Breast Lift vs. Breast Reduction

If you want to reduce the size of your breasts or make them look perkier plastic surgery is a viable option. If you want to go for the former, a breast reduction would be ideal while a breast lift is typically recommended for the latter. Irrespective of the procedure you choose, knowing what each entails can help you in making a decision.

What is a breast lift and who needs it?

A breast lift or mastopexy is a surgical procedure that reshapes and lifts sagging breasts that are the result of a pregnancy, nursing or gravity. The procedure can also be used to decrease the size of the areola which is the dark skin surrounding the nipples and combined with an implant in case you require more volume. The surgery can also be used to change the position of the nipple and areola.

To determine whether you should undergo this procedure or not, check if any of the following apply to you:

  • Your breasts sag or look flatter than usual
  • Your nipples are lower than the crease of your breast without a bra
  • Your breasts are not aligned anymore.
  • The nipples or areola point downward.

What is breast reduction and who needs it?

If you have back and shoulder pain due to large breasts, then you are a good candidate for a breast reduction. Also known as mammoplasty, this procedure can result in firmer, tighter and smaller breasts that won’t compromise your posture. The surgery is also used to reshape the nipples and areola. Excess fat is removed from the breast for this purpose and it is also used to treat sagging breasts

In order to determine if you need the procedure or not, consider the following factors:

  • You have constant neck, shoulder and back pain
  • You find physical activity hard to do because of large breasts
  • You get a rash underneath your breast crease when it is hot.
  • You do not like having large breasts or wish to have a slimmer figure.

Irrespective of the procedure you choose, both can improve the look and shape of your breasts from different perspectives. The best way to determine whether you should go for a breast lift or reduction or even an augmentation consult an experienced plastic surgeon from Keno Plastic Surgery. Contact us for a consultation today!

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