Throughout a woman’s life her breasts change. That can mean a lot of different things to those of you reading this. Small breasts may become large during pregnancy and stay that way, large breasts can deflate and droop later in life, and breast development can seem to never have taken place at all. As luck, and Plastic Surgeons, would have it there’s a solution to each of these dilemmas.
Breast surgery should center around the three S’s
Size, Shape, and Scars
A woman’s breast size needs to be compared to her body’s size. This means that the same sized breast placed on a large woman and a small woman will have completely different proportions to each individual. Looking attractive vs. abnormal is all about proportions; whether it’s breasts, noses, or waist size. A medium C cup tends to be the size that mimics a good pair of shoes, these can be most easily dressed up, or down. This means that a mid-C can be accentuated with push up bras and low necklines to look even larger when desired, or easily concealed beneath a flowing blouse when a more conservative appearance is necessary.
Shape concerns tend to do with droopiness (ptosis-Doctors have a different name for everything). If we all lived long enough gravity would turn us all into puddles on the ground. Add to this effect that a woman’s firm breast tissue gets replaced by less firm fat over the course of time and that the skin enveloping the breasts losses much of it snap. It’s no wonder that many women are seeking out surgical options to correct ptosis after they’re done having kids. These surgical procedures focus around moving the nipple-areola complex up, and creating upper breast fullness.
In some ways scarring is the most important of the three S’s, because what’s the use of changing the size and/or shape if you can’t fathom having scars on your breasts. It’s a little like robbing Peter to pay Paul, you have to give a little to get something, you don’t get something for… I can go on and on. Basically it’s not magic. After hearing what your concerns are about your size and shape and then examining you I can present the different options that are possible to give you the look you desire. This is done with the underlying premise to create the least amount of, and best quality, scarring possible.
There you have it, an introduction to breast surgery. Look for future entries targeting more specific breast issues and their surgical management. I hope to give you a glimpse into the way I think about these types of cases and about how gratifying this type of work can be.