If you’re unhappy with the size of your breasts, you can have a breast reduction. Breast reduction surgery can sculpt the breast tissue and reshape your breasts, giving you a firm and attractive look.
Also known as breast mastopexy, breast lift surgery is a procedure that raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the breast tissue internally to reshape and support the new breast contour.
Incisions are made in such a way to be as inconspicuous as possible. Typically, the incisions will be a circle around the areola, a circle with a vertical line below it (also known as a lollipop incision), or a circle with a vertical line and a smiley line in the crease beneath the breast. You and your plastic surgeon will discuss options regarding expectations of size and shape. Advances in breast lift surgery have quickened healing time. There is very little discomfort experienced with breast lift surgery.
When the breasts have sagged they are mostly skin with little breast tissue, many women elect to have a breast implant placed at the same time. This procedure is known as an augmentation lift or augmentation mastopexy.
What are the Benefits of Breast Lift / Reduction?
- Better looking breasts in and out of clothes.
- Filling a bra without the visible skin looking saggy or overflowing.
- Feeling sexy and confident.
- Relief of neck and back pain and indenting of bra straps on shoulders.
Types Of Breast Lift / Reduction Procedures
- Simple Lift with sculpting of breast tissue
- Augmentation Lift with implant providing additional volume
- Reduction with Lift
- Complete Lift with sculpting of breast tissue
Who Is A Candidate For Breast Lift / Reduction Surgeries?
You are likely a candidate for Breast Lift or Reduction if any of the following exist:
- Your breasts have dropped with the nipple lower than the crease (pencil test)
- You have lost a lot of volume in one or both breasts
- One breast is noticeably different than the other
- You have very large breasts with low positioned or downward facing nipples
Breast Lift / Reduction Surgery Results
Modern methods of breast lift and reduction make results that are natural and long lasting. In fact, this procedure will last you the rest of your life. It is important to note, however, that your breast size will change due to pregnancy or weight gain or loss, so Dr. Ress advises you maintain a stable weight in order to keep your new breasts looking their best.
If you are planning on becoming pregnant in the future, you may want to wait to have a breast reduction done. It is very common for women to experience dramatic breast growth after becoming pregnant. You’ll have more lasting results if you have your reduction done after you have finished having children.
A boob reduction can deliver fantastic results. Women that undergo a reduction usually have firm and shapely breasts that cause them minimal discomfort.
A lot of women are interested in a breast reduction, but are worried about the impact that it will have on their body. Because Dr. Ress has a lot of experience with these types of procedures, he will be able to minimize the appearance of breast reduction scars.
When your procedure is completed, you will be happier with the shape and size of your breast. After your mammoplasty, you will experience less discomfort and have better-fitting clothes. You’ll have full control over the final results. With that said, it is possible that your breasts will increase in size in the future.
During your consultation with [liv] Plastic Surgery, you’ll be able to work with a surgeon to come up with the best plan for your chest whether it’s a breast lift or a breast reduction.
During your complimentary consultation, your [liv] plastic surgeon will take a complete medical history including a family history of any breast problems. The examination entails making multiple measurements of the breast including the position of the nipple from the lower neck area, nipple to crease distance, determine how much extra skin there is, evaluating cleavage and your rib cage. Most important is establishing a personal rapport with your doctor and the [liv] team as we expect you to remain our patient for life.
If you have any questions about your procedure, you’ll be able to bring them up during this meeting. By the time your consultation is over, you’ll have plenty of information about breast reductions. You’ll be able to make an informed decision about what you want to do next.
Your Breast Reduction Options
Women that are younger and have tighter skin may be able to get a breast reduction without any incisions. This procedure is known as Vaser®Liposuction. It’s a wonderful option for women that are worried about scarring and recovery times.
With that said, surgery that involves incisions is also an option. The type of incisions that are made will depend on both the size and shape of your breasts and the overall look that you want. If your breasts have a lot of excess skin, some of that skin may need to be removed.
The Benefits Of Breast Surgery
The benefits of a breast reduction are fairly obvious. When you no longer have overly large and heavy breasts, you won’t experience the kind of back and neck pain that bigger breasts can cause. It’ll be much easier for you to find bras and clothing that fits your body.
While your breasts will be smaller after the procedure is completed, you’ll find that they are a lot shapelier. You’ll no longer have excess skin spilling out of your bras. Every bra that you wear will fit your body perfectly. Your enhanced breasts should give you a big boost of confidence.
Women with very large breasts are usually candidates for reduction mammoplasty surgery. This is especially true of women that have downward facing nipples. If your breasts are large and have lost a lot of volume, surgery could take care of the excess tissue.
If you have sagging breasts, you may be a candidate for a breast reduction and lift. You can have the size of your breast reduced, and you can have your breast tissue lifted at the same time. When the procedure is completed, your breasts will be much perkier than they were in the past.