The Difference Between Breast Reduction and Lift

breast reduction surgery

When we think about getting a breast enhancement done, quite often the first thing that comes to mind is breast augmentation surgery. There are many women who want to make their breasts bigger and augmentation surgery is often the preferred plastic surgery option. There are also women who want to reposition or even reduce the size of their breasts. Many of these women will go into their doctor’s office unsure whether a breast reduction or breast lift will solve their problems.

Here is a difference between the two that may help with your decision:

Breast Reduction

Having a breast reduction will instantly reduce the size of your breast by getting rid of the excess breast tissue. This is done via a surgical procedure that removes excess fat, skin and glandular tissue which will not only reduce your breast size, but it will also remove problems that come with large breasts. The breast can be lifted, and you can get big areolas reduced if you wish. If you wish to have a breast screening done for cancer, then the tissue that has been removed can be sent off to be tested if the patient would like this to happen.

Breast Lift

Breast lift procedures will lift up the breast which will restore a women’s figure and provide a more youthful appearance within the breast profile. Having a breast lift will raise and firm the breasts by tightening the surrounding tissue and removing the excess skin which will help to reshape and support the new breast changes. Always consider the risks, though. 

Many women will have their areola enlarge overtime, but this too can be reduced with a breast lift. Breast lift surgery will give you perkier and firmer breasts, located higher on the chest. A full-body silhouette can be achieved, but this will depend on the severity of the breast lift. Breast lifts won’t make the breasts smaller as the breast reduction operation does. 

Benefits that are similar

They may be different procedures however the approach and results are similar and have similar advantages.

  • Both of these procedures are quite routine and have an instantly noticeable effect
  • Both can improve your posture
  • You can still breastfeed after either operation
  • Both give women more confidence

Which one is the right one for me?

To decide which one is right for you first you need to know the problems you are trying to address. 

Here are some questions to help you:

  • Are your breasts too big for your body?
  • Do you consider your breast are extra heavy?
  • Are you having problems with posture?
  • Do you have constant back and neck pain?
  • Do you have impressions and grooves when you wear a bra that fits correctly after a short time?
  • Do you limit your physical activity due to your breast size?
  • Do you have a limited choice of clothing due to the size of your breasts?

If you are still unsure have a talk with your doctor or plastic surgeon who can help you with the decisions and give advice on the best procedure suitable for your problems. The internet forums can be a good source for information and you can talk to others in a similar situation and see what they found to have worked.

Author: Melvin Watts