If you’re considering breast augmentation, you’ve probably already spent a good deal of time researching various procedures and thought long and hard about your ideal results. No matter how much research you’ve done, you may still be surprised to learn a few unexpected facts about breasts.
Symmetry Is Rare
Have you ever felt self-conscious about having two different-sized breasts? It’s actually more normal than you might expect, and asymmetry between breasts can range from mild to quite noticeable. Smaller size variances can be corrected simply by wearing the right bra, while a difference of a cup size or more may benefit from breast implants to create more uniformity after surgery.
An incredibly complex and vital part of the human anatomy, breasts are also the only part of the human body that can create and distribute food. Though all primates feed their young through lactation, only female humans’ breasts become full prior to puberty and remain that way up to and after menopause. Other primates’ breasts only become enlarged during active lactation; in human women, breast size has no effect on the ability to produce breast milk. Women can even breastfeed with implants.
Breast Composition Changes with Time
Youthful breast tissue is composed of a combination of collagen, glandular tissue, and fat. Collagen, the protein that comprises the body’s connective tissues, decreases over time when its production declines with age. As it fades away, collagen is often replaced with additional fat, leading to decreased perkiness and that dreaded droop. Breast augmentation can counteract these changes and restore a more youthful appearance to your figure.
Dr. Joseph J. Castellano is a native Floridian who grew up in the Tampa Bay area. During medical school and his 5 years of training in General Surgery, Dr. Castellano developed a strong interest in Cosmetic Surgery. He followed his residency training with an elective year of specialized training with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. From 2010-2011, he completed a fellowship in Indiana focused entirely of cosmetic surgery of the face and body. During his fellowship, he received specialized training in facial rejuvenation, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, and body contouring. Dr. Castellano received his board certification from the American College of Surgeons in 2010.
Dr. Castellano focuses on breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, liposuction, facelift, and eyelid rejuvenation. Additionally, he operates on numerous skin cancers, scar revisions, spider veins, and specializes in the management of aging skin with chemical peels and laser resurfacing.
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