Generally speaking, yes: a breast lift is a necessary step of the breast reduction process. Due to the effects of gravity over time, the skin of overly-large breasts begins to sag more rapidly than smaller breasts. While sagging may not be as evident while breasts are at their largest, it becomes more pronounced once the necessary breast tissue has been removed.
Fortunately, by combining a breast lift with breast reduction surgery, you can achieve the benefits of both procedures while only being in the operating room once. During breast reduction, Dr. Bogue removes excess skin and breast tissue, then raises the nipple to a higher, more youthful and attractive position. This creates smaller, lighter breasts that are lifted on the chest.
What Can a Breast Reduction Achieve?
Breast reduction can achieve more than simply reducing the size of your breasts, it has the potential to change your entire figure, posture, and quality of life. Breast reduction can:
- Eliminate the weight of excessively large breasts
- Alleviate symptoms caused by overly large breasts, such as shoulder pain, back pain, skin irritation and physical limitations
- Improve the size, shape, and position of the breasts
Overly-large breasts can cause pain, embarrassment, and limit your physical activity and wardrobe choices. Breast reduction surgery can provide a comfortable and attractive breast size while alleviating the back, neck, and shoulder pain associated with large, heavy breasts.
Is Breast Reduction Right for Me?
If you are unhappy with the appearance and discomfort of excessively large breasts, breast reduction may be your ideal solution. Typically, good breast reduction candidates:
- Have fully-developed breasts
- Are in good overall health
- Do not smoke
- Have realistic expectations for their results
The best way to determine if breast reduction is right for you is to meet personally with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Bogue in a, no-obligation consultation. During your initial consult, Dr. Bogue will discuss your goals, review your medical history, and assess your candidacy for surgery. Together, you will develop a customized plan that is tailored specifically for you.
Call Our Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon Today
If you are considering breast reduction surgery, call 561-886-1000 today to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Bogue. We welcome patients from the Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Fort Lauderdale areas of Florida.