The Effects of Aging on Breasts
As women get older they start to notice multiple changes in their bodies. Their clothes do not fit the same. There is more skin in places than there used to be. The ultimate sign of age is the effect it has on their breasts. It can be a dramatic change that takes its toll, not just physically, but also psychologically. This really is a common concern for women as they get older. They want to look as young as they feel, especially if they are fit and energetic.
The aging factor affects a woman’s breasts no matter how physically fit she may be. Breasts show signs of sagging as the body continues to develop. It is noticeable upon removing the bra when the breasts just simply droop straight down. The downward position or orientation of the nipples make the breasts look unpleasant. The volume and shape of the breasts also change and look deflated.
Being a mother that has gone through multiple pregnancies and given birth to multiple babies increases the negative effects on breasts. Whether she lost all the weight or added on more, the breasts do not regain their normal pre-pregnancy shape. That loss of size reduces confidence and promotes negative feelings of inadequacy in her appearance.
Breast Augmentation not only changes your physical appearance, but has emotional benefits that can help promote a positive lifestyle for the individual.
Know Your Options
According to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 90,000 women age 40 and up had a breast augmentation in 2012. A woman is considered a candidate for breast augmentation if she is physically healthy enough to recover from the procedure. A woman’s skin will also determine if the body will be able to adjust and heal after the body contouring.
At K Plastic Surgery, Dr. Sanjiv Kayastha offers his patients a variety of options to improve the shape of the breasts with saline or silicone implants.
Saline implants are filled with a sterile saline solution. They can be placed in the breast empty and then filled after, which allows for a smaller incision to be made. The smaller the incision is, the smaller the scar that is left behind. Women 18 and older are available to have the surgery. If the implants become ruptured or leak, the solution is absorbed in the body and does not pose a threat to the body’s health.
Silicone implants provide a more natural look and feel. The implant is pre-filled with silicone gel. These are made available to women 22 and older. Both options are also made available to patients who opt for breast reconstruction.
The type and size of the implants used in the procedure will impact the size of the incision. Dr. Kayastha is a board certified plastic surgeon who has the knowledge and experience to make the incision at the patient’s desired location including the armpit, nipple, or under the crease of the breast.
You’re Never Too Old to Look and Feel Great!
In August 2011, a 75-year-old woman said she was tired of her sagging breasts and got her confidence back with a breast augmentation.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, nearly 85,000 people age 65 and older chose to go under the knife to enhance their physical appearance in 2010.
Beauty doesn’t have to stop at the age of 40, there is no shame in still wanting to look good. Women can get excited to wear that low cut blouse that they used to wear in their twenties. They can feel sexy again when they put on that strapless dress to go out on dates.
A woman’s confidence will increase after having a breast augmentation, no matter what age. Her breasts will no longer sag and her body will look just as good as she feels. A person’s sex life can reflect the individual’s body image, but after the procedure women report an increase in sexual desire and sexual satisfaction. Her life will become more satisfied than she could have planned. The individual may also increase her lifespan with that new positive attitude.
It does not matter how old the woman’s body is, if she is healthy enough for the surgery, she is a good candidate. Dr. Kayastha can help you get those curves back. Breast Augmentation is a life changing experience that anyone can achieve. Make Dr. Kayastha your plastic surgeon and give your body a new life today.