Breast Reduction vs. Breast Lift: Determining What’s Right for You?

Breast Reduction in Atlanta, GAAre you unhappy with the shape, size, or appearance of your breasts? Breasts come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes, and can drastically change in the course of a lifetime due to factors such as genetics, pregnancy, breastfeeding and weight fluctuation. Because there are so many different types of breast surgery options, including breast augmentation, revision breast augmentation, breast implant removal, breast lift, breast reconstruction, and breast reduction, it can difficult to choose which procedure best suits your body and your desires. One of the most common complaints we hear is of sagging breasts due to time and gravity. Women suffering from sagging breasts often find difficulty choosing between a breast reduction or a breast lift. Here’s how to determine which procedure is right for you.

Breast Reduction

Breast reductions are best for women whose breasts sag due to their size. Women with overly large breasts can suffer back pain due to the weight of their breasts. They can also experience discomfort while playing sports or engaging in other physical activity due to the size of their breasts and may have a difficult time fitting into clothes. By reducing breast size, many women feel more confident, happier, and healthier. Breast reduction can improve body proportions, alleviate shoulder and neck pain, and give a slimmer appearance.

Breast Lift

Breast lifts are best for women whose breasts are not necessarily too large, but whose breasts are sagging or drooping. During a breast lift, excess skin is removed and the nipple area is moved upward, so breasts get a fuller, uplifted appearance. Breasts lifts tighten the area around the breast and pull the breasts closer to the chest to restore a youthful look. Both breast reductions and breast lifts are great procedures that leave patients feeling happier and more confident. What works best for you may be different than what works for other women, so the best way to determine the procedure you need is to consult your doctor. Are you ready to restore your confidence? Contact Dr. Killingsworth at Atlanta Aesthetics, serving the Atlanta and Forsyth County areas. Dr. Killingsworth is a double board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body. Our mission is to provide you the best possible results from your medical procedure, and we treat every patient with honesty, respect, and outstanding care in a safe, comfortable setting.