Breasts. Half the population has them. We're not all happy with them.
But there are ways to change them.
LOTS OF WAYS! There are breast implants, breast lifts, breast lifts + implants, implant removal, implant removal + replacement, and fat grafting. There's also surgery to correct asymmetry and tuberous breasts (More people have them than you think!). And don't forget breast reconstruction for cancer patients.
Some people think their breasts are too small:
Breast augmentation is incredibly popular. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) released statistics for 2017. Boob jobs were the most common cosmetic surgical procedure with over 300,000 performed.
And some people think their breasts are too big:
According to the ASPS there was an 11% rise in the number of breast reductions in 2017.
And some people are just tired of the sagging:
There were 105,219 breast lifts performed by members of the ASPS in 2017. That number is up 4% from 2016.
Here's the bottom line on surgery for your breasts.
We're not cut from the same mold. There are tall ladies with small breasts and short ladies with big ones. A B cup looks very different on different sized bodies.
And to top it off, our bodies change with childbirth, nursing and aging. So even though you may have been happy with the way your breasts looked when you were 27, they look different now. And even though you have a couple great kids to show for it, there may be a "couple of things" you'd like to lift.
I guess what I'm trying to say is - I hope you're happy with your assets! But if you're not, there are lots of great ways to restore them!
Amy Takken, RN
Amy Takken is a registered nurse with 20+ years of experience helping people improve their health. Her in-depth skincare articles have been featured on Nazarian Plastic Surgery and The Palm Beach Center for Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery. She's also been quoted on Dermascope.com. Amy loves research and constantly watches for new products and treatments to help you improve your skin’s health – because healthy skin is beautiful! To reach Amy, visit our contact page.
To learn more about ways to restore your breasts, click the links below!
BREAST IMPLANTS | BREAST AUGMENTATION | AUGMENTATION MAMMAPLASTY
These are 3 names for the same thing - surgery where implants are placed behind each breast to increase size and enhance shape.
BREAST LIFT | MASTOPEXY
It raises and reshapes sagging breasts by removing excess skin, tightening the surrounding tissue, and raising the nipple and areola. In some cases, this procedure includes reducing the size of the areola.
BREAST REDUCTION | REDUCTION MAMMAPLASTY
Breast reduction removes the fat, glandular tissue, and skin from large breasts. It often includes moving the nipple and areola higher onto the breast. Sometimes it includes making a stretched areola smaller. This surgery creates a smaller, firmer bustline and eliminates the back, shoulder and neck pain often caused by large breasts.