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Breast Lift vs. Breast Reduction, Which One is Right For Me?

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Breast Lift vs. Breast Reduction, Which One is Right For Me?

Either breast reduction or a breast lift can help the appearance of larger, sagging breasts. However, choosing which breast procedure is best for you can depend on how much you want to transform your breasts. 


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*Individual Results May Vary

What is Breast Reduction? 

Dr. Tenley Lawton performs breast reduction surgery, also known as a reduction mammoplasty, to remove excess tissue to minimize the appearance of oversized breasts. 

Breast reduction, although considered aesthetic, can help chronic pain. A breast reduction can improve a woman’s chronic pain in the shoulders, neck, and back, leading to enhanced mobility. Many women also find that breast reduction surgery improves their body proportions and makes them feel more confident. 

What is a Breast Lift? 

A breast lift or mastopexy is a procedure that removes overstretched skin on the breasts to improve evenness and the appearance of sagging. Dr. Lawton understands how breasts can change due to pregnancy and weight gain, and she strives to provide the most natural, contoured breast results. Often, the areola size can be reduced by Dr. Lawton to make them proportional to your breast lift results. 

Volume loss in the breasts is common with aging and breastfeeding, so in some cases, Dr. Lawton may suggest a small implant to augment the breast. 


The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Lawton or one of our trusted providers at Tenley K Lawton M.D. in Neport Beach, CA. Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment.

Difference Between Breast Reduction and a Breast Lift? 

A breast lift solely removes excess skin, while a breast reduction is focused more on reducing the overall volume of breasts by removing actual breast tissue. Removing breast tissue can be beneficial for women who have heavy, oversized breasts that can inhibit a woman’s ability to be as mobile as she wants to be. Breast lifts help the appearance and shape of breasts for a more youthful look. 

Am I a Candidate for Breast Reduction or a Breast Lift? 

Patients who want either a breast reduction or a breast lift should be in good health, not smoke, and have realistic goals and expectations for these procedures. Both a breast lift and a breast reduction can be combined for those who have severe volume loss. During a consultation, Dr. Lawton will confirm the health history and expectations of the patient to see if either a breast reduction, breast lift, or both are suitable for their aesthetic goals. 


*Individual Results May Vary


Dr. Lawton strives to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses her practice for their aesthetic needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Lawton and her team of expert providers.

Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about breast reduction or breast lifts? Simply fill out the form on this page or call Tenley K. Lawton M.D. at (949) 640-0999 to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton. Proudly serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA area.

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