Does a Breast Lift Make My Breasts Smaller?

breast lift Bloomington, ILYou gain some; you lose some— especially with a breast lift, right? Even though there is a common misconception amongst some of our patients regarding having smaller breasts because of a breast lift, that simply isn’t the case. Here at Twin City Plastic Surgery, we offer patients a variety of different breast treatments— including a breast lift— to help give them larger, perkier, and more comfortable breasts. One of the things that won’t happen, however, are you coming out of surgery with substantially or even noticeably smaller breasts.

What Do Studies Say?

According to a study released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a study of 20 women who were around the age of 47 reported a decrease in one cup size after 5 years of having a breast lift. This same study, however, came to the conclusion that after the surgery, the patients were now wearing bra sizes that fit their breasts. Whereas before surgery, they were wearing bras that didn’t and that were helping them cope with sagging breasts. The study concluded that a breast lift does not make your cup size smaller, but it makes your bras fit better.

We Can Use Implants

A lot of our patients who get a breast lift have been through pregnancy and breast feeding— both of which can cause some serious damage to your breasts and leave them hanging lower than you may care to admit. For this reason alone, women tend to not only get saggier breasts but smaller breasts after breastfeeding as well. Which is why, in some instances, we may recommend that you get breast implants in conjunction with your breast lift. Not only will your breasts be perkier, but they can be more symmetrical, firmer, and larger as well.

During a breast lift, we can either just do the lift or do it in conjunction with augmentation. If we do a breast lift surgery alone, you shouldn’t experience a change in breast size, but hopefully, your bras will fit better.

Ready to learn more about breast lifts? Schedule your consultation at one of our offices today at (309) 662-6772.

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