Breast Reduction

What is the difference between a breast reduction and a breast lift?

As we get older or after pregnancy or major weight loss, your breasts lose their youthful shape, firmness and position and the nipple/ areola goes down.

A breast lift will raise your breast and tightens the skin of the breast. For a better younger shape, only skin is removed and the nipple/ areola is elevated but does not change the size of your breast nor will it fill the upper aspect of your breast. If you want larger and/ or fuller breasts you will also need a breast augmentation. A breast lift is considered cosmetic surgery.

Breast Reduction is the reduction of the size of your breasts; it lifts the breast and reshapes the breast.

Who will benefit from a Breast Reduction?

  • Adults with large, heavy, saggy breasts.
  • Patients with back pain, shoulder pain and neck pain related to the large breasts.
  • Patients with increased perspiration under the breast that causes rashes and or infections.
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  • If you are unable to do some physical activity because of the weight of your breasts.

Who is a good candidate for a Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty) Surgery?

  • You have large heavy breasts.
  • You are in good health.
  • You are a NON-SMOKER.
  • You have a good understanding of the risks, alternatives and complications of breast reduction and realistic expectations about the size, shape and scars that you get with a reduction mammoplasty.

Surgery will reduce the size of your breast and it will make then higher (perky), give them a better shape and position, as well as a smaller areola but there will be a long scar. Your insurance company may cover the breast reduction only if your breasts are large enough that at least one pound of weight can be removed from each breast.

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