Breast reduction

Q:

I have aged breasts, out of shape. Would I have to have implants if I'm just wanting them smaller?

A:

 Saggy or aged breasts can be lifted to a more appealing appearance with a Mastopexy or a Breast Reduction. What is the Difference? With a Mastopexy one should anticipate a decrease in cup size of 1/2 to 1 cup. With a breast reduction one should anticipate at least two cup size reduction. Mastopexys are cosmetic procedures and usually not a covered service by insurance carriers. Breast reductions can be a covered service by insurance carriers but, each insurance policy is a bit different. Consider a consult with one of the many members of the ASAPS. They are experts in Breast Surgery. Best,

 

Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS

A:

Reduction of breast size does not necessitate the need for placement of breast implants.  However, with a lift (mastopexy) or reduction alone, the upper portion of the breasts may still appear to be flat or a little scooped out.  If you desire fullness or roundness in the superior pole of the breasts, an implant can be placed at a second stage.  You should consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or member of ASAPS to discuss your options and concerns. www,drtoddcase.com

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