The following information has been prepared to familiarize you with facts about the surgical procedures known as reduction mammoplasty (breast reduction) and mastopexy (breast uplift). You are requested to read this information thoroughly and to discuss any questions which might arise with your surgeon before proceeding with either a breast reduction or an uplift procedure.
Many women feel that their breasts do not match their overall body physique. Change in breast size and contour can occur during menarche, pregnancy or following menopause.
The procedure is artistically designed to create a more youthful and natural shaped breast. In both procedures this involves elevating the nipple/areolar complex from a lower, more droopy position, to a more natural position on the center of the breast mound while keeping all nerved and blood vessel attachments intact to maintain normal sensation, functioning and the ability to breast feed.
In a breast reduction procedure, breast tissue is removed in addition to the excess skin, thus reducing the final volume of the breast while elevating the nipple/areolar complex. In an uplift procedure, skin alone is resected while the nipple/areolar complex is positioned in a more elevated location. Occasionally, the patient may desire a small breast implant at the time of an uplift to improve shape and provide cleavage and fullness.
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*Results may vary due to a number of factors. During your consultation, Dr. Stompro or Dr. Cheng will discuss the results you can expect.