Breast Reduction, Breast Lift and/or Implants – What Is Right For Me?

Are you happy with your natural breasts? Do you have more sagging than youd like? Are your breasts heavy or uncomfortable? Breast surgery isnt just for women that want to increase their cup size (through breast augmentation for example), it is a great solution for any woman who wants to change the size or shape of her breasts. Small or large, if you arent happy with the look, feel, and appearance of your breasts, come see us and find out what your options are.

Many women with larger chest sizes want to reduce the overall size of their chest through breast reduction surgery.  As part of a breast reduction surgery, the breasts are actually lifted and reshaped as well.  Wed love to discuss your specific situation with you in depth so call us to schedule an appointment; in the meantime, here is a bit of general information about some options that may be available.

It’s important to know that most breast reduction surgery is defined as removal of a significant amount of breast tissue, usually more than one cup size. Women getting breast reduction surgery typically do not need implants. Their existing breast tissue can be reshaped and reformed during surgery to create a natural and attractive look, without the need for implants. In cases of a mastopexy, while some tissue may need to be removed to help with the reshaping of the breast,  if there is not enough existing breast tissue implants will enhance the look of the reshaped breast, adding fullness and volume that is otherwise not possible. Adding implants during a breast lift or mastopexy may be relatively simple, depending on your anatomy and health status.

Recovery periods are similar for both breast reduction surgery and breast lift surgery with implants. For more information about the recovery you might expect, check out our last blog article on breast reduction surgery recovery.

All at Once or Split it Up?

If youre considering mastopexy (breast lift) with implants, it is usually possible to do these in one stage.  In some circumstances, it may be advisable to do the lift and implants separately, but this is not usually the case in our practice.  Some surgeons may be more comfortable splitting up the surgeries and it does allow a woman to make sure she wants both.   If a woman is borderline in wanting or needing a lift, placing the implants first will allow the woman to see what her result would be without the added scars of the mastopexy.

If youre unhappy with the size, shape, or appearance of your breasts, come see us. We can help you create the body of your dreams with breasts youll love.