Breasts complement a woman’s natural beauty. Unlike in men, breasts in women are private and signify sexual beauty. They occur in different sizes and shapes. If you are unhappy with your breast shape or size, you can make changes to get the breasts you love. For bigger and sagging breasts, you can have a breast reduction and a breast lift to enhance your breast shape and appearance. The Upper East Side breast lift and breast reduction specialist Eric Cha, MD, can help you achieve your preferred breast size and shape. Here is what you should know about breast lift and reduction procedures.
What are breast lifts and reduction?
They include techniques to resize and reshape your breasts according to your cosmetic goals. The breasts may become extra large and sag from different factors such as aging or pregnancy. The two breast procedures eliminate excess fat and tighten the skin to lift the breasts higher.
Your provider conducts a thorough consultation to assess your medical history and health. They also discuss your goals to ensure they are realistic. Your provider helps you decide whether a breast lift, breast reduction, or both will meet your preferences.
Who can benefit from a breast lift and reduction?
Anyone may be a good candidate for a breast lift and reduction procedure. However, it would be best if you were healthy and a nonsmoker. A breast lift and reduction may benefit you if you have sagging breasts, asymmetrical breasts, or down-turned nipples.
In addition, a breast lift and reduction may benefit you if you experience discomfort with your breast size or back or neck pain due to heavy breast weight.
Your provider looks into your breasts to develop specific surgical techniques to meet your targeted cosmetic goals. They also include the type and location of the incision they will make.
What are the incision options for a breast lift and reduction?
Your provider makes specific cuts on specific locations during the procedure to achieve your desired goals.
These incisions follow the outline of your areola, which is circular. Scars from periareolar incisions blend in with your nipple.
Your surgeon makes incisions along the lower portion of your breasts.
The incisions travel down the breast to the areola, around the nipple, and across the breast crease.
Your provider removes excess fat, breast tissue, and skin after making the incision to achieve your desired outcome. They may sometimes use liposuction to extract the unwanted fat.
What to expect during recovery after breast lift and reduction?
After the breast lift and reduction, you wear supportive bandages for several weeks. Your provider may drain out any fluid that may be in your breasts. They give medications to relieve pain or discomfort after the surgery.
You may resume work or your daily activities after a week. However, full recovery may take up to a month. A breast lift and reduction give long-lasting outcomes.
Contact Fifth Ave Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation and learn more about how a breast lift and reduction works.