If you are considering a breast reduction to improve your quality of life, you might also wish to enhance the overall appearance of your breasts by having them lifted. The good news is that a breast lift is technically included as part of breast reduction surgery. Most patients interested in a breast reduction are seeking to alleviate the discomfort caused by large breasts, including the resulting back and neck pain they can often cause. The procedure involves removing a significant amount of excess tissue and skin, reshaping the breasts, and repositioning the nipple — generally creating a lifted appearance. It is important to note that some patients who believe a breast reduction can address their concerns might actually be a better candidate for a breast lift alone. If you are unsure which of these procedures is most appropriate, I can assess your individual needs to help you find the procedure that is right for you, during your consultation.
— Thomas B. Lintner, MD, FACS