From size to sagging, if you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts, you’re not alone.
Just as with Goldilocks and the three bears’ porridge, most women have one of three general opinions when it comes to the appearance of their breasts: too big, too small, or just right. Finding yourself on one end of the spectrum or the other is not uncommon. Weight loss, weight gain, pregnancy, age, and genetics, all play a role in the size, shape, volume and height of a woman’s breasts. And for those women who feel that the current positioning of their breasts is less than ideal, breast surgery might be right for you. Because we are all entitled to the feeling of “just right,” here are five reasons why breast surgery might be for you.
- Too Big. Large breasts are typically the result of genetics and weight gain. Large amounts of breast fat and glandular tissue present might not only cause severe discomfort due to heaviness of the breasts, but it can also have a negative impact on body image and self-esteem. A breast reduction removes excess fat, tissue, and skin to achieve a breast size that is in proportion with your body and weight. A breast lift is commonly combined with a breast reduction in order to achieve the optimal result.
- Too Small. If your breasts are too small due to a natural lack of tissue, breast augmentation is the appropriate surgery for you. A breast augmentation is a simple procedure where a saline or silicone implant is placed either behind the breast or pectoral muscle to increase fullness and projection of the breast. A breast augmentation not only improves the look of a woman’s breasts, it also enhances the shape of her entire figure. The results are overwhelmingly positive and the change is immediate.
- Too Low. Breasts tend to droop due to stretching of the connective tissue called the Cooper’s Ligaments. These ligaments are made up of collagen and elastin, and in youth they provide breasts their perky positioning. However, over the course of time they begin to break down. The breakdown can be accelerated for many reasons that include pregnancy, weight gain, and weight loss. Breast lift surgery raises the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. If there is too little or too much breast volume, a breast augmentation or breast reduction might be recommended in addition to a lift.
- Too Uneven. Having two different sized breasts is a common concern among female adolescents and adult women, alike. Breast size asymmetry is defined as a difference is of form, position, or volume of breasts, and it affects more than half of all women. This common occurrence tends to be more noticeable during puberty, but may eventually breast size even out. However, a persistent visible breast asymmetry remains the case for 25% of adult women, and is far from unusual. If there is too little or too much breast volume, a breast augmentation or breast reduction might be recommended.
- Too Deflated. When a woman’s breasts shift from perky to pancake, it can be one of the most unfavorable changes to her body. Ironically, pregnancy and weight loss, two events worth celebrating, are also the most common causes of a loss in breast volume. Fortunately, breast augmentation is woman’s way back to the youthful appearance of her breasts she once knew. A breast lift is another option to restore perkiness, and which may be performed in conjunction with a breast augmentation. The addition of an augmentation or reduction to the lift, allows a complete restoration of fullness to reestablish balance of the body’s contour.
If a woman is unhappy with the appearance of her breasts, this can have a detrimental impact on self-esteem and body image. Which is why the desire for improvement is not only common, it is justified. Because the most important thing is that you feel good about yourself. If you are looking to repair or enhance your bust, but are unsure which procedure is right for you, contact us today for your free breast surgery consultation. Dr. Madda is here to answer all your questions and to help determine the best surgical route for the shape and look you most desire.