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How Breast Enhancement Procedures Can Augment Aging Breasts

Along with other body areas, the breasts also change in appearance as a woman ages. Noticeable differences can become a major concern that women would like to address. This aesthetic issue can be successfully resolved now with advanced breast enhancement procedures that will help improve your breast contour.

Breast Contour Changes

The breasts may change in size as and when you gain or lose weight. Many women get pregnant in their 20s and the associated weight gain and preparing for lactation results in breast enlargement. Post pregnancy, your breasts may either look smaller or larger than they were before. After having kids, your breast skin can begin to stretch following any related weight gain and loss. There are also chances for drooping of the breasts. The sagginess becomes more visible in your 40s as the sag-preventing collagen starts to give way and elasticity of your breasts can decline by the time.

Diverse Breast Enhancement Procedures to Restore Good Looks

  • Augmentation using implants: If your concern is a drop in the breast size and you are looking to improve the size and shape, then a breast augmentation procedure would be ideal. The choice can be from FDA-approved saline, silicone or gummy bear implants or via fat transfer method. Pre-filled silicone implants need a larger incision but offer more natural-looking results. Saline implants need only a smaller incision as the implant is placed first and the solution is filled later. These implants have a silicone outer shell – silicone implants are filled with silicone gel, and saline implants are filled with saline solution. Gummy bear implants offer the most stable results. These are made of high-strength silicone gel and have textured silicone shell. They feel like gummy bears but are firmer yet supple. They require a larger incision than that required for saline implants, but have a really natural look and contribute to a more natural breast contour.
  • Fat Transfer Method: Women having excess fat in areas such as the hips, abdomen, back and thighs are ideal candidates for this technique. The fat cells are harvested via liposuction, purified and injected into the breasts to increase their volume. Liposuction is performed using advanced body contouring devices such as Smartlipo Triplex, BodyTite and VASERlipo. These ensure amazing fat removal and skin tightening effects.
  • Composite breast augmentation: This is an innovative procedure that combines implant and fat transfer and is proven to be a highly effective solution. When there are not enough breast tissues to hold the implant or if it doesn’t give a natural look, fat is injected over the implants to mold it to the desired shape. Plastic surgeons can help you with fat transfer to contour the breasts and resolve asymmetry if any. With no concern regarding foreign material insertion, you can achieve symmetrical and fuller breasts. Additionally, the donor site gets contoured providing a better body contour.
  • A breast lift or mastopexy is advisable if you are worried of sagginess following pregnancy, breast feeding, massive weight loss or obesity. The procedure removes excess skin from the lower part of the breast. The incisions either encircle the areola or expand downwards as a vertical line to the crease beneath the breast. The nipple is repositioned higher to improve your bust line. The surgeons would also take effort to reduce the diameter of the areola to match the size of the reduced breasts. Vertical mastopexy leaves fewer scars, and provides improved breast shape and contour since the nipples are raised to a more youthful position, so most women prefer this technique.

Surgeons may also advise to perform a combination procedure of augmentation and lift to experience a better outcome.

Advanced plastic surgery centers offer 3-D simulation technology such as Axis Three and VECTRA 3D that allow patients to see what they will look like after the breast enhancement procedure. Additionally, they help the surgeon to clearly communicate with the patients and understand their aesthetic goals.