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Breast Lift vs. Breast Reduction: What You Need to Know

Breast Enhancement in Phoenix, AZWe understand your breasts are important to you and play a huge role in how you feel about yourself on a daily basis. You may be unsatisfied with the appearance of your breasts and have considered looking for a procedure to make them look like your friend’s or an actress’s. With so many breast enhancement procedures on the market today, it’s hard to know which one is right for you. Today, we’re going to help you determine if a breast lift or breast reduction will help you get your perfect breasts.

What is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift is a surgical cosmetic procedure in which extra skin and tissue around the breasts are removed, lifting the breasts into a higher position on the chest. This procedure both raises and firms the breasts while providing them with a more attractive shape and contour. Contrary to popular belief, a breast lift does not change the size or volume of the breast itself because no breast tissue is removed through the process.

What are the Benefits of a Breast Lift?

There are many different benefits to getting a breast lift, including:

  • Repositions breasts higher on the chest
  • Does not dramatically change breast size
  • Discrete, minimal scarring
  • Elevates downward-facing nipples
  • Improves the shape and contour of the breasts
  • Can be performed in conjunction with a breast augmentation for bigger, lifted breasts

What is Breast Reduction?

A breast reduction is also a surgical cosmetic procedure, but unlike a breast lift, a breast reduction changes the size and volume of the breasts. During a breast reduction, Dr. Philpott removes a large amount of breast tissue to make the breasts smaller, shapelier and perkier than before. This procedure is perfect for women who are unhappy with the size and volume of their breast

What are the Benefits of Breast Reduction?

There are many benefits to getting a breast reduction, including:

  • Produces smaller, lighter breasts
  • Improves the shape and contour of the breasts

Is a Breast Lift or Breast Reduction Right for Me?

Choosing between a breast lift and a breast reduction can often be confusing, but let us break it down you. If you’re unhappy with the position of your breasts but are happy with their overall size, a breast lift may be right for you. However, if you’re unhappy with the position of your breasts and wish they were smaller while sitting higher on the chest, a breast reduction may be right for you. If you’re still unsure which procedure will give you the results you’re looking for, come in for a consultation with Dr. Philpott. He’ll sit down with you, listen to your concerns and develop a fully personalized treatment plan based on your overall budget, lifestyle and aesthetic goals.

Let us help you make the decision that can make a positive impact on your life. Contact us today to schedule your one-on-one consultations, so you can get all of your breast enhancement questions answered. If you’re interested in receiving a consultation, but don’t have the ability to come to our office, feel free to take advantage of our online consultations. Perfect for out-of-town patients, our online consultations allow you the opportunity to meet with Dr. Philpott at your convenience.

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