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Breast Lift vs. Reduction: What’s The Difference?

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On the surface, a breast lift and breast reduction sound like extraordinary different procedures. However, when looking at the incisions and techniques used, the two plastic surgeries look almost identical. Both surgeries remove excess skin and fat, may reposition the nipple, and often result in more lifted breasts. What is the difference between a breast lift and a breast reduction?   The answer to the difference between a breast lift and a breast reduction comes down to the goals of each procedure and the reasons for operating. A breast lift primarily targets sagging of the breasts and changes in shape due to age, breastfeeding, and volume/weight loss in the breasts. A breast reduction typically treats overly large breasts by reducing the size. Often, this can alleviate symptoms like back pain and rashes.    In short, a breast lift mainly addresses the shape and a breast reduction mainly addresses the size. While similar methods are used, the two procedures treat different concerns and conditions.Additionally, breast lift patients are typically women who have had children and experienced volume loss due to motherhood and age. Breast reduction is more common in younger patients who genetically have larger breasts. Therefore, breast occurs on breasts of all sizes, while breast reduction only treats breasts too large for a patient’s frame.   To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
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Breast Lift Or Reduction: Which Is Best For Me?

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A breast lift and a breast reduction are extremely similar and sometimes even utilize the same surgical techniques. Therefore, for women wanting to lift their sagging breasts and get rid of extra skin and fat, it can be hard to distinguish which procedure will best benefit them. 

A breast lift is usually performed for women who experience breast sagging or ptosis. This can happen naturally with aging, breast feeding, and hormonal changes. During this surgery, the nipple is usually repositioned and extra skin and fat removed to make the breasts look perkier. A breast reduction often involves repositioning the nipple and removing certain amounts of skin and tissue. 

The main difference between these procedures is usually the amount of tissue removed. During a breast lift, Dr. Jonov will attempt to remove the least amount of breast tissue possible. Usually, a breast reduction surgery removes more tissue and there may not be breast ptosis or sagging to correct. While the surgical techniques are similar, the goals are different. 

A breast reduction can also relieve problems like back pain, rashes, and recurrent skin infections on or under the breasts when these are caused by overly large breasts. Breast lifts typically do not provide this same kind of relief like a reduction. 

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.

Breast Reduction in Seattle and Tacoma

When Is A Breast Reduction Necessary?

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A breast reduction in Seattle is a cosmetic procedure that decreases the size of the breasts. There are a variety of reasons for a breast reduction. Unlike many other cosmetic procedures, a breast reduction is often a medically necessary procedure and can alleviate a patient’s pain and improve their quality of life. The most common medical reasons for a breast reduction include back, neck, or shoulder pain. Overly large breasts can weigh down on a patient’s body, especially if they are petite or small in stature. This can cause stress on the spine and muscles in these areas. Chronic pain and even spinal problems often have their roots in overly large breasts. Other medical reasons for a breast reduction are rashes or hygiene problems caused by the breasts. While these have topical treatments and can sometimes be prevented, often a patient cannot adequately improve hygiene practices to diminish these concerns. Finally, living with overly large breasts can cause mental health issues and anguish that is unnecessary. Especially at a young age, large breasts can put a woman through increased stress and pain that can cause her to become anxious or depressed. Undergoing a breast reduction to make her breasts proportionate and even to the rest of her body can sometimes improve these mental health problems.  To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
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