What is the Difference Between a Breast Reduction Vs Breast Lift

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Sagging and volume reduction due to pregnancy and breastfeeding, massive weight loss, or natural aging of many large breasts causes discomfort, pain, and insecurity, which can cause dissatisfaction in many women regarding their breast appearance. However, through breast reduction and breast lift surgery, the breast can improve the appearance and comfort of the breast. 

In this blog, we will know their differences  between breast reduction vs breast lift and what options should be considered according to the individual condition.

Breast Reduction vs Breast Lift: Understanding the Basics

Breast reduction

Breast reduction or mammoplasty surgery removes excessive fat, tissues, and skin and reduces the size and volume of overly large breasts. It alleviates discomfort associated with a heavy chest and enhances confidence and self-confidence.

Breast lift

Breast lift or mastopexy is performed for countering saggy or droopy breasts (breast ptosis) and focuses on lifting, reshaping, and repositioning the breast, creating a youthful and perky look.

Key differences: Breast lift vs reduction

Breast liftBreast reduction
The primary purpose of breast lift is to lift, contour, and reshape the breasts to enhance their overall appearance.The primary purpose of breast reduction is to decrease breast size, alleviate physical discomfort, and improve proportions.
Existing tissues and skin are tightened, repositioned, or reshaped to adjust and maintain breast volume.Excessive fat, tissues, and skin are removed to reduce breast volume.
Nipples and areola are also often refinedto get a more enhanced look. Reshaping or refining the areola and repositioning the nipples to get proportional, natural, and aesthetically pleasing results.
Donut-shaped (periareolar) or lollipop incision patterns are used for contouring and reshaping results on less noticeable scars.Typically, anchor-shaped patterns or vertical incision patterns remove excessive tissue and skin, resulting in extensive scars.
Best for those struggling with sagging breasts and want to store youthful and contoured shape.Suitable for those facing significant pain and problems because of overly large breasts.

Note: Lastly, the surgeon will examine your breasts and decide the best suitable incision type for you- based on your requirements.

Which procedure is right for you?

Breast reduction vs breast lift - Dr Hasan Ali Dubai

Deciding between breast reduction and breast lift is consulting a surgeon who will address your concerns, your needs, and what outcome you expect and help you to make decisions tailored to your specific circumstance.

Consider breast reduction surgery when:

If you suffer from chronic back pain, shoulder or neck pain, and rashes underneath the breastfold because of large breasts.

When breasts are too large in proportion to their body size

Breast size becomes a barrier to body movement or stops you from enjoying an active lifestyle.

Consider breast lift when:

If you have saggy breasts due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, aging, weight loss, and Hereditary reasons.

The areolas of the breast are stretched out or misshapen.

Saggy breasts give you an old appearance, and you want to regenerate them and enjoy a sculpted, higher, firmer, tight-shaped breast.

Combining breast reduction and breast lift for the best result

Women with large and saggy breasts have some of the same concerns, and both conditions impact a woman’s physical problems and self-esteem. Combining breast lift and reduction can give optimal results, relieve the pain and heaviness of large breasts, and rejuvenate breasts, giving them a full look.

Are breast enhancement surgeries safe?

Yes, breast enhancement surgeries such as breast lifts and breast reduction are generally safe.

Like any surgical procedure, there is a minor infection risk and potential complications.

A well-informed, collaborative approach and following post-operative surgery instructions can help ensure a safe and satisfactory outcome.

Consult Hasan Surgery for breast lift and breast reduction surgery

Hasan Surgery is a state-of-the-art surgery clinic in Dubai. Founded by Dr. Hasan Ali, an accomplished plastic surgeon specializing in reconstructive and aesthetic surgeries.

He has 20+ years of experience and performed 10,000 surgeries worldwide in Dubai, London, Karachi, and Riyadh.

At Hasan Surgery, doctors are masters of advanced body contouring and 3D/4D contouring procedures and use the latest technology for breast lift and breast reduction surgery and fantastic results with minimal scarring and low recovery time.