Although going under the knife corrects what you perceive to be a physical problem, there’s usually a lot more to it. The way we feel about our bodies affects our confidence and self-esteem – and having corrective surgery could give you the little lift you need.
However, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the term boob job related to all operations carried out on the chest area. In fact, there’s a whole range of treatments you can have up top. Here’s a rundown of the most popular:
This is the UK’s most popular cosmetic procedure and does exactly what it says on the tin. The exact nature of the procedure can vary, but it involves making an incision in or around the chest area – this could be under the breast or even the underarm – and inserting an implant. The size of the implant and the result you’re looking for
This differs from breast enlargement as there is usually nothing being inserted. Instead, the procedure – also known as a mastoplexy – lifts and reshapes the breasts by removing excess skin from under the breast or around the areola. Usually favoured by people who’ve lost firmness due to age or having children, the procedure can often be teamed up with a breast enlargement or reduction.
While many women want bigger boobs, others can want to be a little smaller up top. As you may suspect a breast reduction involves removing breast tissue and skin, along with reshaping. Some women choose to have the procedure on just one breast to bring it more into proportion with the other. In some cases the nipple may need to be repositioned so it’s still in line with the middle of the upper arm.
Have you got inverted or enlarged nipples? If you have, you’re suffering from a very common complaint which can be sorted out through cosmetic surgery. There are a variety of techniques that can used – it all depends on your individual requirements. Typically, the method used involves moving the nipple and putting stitches in to hold it in place.