A Cream For Breast Reduction?

Breast implants, augmentation and reduction are all incredibly popular.  Reduction surgery, in particular, is on the rise as women seek to reduce busts which cause pain, discomfort and embarrassment. A new cream from bra entrepreneur Michelle Mone claims to help women reduce their busts and is also targeted at men who want to reduce their man boobs or “moobs”.

Chest sizes are growing, for both men and women, with women’s breast size rapidly increasing, In the fifties the average cup size was a B, but now it’s risen to a C.  The reasons for this are complex and unclear but may be are linked to the obesity epidemic and also to chemical pollutants in the environment.

In the past three years, the number of D-cups and above sold has doubled, accounting for a quarter of all bra sales. The new cream claims to offer the first ‘breast reduction in a bottle’. Called Boobs Minus, it costs around $60.

Last year 5,291 breast reductions were performed in the UK  alone – an increase of 6.2 per cent on 2010. While many women are seeking to increase their bust size with implants, many others want a smaller bust.

The promoter herself says ‘I used it twice a day for just four weeks and I’m amazed to say I’ve dropped half a cup size already!

‘I’ve spoken to many women in my career about their boobs and many have said they want to tone and firm them without going under the knife…A breast reduction is a major operation and I believe this [cream] is a great alternative.’

The cream works by stimulating the release of skin euphoria molecules and endorphins which firm the bust area. It also contains botantical alpha-2 blockers, which assist the breakdown of fats and other lipids.  The cream’s claims have not yet been backed by clinical trials.

Men who are worried about their moobs, are also encouraged to use the product.

The Ideal Graduation Gift?

We know that plastic surgery is growing in popularity all over the world, for both sexes and all ages but an interesting recent trend is that more and more high school graduates are getting plastic surgery procedures as gifts. It perhaps should not really come as a surprise in our beauty and celebrity obsessed culture that young people are more frequently asking to get their nose done or their breasts enlarged instead of for their first car or a vacation with their friends after they graduate.

“I’m not shocked completely because there’s a growing trend for plastic surgery in all age ranges,” said plastic surgeon Jennifer Walden. “And basically, with teenagers getting plastic surgery, it kind of goes along with plastic surgery being more accessible, pervasive in our media.”

As they are young and do not yet need the services of a plastic surgeon to fight the signs or symptoms of aging, for teenagers the most popular procedures include:

  • Rhinoplasty
  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast reduction
  • Liposuction

As they are young it is crucial that teenagers are emotionally ready for a permanent change in their body after undergoing surgery. They need to fully understand the implications and seriousness of surgery. In addition, they need to carefully discuss the decision with their parents who should be in agreement and supportive.

It is not a decision to be taken lightly by anyone but for a teenager the change really will last a lifetime so they need to be in full possession of the facts and know it is the right decision for them.  There are also practical considerations, like not being able to participate in normal activities in the period following surgery.

“They should’ve researched the procedures out and be able to take the time off of sports, camps, any type of summer school they may be doing to recover from these procedures so they don’t end up with a complication,” said Walden.

Tips for recovery

  • Teens need four weeks off sport activities
  • They must take off six weeks for contact sports, such as football
  • Use sunblock for those sun-exposed areas
  • Some good rest and relaxation

Do Breast Implants Improve Your Love Life?

The benefits of plastic surgery for enhancing self-confidence and self-esteem are now well known.  Continuing research is adding to the body of evidence and one piece of recent research revealed an unexpected result for breast implant patients – a better sex life.

The new survey has suggested that women who have breast enhancement, or augmentation, also experience a better and more frequent sex life.  The survey revealed that:

·         61% of women who had implants had more frequent sex; and

·         almost 75% of their partners also reported an improvement in their sex life.

Out of all plastic surgery procedures, breast augmentation proved to have the most positive affect on overall sexual satisfaction, followed by body and face surgery respectively.

It was also stated that women who have had enhancement surgery like breast augmentation also said that they experienced a 34% increase in life satisfaction in general.

The report noted that:

‘Women that have undergone breast augmentation surgery or body contouring claim to have reached orgasm more easily, with significant increases in arousal as well as sexual desire.’

A reason for this is believed to be that improvements in self-esteem lead to feelings of increased attractiveness which, in turn, results in improved levels satisfaction with, and desire for, more sex.  Simply put: you look sexier so you feel sexier.

Over one million women in the U.S. have had breast augmentation over the last three years, and the numbers are continuing to rise. The fact that breast implants may increase sexual desire in the woman will certainly be a selling point for those who are considering the surgery, not to mention their partners.

The report added: ‘Overall, improvements in sexual and life satisfaction indicate that most women feel that their breast augmentation is worthwhile and the majority believe it to be a positive experience giving the results they desired’.

Breast Lift Surgery

Breast implant surgery is the most popular plastic surgical procedure performed but breast size is not always the main consideration.  For this reason there are also other forms of breast surgery available for those who do not necessarily want larger breasts, just better ones.  A breast lift is one such procedure.

A breast lift or Mastopexy is the surgical procedure to correct, or make more equal, the size, contour, and elevation of sagging breasts. A breast lift can be performed for a variety of reasons:

  • Physical: if too large breasts are causing pain or following breast cancer, or some other damage in the breast area.
  • Aesthetic: for example if one breast is noticeably smaller than the other, a breast lift can make them equal in size, giving a more in proportion, and even, bust silhouette.
  • Psychological: where breast dimensions, shape or general appearance is connected to lack of body confidence and self-esteem issues.

The lifting of sagging breasts is carried out by the cutting and removal of excess tissue and over-stretched suspensory ligaments.  Breast lift surgery raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour.

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
  • Breastfeeding
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Aging
  • Gravity
  • Heredity

Breast lift surgery does not significantly change the size of your breasts or round out the upper part of your breast. If you want your breasts to look fuller, consider breast lift and augmentation surgery. If you want smaller breasts, consider combining breast lift and reduction surgery.

  • You are physically healthy and maintain a stable weight
  • You do not smoke
  • You have realistic expectations
  • You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts sag, have lost shape and volume
  • Your breasts have a flatter, elongated shape or are droopy
  • When unsupported, your nipples fall below the breast crease
  • Your nipples and areolas point downward
  • You have stretched skin and enlarged areolas
  • One breast is lower than the other