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A 38-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to do both a breast reduction and a breast lift at the same time?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Vitenas
Cosmetic Surgery 40 years experience
Breast Red/Lift: A breast reduction removes breast tissue and extra skin and moves the nipple areolar complex upward. A breast lift usually removes skin with minimall breast tissue removal.
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Surgery - Plastics 57 years experience
Yes: Breast reduction normally results in a "lift" as well bulk removal.
Dr. Marc Polecritti
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: Incisions and approach can be similar. Reductions typically involve lifting the breast as well as weight reduction. Breast lifts reposition and sometimes reshape the breast. Usually little breast weight is removed.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Yes: When a breast reduction is performed, the breast is “automatically” lifted at the same time. These procedures involve removal of redundant or loose breast skin; both of these procedures involve tightening of the breast skin envelope resulting in a higher position of the breasts and nipple/areola complexes on the chest wall. The main difference with breast reduction surgery is change in size.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

When should one do a breast reduction vs breast lift?

4 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Breast Enhancement: If you like the size of your breasts but feel like you have too much skin, you need a breast lift. If you have too much breast tissue (your breast are large and heavy) then you need some breast tissue removed as well. This is called a breast reduction. Most insurance will cover a breast reduction for the related neck and back problems while a breast lift is generally cosmetic and self pay.
Last updated Jul 29, 2015
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