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Breast Reduction vs. Breast Lift: Determining What’s Right for You

It’s not uncommon that a woman will wish to transform the look of her breasts with cosmetic surgery. But, not all women wish to make their breasts larger in size. So, they choose to consider cosmetic procedures to either reshape or resize their breasts. And, while cosmetic procedures are undoubtedly successful in providing the desired results, women are often unaware that there are different kinds of cosmetic procedures which are used to reshape or resize the female breasts. Determining the difference between the two most commonly used procedures, breast reductions and breast lifts, may help you to determine which one you can benefit from most.

What is a Breast Reduction?

As the name suggests, a breast reduction is used to reduce the size of the breasts. This is done by surgically removing fat cells to help release pain or discomfort due to oversized breasts. However, women experiencing sagging and drooping breasts due to size can also benefit from this procedure as it works to also reshape the breasts. Those qualified for this type of procedure may experience neck and/or back pain, rash underneath the breasts, a limitation of physical activity, or other debilitation due to breast size. Or, simply wish to live a life with smaller breast size.

What is a Breast Lift?

Those who are experiencing drooping or sagging breasts not due to size, but to aging or breastfeeding, can get their desired results from a breast lift procedure. During this surgery, a patient’s breasts are reshaped and positioned surgically. Also, this surgery allows for the replacement of nipples which have elongated or reshaped over time. While a breast lift can be utilized as a procedure on its own, it’s often paired with other cosmetic surgeries like breast augmentations and reductions. Those qualified for this type of procedure may experience sagging breasts, breasts of uneven shape or size, and flattened-appearing chests.

Still Don’t Know Which One is Right for You?

If you still don’t know which procedure may be right for you, or if utilizing both is the best way to get the results you want, a consultation can help to provide you with the answers you’re looking for. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Carp contact us today. Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center of Green and Beachwood, Ohio is proud to serve the communities of Akron, Cleveland, Canton and surrounding areas.