Breast Reduction and Lift
When most people think about breast surgery, the things that come to mind are vanity and insecurity. While insecurity is a common trait that is brought on by inadequacies of the body, vanity is not necessarily the driving force for all plastic surgery procedures. Women who have disproportionately large breasts often experience back, neck, and shoulder pain. The problem is compounded by bras that are usually not up to the task. They can dig into the shoulders and back as a result of all the weight.
As much as women do prefer a well-endowed chest, there is a limit to the practicality of it. Some women simply have breasts that are too large compared to the rest of their bodies. Such breasts can draw unwanted attention from others and cause stereotypes to be applied. For these women, a breast reduction and lift could improve their lives considerably.
A breast reduction and lift should not be confused with a traditional breast reduction. In the traditional surgery, large amounts of breast tissue are removed from the chest and the remaining tissue is molded into a new shape. A breast reduction and lift attempts to fix the problem of large breasts by achieving the reduction through the process of a breast lift. The idea is that the large breast can be consolidated into a more compact and firm shape by removing some breast skin and only a nominal amount of breast tissue.
The best choice
Though a breast reduction and lift may not be for everyone, it's an attractive option for women with breasts that are not excessively large but only disproportionate to the rest of their body. For large-volume changes to the breast size, a traditional breast reduction is still the best choice.
Most patients walk away with a sense of relief from their burdens. Smaller, more compact bosoms can be a huge boost of self-confidence for women with disproportionately large breasts. Though a breast reduction and lift can't necessarily reduce the weight of the breast, it definitely shifts the positioning of the breast tissue through the action of a lift. The result can often be that the woman's center of gravity is raised, alleviating many back, shoulder, and neck pain problems.
Smaller breasts can also help a woman fit better in clothes and bras where previously they had nothing but hassles.
Talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon today to discuss your goals and expectations. If you've suffered from breasts that are large enough to give you trouble, it may be time to think about a reduction and a lift. Simply call the number at the top of this page or fill out the form below and someone will help you answer all of your questions and even schedule a consultation with a board certified surgeon if you wish.