Does a Breast Lift Reduce Size?
If you’re considering breast lift surgery to raise your breasts higher and restore the perky, upturned tilt of your breasts, you may be wondering about the details, especially when it comes to the changes a breast lift procedure may cause when it comes to the size of your breasts.
When is it time for a breast lift?
Having a breast lift is a personal decision for every woman. However, there are some general signs that indicate a breast lift might be the right procedure. Women who do not plan to have more children and who are seeing loose, sagging, or elongated breasts, a loss of the perky, youthful look, and downward-pointing or drooping nipples may be ready for a breast lift.
What happens during a breast lift procedure?
During a breast lift procedure, your surgeon will start with an incision. There are various incision types for this treatment, including the following:
circumareolar, which follows around the outside of the areolae
“lollipop incision,” which encircles the areola and descends vertically down the breast to the crease at the case of the breast
anchor, the same pattern as the lollipop incision that also includes a further incision across the crease at the base of the breast.
The incision is used to remove unnecessary skin and tissue to restore ideal breast shape and contours and to achieve the desired perkiness and upward tilt of the breasts. At the same time, the areolae may be reduced and the nipples newly placed to point attractively upward.
Does the breast lift procedure reduce the size of the breasts?
During a breast lift, because of the tissue and skin that is removed, the breasts are typically reduced by one full bra size or cup, but the reduction in size is somewhat misleading. The loss of excess skin is not as significant in terms of breast cup volume, but it is more focused on providing a more comfortable fit in a bra.
Excess skin and sagging breast tissue require a larger cup size to support the breasts. Eliminating this unwanted tissue naturally reduces the cup size. For women with larger breasts, this change may be an additional benefit of a breast lift. For women who have smaller breasts and do not want to lose cup size at all, breast implants or a fat transfer breast augmentation may be included in your breast lift to give you the larger, shapely results you want.
Your breast lift with Dr. Wirth
Breast procedures require the eye of an artist and meticulous precision. A breast lift, including possible augmentation to complement the procedure, should result in a perfect balance in terms of size, a shapely lift, and perky bounce. Dr. Garrett Wirth is known for creating harmonious, beautiful results for women. As a board-certified plastic surgeon who uses modern, industry-leading techniques, he specializes in breast procedures, bringing his experience and expertise to every procedure, including devising unique recovery methods to help minimize downtime and achieve the appealing, youthful breasts they have always wanted.