The Difference Between a Breast Reduction and Lift

Do you love your breasts? If not, you have many options for cosmetic breast surgery at your fingertips, including breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction. The right surgical procedure can enhance your breast appearance, and like Cupid’s arrow, turn your disappointment into delight.

As the most consistently sought-after breast procedure, breast augmentation is a familiar concept for most women, but breast implants aren’t the only way to get the results you want. Breast reduction and breast lift are two other options for creating your desired breast shape.

What Is a Breast Lift?

Breasts are notorious for sagging. Youthful breasts sit high on the chest wall and are firm with a teardrop shape. Then, aging, pregnancy, and weight fluctuations occur. The skin and tissues within the breasts lose elasticity, and gravity pulls everything downward. Now, instead of looking perky and uplifted, your breasts are droopy and deflated.

What’s a girl to do?

Think of a breast lift as the next best thing to a time machine. It restores youthful firmness, position, and shape to overcome the effects of gravity, aging, weight loss, and pregnancy on your breasts’ appearance.

Your breast size will remain similar with a breast lift, but if you want to pump up the volume, you can pair this procedure with breast implants. Aging breasts lose fullness in their upper portions. Dr. Stanton recommends adding an implant to your breast lift to restore upper pole fullness. A breast lift with augmentation is the top choice of many of our mommy makeover patients.

What Is Breast Reduction?

Large breasts can be cumbersome and heavy. They can make exercise uncomfortable and create challenges finding well-fitting clothes. Oversized breasts are also a leading cause of back and shoulder pain.

A breast reduction will bring your breasts into better proportion with your body. This surgery can alleviate pain and discomfort caused by the weight of your breasts. Many women find they prefer their appearance with a more balanced breast size and experience less discomfort when participating in physical activity.

A breast reduction can significantly reduce the size of your breasts, but it doesn’t have to. Even a small or moderate reduction in breast size can help alleviate the cosmetic and functional issues posed by large, heavy breasts. You’ll work with Dr. Stanton to determine your goals for surgery.

Do I Need a Breast Lift or Breast Reduction?

What do you want your breasts to look like after surgery? If you want to look younger, choose a breast lift. If you’re hoping for smaller, breast reduction may be the right option. Bigger? You need breast augmentation.

When you’re thinking about plastic surgery, start by consulting with a plastic surgeon. If you tell Dr. Stanton what you want your breasts to look like, he can help you find the path to get there. You may need a breast lift, reduction, or perhaps even an augmentation. Sometimes, combining procedures is the best path to creating your desired breast shape and size.

Achieve Your Dream Breasts With Dr. Stanton

When you want to go bigger or smaller, perkier or rounder, you need Dr. Stanton, one of the top cosmetic breast surgeons in Los Angeles. Let’s perfect your breasts, butt, and everything in between. Contact Dr. Stanton today to schedule a plastic surgery consultation in Los Angeles, CA. Call (310) 278-0077 or reach out online.