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

When it comes to being confident in your body, your breasts likely play a large role. Especially if they are not the shape or size you desire, you may not be happy with your overall appearance of your chest. Fortunately, you do not have to simply accept your breasts as they are. Today, there are several plastic surgery procedures designed to help you address your needs.

What is a Breast Reduction?

For some women, the size of their breasts can cause back, neck or shoulder pain, difficulty exercising, challenges in finding clothes that properly fit, and more inconveniences on a daily basis. In this case, a breast reduction can reduce the volume and size of the breasts, making them more manageable and improving a woman’s quality of life. This surgery can take anywhere from two to four hours, is performed under general anesthesia, and is designed to meet your specific needs and desired outcome.  

What is a Breast Lift?

Also known as mastopexy, a breast lift tightens and reshapes the breast tissue so that the breasts are perkier and younger looking. This surgery does not increase the size of the breast but works with the existing breast to restore shape and firmness. In all, the surgery can take anywhere from two to three hours and is performed under general anesthesia. Recovery is different for each person, and you can expect to be back at your everyday activities within 7 – 14 days.

Which One to Choose?

Ultimately, when making a choice regarding the surgery that will best suit your needs, you should keep your goals in mind. If you are looking to decrease the size of your breasts, a breast reduction can help. Conversely, if you would like your breasts to look the same size but lifted, a breast lift may be right for you.

Even after you have an idea of what you want, the best way to determine which procedure is best suited to your body is to schedule a consultation. At Buffalo Plastic Surgery, Dr. Tamara D. Dawli has helped countless women throughout the Western New York area reclaim the size and shape of their breasts, boost their confidence, and feel better about their bodies. We are here to help. Contact us today to set up your consultation.



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