Although cosmetic surgery isn’t for everyone, there are quite a few people whose life might benefit greatly from breast surgery. Indeed, despite the trend towards all-natural bodies, the breasts remain the one area of the body that is impossible to lift or make firmer on your own. Therefore, breast surgery is often the only choice to correct these issues. Do you fit the bill? The following are four reasons to consider having cosmetic breast surgery.
One of the top reasons women have cosmetic breast surgery is in the name of symmetry. Although it is common for women to have one breast that is larger than the other, it is not common for this difference to be so pronounced that it’s easily visible. Moreover, having asymmetrical breasts can also make it difficult to find bras with sufficient support. Breast reconstruction
surgeries can correct congenital problems related to breast shape, breast symmetry, inverted nipple, and tuberous breast deformity.
As women age, gravity begins to take its toll. Many older women, especially those with larger breasts, have breasts that have been stretched considerably over the years. This often causes insecurity about the appearance of the breasts. Furthermore, even younger women with very large breasts have issues with sagging, back pain, posture, etc. Breast reduction
surgery relieves the physical discomfort associated with very large breasts. It also improves breast shape and can make sports and other physical activities more comfortable to perform.
Although breastfeeding offers numerous health benefits for both mom and baby
, the aftermath typically leaves something to be desired. When breastfeeding, the flow of milk causes breast tissue to stretch and thin, making the breasts look “empty” or “deflated” as the milk-producing glands shrink back down to their regular size. Moreover, there is the possibility that breast engorgement could leave one or both breasts with a misshapen appearance. It is also possible for one breast to shrink back to its normal size while the other remains saggy and stretched out. All of these issues can be corrected with breast augmentation
surgery (breast implants).
If you’ve recently undergone a weight loss, especially a large weight loss in a brief period of time, you likely noticed the effects in your breasts. Since breast tissue is mostly comprised of fat cells, drastic weight loss will cause your breasts to appear saggy and deflated. Houston breast lift surgery
, also known as mastopexy, is a terrific option for correcting the appearance of drooping breasts. Mastopexy can be done with or without augmentation (implants).
If you would like to learn more about cosmetic breast surgery, schedule a consultation with Houston plastic surgeon
Mark A. Schusterman, MD, FACS.