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When women begin to consider breast enhancement surgeries, they often wonder which one is right for them. A breast lift may be the answer for women who suffer from breasts that sag or droop excessively. If you've been researching this procedure for a while, you may wonder if a breast lift will reduce your size. While many patients of Dr. Zenn's choose to have breast implants placed in combination with a breast lift, your breast size will not necessarily be reduced if you have a breast lift alone.

What Is A Breast Lift?

A breast lift reshapes and lifts a woman's breasts to a more youthful (higher) position on their chest. Body changes like skin elasticity, and volume loss are widespread symptoms that occur with aging that every woman experiences. The continual force of gravity acting on the weight of a woman's breasts, combined with gradual deflation and loss of skin elasticity over time, cause the breasts to sag and droop. Pregnancy, weight fluctuations, genetics, and the natural aging process all contribute to this and can accelerate the process.

Even though a "lifted" breast has the same volume after surgery, the cup size often changes. This is because breasts that sag require a larger cup-sized bra to support the sagging breast and be comfortable. Once the shape of the breast changes due to the lift, with the breast volume staying unchanged, a smaller, more comfortable cup size can be worn.

A breast lift will change the position of your breasts but requires enough volume left in the breast to make your breasts look fuller or rounder. Dr. Zenn will examine you and be able to tell you if there is enough volume to create a more beautiful breast. If there is not, a breast lift would not be reasonable unless volume is added with a breast implant or possibly fat grafting. Dr. Zenn performs breast augmentation or fat grafting at the same surgery as the breast lift. 

Combining A Breast Lift With A Breast Augmentation

Many of Dr. Zenn's patients choose to have a breast augmentation with their breast lift. This allows women to have fuller, often larger or rounder breasts while benefiting from the lifted breast position.

If you choose to have a breast augmentation in conjunction with your breast lift, the number and type of scars will depend on the size of the breast augmentation chosen. Additionally, the degree of nipple elevation desired will play a role where you may have a scar.

During your consultation with Dr. Zenn, be transparent about what size and shape of breast you hope to achieve with surgery. Dr. Zenn will then create an individualized treatment plan to meet your specific needs. He will walk you through the options for implants, placement, and incision types. He will also show you examples of patients with similar breasts to yours and their results to help you decide. Ultimately, Dr. Zenn wants to help you become the best version of yourself. And with his years of experience and skillful precision, he can help you do just that!

Call Zenn Plastic Surgery today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Zenn (919) 480-3885.

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