Will a Breast Reduction Lift Saggy Breast Tissue?

Women who undergo breast reduction surgery (mammoplasty), often do so because they want to get all that excess weight off their chest. Heavy breasts can cause neck and back pain and other health issues, but some women also have to deal with ptosis or droopy breasts along with it. Breast reduction surgery does make the breasts smaller, but will a breast reduction also lift saggy breast tissue?

Breast reduction surgery

The main goal of breast reduction surgery is to reduce the size of the breasts. It is a procedure normally recommend for women with overly large breasts that are causing discomfort. Large breasts are usually a sign of either too much fatty tissue, or glandular breast tissue.

Breast reduction surgery involves the removal of breast fat and tissue. The nipples are also repositioned, and the breasts reshaped.

Will breast reduction lift saggy breast tissue?

Saggy breast tissue is often the result of aging, weight fluctuations, or the effects of pregnancy and breast feeding. While breast reduction can give the breasts a slight lift, it is not intended to lift saggy breast tissue, as that normally requires  breast lift surgery.

Where the breasts settle on the chest wall after breast reduction surgery, depends a lot on the quality of the skin. Women with significant skin laxity and less elastic skin, will experience limited lift after breast reduction surgery.

If your large breasts are causing you physical pain and also affecting your self-esteem, you may want to consider breast reduction surgery.

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