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Breast Lift and Breast Reduction

breast lift & breast reductionBreast Lift Surgery

When addressing breast concerns I feel there are two keys  question that must be answered up front.

1. are you happy with the breast volume?

2 are you happy with the breast position/shape?

These are two very different issues and should be addressed separately.  For example – I have seen many women over the years who wanted a lifted breast and instead received a large implant – yes the implant will fill out the extra skin – however if extra volume is the primary desire she will not be happy with the outcome.  It is important to understand what a breast augmentation and/or a breast lift can do for you.

Breast Augmentation

When addressing volume we have techniques to both reduce the amount (reduction) and well as augmentation with Breast Implants or Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation.

Breast Lift Surgery

Only after the volume issue is addressed can you address the position of the breast, which is just as important.  Ptosis,  or sagging of the breast, must be addressed if an implant is being placed.  Excess skin could allow the breast to hang off the implant creating a significant deformity.  Breast lift procedures can be done with or without volume augmentation.  Breast lift with an implant will address the excess skin only.  Breast lift without an implant will first rearrange the breast architecture (creating a more round and protruding breast) then will remove the excess skin.

Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reductions are typically performed for one of two reasons: A perceived abundance of breast tissue with a cosmetic desire for a smaller breast  or for improvement in quality of life. Women with proportionally large breasts can suffer from a variety of issues such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches, rashes & grooves in the shoulder.  It is also common to have difficulty finding clothing that fits and appropriate fitting support garments and therefore difficulty exercising.  Many women also report feeling self conscience about their breast size.

Breast reduction surgery procedure  not only reduces the volume and the weight of the breast, but also lifts the breasts into a higher and tighter position.  This will not only result in a cosmetically improved breast but will offload the neck, shoulder and back, thus improving the discomfort.

 Post operative patients typically report being thrilled with their improved quality of life, reduction in pain and increase in activity.  Breast reduction can be an important first step in helping women maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.  I feel it is important to note that if you desire reduction in volume you will get a lifted breast during the reduction procedure as well.

Breast Rejuvenation Surgeon

Plastic surgeon Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez MD is an accomplished breast rejuvenation surgeon.  She has more than 7 years experience performing complex breast reconstruction procedures at a major teaching hospital.  Please make a free consultation with Dr. Hix-Hernandez to discuss your breast rejuvenation needs.
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