As people age, their bodies undergo a variety of transformations. Breasts, specifically, are susceptible to changes in shape, density, projection, and size. These changes are caused by a variety of factors, including pregnancy, nursing, hormonal fluctuations, weight gain or loss, and gravity. In particular, a decline in estrogen brought on by menopause—which typically occurs during the late 40s or early 50s—can result in noticeable alterations to the look and feel of the breasts. Some of the more common changes include:
- Increased breast sagging
- A decrease in breast size and/or volume
- Changes in breast projection, including wider gaps between the breasts
- A loss of firmness and shapeliness due to reduced skin elasticity
- Descended or downward-facing nipples
In addition to these cosmetic changes, age can also increase your risk factors for certain medical conditions, including fibroids, cysts, and even cancer. It is important to schedule regular wellness screenings with a medical professional and to perform self-exams to check for potentially harmful anomalies.
Ultimately, while breast changes are a natural part of aging, many people find themselves looking for ways to restore a more youthful appearance. Fortunately, our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Amir Nasir, offers a variety of breast rejuvenation options. For those who are satisfied with the size of their breasts but wish to restore a more youthful firmness and projection, a breast lift can be an ideal option. For those who want to add volume, a breast augmentation with implants can help give you the fuller, shapelier appearance you desire.
Dr. Nasir is also proud to offer a cutting-edge technique in breast surgery: natural breast augmentation (also called a fat transfer). This procedure involves the targeted removal of unwanted fat from another part of the body—oftentimes the thighs or stomach—which is then transferred to the breasts. This technique, which can be performed with or without implants, allows Dr. Nasir to correct the contours of your breasts in a way that is not generally possible with implants alone.
If you would like to learn more about breast surgery options, please contact us at Lotus Cosmetic Surgery Connecticut. Our friendly and experienced staff will be happy to schedule you a consultation or answer any questions you may have.