Can a breast lift and reduction be done during one surgery?

My entire life I have had very large breasts. When I was younger it was a nuisance but did get me a lot of attention so I dealt with the negatives. Now that I am older and a mother I would love to reduce the size of my breasts. The pain in my back is unbearable at times. If I do get a reduction, can the doctor do a breast lift with it? I may as well kill 2 birds with 1 stone. Thanks.


F, 37, California

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I have had big breasts all my life. Once I became a wife and a mother, I decided it was high time I did something about it. The solution was a breast reduction. However, considering I am over 40 years old, I was nervous about the prospect of ending up with saggy, unattractive breasts once the surgery was done. I knew I was going to have to get lift surgery to complement the breast reduction. Now, I have always been afraid of going through plastic surgery, and the thought of having to go through it twice was more than I could handle. Thankfully, after doing some research, I learned that, with today's medical advances and technology, it's actually rather simple to have both things done at the same time. Apart from being more convenient, combining both surgeries into one can yield better results and a reduced recovery time.

I completely understand the frustration that you are experiencing. My breasts became very saggy after my pregnancy due to weight gain. The weight of my breasts caused my skin to stretch, and my back was killing me. I wanted to have smaller breasts that they were lifted and youthful. I had a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon who listened to my goals and my concerns. After examining me and reviewing my health history, my surgeon recommended that I have a lift and reduction completed. A breast lift alone wouldn't have given me the perky breasts that I wanted because of the weight of my breast tissue. So, I had both a breast lift and reduction completed in just one surgery.

I have so much more freedom of movement, comfort and style due to the surgery. I exercise more comfortably now, and I wear smaller, tighter clothing because I'm no longer trying to hide large, floppy breasts. I recommend having the surgery completed. My life is changed for the better, and I cannot put into words how happy I am with the results! Ask your surgeon if a dual breast lift and reduction surgery would be best for your situation. I wish you the best of luck and happy surgical results!

Yes, I had a breast lift and a breast reduction done at the same time. I decided to go for it after I was finished having kids. My breasts had always been too heavy for my frame, and after breastfeeding, they were asymmetrical and drooping. During my procedure, my doctor made a few incisions around my areolas and in my breast crease. He removed the unwanted breast tissue, and then reshaped the remaining tissue. The recovery was slow but not very painful (just some swelling), and I the results were definitely worth it. My breasts are now a perky C-cup, and I no longer deal with daily back pain.

I always had full breasts. When I was younger, I was happy with the shape and size of my breasts. That changed as I grew older. My breasts became larger after I had my son. They also started sagging. Over the years, I felt like I was carrying a huge weight on my chest. I also suffered from major back pain. I blamed it on my breasts. I decided it was time to do something about it went to my plastic surgeon to discuss what surgical procedure would help me. He told me he could help me to trim my breast size down. As an added bonus, he would perform a breast lift to deal with my drooping breasts. I was really happy when my procedure was over. My breasts looked perkier again and they no longer weighed me down.

Yes, it is possible to kill 2 birds with 1 stone. I was a size 36 gg from the age of 14 to 25. I'm not sure what was worse: the stares, catcalls or back pain. I remember being a stomach sleeper up until I reached puberty. For a decade, I tried sleeping on my stomach only to wake up in the middle of the night with excruciating pain. I was forced to sleep on my back and sides. Even though these sleep positions were less painful, I had to wear a bra to bed to prevent my breasts from drooping, which also caused pain. I had a breast lift and breast reduction surgery 11 months ago, and now I wonder why I didn't have it done sooner. Not only am I 50 pounds lighter, the breast lift made my breasts go from large raisins to grapefruits. I went in at 8 am on a Tuesday morning, and after about 6 hours, I woke up just sore and groggy, to my surprise. I was home by 7 pm. The next morning, I was not bedridden, and I was walking around doing things on my own.