When having a breast reduction procedure, does a lift come standard with it, or is that something you have to ask for along with reduction?
Thank you for your questions. When a breast reduction is performed, it also involves a lift so the nipples are placed back into the correct anatomical position.
Yes. The reduction procedure also reduces the skin envelope so that the breasts are "perkier."
The purpose of the reduction is to make the breast smaller and make it look better. The lift is part of the reduction and inseparable. Visit a local plastic surgeon for a consultation.
Breast reduction surgery removes excess breast tissue and reshapes the contour of the breasts so that they are smaller and perkier. It is possible to do a breast reduction and lift with a minimal scar technique and can also be done as an outpatient procedure under twilight sedation. It's important to be sure expectations are realistic and you have an understanding of the commitment needed for the healing process. Make sure that you understand the nature of your surgery, the recovery process, and that you feel comfortable and emotionally ready to make these changes to your body. A breast lift raises droopy breasts from one to several inches and excess skin is removed. It is not a procedure done for reducing breast size, but for reshaping and lifting saggy breasts. I suggest making an appointment with a board certified plastic surgeon who can explain in detail to you what your options are.