We generally perform a breast lift with a breast reduction to ensure your breasts look firmer. Gravity causes large breasts to sag more than smaller breasts, and disproportionately large breasts can cause pain and discomfort. Breast reduction surgery alleviates these problems. Performing it with a lift ensures your breasts are not positioned too low on your torso.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sanjay Lalla understands you may have questions about this breast procedure. During your consultation for breast reduction with a lift in West Orange, he can create a personalized surgical plan that will outline the best way for you to achieve your aesthetic goals.

The Differences Between a Breast Reduction and Breast Lift

Breast reduction is performed on more than 100,000 patients annually and focuses on making the breasts smaller. Glandular and fat tissues are removed during the procedure for a true decrease in size and weight.

A breast lift, on the other hand, does not remove a significant amount of fat or tissue. It only trims away excess skin to reshape and raise breasts. You see an improved silhouette without a reduction in cup size. Pairing breast reduction with a breast lift in West Orange gives you a tighter, smoother contour and smaller breasts.

The Combination of Procedures

Breast reduction and breast lift surgeries can be performed simultaneously. People who have a breast reduction can experience skin laxity similar to that of people who experience extreme weight loss. A breast lift removes excess skin and sometimes tissue so your breasts sit higher on your chest. The surgery, also known as mastopexy, is used to correct sagging breasts.

A breast lift is usually a necessary companion to the reduction to restore a more comfortable bust size and shape. Dr. Lalla will remove excess fat and skin and reshape your breasts in one combined procedure. He will also reposition the nipple and areola for a perkier appearance and reduce the areola when this is part of your surgical plan.

Although this combination of procedures is considered highly complex, a breast reduction with lift is a safe and effective combination procedure. The benefits of breast reduction with lift can substantially enhance the shape of your breasts and reduce the excess weight that causes back and neck pain.


Th breast reduction with lift procedure in West Orange has some risks. These include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Hematomas
  • Anesthesia issues
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Sensitivity changes
  • Scar tissue formation
  • Undesired appearance

Breast reduction with lift is neither time-consuming nor intense. It is usually performed as an outpatient procedure and takes roughly three hours. After you spend some time in recovery and feel alert, you are released to go home, where you can heal comfortably. Your incisions will be bandaged, and you will need to wear a bra throughout the day during your recovery, but you will immediately notice the difference in how your smaller, lighter breasts feel.

Your activity will be restricted for up to six weeks, although most patients return to work in a week or two. You are encouraged to slowly ease back into your routine. When you eat healthy food, rest, and drink plenty of fluids, these recommendations can restore your normal energy levels well before the six-week window.

Discuss Breast Reduction With Lift in West Orange With Dr. Lalla

This surgery is usually a positive experience for most women. Breast reduction has one of the highest satisfaction rates of all cosmetic treatments because it brings a sense of relief and freedom. Your results are immediate. One of the critical goals of a consultation is to answer your questions so you feel confident going into your breast reduction with lift in West Orange.

Contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lalla.

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