Whether large or small, breasts can lose their tone and sag after weight loss, pregnancy or breast feeding. This is natural and also occurs with age. Heredity plays a part as well. Known as mastopexy, the breast lift removes excess skin and tightens the surrounding tissue. However, it does not make the breasts larger. It may be performed together with breast augmentation or breast reduction for an overall pleasing shape.
Breast Implant Revision
Breast implant revision surgery is usually performed to replace existing implants with new ones. This is often done at the same time as a breast lift and can either increase or reduce the breast size while improving their shape or appearance.
It can also be requested to change the implant type, such as silicone or saline, or if leaking of implant contents is suspected, or to correct a capsular contracture, when scar tissue can tighten, or harden, and causes pain.
Breast Implant Removal
While very popular, breast implants may need to be removed. This is because they can rupture and leak, shift position, or develop hard scar tissue that can be painful. Even if you plan to keep your implants, they should be replaced every ten to fifteen years.
Breast augmentation is the most popular form of cosmetic surgery in the US today. Simply put, it increases the size of the breasts. It can be done in two ways — by placing fat taken from another part of the body in the breasts, or by inserting implants.
Breast augmentation, or breast mammoplasty, may be chosen by a woman with small breasts and large hips for better body symmetry.
Implants may help restore the upper body contours after a mastectomy.
Menopause can cause the breasts to lose their fullness, and breast augmentation can help recover their youthful shape.
The breasts become enlarged during pregnancy and breast feeding, then lose their fullness, and breast augmentation can also counteract this.
Body contouring, or lift usually is the result of a major weight loss and can target the upper, middle or lower body. Losing a substantial amount of weight is a healthy choice. But the skin that stretched to accommodate those extra pounds remains. In addition, stubborn pockets of fat in certain body areas may not go away. In addition to hiding the body’s new shape, excess skin is often uncomfortable. Depending on its location, it can even impede movement.
Body contouring removes excess skin and excess fat while tightening the underlying tissue supporting the skin. This cosmetic surgery can include several specific lifts such those described above. In addition, a face lift can also help rejuvenate the features after major weight loss.
Successful candidates for the body lift should have realistic goals. They must be healthy adults who have stabilized and can maintain their weight loss through proper nutrition and exercise.
As we age, the skin on the underside of the upper arms becomes loose and flaccid. The cosmetic procedure known as brachioplasty targets this area. The arm lift removes excess fat and sagging skin, and tightens the underlying tissue, restoring firmer, more youthful contours.