Reduction and lift?

I'm getting a reduction on October 31st. Is a lift included? Or do I have to ask for a lift? Is it additional charge?

Doctor Answers 12

Breast reduction surgery includes a lift.

During a breast reduction, your plastic surgeon will remove excess fat and tissue to reduce breast volume. Not only does a breast reduction resize the breasts for a more balanced, proportionate look, the procedure also will elevate the breasts to a more youthful position on the chest. For the best results, consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has significant experience in breast reduction surgery. Best of luck to you.


Folsom Plastic Surgeon
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Reduction and Lift?

Thank you and congratulations on your decision to undergo #breast reduction.  Many women that elect to have #mammoplasty, also will require a lift. The lift is part of the procedure at no extra cost. A #lift is necessary to ensure proper placement of the #nipples and can allow for areola reduction if needed. Good luck with your upcoming surgery!

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Reduction and lift?

Yes, an uplift is a part of a reduction mammoplasty, and it will not cost extra. Thank you for your question and best of luck to you. 

E. Ronald Finger, MD
Savannah Plastic Surgeon
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Breast lift and reduction

Gracehopecooper

Thank you for your question. You should not have to ask for a lift when having a breast reduction. A lift is something that must occur doing a properly executed breast reduction.


Best wishes

Breast reduction vs. Breast lift

Breast reduction surgery includes a breast lift as part of the technique.  I would review the technique with your chosen surgeon prior to surgery.  

Good Luck,

Ralph Trey Aquadro, MD
Auburn Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Reduction = a Lift which makes the breasts smaller

A Breast Reduction is a Breast Lift which makes the breasts smaller. You must be clear on just how much smaller your breasts will be and the scar placement. I would suggest you meet your surgeon again and have all your questions fully answered.   

Dr. Peter A. Aldea

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon
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Reduction and lift.

With a reduction you are generally getting a lift at the same time. I have attached a diagram  of an anchor pattern which demonstrates the type of elevation one sees in a reduction. There are different types of reduction so check in with your PS to be sure you are both on the same page.

Good luck with your surgery.

Adam Tattelbaum, MD
Washington DC Plastic Surgeon
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Breast reduction and breast lift?

Congratulations on your decision to proceed with breast reduction surgery; this operation tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform.  When a patient undergoes a breast reduction procedure, the position of the breasts are “lifted" on the patient's chest wall at the same time. In other words, the breast lift occurs automatically when a breast reduction is performed.  I hope this, and the attached link, helps. Best wishes for an outcome that you will be very pleased with.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Breast reduction includes a lift

When a breast reduction is performed, a breast lift is achieved by the nature of the procedure.  There's no additional charge.  Be sure to consult with an experienced board certified plastic surgeon.  Good luck! 

Zachary Farris, MD, FACS
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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Breast reduction

There are 3 components of a breast reduction.

  1. Re-position the nipple/areola to a location higher on the chest ( a lift).
  2. Remove excess breast tissue.
  3. Remove excess skin.

When you have a reduction you will have a lift.

Samuel Beran, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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