You are done having babies, and even though your children bring you plenty of joy and fulfillment, one look in the mirror after stepping out of the shower reminds you that your body is not what it used to be. You are a little depressed by one body part in particular: your breasts. It's not like they have let you down—they did the job for which they were made—but, alas, all of that breastfeeding has taken its toll.
You have heard about breast lift surgery but you are still wondering if you should take the plunge. Here is some information that might persuade you:
Breast Lift Surgery
Breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, is a procedure that removes excess skin and tightens the surrounding tissue so that your breasts are raised and reshaped. It's important to note that this surgery is different than a breast augmentation, which makes the breasts larger.
When you get a breast lift surgery, it will improve the appearance of your breasts, but it will not make them larger or smaller. However, you can choose to have breast lift surgery in addition to either a breast augmentation or breast reduction.
According to data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of breast lift surgeries has increased by 70% since the year 2000. It is now more common for women to have a breast lift than it is for them to get breast implants.
Here are some signs that you are a perfect candidate for breast lift surgery:
- Your breasts are not as firm as you would like them to be
- You are frustrated by your sagging breasts
- Your breasts look asymmetrical or they are uneven
- You have stretched skin around your breasts
- You are physically and emotionally stable
Not only can breast lift surgery help you with the signs and symptoms mentioned above, but the procedure will also provide these three amazing perks:
1. It Can Improve Your Mood
According to a study published in Clinical Psychological Science, undergoing cosmetic surgery can actually help to improve your mood. This is attributed to the fact that when you look better, you have higher self-esteem and less anxiety. The same study showed that women who decided to have a cosmetic procedure became happier with their body overall, not just the parts of the body on which work was done.
2. It Can Improve Your Sex Life
According to an online community of women who have undergone cosmetic surgery, 34% of those who had breast augmentation or breast lift surgery found an increased satisfaction with their sex life. Of those who were surveyed, 61% said they had sex more frequently following their procedure.
It makes sense that if you feel good about your appearance, you will gain more confidence, which can translate to better sex for both you and your partner.
3. It Can Make You Feel Younger
Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and gaining and losing weight can all take a toll on the body, and when you are raising children, there are probably many days when you lack the energy and stamina that you once had. Breast lift surgery can actually help you to feel more energized. This procedure will dramatically improve your body contour, helping you feel younger in the process.
By going through with breast lift surgery, not only will you be happier about the appearance of your breasts, but you can improve your mood and sex life, and you can even feel younger. Now that you know breast lift surgery is right for you, what are you waiting for? Contact Ronald C. Barry, MD today to schedule your consultation.