Jul 14 2010

Breast Lift vs. Breast Reduction: Dr. Oldham in Bethesda answers, “What’s the difference?”

If you are unhappy with the proportions of your breasts, Dr. Roger J. Oldham offers several options including breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction.  Dr. Oldham has been serving the Washington D.C. area for more than 25 years, which is among the reasons his loyal patients and respected colleagues voted him Washington D.C.’s “Top Plastic Surgeon” in Washingtonian magazine.  Dr. Oldham offers two breast surgery options for women who dislike the large size of their breasts, whether you feel that they are too large or lack perkiness because of age and gravity: breast reduction and breast lift.  But what is the difference? 

As the effects of age and gravity increase over time, these signs are evident not only in our faces and in our skin, but also in women's breasts.  Breast lift surgery, also known as a mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that is designed to correct such effects.  Breast lift surgery is performed through a careful incision around the areola, vertically down the breast, and along the area under the breast.  A breast lift is similar to a breast reduction, however, in a breast lift procedure, there is no removal of breast tissue.  And, while there will be scars present following breast lift surgery, they are usually placed in the natural fold beneath the breast and around the areola to reduce the visibility. Depending on your skin and its individual healing ability, the scarring can be inconspicuous.  Look at Dr. Oldham’s patients before and after breast lift surgery and before and after breast reduction surgery with Dr. Oldham. 

When you call Dr. Oldham’s plastic surgery practice to schedule your personal consultation, ask for directions from these nearby cities Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia: Cleveland Park, Federal Triangle, Dupont Circle, Georgetown, in Northwest Washington D.C., Olney, Chevy Chase, Montgomery Village, Germantown, Silver Spring, Potomac, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Rockville, Vienna, Herndon, McLean, Fairfax, Annandale, Reston, Alexandria, Tysons, and Arlington.

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