Does a breast reduction include a lift?
What is breast reduction?
While many women pursue cosmetic surgery to enhance their busts, there are other patients who seek out breast reduction to help achieve a more balanced physique and reduce the discomfort and self-consciousness associated with large, pendulous breasts. Breast reduction surgery can beautifully reshape the upper body while providing relief from chafing, irritation, fatigue, and ill-fitting clothing.
Does breast reduction include mastopexy?
Breast reduction is often performed in tandem with a breast lift to effectively sculpt and contour the chest for a more attractive, inviting figure. Larger breasts will sag and droop more significantly and visibly than smaller ones, necessitating a mastopexy procedure.
By combining breast reduction with a breast lift, your surgeon can:
- Trim excess fat, skin, and tissue
- Tighten sagging skin
- Comprehensively contour the upper body
- Reposition the nipples in a more youthful location
- Reduce the areolas
- Create a natural-looking outcome
- Increase your wardrobe options
- Reduce discomfort
- Amplify stamina and energy
What is the difference between the two procedures?
Breast reduction is performed primarily to reduce the size of the breasts. Overly large breasts can cause a variety of negative effects, from inhibiting one socially and professionally to causing back, shoulder, and neck pain. The surgery helps contour the chest so that it is more proportionate to the rest of the frame.
A breast lift is performed primarily to combat breast ptosis, or sagging. It does not affect the size of the breasts but rather focuses on trimming redundant skin from the area. By pairing the two treatments, women can experience a refined silhouette, an improved fit in swimwear and clothing, and enhanced self-confidence in how they look.
What can I expect from recovery after a breast reduction with lift?
After your surgery, you’ll need a friend or family member to escort you home and assist you for the first few days. You’ll need to rest and relax while you avoid bending, stretching, lifting, or otherwise participating in physical exertion. Swelling, bruising, and tenderness will slowly decrease over several weeks, with most patients returning to work after around 10 days. Sensation in the nipples will reemerge gradually.
What is the takeaway?
For clients experiencing the strain and stress of heavy, oversized breasts, reduction mammoplasty can improve quality of life, streamlining the physique. When paired with a breast lift, the surgery is even more effective at contouring the chest, allowing clients to feel confident and secure in their appearance. After pregnancy and nursing, a breast reduction with lift can be instrumental in helping a woman to reclaim her figure, and as such, this combination treatment is often a major component of a mommy makeover. Call us at PERK Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills today to discover the best solutions for reaching your aesthetic goals.