Surgery of the breast is
performed to enhance the size or shape of a women's breast.
Breast augmentation is
popular procedure for women and among the most commonly performed
cosmetic surgery procedures. A saline-filled implant is inserted under
the crease in the breast, around the nipple or through the armpit.
The implant can be placed under the breast tissue or beneath the chest
wall muscle. After surgery, breasts will appear "fuller"
and more shapely in contour.
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Over time, the effects of
gravity along with the loss of the skin's natural elasticity begins to
have an effect on the appearance of a woman's breasts.
factors, combined with pregnancies and nursing will often cause the
breasts to lose their youthful shape and firmness.
A breastlift, or mastopexy, is a surgical
procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts. The procedure can
also reduce the size of the areola (the darker skin surrounding the
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Large, pendulous breasts may
cause a woman to potentially experience various medical problems
caused by the excessive weight of the breast tissue. Problems with
posture, skeletal deformities, back and neck pain, skin irritations and
breathing problems are common with this condition. Bra straps
often leave indentations in the shoulder area. Many women,
especially teenage girls, are very self-conscious if they have unusually
Breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty) removes fat, glandular tissue,
and excessive skin, resulting in smaller, lighter and firmer breasts that
are better-shaped in proportion to rest of the body.
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