When it comes to breasts, many assume that bigger is always better. However, that is not necessarily the case. For women struggling with breast-induced pain in the back or neck, difficulty exercising, and a general feeling of discomfort in their clothes, breast reduction can be a beneficial and impactful choice. If you have been seeking to downsize and are wondering whether a breast reduction or breast lift will work for you, here is some information you should know:
What is a Breast Reduction?
As the name implies, a breast reduction is a surgical procedure performed to reduce the size of the breasts. Also known as mammoplasty, breast reduction removes extra skin, fat and tissue, before repositioning the nipple to create a less voluminous breast.
In most cases, patients require a week of downtime before returning to their daily routines. However, the full recovery will take several weeks. Breast reductions are an excellent choice for women who feel their breasts are too large, are displeased with the variance in breast size or who have found the weight of their breasts to negatively impact their day-to-day quality of life.
What is a Breast Lift?
Once again, the procedure name is helpful here, as it accurately describes the purpose of a breast lift, which is to raise the breasts. Also known as mastopexy, a breast lift removes excess skin and tightens breast tissue to create a reshaped breast that is perkier and more youthful.
This procedure is beneficial for patients whose breasts have dropped (with the nipple below the crease of the breast), who have lost volume in the breasts, have breasts that appear noticeably different or very large breasts with low or downward facing nipples.
Breast Reduction and Lift: Better Together?
Many of our patients have found that, in order to achieve their ultimate goals, it makes the most sense to have a breast reduction and breast lift at the same time. This maximizes results and reduces overall recovery time, while creating the beautiful breasts you desire.
Of course, the best way to determine which procedure is right for you is to schedule a consultation. Dr. Ress has helped countless women feel more confident in their bodies with the help of breast reductions and breast lifts. Our office is conveniently located for residents of Boca Raton and the surrounding communities. So if you have questions and are ready to take the next step, do not hesitate to contact us.