What is wrong with my breasts? (Photo)
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Nothing is wrong with your breasts.
A board certified plastic surgeon can carefully assess you with a complete history and physical examination, wherein the options for breast enhancement can be reviewed in detail. If you desire a more attractive shape with narrower areolae and fuller upper pole with less sagging, the solution is a mastopexy or breast lift. This can often be accomplished with a minimal "lollipop" scar that allows for both narrowing and raising the areola, while tightening the lower pole and thus achieving a greater degree of upper breast roundness and fullness, a kind of internal bra effect.
If you know for a fact that you would like to be larger, then a small implant can be inserted at the time of your breast lift.
There are many girls and women your age, younger, or older that have undergone more extensive surgery when they undergo a breast reduction for breasts that are both too large and droopy. Please know that your breasts are entirely normal, even though you might feel they can be enhanced aesthetically. For that, you have many excellent board certified plastic surgeons whose advice you can seek.
Best of luck to you.
Variant of constricted breast
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Variation of a tubular or constricted breast.
Breast augmentation to correct malformed breasts?
- Your breasts have a pretty shape but sit a little low on your chest.
- This is a true variant of normal.
- Many women get stretch marks from pubertal growth - this also is normal.
- The normal breast shape is like yours - more breast tissue below than above the nipple.
- But in the US, the upper fullness is the preferred look - and often a reason for implants.
- There may be a minimal element of 'tuberous' breasts given the slightly puffy nipples.
- If you aren't happy with the shape and position - have a consultation with a plastic surgeon to learn more.
- Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
What's wrong with my breasts?
What is wrong with my breasts?
You should discuss this with a board certified plastic surgeon with the various options, limitations, and expectations following surgery. Generally, an uplift, called a mastopexy, is indicated when the nipple is below the IM crease. This procedure would give you a rounder shape to your breasts and reduce the sagging. Ask your surgeon for pre- and postoperative photos of these procedures.
If you wish to be larger, a small implant can be inserted at the same time as the mastopexy. This surgery can be very gratifying, but it does leave a scar around the areolar and a vertical scar between the areolar and the IM
crease (called a lollipop mastopexy). There should never be "stitch" marks in these scars.
Best of luck to you.
My breasts, what is wrong here?
I would respectfully disagree- your breasts do look normal, and there is nothing per se "wrong" with them.
I think it would be more helpful and instructive to point out features that you may not like.
You have asymmetry R larger and lower than the left. The right nipple is lower than L. You have descent of breast tissue (pseudoptosis) resulting in loss of fullness in the upper pole area, and this is asymmetrical as well. You also have descent of the nipples below the inframammary fold (where the underwire would go). The nipples and areolas appear to have a constrictive band and possibly a mild form of tuberous breast.
If you seek cosmetic improvement, I think that you would do well with a breast lift, but you would do well with an implant as well.
On the other hand, this is cosmetic only, and there isn't anything "wrong" with your breasts.
All the best.
Having said that, your breasts are fine, and there is no need to do anything.
Greg Sexton, M.D.
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