Many women feel that their breasts do not match their overall body physique. Small breast size may be due to a lack of normal breast development or to a decrease of breast volume following pregnancy or menopause. This procedure is designed to give the female patient a fuller breast. Your breast tissue is not altered by a breast enlarging procedure. This operation is performed by placing an implant behind your own breast tissue, simply pushing it forward and enlarging the appearance of the breast.
The combination procedure of breast augmentation with breast lift involves doing both procedures at the same setting to restore volume and youthful perkiness. Normal breast function should not be altered by an augmentation procedure. Although not all women are able to breast feed even without a breast operation, this procedure should not alter the ability to breast feed should this become desirable later.
A breast lift procedure is designed to correct the droopiness that occurs with time. in breast lift procedure, skin (and sometimes a small amount of breast tissue) is removed while the nipple/ areolar complex is positioned in a more elevated position. In most cases, the nipple remains attached to the blood supply and nerve supply, so it is customary for patients to retain sensation and the ability to breast feed.
A woman’s breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. These changes and loss of skin elasticity can occur from:
- Weight fluctuations
Sometimes the areola becomes enlarged over time, and a breast lift will reduce this as well. A breast lift can rejuvenate your figure with a breast profile that is youthful and uplifted.
Women with large breasts experience more than dissatisfaction with body image – they may experience physical pain and discomfort. Overly large breasts and the weight of excess breast tissue can cause pain and physical conditions that impair a woman’s ability to lead an active life. The emotional discomfort and self-consciousness often associated with having large pendulous breasts is as important an issue to many women as the physical discomfort and pain.
If you have large breasts that limit your physical activity and cause pain, breast reduction may be right for you. Breast reduction surgery removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with a woman’s body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts. In general, breast reduction surgery will not only correct the functional symptoms associated with large breasts, but will also have better proportioned breasts, enhancing a woman’s body image and self-confidence.
During the breast reduction procedure, incisions are made on the underside of the breast from the nipple, and excess skin and tissue are removed. Breast reduction surgery is sometimes performed in conjunction with a breast lift, to give the breasts a perkier, more youthful look.
Breast revision surgery is performed on abnormal structures of the body caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors or disease. It is generally performed to improve functions, but may also be done to approximate a normal appearance.
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