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Does Breast Reduction Include A Lift?

Posted June 12, 2024 in Breast Lift, Breast Reduction

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Many people are curious if a breast reduction includes a breast lift. This blog consists of an in-depth discussion on breast reduction, covering what the procedure is, why it always involves a breast lift, how a reduction can enhance your quality of life, and if the procedure is worthwhile.

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Large, Heavy Breasts Can Be Burdensome

Many women want to feel confident in the appearance of their breasts, and for some women, that means having a full, voluminous bustline. However, for women who naturally have overly large breasts, the ideal chest may look a little different. When breasts are too large for your body frame, they can create several physical and emotional discomforts.

Heavy breasts can cause physical pain in the neck, back, and shoulders, and many women experience painful grooves in their shoulders due to bra straps digging into the skin. The weight of the breasts can cause women with small frames to involuntarily slouch forward and have bad posture. It may be difficult to exercise or participate in other physically intense activities due to the weight and size of the breasts, and some women find it uncomfortable to have their large breasts bounce and shift while exercising.

On top of the physical discomfort, it can be emotionally taxing to feel uncomfortable with the size of your breasts. Finding bras, swimsuits, and clothing that fit properly over a larger bust is often challenging. Larger breasts can make your body proportions appear unbalanced and may even make you look bigger than you actually are. It can be disheartening to dislike the way your chest looks and to struggle to find clothing that not only fits you but also complements your figure.

If you’re finding yourself inconvenienced, uncomfortable, and in pain due to your large breasts, it may be time to consider a breast reduction.

What Is a Breast Reduction?

Women with overly large breasts can find physical and emotional relief with breast reduction surgery. During breast reduction surgery, a surgeon will remove extra fat, tissue, and skin from the breasts. This will reduce the breasts to a more manageable size. The nipples and areolas will also be adjusted so they suit the new size and shape of the breasts.

During your breast reduction consultation at Taylor Plastic Surgery Center, you will discuss your concerns and surgical goals with Dr. Taylor. This will be the time to bring up what size you would like your breasts to be reduced to so Dr. Taylor has a clear understanding of your vision and can deliver the results you desire. He’ll let you know what techniques will be used to achieve the outcome you want.

Why Breast Reduction Includes a Lift

A common question regarding breast reduction surgery is if a breast lift will also automatically be included with the procedure. Dr. Taylor always performs a breast lift with every breast reduction. The reason for this is that when breast volume is removed, there will naturally be excess skin remaining as it once used to stretch over breast tissue that is no longer there. If a breast lift is not performed with a reduction, there will more than likely be some degree of sagging due to the excess skin. Additionally, this may create a deflated and droopy appearance of the breasts.

Dr. Taylor is highly experienced in breast surgeries and understands that breast reduction requires a lift to achieve the best results. During the breast lift part of the procedure, your breast tissue will be reshaped to enhance the aesthetic of the breasts and improve firmness. Downward-facing nipples resulting from sagging or overly large breasts will be lifted—if the areolas are too large, they can also be resized so that they are smaller and proportionate to the newly reduced breasts. Dr. Taylor will trim any excess breast skin and tighten the remaining skin, allowing him to eliminate the appearance of sagging, droopy breasts.

After your breast reduction and lift, you can expect your breasts to be a more manageable size, with an improved shape, contour, and firmness. Your breasts will also have a natural-looking, youthful appearance since they will be elevated on your chest. The physical weight and emotional toll of having overly large breasts will be relieved, and you’ll be left with the breast size that you want.

How Can a Breast Reduction Enhance Your Quality of Life?

A breast reduction can greatly increase and enhance your self-confidence, making you feel comfortable and confident in your own skin. It can also improve other aspects of your day-to-day routine, overall enhancing your quality of life.

Stop Feeling Weighed Down by Heavy Breasts

Breast reduction surgery can relieve the physical pain that heavy breasts often cause. It can be easy to unconsciously accept chronic pain as a part of your everyday life and live in a constant state of discomfort. Yet this does not have to be your only option—you can choose to get a breast reduction to take control of your body and eliminate pain.

Expand Your Wardrobe

With your newly sized breasts, you’ll be able to expand your wardrobe options to things that you might not have been able to wear before with a larger chest. You can enjoy being able to easily find clothing that fits over your chest and have fun wearing clothing pieces that show off your new breasts if you wish.

Exercise & Enjoy Nearly Limitless Physical Activities

Once your breasts are a more manageable size, and after you’ve fully recovered from surgery, you’ll be able to do all the exercises that your large breasts would’ve gotten in the way of before. It can feel liberating to finally move your body around the way you’ve always wanted without feeling restricted by heavy breasts.

Is It Worth It to Get a Breast Reduction?

Choosing to get a breast reduction is a very personal decision. It is completely up to you to decide if you want to get this procedure done. When considering this procedure, it’s important to ask yourself if your breasts are interfering with your quality of life. If the answer is yes, it may be time to schedule your breast reduction consultation.

Want to Know More About Breast Reduction Surgery in Pasadena, CA?

The first step of any breast reduction journey is a consultation with a board-certified surgeon to determine your candidacy for the procedure. Dr. Taylor is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Pasadena who specializes in breast reduction and wants to help women feel comfortable and confident in their bodies.

To learn more about breast reduction and your options in Pasadena, CA, call Taylor Plastic Surgery Center at (626) 577-7730 or fill out our online contact form. If you’re ready for your breast reduction, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Taylor to begin the process.

Thomas S. Taylor, MD, FACS

The Aesthetic Society American Society of Plastic Surgery Fellow American College of Surgeons American Board of Plastic Surgery ABMS MOC American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

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