Should I Get A Breast Reduction Or A Breast Lift?

If your breasts are sagging, you may be considering a breast reduction, like many of our Maryland patients. However, based on your individual goals, a breast lift may be a more appropriate solution.
How do you decide which procedure is right for you? The short answer: discuss your aesthetic goals with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Chiaramonte. During your initial consultation, Dr. Chiaramonte will work to understand your ultimate hopes and expectations, asses your current situation and physical attributes, and recommend a solution that best matches your needs.

In the meantime, learn as much as you can about each option, so you can enter your consultation with a basic understanding of the procedures, and a list of appropriate questions to ask.  Basically, the biggest difference between a breast reduction and a breast lift is that one procedure will both lift and reduce the size of your breasts, while the other will simply lift your beasts to a more youthful position.

  • Breast Reduction: If your breasts are heavy and causing you back pain, discomfort or skin irritation, a breast reduction can offer relief and in some cases, possibly be covered by insurance.
  • Breast Lift: This procedure may be right for you if your breasts are sagging, but you have no desire to change their sizes. However, many patients hope to increase their breasts’ volume in addition to raising their position and opt to combine breast augmentation with a breast lift.

The most important step to deciding if a breast reduction or lift is best for you is to consult with Dr. Chiraramonte. We usually recommend you are finished having children before either procedure, because pregnancy impacts your breasts’ shape, volume and skin elasticity.

If you are considering a tummy tuck in Maryland, please contact Bella Cosmetic Surgery today by completing the form on this page, or by calling 301-567-6767 to schedule an appointment. Dr. Chiaramonte serves patients from Northern Virginia and Washington D.C.

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