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Sagging Breasts After Pregnancy
Hi, I was wondering how long after conception does a woman experience pregnancy symptoms? I had my period on sept 30, 2011 and my husband and I had unprotected sex on oct 15, 2011. I have been feeling sick to my stomach throughout the day and my breasts
The symptoms of pregnancy can start once implantation occurs. This typically happens about 8-10 days after ovulation. Based on your LMP of 8/30/11, you likely ovulated on or around 10/14/11, if in fact you conceived, then the timing for pregnancy symptoms is consistent. There are early prediction pregnancy tests in stores that can predict pregnancy a week before your next period is due. I suggest you take one to be sure, or you can always follow up with your primary care provider or gynecologist for testing.
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Depends on timing: If you have recently given birth, or recently stopped breast feeding, give you body time to recover. Sometimes, waiting is all that is needed to provide edequate improvement. If you have waited, and still feel your breasts are too saggy see a board certified plastic surgeon. Many types of lifts exist, and which works for you will depend on your anatomy. Best to wait until you are done having kids. ...Read more
A combination: Of a lift and or implants.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends in degree: For mild degrees of fullness and early sagging liposuction and it's various forms (ultrasonic, power assisted, radiofrequency, etc) may help to diminish the size and help skin contraction particularly in a young individual. More advanced forms will require surgical excision of excess skin which may leave more noticeable scars. ...Read more
Lift vs Augmentation: If your volume is adequate than you may need a lift. If you require more volume that an augmentation my do the trick. Some patients require both to make the breast more youthful. Lifts are done by removing skin this will result in a scar. You can see typical results on line at asps. Org. ...Read more
No it is not: When you are 57 and have sagging breasts you have developed a degree of gynecomastia which is male breast tissue. This can be weight relsated or to a type of medicine or just soemthing thast develops. It can easily be corrected with outpatient surgery or to eleiminate the offending drug. ...Read more
Stay the course: There is not much of anything that can be done except stay the course. Months after you have stopped and your breasts have stabilized, autologous fat grafting is great for restoration of volume and form. ...Read more
here are two options: 1. Plastic surgery to lift the breasts. 2. Breast support. Up to 85% of american women are wearing the incorrect size of bra. Encourage you to take care of your breasts by going to a bra specialty store for a professional fitting ; help with design selection. You will also be taught how to properly settle your breasts into the bra. It is worth the effort. ...Read more
No: There are no non surgical methods to improve ptotic breast. Mastopexy is very effective. You might consider consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more
No: Don't waste your money. The only effective way to do this is with a breast lift and/or breast implants. See a surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery to evaluate your options. ...Read more
Is breast upliftment safe? I just lost a lot of weight and am now facing the problem of sagging breasts. Are there other alternatives?
Maybe: Depending upon how much "sagging" has occurred you might be able to consider breast implant surgery rather than a lift. Of course, if you are happy with your breast size and not happy with where your breasts "live" then implants are not an option for you and a lift is your best choice. ...Read more
Difficult: Giving ptotic breasts a more youthful appearance without a bra is difficult without surgery. Surgical results can be very good with mastopexy +/- augmentation. Mastopexy alone can improve shape but the breast will appear slightly smaller and significant upper pole fullness is difficult to achieve without augmentation in addition. See a board certified plastic surgeon for more details. ...Read more
Breast lift: A mastopexy, or breast lift, procedure can elevate your sagging breasts and create a more youthful appearance, while restoring the fullness in the upper breast area. This procedure will also re-position your nipple-areolar complex to a more natural position as well. ...Read more
Breast Lift: There are no effective nonsurgical treatments for breast ptosis (sagging.). ...Read more
Not likely: The benfit of using bras to support your breasts is most likely going to be during the day when you are standing up and the weight of your breast pull on the ligaments that support your breasts. Using them at night will not do much, but you may find it more comfortable to use a bra if you have large sagging breasts. ...Read more
Yes: The most common technique is referred to as a mastopexy or breast lift. Sometimes implants are used to fill out the skin. Generally the breast skin is tightened by removing excess loose skin and re-shaping the breast. The usually results in small scars around the nipple, and sometimes on the underside of the breast depending on the amount of skin to be removed. ...Read more
What causes sagging breasts and is there anything non surgical you can do to fix this in a thin man?
Gravity. No.: Sagging breasts are not usually a problem in thin men who have always been thin so I am going to assume that you mean in a man who was heavier than he is now. Sagging of the breasts in men or women is due to an excess of skin relative to the amount of breast tissue. To correct this in men, skin reduction is the only way to correct this imbalance and surgery is the only way I know to remove skin. ...Read more
I'm 22, and suddenly started getting horrible sagging breasts. What is the treatment and how can I firm them. It makes me look horrible?
Breast Lift: An exam is needed to see if you are a good candidate for breast lift or aurgmentation. Make sure you see a plastic surgeon. ...Read more
I'm 27 and have an 8 yr old child. I don't plan on having any more kids. I have sagging breasts now. What options do I have to lift them?
Accept or operate: Unfortunately, after a pregnancy, many women find that their breasts are not as firm as previously, and neither massage nor skin creams are effective in correcting this, but a good supportive bra, especially during exercise, is important to prevent further damage. Online "Bra Fitting Guide" may be helpful. If you want true lifting, consult a cosmetic surgeon with specialty in breast surgery. ...Read more
Breast feeding is ok: With the help of time & gravity all breasts will eventually sag. Factors that contribute to breast sagging include smoking cigarettes, a woman's body mass index, number of children she has given birth to, breast size prior to pregnancy & genetics. Breast feeding is not considered a major factor when it comes to breast sagging. ...Read more
Male gyneomastia: Yes we can do a male breast reduction. ...Read more
Healthy living: There is no way to "tone" the actual breasts per se. Using a good unscented moisturizer, avoid the sun like the plague, also consider upper body weight training to tone the muscles under the breasts, as well as shoulders and arms. This will get your body in top physical condition. Congrats on breastfeeding two babies! What an accomplishment! ...Read more
Some of the reasons: 1. Large breasts - large breasts sag much more than small breasts from the gravitational effects --- 2. Weight loss - especially multiple weight gains and losses --- 3. Heredity - to some extent it can be familial or hereditary. ...Read more
Depends: Many women who lose large amounts of weight will complain there breasts now sag. Looking back they probably sagged at the heavy weight but were fuller. Large, un-augmented breasts usually to sag. Gaining back the weight may add fullness but is not likely to lift the breasts. ...Read more