Is a Breast Lift Included With a Breast Reduction?

Many of my breast reduction consultations ask me the following question before I even discuss the procedure: “Dr. Turkeltaub, will my breasts also be lifted when I have a breast reduction?”  After making what I think is a humorous comment about that it would depend on their insurance plan, I let them know that this is an intrinsic part of the procedure.

A breast reduction, also called a reduction mammoplasty, involves a significant reduction in the size of the breast, lifting the tissue up to a more appropriate level, making the breast less wide, reducing the diameter of the nipple-areola complex and elevating it to an ideal vertical height. Most of the time this is accomplished through an anchor shaped/ inverted “T” shaped incision. The result is a smaller, lighter, higher, perkier and more rejuvenated appearance.

Just what the Doctor ordered and what my patients want!

DM Reduction AP pre

Before Breast Reduction

DM Reduction AP post

After Breast Reduction

Steven H. Turkeltaub, M.D. P.C.
Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona

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