Breast Lift or Breast Reduction – Which Surgery Should I Choose?
In general, women with large, heavy breasts may previously found that a Breast Lift was not the right procedure for them. Traditional Breast Lifts do not last forever, as the effects of gravity on the body take their toll, causing drooping or sagging of the breasts (breast ptosis) to recur over time. This effect is exaggerated in women having a larger breast size (generally, larger than a D-cup). Other factors such as genetics, age, weight fluctuations, pregnancy and breastfeeding, excessive sun exposure, and a history of smoking can also reduce the lifetime of the cosmetic benefits from a Breast Lift. However, the advanced Breast Lift technique used by Dr.Jugenburg, in combination with the use of permanent Gore-Tex sutures to support the remolded breast tissue, may have the possibility of greatly extending the life of a Breast Lift in suitable patients.
If you are having problems with your back, shoulders or neck as a result of your large breasts, you may benefit more from having a Breast Reduction, with the additional cosmetic benefit of the lifting effect that this procedure will create. You may also find that if a Breast Reduction is required due to the problems you are experiencing, health insurance (OHIP) will cover the cost of your procedure. However, OHIP will not cover the Liposuction that Dr. Jugenburg also performs on the breast fat during a Breast Reduction procedure.
A simple way to determine which procedure is right for you is therefore:
If you are happy with the size of your breasts, particularly if your breasts are not abnormally large, and want to improve your breast sagging, have a Breast Lift.