cosmetic breast surgery

The difference between a breast lift and breast reduction?

While the breast augmentation procedure remains the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure for women both here in the UK and around the world, there are many women who are unhappy with the size, shape or position of the breasts rather than make them bigger and are unsure of what procedure is best suited

What is a breast reduction?

A breast reduction, technically known as a reduction mammoplasty, is best suited to women who have overly large breasts for their frame, which are causing them discomfort or distress. Mr Alan Park will remove excess breast skin, fat and glandular tissue to instantly reduce the size of the breasts.

What is a breast lift?

Breast lift surgery, known as a mastopexy, is a cosmetic surgery procedure which lifts breasts which have sagged due to weight fluctuations, the effects of breastfeeding or as a result of the ageing process. Sagging, excess skin is removed and the breast tissue can be reshaped to produce a more youthful and pleasing appearance.

What are the similarities and differences between the two cosmetic breast surgery procedures?

Both cosmetic breast surgery procedures reshape and elevate the breasts, but a breast uplift will not significantly reduce the size or weight of the breasts as little to no glandular breast tissue is removed. During both procedures, your surgeon will reshape, resize and reposition the nipples if necessary.

Deciding on the best procedure for you is a case of determining how you feel about your breasts. Do they feel too large for your body or too heavy? Are they affecting your posture or causing your shoulder, neck or back pain? Does their size limit your choice of clothing or what physical activities you can do?

Alternatively, is it the case that you feel your nipples are sitting too low on the breast or pointing downwards? Are you unhappy with the where your breasts are positioned on your chest wall? Do you often find you have a rash or irritation underneath or between your breasts?

These are the concerns you will discuss in full during your cosmetic breast surgery consultation with Mr Park and he can then advise you on whether a breast lift or breast reduction is the most suitable procedure for you. If you’d like to arrange a cosmetic surgery consultation, please call 01926 436341 to speak to one of Mr Park’s team.