Breast Reduction vs Breast Uplift

If you are looking to reposition, reduce and/or reshape your natural breasts without the use of implants then you may be starting to look at possible Breast Reduction or Breast Lift procedures.

Breast reduction and a breast uplift are actually fairly similar. In many cases, they both require similar incisions known as the anchor. The anchor pattern is when the incision goes around the areola and then runs from the bottom portion of the areola to the fold under the breast known as the inframammary fold.

There are of course differences between the procedures though and which one you should be choosing generally comes down to what you want you desired result to look like.

What is a breast reduction?
A breast reduction is when excess fat and tissue are removed from your breast. This is often performed to give patients permanent relief from the discomfort caused by having large breasts. The procedure can also be performed to correct large sagging breasts too.

The result of a breast reduction is smaller, lifted breasts.

How do I know if breast reduction is for me?
When it comes to deciding if breast reduction is suitable for you, ask yourself the following questions;

  • Are my breasts limiting my physical activity?
  • Am I unhappy with having breasts that are too large?
  • Do I experience irritation underneath my breasts?
  • Are my breasts causing me neck, back and/or shoulder pain?

If you find yourself answering yes to at least one of the questions then a breast reduction is likely to be the best choice for you.

What is a breast uplift?
Breast uplift, also known as a lift or mastopexy is a procedure designed to improve the shape of your natural breasts if they are sagging. The procedure can also be performed to correct breast asymmetry, tuberous breasts and the position of your nipples.

The volume of your breast should remain unchanged in a breast uplift procedure however they may appear smaller due to the change in position. Only the breast skin tissue is removed rather than the breast fat and your end result should be a perkier bust.

How do I know if breast uplift is for me?
When it comes to deciding if breast uplift/mastopexy procedure is suitable for you, ask yourself the following questions;

  • Does one of my breasts droop lower than the other?
  • Do my breasts have a long shape?
  • Do my areolas or nipples point downwards?
  • Do my nipples drop lower than my breast crease?

If you find yourself answering yes to at least one of the questions then breast uplift is likely to be the best choice for you.

The best way to determine what type of surgery you need would be to speak to a surgeon or patient advisor. This way you can share your concerns and let us know what your end goal it for us to be able to determine which surgical procedure/s would be best suited for you.

The Private Clinic

Some of the UK’s most talented and experienced Plastic Surgeons work with us to bring you effective results. Our clinics are located around the UK including; London, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, Buckinghamshire and Northampton.

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,