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You may have heard of breast reduction and lift as separate surgical solutions to overly large or sagging breasts. They work differently to reshape and improve the appearance of a woman’s breasts. But have you heard about them combined? Let us find out how breast reduction and lift work to adequately address your breast problems, how it is performed, and what to expect after this surgical combination.


What is breast reduction?

Also known as reduction mammoplasty/mammaplasty, breast reduction is the surgical procedure that removes excess breast tissue, fat, and skin to reduce the size of the breasts. This method can make your breasts look smaller and proportioned to your body build.


What is a breast lift?

Mastopexy, or more commonly known as a breast lift, is the cosmetic surgical procedure that repositions sagging and pendulous breasts to a higher position on the chest to make them look youthful and perky.



Breast reduction or Breast lift: Which suits me better?

The answer to this mainly depends on your personal need. For instance, if you have sagging, droopy, and pendulous breasts and you want to make them look youthful, mastopexy or breast lift is the procedure for you. However, if you have excessively huge breasts that are already posing problems to your posture, comfort, and confidence, then a breast reduction may address your issue.


Breast reduction and lift: When do I need it?

A combination of a breast reduction and lift may sound uncanny at first, but your surgeon may well explain the purpose of this combination should you need them. In situations where you have sagging, overly-large breasts, this combination may work best for you. You see, breast reduction alone can reduce the size of your breasts, but it cannot reposition them as accurately as a mastopexy would. Likewise, breast lifts can remove excess breast skin to pull your breasts up your chest, but this procedure would be deemed useless if you still have big heavy breasts as they will again gradually sag and droop. The combination of these procedures ensures that the position, proportion, and size of your breasts are corrected.


Breast reduction and lift: The benefits

Aside from getting better results from combining breast reduction and lift compared to having them separately, here are additional benefits you can expect with this surgical blend.

Faster recovery. Since the two procedures are combined and done in one setting, you can expect that the recovery period is cut short compared to performing them separately in different settings.

Lower cost. Breast reduction in Australia can cost between $5000 to $15000, depending on the surgeon, hospital, technique, and location where you want your surgery to take place. Mastopexy can have a price tag ranging from $3000 to $12000; the considerations are the same as that of breast reduction. Combining these two procedures will ensure lower costs as the variables affecting the expenses are also as one. You can expect that the value of this surgical combination may range from $6000 to $12000.

Less anaesthesia used. Because the operation is performed in one setting, your exposure to anaesthesia and getting risks from anaesthesia use are also lessened.


It is always best to discuss all your concerns to your plastic surgeon of choice. He is the only reliable person to give you advice and other recommendation with regard to your breast dilemmas and how to solve them using the appropriate measures.

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