Hello and thanks for posing question to the RealSelf community. Yes, a breast lift is always incorporated into breast reduction surgery. Your asymmetry will be addressed as well. Complete symmetry is unrealistic but your breast aesthetics will be markedly improved.
A lift and reduction are commonly performed together. It is best to be seen in person to determine what might be best for you.
Can you get a lift and a reduction at the same time?
dear, thanks for your question and provided information as well..
The breasts may lose their elasticity and firmness which can be caused by
different factors such as pregnancy, massive weight loss, lactation and aging.
To reaffirm the breasts and restore the natural look your surgeon can perform a
mastopexy or breast lift. A breast lift
restores a firmer, perkier, and more aesthetically pleasing shape to sagging
breasts. This not only can improve a patient’s appearance by restoring her
youthful, feminine proportions, but also help bras and swimsuits fit more
comfortably and attractively. By removing excess, stretched out skin, reshaping
the breast tissue, and raising the nipple & areola into a more forward
position, a cosmetic surgeon can create a more youthful breast
contour. Stretched, large areolae can also be reduced during breast
lift surgery, creating an overall better proportioned, natural looking breast, Actually
the perkiness on a person or another, depends on patients skin and breast
Breast Lift with Reduction is Possible
A mastopexy or breast lift
operation is designed to improve the shape and position of the breast without
reducing their size. It is used for breasts which sag or droop (ptosis).
Sagging of the breasts may occur with normal development for some women, or as
part of the aging process. Pregnancy, breast-feeding and weight loss are other
conditions which increase breast ptosis. Some patients will have a better shape
to their breast such as increased superior fullness if an implant is used at
the time of mastopexy. The procedure can also be combined with a minor breast
reduction to reduce the breast width if desired. The surgery will create an
elevated, more youthful breast contour. Also, the procedure will create nipple
and areolae of the desired size and at the correct height.
Combining Breast Reduction and Lift
Thanks for your question!
While every surgeon has their own operating preferences, your interest in a
breast reduction and lift is reasonable to have at the same time. It is quite
common to perform surgeries as such due to their impacting results on each
other. Please consult with your board certified plastic surgeon to understand
expectations and recovery time for a combination of procedures
Breast Lift and Reduction
Absolutely. In fact, all of my breast reduction surgeries include a lift as well. Asymmetry in breast is very common to some point. During your surgery, your surgeon will match you as close as possible. Keep in mind that they make not ever be 100% the same size. Please make sure to find a board certified plastic surgeon.
Basically a lift is a reduction.....without the reduction. They both usually involve the same markings and plan except that the reduction includes a reduction in tissue volume. Both involve moving the nipple-areolar complex north and some skin reduction below (except in the most minimal of lifts such as "donuts"). Better symmetry can be obtained if that is also an issue. Occasionally we do a lift on one side and a reduction on the other for improving volume symmetry if one side is the right size but not shape, yet the resulting scars would look the same. Be wary of someone telling you to remove most of your tissue and replacing it with implants. One issue you need to decide before the consult is if your smaller side is the right size for you even though the shape isn't. Then you may be one of those that needs a lift on one side and a reduction on the other.
Breast Reduction and Lift
Yes, you can certainly get a reduction and a left a the same time. In fact when the size of the breast is reduced, the entire breast is lifted.
I recommend an in-office examination and a detailed
discussion with a board certified Plastic Surgeon.
Harvard Educated, Beverly Hills & Miami
Beach Trained Double-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Breast reduction improves breast shape too!
Dear Ashley. Thanks for the post. A reduction always involves both removal of tissue and lifting of the breast (position of the nipple) - thereby delivering a more youthful and perky breast appearance. Good luck!
Breast lift and reduction
A reduction will typically lift the breasts as well... the skin envelope is reduced and reshaped, so the breast will sit in a better position on the chest wall.