When it comes to altering the size and shape of the breasts, there are several treatments available. While breast augmentation to increase the size of the breasts was once the most common procedure carried out, today it has switched to a breast reduction.
Reducing the size of the breasts can deliver a lot of benefits, including reduced back pain and a boost in confidence. If you are considering undergoing a breast reduction, you may want to consider combining it with a breast lift.
Here, we will look at what each procedure involves and why they are often carried out together.
What is a breast reduction?
A breast reduction procedure involves removing excess skin, fat, and tissue in the breasts. How much tissue is removed will depend upon the goal of the patient.
It is carried out under general anaesthetic, taking from 2 to 3 hours to complete. The nipples are moved to a different position, and the remaining tissue is reshaped to provide the most natural-looking results.
What is a breast lift?
A breast lift procedure aims to correct sagging breasts. If the nipple is located beneath the chest bone, a breast lift can help lift them up to a more natural position.
During the procedure, excess skin from the lower breasts and around the nipple is removed. Depending upon desired results, a nipple correction can also be performed when the nipple is reduced in size and moved further up. The result is firmer, perkier and natural-looking breasts.
The benefits of them – together
Although, as you can see above, both procedures aim to do a slightly different thing. However, many patients undergo both a breast reduction and a breast lift at the same time. A breast reduction can alter the size and shape of the breasts, but it doesn’t provide a significant lift. Likewise, a breast lift will elevate the breasts, but it won’t alter the size dramatically. So, undergoing both procedures can help to enhance the overall results.
Both procedures can also be great at reducing back and neck pain. Those with larger breasts often complain of aches and pains caused by the excess weight. Having a breast reduction with a breast lift can help to improve posture, correcting any pain felt.
While combining the two procedures can be an excellent choice for patients, it may not be suitable for everyone. During a consultation, you will find out if you are an ideal candidate and what to expect from both procedures.
If you are interested in undergoing a breast reduction, a breast lift, or a combination of a breast reduction with a breast lift, book a consultation with Mr Horlock today.