We understand choosing the right cosmetic procedure for you can be a daunting task. Dr. Levens and his team want to make this decision process as easy and stress-free as
possible. When it comes to breast reduction procedures, many of our patients are confused as to whether they will also receive a breast lift. Let’s go over each procedure and how they can benefit you, so you can make a more informed decision.
What is a breast reduction?
A breast reduction is a surgical cosmetic procedure that reduces the patient’s breast size and weight while enhancing the overall shape of the breast. Most patients consider a breast reduction when they experience discomfort or pain from the size of their breasts or desire smaller breasts that would better suit their natural frame and figure.
What are the benefits of a breast reduction?
There are many benefits to receiving a breast reduction, including:
- Smaller, lighter breasts that may better suit your natural figure
- Alleviated back, neck or shoulder pain
- More confidence in your appearance
What is a breast lift?
A breast lift is a surgical cosmetic procedure that lifts the position of the breasts to a higher position on the chest without adding and minimally taking away from the overall volume of the breast. Patients typically consider a breast lift when their breasts begin to sag due to age or weight loss and wish to enhance their position and shape but largely maintain a similar volume.
What are the benefits of a breast lift?
There are many benefits to receiving a breast lift, including:
- Lifts the position of the breasts on the chest
- Does not add volume but rather maintains or may slightly reduce breast size
- Enhances the overall shape of the breast
Do I need a breast lift with my breast reduction?
Breast lifts and breast reductions are very similar procedures with the difference being the change in breast volume. During a breast reduction, the breast is lifted and reduced significantly, whereas with a lift only the breast tissue is largely preserved or perhaps minimally reduced. Very similar scar patterns. We encourage you to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Levens to discuss whether you are a candidate for breast lift or breast reduction. He’ll be able to go over the pros and cons of these procedure, so you can make the best decision for your body and desired results.
Do you still have questions? Contact us today to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Levens. He’ll be happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns and develop a fully customized treatment plan to help you reach your aesthetic goals. In light of recent events, we are also happy to offer virtual consultations that allow you to get your questions answered from the comfort and convenience of your very own home.