Having breasts you’re happy with can not only increase your self-confidence but also improve your overall quality of life. While there are a variety of procedures to give you the breasts you’re looking for, how do you know which one is right for you?
Two of the most popular breast surgeries are breast lifts and breast reductions. Let’s take a look at what each of these procedures entails and which one is right for your needs.
A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a procedure used to help address sagging breasts. The surgery tightens and reshapes the breasts to achieve a younger-looking appearance. While a breast lift can be done on its own, it’s often done along with breast augmentation or breast reduction surgery.
The best candidates for a breast lift are people who are generally healthy, are at a stable weight, and have realistic expectations.
Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is often done to remove excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts to give them a smaller shape and size. The breasts are also lifted during the procedure.
The surgery is often done because overly large breasts are causing back, neck, or shoulder pain, irritation on the skin in the breast crease, and dents in the shoulders due to bra straps.
A breast reduction can be combined with a breast lift or can be part of a mommy makeover.
The best candidates for breast reduction are those who are at a stable weight, are generally healthy, have realistic expectations, and have no further plans to have children.
The main differences between a breast fit and breast reduction are what the surgeries are trying to achieve and what is done during the procedure. While a breast lift is meant to provide perkier, more lifted breasts, a breast reduction is meant to make the breasts smaller.
During a breast reduction, breast tissue and fat is being removed and the breasts are lifted. On the other hand, during a breast lift, the tissues are lifted and tightened. While the procedures can be done together, they are two very different procedures.
Choosing between a breast lift or a breast reduction (or having both procedures done) can be a difficult decision, but when you consider what your goals are and what you’re looking to achieve, it can be easier to determine which one is right for you.
Are you struggling with the large size of your breasts? A breast reduction may be what you’re looking for. Or are you tired of sagging, drooping breasts? A breast lift may be a better option.
Still unsure which surgery is right for you and your needs? Dr. Trupiano will listen to your concerns and help you determine the right surgery for you.