Breast Reduction and Breast Uplift (Mastopexy)
Many women consult a plastic surgeon because of overly large or sagging breasts, a condition resulting in neck
and shoulder pain, deep grooves in the shoulders from bra straps, and skin rashes.
In addition, these patients often experience emotional distress when friends (and even total strangers) thoughtlessly
comment on the size of their breasts. Other women are bothered by sagging breasts, and while the size of their breasts
may be acceptable, the undesirable shape makes them feel unattractive.
Enlarged breasts are often the result of hereditary factors or weight gain. Hormones also play a part in some cases
where the breast tissue is actually more sensitive than normal to certain female hormones. Sagging breasts result from
poor skin tone, stretching of ligaments during pregnancy and breast feeding, weight changes, heredity, and the aging process.
Either of these conditions can be corrected with the same basic operative procedure, and thousands of women each year
undergo successful surgical alteration of their breasts.
During your initial consultation, you will be encouraged to discuss your desires, fears, expectations, and goals.
In addition to reducing breast size, the doctor will strive to create a more aesthetically pleasing breast by improving
shape and balance and creating breasts which are proportional to your chest and shoulders. No woman has breasts which are
perfectly symmetrical. In addition, a youthful appearance—firm breasts with proper uplift—is desirable.
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