Michelle T. had always liked her figure. Before making an appointment with Dr. Cicilioni, she had never even heard of a breast lift. However, at one point in her youth she might have liked to have undergone a breast augmentation.
Breastwork: Better Doesn’t Always Mean Bigger!
Up until the last four years, she was satisfied with her curvy appearance. As she put on weight, she justified it by saying, not everyone was built to be a size 2.
Then, as she approached her 40th Birthday, she grew very distressed because, much to her dismay, her waist had disappeared and she realized her rapidly expanding size 20 dresses were too tight. Her energy level was sluggish and her blood pressure was up.
Not for Beauty, But For Health: A New Life Style
There followed 10 months of rigorous dieting, 1600 calories a day, bicycle work-outs, and daily swimming. She transformed her lifestyle and eating habits.
She emerged like a butterfly, stronger as well as thinner. Her doctor removed her possible type two diabetes threat and discontinued her blood pressure medicine. She was simply healthier.
She had gone from loathing to loving her active exercise routine. She wondered sadly about the slippage of her bustline. At CC, her cups were still full and her bosom was not unpleasing when it was tightly strapped up high in a bra.
But when she removed her painful straps, the sagging breast tissue horrified her. In spite of all her exercise routines, she found very little help in tightening the musculature underlying her breasts.
Medically, Michelle was noticing a problem cosmetic surgeons call “ptosis,” which means drooping or sagging of the breasts.
Age and time cause this problem.
In this week’s blog, Orlando Cosmetic Surgery updates you with some details about the significant effects of a breast lift on the feminine physique. According to Orlando Cosmetic Surgery the American Society of Plastic Surgeons define a special surgery that helps women with this exact problem: the breast lift. In fact, Breast lifts, have increased by 89 percent in 2015.
This procedure has gone up from 52,836 done by legitimate cosmetic surgeons in 2000 to 99,614 such surgeries in 2015 surveys.
This procedure is designed to return the breasts to a pleasing shape.
Yes, in Michelle’s case, weight gain and loss, as well as time and gravity had taken its toll. This also happens to women due to genetic disposition and child-bearing. It is a natural part of the aging process. “The ratio of breast tissue changes over time and skin elasticity decreases, leading to changes in the breasts,” says Concord, CA, plastic surgeon Eric Mariotti, MD.
Can Breast Surgery Help?
Like many people, Michelle only knew about breast augmentation and implants. She did not realize there was a surgery for women who were satisfied with their size, but longed for a firming, tightening and an overall new breast contour for their aging but fit physique.
“Breast lift, or mastopexy, surgery raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour.”
Many women like Michelle work hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle. A breast lift can help them look as good as they feel, inside and outside.
Carmen M. Kavali, MD, has stated, “If there is ample breast tissue yet the breasts sag, a lift may be all you need.” As an Atlanta plastic surgeon, she added, “For those with a decent amount of breast tissue that are a B to D cup size, the tissue can be affixed to the chest muscle to give a look similar to what an implant can achieve along with added support.
At this point, we want to re-state that a breast list will not add size, volume or weight to breasts. It is true that sometimes a lift and an augmentation with an implant are done together in order “to provide pleasing proportions.”
This is not the first time we have written about this life-enhancing surgical procedure. It has been a boost in confidence and self-esteem for many women and a validation for their healthy lifestyle.
Find out more about the technical aspects of the breast lift. You also might like an online guide sheet to prepare you for your consultation, which is available at this online source.
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