Board Certification: American Board of Plastic Surgery
Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, Fellowship in Aesthetic Surgery

Breast Lift VS. Breast Reduction: Which Procedure Is Right For You? 

Breast Lift VS. Breast Reduction: Which Procedure is Right For you Intro

Cosmetic breast procedures have become increasingly popular, offering individuals the opportunity to enhance their physical appearance and boost their self-confidence. The three main categories of breast procedures are augmentations (making the breasts larger), reductions (making the breasts smaller), and breast lifts or mastopexies (raising the height of the nipple and/or reshaping the breast tissue). Some procedures combine portions of these operations into a single cosmetic surgery.

There is some confusion regarding breast reductions and mastopexies. Patients often come to me requesting a breast reduction when they actually are describing a mastopexy and vice versa. While both involve alterations to the breasts, they serve distinct purposes and cater to unique patient needs. Let’s delve into the nuances that differentiate mastopexy and breast reduction.