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Can a breast lift reduce the size of one breast to match the cup size of the other breast?

Q:

I have one breast a cup size larger than the other.  I want to have a breast lift.  Will this procedure correct this and reduce the larger breast?

A:

A breast lift by itself will not correct the difference in your two sides.  However, if the smaller breast is the size you would like to be, then a lift of the smaller side and a small reduction (which also provides a breast lift) will take care of the problem.  If, however, the larger size is the size you wish to be, then you will need a small breast augmentation of the smaller side together with the lift.

A:

Anticipate a 1/2 to 1 cup size reduction in breast size with a Breast lift.  The smaller breast will likely determine your final cup size.  Your surgeon most likely will be able to reduce the larger breast to a similar size/shape as the smaller breast.  Express your concerns to your surgeon before your surgery.  If he/she does not address them, then consider a consult with one of the many members of the ASAPS.

Best,

 

Gary R. Culbertson, MD, FACS

A:

Correction of breast asymmetries:

One can correct breast asymmetries with either a modified breast lift or breast augmentation depending on the nature of the problem. This requires the expertise of a board certified plastic surgeon with expertise in breast surgery as this can be difficult to accomplish.

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