Your breasts help identify femininity and can improve or impair your physical appearance. They often experience changes in size and shape during various reproductive processes and cycles, including pregnancy and menopause. That may require you to seek East Windsor fat grafting treatment. Fat grafting can help reconstruct and enhance the shape and size of your breast.
Fat grafting involves harvesting and transferring fat from other body sections to make your breasts attractive with a well-defined, fuller appearance. Fat transferred to your breasts can come from your thighs or abdominal region.
Below are factors that influence the fullness or shape of your breasts, which may be why you go for fat grafting.
Your breasts gradually lose fat mammary glands, fats, and tissues when you age. This change is primarily due to a constant decrease in the production of reproductive hormones like estrogen.
By the time you reach menopause, there is a significant reduction in the body’s estrogen volume.
If your breasts’ ligaments are stretched and less elastic, you can experience changes that can be improved by fat grafting.
2. Pregnancy and breastfeeding
During pregnancy, your body produces more progesterone. Consequently, your breasts become bigger due to the growth and formation of the milk duct system and lobules.
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, each breast in an adult woman has about 15 to 20 lobes with numerous smaller structures called lobules. Lobules are the milk-producing glands in the breasts.
Normally, it takes less than half a year after pregnancy and breastfeeding before your breasts’ normal shape and size return.
Sometimes, you may not have your breasts’ normal shape and size back, even months after giving birth. That especially happens when you have given birth to and breastfed a few kids.
For that reason, you might need fat grafting.
3. Hormonal methods of birth control
Hormonal birth control methods like vaginal rings, intrauterine devices (IUDs), pills, and injections contain progestin-only or estrogen and progestin.
These hormones can help prevent pregnancies when you have unprotected vaginal sex with your partner.
But, the hormonal methods of birth control can also increase the levels of estrogen and progesterone in your body. That can affect the normal size and shape of your breasts.
Your breasts can also be less firm and sculpted because excessive levels of estrogen and progesterone in the body encourage the retention of fluids and swelling.
4. Menstruation cycles
During menstrual cycles, which happen almost after every month during your childbearing period, the body discards uterus tissues and blood.
That occurs when the mature egg released from the ovary does not become fertilized by sperm.
During menstruation or periods, your body produces more estrogen and progesterone, making your breasts bigger and lumpier.
You may need fat grafting if your breasts do not get their normal size, shape, and texture after menstruation.
Physical inactivity can also make you gain extra fat in the body, particularly in and around your breasts. A significant weight loss can also leave your breasts with an unattractive shape.
Contact Matthew J. Lynch MD, today to schedule a consultation with a fat grafting specialist that can deliver a sculpted, symmetrical breast.