Women who are interested in improving their appearance by addressing the breasts may be confused by the various procedures that can be performed. With breast augmentation, breast lifts, and breast reductions, women may be unsure as to the plastic surgery best needed to achieve the results they desire. With Dr. Ellen Mahony, women can speak to a professional bout their body desires and determine the most appropriate solution to reach their goals. In many cases, women may be considering breast reductions and breast lifts without fully understanding their purpose.
What is a breast lift?
A breast lift is a procedure used to reposition the breasts higher up on the chest when sagging and drooping are a concern. This often happens over time as the elasticity of the breast tissue is stretched, causing the breasts to droop and even point downward. With a breast lift, breast tissue is removed, the skin is tightened, and in many cases, the nipples and areola are adjusted to a more natural and youthful position.
What is breast reduction?
Breast reduction is often done for women who have emotional or physical limitations due to the size of their breasts. Breast reductions are often done for those who have neck, shoulder, and back pain from the weight of their breasts on the front of the body. Women also choose to have breast reduction if they are uncomfortable with the size of their breasts, are limited in the activities they can pursue due to their breast size, or if they have trouble finding clothing that fits them properly due to their breast size.
Breast lift vs. breast reduction
Why would a patient choose one over the other? Interestingly enough, a breast reduction is often done in conjunction with a breast lift. This is because the removal of the excess breast tissue can leave behind excess skin that needs to be accounted for when reconstructing the breasts afterwards. Many patients will have a breast lift completed at the same time as their reduction to achieve the best results.
Call Dr. Ellen Mahony today
Westport, CT area women considering the benefits of plastic surgery for their breasts are welcome to book a consultation visit with our doctor to learn more. Our team is available to help patients at the office at 131 Kings Highway North and can book an appointment by calling (203) 221-0102.