A breast lift and breast reduction are two of the most popular options for women who wish to undertake plastic surgery to refine the size, shape or position of their breasts. These procedures are both different; however, they can also be used in conjunction with each other to improve the size and shape of your breasts.
Dr Andrew Broadhurst at Enhance Plastic Surgery has over fifteen years of cosmetic and plastic surgical experience. He offers a range of surgical procedures but is most passionate about boosting his patient’s self-confidence through breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction.
Read on to find out what each procedure involves, and how you and your plastic surgeon, Dr Broadhurst, can make the best possible decision for you and your body.
What is a breast reduction?
A breast reduction resizes the breasts and reduces the breast tissue.
In this procedure, excess skin, fat and breast tissue will be removed to reduce the size of the breasts. Sometimes, the areolas will need to be reduced as well to maintain proportion.
Who is a breast reduction for?
A breast reduction is for women with disproportionate or large breasts who want to reduce the volume and improve the shape of their breasts.
You may be experiencing skin irritation, difficulty exercising and often severe upper back, neck and shoulder pain.
You may also choose to undergo a breast reduction for aesthetic reasons. Smaller breasts can improve the appearance of your bust and body proportions.
Breast reduction surgery can be a life-changing procedure. Undergoing a breast reduction will instantly allow you more freedom in the clothes you wear, make exercise and activity easier and more enjoyable, and make your daily life more comfortable by alleviating pain.
To summarise, a breast reduction can improve:
- Physical activity limitations
- Back and neck discomfort
- Poor posture
- Difficulty breathing and sleeping
- Chronic skin rashes
- Difficulty finding bras with proper support
- Difficult finding well-fitting clothing
What is a breast lift?
A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, reshapes and supports the breast tissue.
In this procedure, excess skin will be removed, and your breast tissue will be lifted and tightened to create a more desirable shape.
The result is breasts that are firmer, perkier, and higher on the chest. However, the volume will be relatively unchanged.
Who is a breast lift for?
A breast lift is for women who are looking to correct the droopiness of their breasts.
There are many reasons why breasts begin to lose their shape and firmness; your breasts might have changed after breastfeeding or your breast shape may have suffered as a result of weight gain and weight. Even just the ageing process can lead to sagging of your breasts.
To summarise, a breast lift can improve:
Self esteem affected by the appearance of sagging breasts
- Flat or saggy breasts
- Downward pointed nipples or nipples that fall below the breast crease
- Stretched skin due to weight loss or fluctuation, aging and breastfeeding
- Breast unevenness
Dr Andrew Broadhurst
Dr Andrew Broadhurst at Enhance Plastic Surgery performs breast reductions, breast lifts and breast augmentations both in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast and offers in-depth consultations so that you can discover which option is the ideal solution for your individual needs.
If you are ready to take the next step to find out if a breast reduction might be right for you, then call our team on 07 3252 8884 or contact us to book your consultation today.