The minute females start their transition from flat chested little girl, to not-so flat chested teen; they are often obsessive about their breasts. They hone in on everything about them, especially their size and shape. As those girls grow into women, their concerns may diminish for a little while, but they often return. Many of us have heard of plastic surgery for breasts, but what kinds of options are available? What do the different types do for you? Do you even need one? Whether your breasts are too small, too big, or too saggy for your personal satisfaction, it’s time to uncover some answers.
Many women, older women especially, often joke about sagging breasts. After having children or experiencing extreme weight loss, your breasts tend to lose volume, resulting in the unwanted saggy breasts. A breast lift will alter this sagging to return them to close to their original form by removing excess skin and tissue around certain areas to retain the volume you desire. The main purpose of this surgery is to lift your breasts to create a more youthful and elevated profile for cosmetic reasons.
When most people think of plastic surgery for the breasts, they generally picture breast augmentation. This procedure is used to increase breast size, balance out breast sizes, or add volume that may have deflated due to pregnancy, weight loss, or age. The procedure can be done using either breast implants, or fat that has been removed from a different part of your body. The purpose of this procedure is to increase the fullness and projection of your breasts. It can also aid in balancing your profile and raising your self-confidence and self-image.
Some women have large breasts that don’t fit with the rest of their profile. Not only can this cause self-confidence and self-image issues, but it can also lead to discomfort and pain in the back, neck and breasts. Overly large breasts can also affect the ability to properly exercise. Breast reduction helps alleviate these problems by decreasing the size and weight of your breasts. The procedure generally includes removing some breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to reach the breast size desired by the patient. Unlike the two procedures mentioned before, breast reductions are often covered by insurance companies due to their negative affect on your body.
It is important to remember that the result of each of these surgeries is not permanent. As you continue to age, fluctuate in weight and go through hormonal changes, your breasts will change in volume and size. If you still aren’t sure if breast plastic surgery is right for you, consult your local plastic surgeon. They will provide you with a consultation, explain in detail what options are available to you and give you recommendations to achieve the results you are looking for. Then the two of you will decide the best way to proceed to achieve the goal you’re striving for.
Dr. Gregory H. Croll is the owner of his own practice, and the leading doctor for breast augmentations Columbia MO has to offer.