Breast augmentation isn’t the only breast enhancement procedure on the block. If you’re struggling with overly large breasts, skin laxity or both, you could be a better candidate for a breast lift or breast reduction.* Not sure what the difference is between these two procedures? Take a quick look at this breast lift vs. breast reduction comparison.
If you’re stuck on the decision to get a breast reduction or a lift, the first things to consider are your goals. If you’re generally happy with the size of your breasts, but you’d like to address loose skin and a drooping, “deflated” appearance, a breast lift on its own could be the answer.*
[pullquote]Many women choose to get a breast lift after having children, or simply due to the natural aging process.[/pullquote]
On the other hand, if you’re having trouble with back, neck or shoulder pain because of very large breasts, a breast reduction might be the right choice. Breast reduction surgery generally also includes elements of a breast lift, since some of your natural breast tissue will be removed, which can result in excess skin without a lift.*
It can be hard to decide on your own which procedure(s) might be the best option to meet your goals. Your best bet is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has experience with breast surgery. He or she can help you decide whether you could be a better candidate for a breast reduction or a breast lift.
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.