29 Oct Should You have a Breast Lift or Breast Reduction?
While most women can’t wait to resize their breasts to achieve a more voluptuous bosom, other women can’t wait to reduce their overly large breasts for a more subtle bustline. A breast lift and breast reduction are real sought-after surgical procedures by patients at John Park MD Plastic Surgery who are looking for relief from heavy, sagging breasts that may or may not be causing them back, neck and shoulder pain. If you’re suffering from breasts that are too large for your frame and skin laxity, take a look at this breast lift and breast reduction comparison to help determine which procedure is right for you.
Breast Lift vs. Breast Reduction
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a procedure to lift and reshape breasts and reposition the nipples to a more desirable location. This surgery is usually not thought of as a way to reduce the volume of the breasts but rather to address loose skin and a “deflated” appearance. A breast reduction, on the other hand, is specifically designed to remove excess breast tissue and skin to help patients achieve a breast size and shape that is smaller and better fitted for their figure. A breast reduction usually includes some elements of a breast lift, including elevating breasts as well as the nipples to a higher position.
Many women who opt for just a breast lift often combine it with breast augmentation for optimum results. These women are undergoing breast enhancement not because they have overly large breasts, but because they have breasts that have lost their shape either due to age, pregnancy or simply gravity. By lifting their breasts and inserting breast implants, they are able to achieve a fuller, rounder breast contour.
If your breasts are causing you pain, a breast reduction can help to reduce volume which in turn reduces the weight of the breasts. This alleviates the constant pulling on your neck and shoulders giving you much-needed relief. Usually, by removing excess breast tissue, Newport Beach plastic surgeon Dr. John Park is able to shape your breasts to a more desirable size.
Weigh Your Breast Enhancement Options at John Park MD Plastic Surgery
Both a breast lift and breast reduction can produce beautiful, enhancing results; however, the best way to truly know which procedure is right for you, is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Park. This will give him the opportunity to assess your breasts and frame and find out what your aesthetic goals are. Together, you can devise a breast enhancement plant that will provide you with the results you desire. Let Dr. Park guide you by calling (949) 777-6883 today!