Breast Reduction
with Breast Lift

Breast reductions and breast lifts are two different plastic surgery procedures, but performed together, they are an excellent complement to each other to restore lift as well as improve shape and reduce the breast size to more natural proportions. 

What is a breast reduction

Combining a mastopexy surgery with breast reduction

A breast reduction surgery is a procedure to reduce the size of the breasts by removing fat, tissue and skin. This can help patients who feel uncomfortable with large breasts that may cause pain and discomfort from breasts that are not proportionate to the frame. Reducing the breast size may also help with confidence and self-image, as well as comfort when exercising. 

Large breasts can commonly be shapeless or sagging, so your surgeon may recommend the combined procedure of a breast reduction and lift to maximize your surgical results.


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Who is a breast reduction with lift candidate?

Is this an option for you?

Review this information to find out if you are a good candidate for a breast reduction and surgery.

Good candidates: 

      • Should be in good overall physical health. Good overall health means that you have no untreated serious illnesses or active infections. Any health conditions should be discussed with your breast surgeon to determine if breast implant surgery is an option. 
      • Not pregnant or breastfeeding and have no planned pregnancies in the future as these can change the breasts significantly and may affect your results. 
      • Maintain a stable weight 
      • Are non-smokers or will be able to quit smoking for at least 6 weeks before the breast surgery.
      • May be bother by large, sagging breasts
Options to consider for breast reduction with lift surgery

If you have determined that you may be a good candidate for a breast reduction and lift, then you will need to discuss with your surgeon what type of surgical technique will be used for your surgery.

Incision Types

    • Anchor incision (most common). One incision is made around the areola, another vertical incision to the breast crease, and a horizontal incision along the breast crease. 
    • Lollipop incision. Incision around the areola, and one vertical incision extending from the areola to the breast crease.
    • Donut (Periareolar) incision.  Incision is around the areola.

Other factors to take into consideration

Providing that you maintain a stable weight, results of your breast reduction should be consistent and long-lasting. This is why we recommend postponing breast surgeries until after pregnancies and breastfeeding as well as any major weight loss.

Fluctuations in weight and size of breasts can affect your surgical results. It is important to understand  gravity and aging will have effects even after surgery. How long your results will last can be dependent on genetics, lifestyle, activity levels, etc. 


Your plastic surgeon will discuss all of your options during consultation, and will work with you to ensure you are on the same page to achieve your desired results.  Our goal is for you to be completely satisfied and confident with your outcome. The entire process and experience is completely customized to each individual patient. 

Possible risks associated with breast surgery

Like any other surgery, there are of course risks associated with choosing to have breast surgery. Being aware of the possible risks will help you to make an informed decision to have your surgery. Anyone can choose to have a breast reduction with lift, but we recommend that you do so after all pregnancies and breastfeeding is complete, and you are at a stable healthy weight.  

  • Risks associated with anesthesia 
  • Infection
  • Bleeding or hematoma
  • Breast asymmetry or change in shape 
  • Changes in nipple or breast sensation 
  • Potential loss of of nipple and areola (partial or complete) 
  • Issues with healing of incisions and/or scarring
Who should not have breast reduction & lift surgery

Breast surgery may not be an option for you at this time

Your breast surgeon will give you an honest assessment and let you know if you are a good candidate for breast lift surgery, but if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, are currently ill or have an infection, are very obese or if you have cancer or an abnormal mammogram, you will not be a good candidate for breast lift surgery. 

If you plan to become pregnant or are planning to lose weight by changing your lifestyle, you may choose to postpone your breast reduction with lift. Pregnancy, breastfeeding and weight loss can all change breasts significantly.

What to expect for breast surgery recovery

It is our goal at Station L to ensure that your entire experience from the initial consultation to your recovery is as positive and comfortable as possible. Your plastic surgeon and surgical coordinator will go over your post-operative instructions and recovery with you as it is essential for your breast surgery results that you follow care instructions diligently. 


First 24 hours: Have someone in place to pick you up from your surgery and  care for you at home

Back to work: Approximately 1 week, depending on your job. Physical jobs will require at least 2 weeks off. 

Exercise: Light exercise after 1-2 weeks (light cardio-walking/treadmill), Heavier exercise (such as weights) after 4-6 weeks

Final results: 3-6 months, scars continue to fade up to one year after surgery


Part of our  process at Station L is making sure that you have all the information you need to make informed decisions and feel guided through the entire process. Our concept is for you to have a five star experience, and our goal is for you to have the best possible outcomes and fewest possible complications. 

Our office is always available for questions via email or text message should more questions arise.

Choosing Your Surgeon

We at Station L know that electing to have plastic surgery is a big decision. Finding the perfect plastic surgeon to fit your needs, your desired results, as well as your personality can be overwhelming. This is why we provide multiple surgeons to choose from, in hopes that you will find the right fit in one convenient, central location. Knowing that you are comfortable and feel at ease with your choice is our way of helping you have a five star experience.

Are you ready to find your surgeon? 


Nancy Simard

Nov. 02, 2022

Excellent follow-up from the two Dr. Izadpanah (Arash and Ali). In addition, the administrative staff as well as the nurses are very efficient and patient-oriented. Congratulations to the whole team for the impeccable approach and care.

Amélie L.

July 2022

A great surgeon who listens. You quickly gain confidence in his frankness and expertise. The results obtained are beyond my expectations and I am definitely grateful. A crush for Dr. Arash, for Nashrine, for Marie-Ève and Noémie the nurses who accompanied my process and for the nice ladies at the reception.

Stéphanie Hébert

July 2022

A great surgeon who listens to his patients and above all who does a remarkable job. For me it is a big crush that I will not hesitate to recommend to anyone in need of surgery. I will go back to see him for sure!.

Emy-Lhi L.

June 2022

What a great team and Dr. Arash is an exceptional, reassuring and talented surgeon. A beautiful human. Nashrin, thank you for supporting us in the process with gentleness, good listening and understanding. A lot of empathy in this team.

Anonymous patient

January 2022

Very good surgeon. I had a mommy makeover (abdominoplasty and breast lift with implant) by Dr. Arash and I am very satisfied. He's a magician. I can't stop staring at my chest.



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