There are many varied cosmetic breast surgery procedures available to women according to the reason you would like the procedure and your envisaged end result. You may wish to increase or decrease the size of your breasts or need an uplift/Mastopexy.
Male Breast Reduction surgery is becoming increasingly popular, available to men who suffer from Gynaecomastia, a condition that causes an enlargement of the male breast due to an abnormal increase in the glandular tissue.
Many women, following the birth of their children and or breast-feeding, find that their breasts have deteriorated in terms of size, shape and feel. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts tend to lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag. The breast uplift procedure is designed to reshape and raise sagging breasts without altering the overall volume of the breast. Otherwise known as mastopexy, this surgical procedure can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin around the nipple.
The breast augmentation procedure involves an operation where artificial means are used to increase the size and/or improve the shape of the breasts.
Large oversized breasts can be disturbing to a woman by causing a host of both physical as well as psychological symptoms. This can be shoulder, neck and back pain and distortion of posture and in more severe cases make breathing difficult. Although the main aim of breast reduction surgery is to reduce the volume and weight of the breast, cosmetic enhancement to fashion a normal shape remains equally important.
The breast, whether male or female, is made up of basically two components. These is the glandular tissue component (firm and dense), and the fatty tissue component (softer tissue). The ratio of glandular to fatty tissue in any breast varies from individual to individual. Although strictly speaking gynaecomastia refers to enlargement of the glandular component of the breast, in reality for most patients there is both an excess of fat and glandular tissue.