Reconstructive breast surgery combats the effects of aging

September 28, 2010

Reconstructive breast surgery combats the effects of aging
Reconstructive breast surgery combats the effects of aging

Age and pregnancy can take a toll on the shape of any woman's breasts and, in addition to stretch marks and weight gain, can also be a major self-esteem issue, according to CBS.Age and pregnancy can take a toll on the shape of any woman's breasts and, in addition to stretch marks and weight gain, can also be a major self-esteem issue, according to CBS.

"Over time, multiple pregnancies and gravity, they’re going to head south," Jaqueline Doglio, a breast lift patient, told the news provider. "Bras can only do half the work and as we get older. It's harder and harder to lift them."

For this reason, plastic surgeons will often perform a breast lift that leaves excess skin attached to its blood supply and forms a kind of internal bra to suit the new shape of the breasts, so that the effects of the surgery last longer. This technique also decreases the risk of rejection and will not obstruct mammograms and breast cancer detection.

Women who have pain from oversized breasts can also find relief from breast reduction surgery that also lifts the breasts. Jessica Clifford who is 5’5” had size FF breasts that were causing pain in her back, neck and nerves. She is now a “manageable size” and feels good about her appearance.

According to statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, almost 100,000 breast lifts and over 113,000 breast reductions were performed last year in the United States.

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