I was 47 yrs. old when my size 34B breasts began to grow due to hormone replacement therapy (HRT). They grew until I found myself an ungainly 40D, losing their shape and sagging down to my stomach. Blouses gaped, I felt and looked sloppy no matter what size I bought, and my self esteem plummeted along with my chest.
I realized that breast lifts leave scars, but I was at a point where the rashes underneath my breasts, the indentations from heavily constructed bras and the feeling that I looked at least 20 yrs. older than I actually was, made it an easy decision.
There was pain during the first days of recovery, but I never took so much as a Tylenol. My scars have faded over the last 2 yrs. and I have never looked back. I requested that my cup size be reduced to a B, which it was during a simultaneous liposuction of the breast. My nipples were lifted, the shape of my breasts regained (without the use of implants) and I am one SATISFIED patient.
I have recommended the surgery to others and some have gone ahead with it, returning with the same upbeat sentiments that I experienced. I would do it again in a heartbeat. An added plus: I don't have to wear a bra under most garments.