Breasts: What you should know

Cosmetic plastic surgery includes surgical and nonsurgical procedures that reshape normal structures of the body in order to improve appearance and self-esteem. Healthy individuals with a positive outlook and realistic expectations are appropriate candidates for cosmetic procedures. Plastic surgery is a personal choice and should be done for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit an ideal image.

BREAST Augmentation

If you are dissatisfied with your breast size, augmentation surgery is a choice to consider. Here are some of the benefits:


•  Increase fullness of your breasts

•  Improve the balance of your figure

•  Enhance your self-image and confidence


Also know as augmentation mammaplasty, the procedure involves using implants to fulfill your desire for fuller breasts or to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy. Implants also may be used to reconstruct a breast after mastectomy or injury.


A woman’s breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. These changes and loss of skin elasticity can result from:


•  Pregnancy  •  Breast Feeding

•  Weight Fluctuations

•  Aging  •  Gravity •  Heredity


Also know as mastopexy, a breast lift raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. Sometimes the areola becomes enlarged over time, and a breast lift will reduce this as well. A breast lift can rejuvenate your figure with a breast profile that is youthful and uplifted.

BREAST Reduction

This surgery is also known as reduction mammoplasty. It is the surgery which is performed for reducing the size of the breasts and involves removing excess tissue and skin to achieve a size in proportion to the body.


Overly large breasts can cause discomfort and health problems. The weight of the breasts can impair the ability to lead an active life. Common symptoms are back ache and bra strap grooving on the shoulders. There may be rashes below the breasts and it is hard to find the right clothes. Reduction in size can lead to improvement of posture and reduction of pain and discomfort on the back. It can also improve body image.


This procedure is usually covered by insurance if it can be proven to impair physical activity.

Dr. Thakur

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