Many women experience a reduction of quantity and contour to the breasts after having children, losing weight, or getting a bit older. The breasts can look "deflated", vacant, and droopy. Stretch marks might also seem. All this is due to a diminished quantity of breast tissue and fat in the breasts. Simultaneously, the skin that is supposed to be supporting whatever might have dropped a good deal of its flexible and power tone. Clothes do not fit right, neither do bras, forget about bathing suits. The average age of a woman experiencing those problems and trying a breast lift? You may be surprised - it's between 35 and 45.
Why a breast lift? Just with a breast lift (known as a "mastopexy") could a plastic surgeon actually supply a truly revived, reshaped and lifted look to the breasts. A mastopexy process is directed toward.
1. Removing as much sagginess of the breasts as you can,
2. Creating a rounder, fuller and more youthful look to the breasts,
3. Creating overall better balance between the breasts,
4. Resizing (if necessary) and also re-centralizing (consistently!) The nipple/areola complexes on the breasts upward where they belong, and
5. Lifting the breast into a higher, more perky position on the chest. Clothes fit better, bathing suit shopping can be fun again, and the toilet mirror might return as a friend.
Nevertheless, in certain situations, the use of breast implants might actually help to achieve at least a number of these targets fairly well and with no need to get a mastopexy, which is definitely a more complex and involved procedure. An implant would also be desirable in which an increase in cup size is needed. But even though an implant can create a fuller look to the breast, it does not actually "lift" the breast. Some surgeons will therefore recommend that both a lift and an implant augmentation be considered. During your consultation with your board certified plastic surgeon, the various options involving implants must be thoroughly researched. Regardless, the fact remains that the droopier the breast is, the more a true lift in a mastopexy is going to be needed. Most implant surgeries require nothing over just one rather small, inconspicuous incision. In contrast, most mastopexies involve a great deal more important incisions, have different hazards, take more and are more expensive. In general, the differences between both of these processes are great, so the choice as to which is the very best thing to do is very important. The bottom line is that the process must be the most suitable one for you. The procedure of choice will be the one that exposes you to the least number of risks while also representing the most likely method to satisfy your expectations into the best degree possible.
If a mastopexy is done, it's almost like a face lift for the breasts. Extra, sagging skin is removed in a very sophisticated manner as the reshaping and lifting of the breasts occurs. The incisions are made to maintain them generally concealed in the natural folds and creases around the breasts, making the resulting scars more challenging to see. The nipple/areola nerve connections are carefully protected and maintained as the complexes are restored from their hanging-like places at the base of the breasts to their rightful, based positions "looking straight away". Although there are several kinds of mastopexies, the one most commonly performed is that the inverted "T" or "anchor" type which directs all of the lifting from the bottom upward, almost the exact same manner a "wonder bra" functions. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery is that the breasts end up seeming as they are in a miracle bra with no bra! Many patients also comment that they feel as if they have implants after a mastopexy because the reshaping has enriched their contours to such a wonderful level.
What about the situation where the breasts are drooping but are far larger than desirable? Through the mastopexy, the breasts can also be resized smaller, and made more visible if one side is bigger than the other to start. It's the same overall operation, just with more eliminated. Any tissue removed from the breasts is always sent for microscopic examination just for the rare possibility that some thing not picked up by assessment or mammogram could be caught.
Mastopexies are often combined with related procedures. A favorite choice is liposuction for those places along the sides of the chest and the bra-line/back areas where fat can sometimes settle in, creating unattractive bulges around the bra straps. Another spot such as this is at the front where fat can produce a "poofy" bulge under the front bra strap close to the armpit. Of course, other places, like the hips or abdomen can be addressed with liposuction as well.