Breast Lift or Reduction – Which Procedure Is Right For You?
While there is a growing increase in the number of women who are interested in lifting their breast, several women have also shown interest in reducing and repositioning their breast size without adding extra volume.
Breast lift surgery which is also known as mastopexy is a surgical process that raises the breast tissue and nipple in order to rejuvenate a woman’s appearance and reshape the breast to a more youthful contour. During this process, excess skin is removed while the surrounding tissues are resized and tightened to support the new breast contour.
You may choose to have a breast lift surgery if your breast sags or nipple points downwards. In numerous cases, women usually get this procedure on an outpatient basis and may take about 3 to 4 hours to complete, unless in cases where patients may consider breast implants at the same time as their breast lift.
Breast reduction surgery also called mammoplasty helps to effectively reduce breast size through the removal of excess skin, fat and glandular tissue. However, the breast is lifted significantly while the tissues removed is taken to a pathologist for breast cancer screening depending on the patient’s desire.
Which procedure is right for me?
Before taking your journey to address issues relating to the size or proper positioning of your breast, an important step is to identify the specific issues you are trying to address. However, here are some simple questions that may determine the appropriate procedure for you:
For breast size issue;
Do you think your breasts are too large for your body?
Do you have issues with your postures?
Does your breast size limit your amount of physical activity?
Do you frequently experience neck, shoulder or back pain?
Is your choice of cloth limited as a result of breast size?
Do you consider your breast weight unrealistically high?
If your answer is yes to the questions above, you may consider a breast reduction surgery.
For breast firming or positioning issues;
Most women are familiar with the informal ‘the pencil test’ approach as a means to check if their breasts need to be positioned or lifted. However, answering ‘yes’ to the following questions may indicate a breast lift surgery
Do you experience frequent rashes or irritations in between or below the breast?
Are you unhappy with your breast positioning?
Do your nipple point downwards?
Any skin laxity issues around the breast?
What happens to scars after a breast lift or reduction?
Patients are often concerned about the extent of scarring after breast lift or reduction which is quite understandable. It is essential to note that the scar is generally based on how much of a lift or reduction is required. Whichever way the case may be, scars are generally known to fade easily, while scar remover creams and lasers can also contribute to enhanced healing.
Ready to take the next step on your breast lift and reduction journey?
If you think you may benefit from a breast reduction and lift journey, then seeking a highly experienced surgeon with moderate breast lift cost should be your next step in ensuring a beautiful and safe result.
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