ready to schedule your consultation at Millard Plastic Surgery, get in touch with our Denver office at (303) 792-5665 or inquire with our online form. We will ensure that you have a safe, professional, and comfortable experience when discussing your cosmetic concerns.


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