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Your breasts can play a pivotal role in how you feel about your appearance – especially once you take your bra off.  If you’re feeling disappointed in how they look – or they’re actually causing you physical pain – you might be considering a breast lift or breast reduction.

Whether you’re growing older, recently had a baby, or are just unhappy with the general appearance of your breasts, a breast lift or breast reduction can help you achieve your desired results.  But before you can undergo one of these procedures, it’s vital to understand the difference between the two – and how to tell which procedure is right for you.

Many women experience saggy breast tissue as they age or go through a pregnancy. However, there are a few questions you can ask yourself to help determine whether a breast lift or reduction is best for you.

Signs You Might Need a Breast Lift

For women with sagging breasts, a breast lift is the best option to correct this drooping.  A breast lift is a procedure that’s meant to make breasts look perkier; it can also be combined with augmentation for a more shapely appearance.

So how do you know if you need a breast lift?  Take a look at these signs:

  • You’re unhappy with the appearance of your breasts whenever you take off your bra
  • You’ve recently breastfed or have lost weight, and your breasts are sagging
  • You’re getting older, which is causing your breasts to droop

If any of the above sound familiar, a breast lift can help correct these aesthetic issues.  The procedure won’t make your breasts smaller, but it will lift them up. However, if you wanted to go bigger a lift can be combined with an augmentation.

Signs You Might Need a Breast Reduction

A breast reduction is exactly that – a procedure that’s used to reduce the size of the breasts.  During this surgical treatment, excessive breast tissue is removed, and the remaining breasts are lifted and reshaped for a natural-looking result.  You may need a breast reduction if you’ve encountered the following:

  • Back, neck, or shoulder pain from your breasts
  • Rashes underneath your breasts
  • You feel like your breasts are far too large

Interested in learning more about these two procedures?  Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Heather Rocheford at Rocheford Plastic Surgery in Woodbury, MN today.  Rocheford Plastic Surgery serves the greater St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota areas. Call 651-739-1100 to learn more.Breast LifMinneapoli

Patient Resources

Whether a new or returning patient, we have plenty of resources to either help you get started or learn more about the procedure process. From patient forms to blogs, we have all the resources you’ll need to prepare yourself for your appointment.

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