What is the difference between breast reduction and breast lift? I have just received insurance approval!
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Breast lift and Breast - are they the same??
Basically, a breast reduction and a breast are exactly the same. The only difference is that in a breast reduction some breast tissue is being removed were as in a breast lift only breast skin is been removed. the way to think about this is that in a breast lift the goal is to make the skin that tightly over the breast tissue or the amount of volume that you have. And a breast reduction the goal is to make the breast smaller and by default the breast skin is made tighter over what you have.
From what your telling me it sounds like most likely you will become a small C. with a breast reduction were is with a breast lift you may not get down to a small C. but possibly a full C. or between those 2.
A breast reduction usually includes a lift, but not vice versa
Thanks for the question. This is a common inquiry. A breast lift (mastopexy) will move the nipple areolar complex upward. Normally the inframmamary fold is the point of reference. The nipple position can only be lifted a certain distance however or the nipple can "flip upward" and be pointing at the sky. In a reduction the pattern is similar and the scar are too. The difference is that in a reduction the breast volume is reduced. Typically this is to alleviate symptoms of neck and back pain. Hopefully you can find a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in your area that is an ASAPS member to help you with this. Best of Luck!
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