What’s the Difference?

Plastic surgery can be confusing. There are many different names of procedures, and terms can be used interchangeably. And don’t all dermal fillers do the same thing, anyway? It turns out that because the terminology is so loose, many people do not understand the difference between procedures. Dr. Jack Peterson works to educate patients looking for plastic surgery in Topeka.

Two procedures that are often confused are the breast-reduction and breast-lift surgeries. Both of these procedures are excellent options for women who want to alter the appearance of their breasts, but they are two very different surgeries.

The Breast Reduction

The breast-reduction procedures, also known as the reduction mammoplasty, is an ideal procedure for women who want to reduce their breast size significantly. The breast-reduction procedure can help make heavy breasts lighter by taking out unwanted fat, tissue and excess skin to reduce breast size.

Women who seek out the breast-reduction procedure often do so because their heavy breasts are causing physical problems and pain in their neck, back or shoulders. Other women want smaller breasts to feel less self-conscious or to fit better in their clothes.

The Breast-Lift

The breast-lift procedure, also known as a mastopexy surgery, is a procedure that lifts sagging breasts and gives them a more youthful appearance. This procedure is especially beneficial for women who have seen changes in their breasts due to age, pregnancy, breastfeeding and weight loss. The breast-lift procedure can leave the breasts looking smaller after the surgery, even though the surgery does not remove any breast tissue – it just removes and tightens excess skin.

Women who choose the breast-lift procedure often do so after struggling with feelings of self-consciousness and insecurity because of sagging or drooping breasts. Other women want the procedure to correct nipple position and breast unevenness.

How Do You Choose the Procedure That Is Best for You?

This depends entirely on your personal goals for your breasts and your desired final appearance. Call Dr. Jack Peterson today at 785-234-9000 for more information and to schedule a consultation to talk about which procedure will give you the look you want.