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I am considering a breast reduction from a 34F to 34C. My breasts are very heavy and droopy and so the surgeon said he would lift them at the same time. Is it possibly to use the breast tissue from the bottom of the breast which is being removed and locate it in the upper pole to give fullness back to the top of the breasts. Thanks

quicksilverdas June 22nd, 2016 WA

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    Dr. Raymond Goh

    Raymond Goh

    123 answers

    Plastic Surgeon
    Queensland, Australia

    Hi. Thanks for your question about heavy and droopy breasts.
    A breast reduction will address both of your concerns. The procedure reduces the size of your breasts by removing tissue (which will help with the heaviness), and improves the shape of your breasts by elevating the position of the nipple and tightening the lower breast tissue. The amount of tissue removed or shifted will depend on what size you are aiming to achieve. Most breast reduction techniques will shift/tighten some of the lower breast tissue in order to provide a little more fullness to the top; however, a breast reduction will never be able to give you the perky appearance that implants in a non-droopy breast will achieve. It is important for you to understand this limitation.
    I hope this information helps.
    Warm regards,
    Dr Ray GohValley Plastic Surgery
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    Mr Kourosh Tavakoli

    Kourosh Tavakoli

    44 answers

    Plastic Surgeon
    New South Wales, Australia

    Hi,

    Thanks for your question. Without a proper assessment of you, I am unable to advise what would be the best options for you. However, I have a lot of information on my website regarding breast reduction surgery http://www.drtavakoli.com.au/procedures-breast-reduction/.
    It is important to remember that with a breast reduction you will never achieve the look of having an implant or "perky" upper pole fullness. There are techniques however that can definitely be used in the right candidates such as auto-augmentation or fat transfer to create the appearance of more upper pole fullness.

    Kind Regards,

    Dr Kourosh Tavakoli
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    Dr. Eddie Cheng

    Eddie Cheng

    11 answers

    Plastic Surgeon
    Queensland, Australia

    Hi Quicksilvedas,
    During breast reduction, it is possible to reduce your breasts to your desired size and lift them at the same time. There are a few different breast reduction techniques. Some techniques involve transferring the bottom part of your breast to give your breast a fuller upper pole. It is also important to understand that it requires a certain amount of breast volume to give your breast a fuller look. How "perky" the breast will look is dependent on the consistency of your breast tissue. Unfortunately, it will never give you the same look as breast implants. It would be important to discuss with your surgeon about what you would like to achieve and what can be achieved in your situation.
    All the best with your breast reduction journey.
    CheersDr Eddie ChengAR Plastic Surgery