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Breast Surgery

Micromastia: When Small is Not Beautiful

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Like all girls setting out on the journey through puberty, Anna (not her real name) was excited to see her nipples begin to swell. She knew it was the beginning of her journey to being a woman. But, in the years that followed, her breasts stubbornly refused to grow. Other girls had swelling breasts, were fitted for bras in ever increasing sizes, but Anna had nothing to put inside a bra. By the time she reached her early twenties, Anna was forced to accept that she was unlikely ever to have the breasts she wanted. The padded bra became a…

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Down with the Droop

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Perky breasts shout ‘youth’; as a woman ages, her breasts gradually hang lower. The larger they are, the heavier they are, and the more they are inclined to droop. The medical term for drooping breasts is Ptosis. Doctors consider it a normal aging process. You can tell if you have Ptosis by examining your profile in the mirror. Normally, your nipple will be on a level with the fold under your breast – about halfway between your elbow and your shoulder. If your nipple is significantly lower, it’s official: you have Ptosis. For many women, drooping breasts are a constant…

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Breast Enlargement: Mind and Emotion As Well As Body

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“It’s not what you look like that’s important, it’s what you’re like on the inside.” How many times have you heard those words from well-meaning friends or strangers? Of course, as with most platitudes, there’s a grain of truth hidden deep inside the high moral tone of those words. But it’s a fact that we can’t separate our minds and emotions from our physical world. Cosmetic surgery isn’t just about changing your shape. A person’s desire for cosmetic enhancement goes deep, and the results affect far more than her looks. Breasts have always provoked passionate debate. They are powerful symbol…

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