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Breast Reduction vs Breast Lift - Raleigh, NC Plastic Surgeon - Dr. Glenn Lyle

Dr. Glenn Lyle, a Raleigh, NC board-certified plastic surgeon compares a breast reduction surgery to a breast lift surgery.

Breast Reduction vs Lift

One of the most common questions I get is what's the difference between a breast reduction and a breast lift? Really, they're very similar. They involve very similar incisions. But a breast lift, or mastopexy, really involves just a reshaping of the breast, not much change in the size, actually boosting the breast tissue up to create a more attractive mound, whereas a breast reduction removes tissue, a little bit more tissue reduces the weight. A breast reduction is frequently covered by insurance, provided that you've met certain criteria and you've had some health problems related to it, whereas a mastopexy, or breast lift, is a purely cosmetic procedure.