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What is the Ideal Breast Shape?

As much as everyone likes to promote the idea that all women should love their bodies just how they are, science seems to have proven that there is a “perfect” breast shape. As a woman, you may be able to agree with this if you feel a level of discontent with the current shape of your breasts.

The Perfect Breast

There are many characteristics to the perfect breast. The shape and droop of the breast are the most important. While size does come into play, this is a characteristic that depends more on preference than science.

The first characteristic of a perfectly shaped breast is the droop. A breast that is firm and perky is preferred over a saggy or somewhat deflated looking breast. In a woman with smaller breasts, the droop will not create much of a crease under the breast. In a woman with larger breasts, the crease is necessary for the implants to maintain a natural look.

The Breast Ratio according to ASPS

The second characteristic, shape, can be calculated by a ratio that allows plastic surgeons in Las Vegas to create perfect breasts every time. This ideal ratio is 45:55, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

The first number in the ratio indicates the percentage of the breast tissue that should be above the nipple. The second number indicates the percentage of the breast tissue that should be below the nipple. Furthermore, the nipple should point upward at a slight angle of about 20 degrees.

While this ratio is being used as the basis for design in aesthetic surgery, these are not strict criteria. These numbers can be adjusted to meet your specific needs. Just discuss your needs with your plastic surgeon to ensure that the end result is one that you want.

The Proof

Las Vegas plastic surgeons did not stumble upon this ratio by chance. Surveys were taken using photographs of women with breasts of various sizes. The images were altered so that the breast ratios would be consistent throughout the images.

The results were astounding. Nearly 1,400 people were surveyed. Of this sample, 90 percent of the men preferred the images of women with a breast ratio of 45:55. This ratio was also preferred by 87 percent of women younger than 40 and 94 percent of plastic surgeons. Additionally, this breast ration was most preferred by all the racial/ethnic groups surveyed.

These results offer a stark contrast to the idea that men prefer breasts that look large and overfilled. Whether the trend was a misconception or is just falling out of favor, the proof is in the pudding: Men and women alike both prefer perky, but natural looking breasts.

You can also have natural and perky looking breasts with the help of Las Vegas plastic surgeons. Schedule a consultation with the friendly professionals at Reynolds Plastic Surgery. The surgeons here will help you to truly understand breast augmentation so you can decide if this is a procedure you would like to pursue. For more information about breast augmentations in Las Vegas, call 702.410.9800.

Why Do Breasts Sag?

Sagging or ptotic breasts cause major frustrations to many women. Understand the many causes and degrees of sagging breast from Las Vegas plastic surgeon Dr. Reynolds.

Causes of Ptotic Breasts

Sad woman needs las vegas plastic surgeonBecause breasts are made primarily of fat, they become heavier as they grow. As a result, gravity tends to take its toll on women with large, natural breasts. Another common cause of sagging breasts are loss of breast volume after weight loss. When a woman is heavier, the breasts are larger. When weight is lost, the fluctuation causes the fat to shrink within the breast. In some cases, the skin does not shrink to match that of the internal breast tissue.

The skin and ligaments that support the breast also contribute to ptosis. As women age, the skin and ligaments of the breast begin to lose their elasticity. Add that to the role gravity plays and the result is sagging, drooping breasts.

Degrees of Ptosis

First Degree – The nipple and areola sit right at or just above the crease of the breast. The nipple-areola complex is also usually above the lower half of the breast in first degree ptosis.

Second Degree – The nipple-areola complex sits below the breast crease but the nipple still faces forward.

Third Degree – The nipple-areola complex sits below the breast crease and the nipple points downward.

Can it be fixed?

The most common ways to remedy sagging breasts is with a breast lift or a breast augmentation Las Vegas women can feel good about.

To learn more about the differences between breast augmentations and breast lifts, review the procedures on Dr. Reynolds website. Before you make a decision on which procedure would be best for you, consult the Las Vegas plastic surgeons

Keep in mind that you may experience minor side effects with your plastic surgery. These include scarring, loss of skin or nipple sensation, or smaller breasts (if you opted for a lift).

Thankfully, the science and art of plastic surgery has progressed leaps and bounds over the years. As long as you have one of the best Las Vegas plastic surgeons on your side, you can trust that you will receive your best results. Schedule a consultation with Reynolds Plastic Surgery to see what your options are. For more information about breast augmentation in Las Vegas, call 702.410.9800.

Breast lift could reduce bra-cup size

Breast lift could reduce bra-cup size

Even women that take excellent care of themselves will still feel the effects of aging one day. Skin begins sagging, especially breast tissue. Even breast feeding and weight loss can cause skin to loosen around the breasts. Every woman wants to have youthful, perky breasts. Even after the skin has started to sag, a Las Vegas plastic surgeon can help you. A breast lift procedure removes the excess skin and creates a more youthful appearance.Las Vegas breast lift

A recent study conducted by Dr. Katie Elizabeth Weichman of New York University has concluded that a breast lift procedure may reduce bra-cup size. Research revealed that women tend to wear the wrong bra-cup sizes most of the time, especially women with sagging breast tissue. A larger bra-cup size can feel more comfortable for women with excess skin around their breasts. Once the skin is removed, a woman will feel more comfortable wearing her true bra-cup size.

Breast lifts are becoming increasingly popular among women in the US. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, nearly 90,000 women underwent the procedure in 2012. Women prefer a breast lift procedure over a breast augmentation because the procedure uses their own breast tissue.

The new study revealed results that women may not have expected. It could be an issue for some women that their bra-cup size may reduce after the procedure. It is imperative that women talk with their doctors before getting the procedure done. Every woman needs to be fully aware of the risks of the procedure.

The average age was 47 years old within the 20 women that participated in the study. Each woman underwent solely a breast lift procedure. The women were studied over a five-year time period. Women were asked their bra-cup size before the surgery and at each follow-up appointment. There was an average decrease of one bra-cup size. During the study each woman only wore a single brand of bra. This was to prevent the varying sizes that different brands can cause.

Only a single patient reported to have an increase in bra size. However, this was due to hormone therapy and weight gain. This was considered when evaluating the bra-cup size. Overall, every woman was satisfied with their breast lift procedure.

For women that are currently not pleased with their appearance of their breasts, a breast lift procedure may be the right option for you. It is important that every woman is aware of the risks of the procedure. Ask your doctor about the possibility of change in size after the procedure. Getting plastic surgery is a major decision and permanent. You can’t undo the procedure once it has been done. A woman needs to be completely sure of herself prior to going under.

Dr. Reynolds is a board certified plastic surgeon with plenty of experience in breast lift procedures and breast augmentations. If you are unhappy with your breasts one of these procedures may be right for you. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Reynolds to discuss the pros and cons of each surgical option. Dr. Reynolds can ease your nerves about the surgery and answer any questions. For more information, contact us at 702.410.9800.