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Does a Breast Lift Make Your Breasts Smaller?

Breast lift surgery, or “mastopexy,” is one of the most sophisticated procedures to address signs of aging in the breasts, such as skin inelasticity, excess glandular tissue, and an overall loss of support. By removing redundant fat, skin, and tissue causing ptosis (or drooping), mastopexy can provide a firmer and younger-looking breast profile. That said, some patients wonder whether the removal of excess tissue adjunctively results in a smaller breast size. A breast lift does not significantly decrease the proportions of the breasts; rather, the procedure seeks to improve changes in the breasts caused by the natural aging process, such as flat or elongated breast contours.

While the main objective of a breast lift is not to obtain a smaller breast size, the procedure is designed to achieve many other goals, including:

  • Tighter, more youthful breast shape
  • Firmer, rejuvenated breast contours
  • Reduced sagging and ptosis (drooping)
  • More proportional nipple-areolar complexes, if necessary

For those who want a lighter and more proportional breast size due to the burdens of living with large, heavy breasts, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani also performs breast reduction. This procedure includes a “lifting” effect to some extent and can provide patients with some of the rejuvenative benefits unique to mastopexy. On the other hand, individuals concerned about losing breast volume from a breast lift can opt to complement their procedure with implant placement to restore a rounder, firmer, and fuller breast shape. Don’t hesitate to inquire about a breast lift with implants if you’re interested in undergoing a combined augmentation-mastopexy procedure.

Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani can reshape your breast contours and correct sagging to obtain a more youthful, rounded appearance. Contact The Aesthetic Surgery Centre to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani, or to speak with a friendly member of our office.