Do You Need a Breast Reduction or a Breast Lift?

breast reduction vs liftBreast enhancement procedures don’t necessarily have to make your breasts bigger. In fact, many women are looking to reduce the size of their breasts or change their breast position for a more lifted and youthful shape.

If you’re not sure if you could use a breast reduction and a lift or just one or the other, consider these tips.

Think about Your Goals

Do you want your breasts to be smaller than they are right now, or just perkier and more youthful-looking? If you’d like to reduce the size of your breasts, then a breast reduction might be in order. Keep in mind that a breast reduction does include elements of a lift, so a breast reduction typically will also reposition your breasts for an uplifted final profile.

On the other hand, if you want the size to stay the same and just address the position of your breasts, a breast lift could be enough. If you want both—a smaller size and a perkier position—a combination breast reduction and lift could be right for you.

Consider Your Day-to-Day Life

Are large breasts causing you back, shoulder or neck pain? How about keeping you from playing sports or staying active? If your breast size interferes with your daily activities, you may be a great candidate for a breast reduction.

[pullquote]Breast reduction can also help improve asymmetry if one breast is much larger than the other.[/pullquote]

Talk to a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Ultimately, the best way to find out if a breast reduction and lift could be the right breast enhancement combo for you is to meet with a board-certified plastic surgeon. After an in-person evaluation and assessment of your goals at your breast augmentation consult, he or she should be able to guide you in the right direction and help you prepare for breast enhancement.

Dr. Lee B. Daniel, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
244 Country Club Rd
Eugene OR   97401