When it comes to breast enhancements, the first thing that comes to mind is a breast augmentation. Granted that it is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures, some women have other things in mind for the future of their bust – such as repositioning and breast reduction.
Here rises a need to distinguish breast lift and breast reduction, two procedures that lift and reshape breasts but does so with fundamentally different end goals – the former primarily for aesthetic improvement and the latter for the reduction of the size and weight of the breasts.
What is a Breast Lift and Who Should Get It?
Breast Lift, or mastopexy in technical parlance, involves lifting the breast to carve a more precise figure that maintains its youthful plumpness and shape. It makes the breasts raised and firm by taking out excess skin and tightening the tissue around it for that coveted contour.
Women who have nipples that fall below their breasts or point downward are likely candidates for this surgery. It is also recommended for women who would like to reposition their bust to improve their overall shape and silhouette. There are also convenience and health issues that could be addressed by a breast lift, such as sagging skin or rashes and irritation around your breast area.
What is a Breast Reduction and Who Should Get It?
A reduction mammoplasty or breast reduction surgery will reduce your breast size by removing excess breast tissue, skin, and fat. This will also lift your breast and ease the heaviness you are carrying up front, making it easier for you to move around.
This surgery is ideal for women who feel that their breasts are too large relative to their frame, or excessively heavy that they sometimes experience issues with posture. This could lead to further and persistent inconveniences such as pain in your shoulder, neck or back. Some women are even restricted from performing certain physical activities or wearing clothing due to their big bust size. If you are experiencing these, then the breast reduction procedure is the answer to all your woes.