Breast lift and breast reduction are two cosmetic surgical procedures that can help women achieve their desired breast size, shape, and appearance.

As women, our bodies are constantly changing, and it’s natural to want to make adjustments to feel more confident and comfortable in our own skin. Whether you’ve experienced changes in your breasts due to pregnancy, weight loss, or simply genetics, there’s no denying the impact it can have on your self-image. Breasts that are naturally oversized can also be a source of distress. However, there are solutions available. That’s where surgical improvements can offer a solution to help you achieve the silhouette you desire.

Patients in South Miami, FL who are struggling with sagging or disproportionately large breasts can turn to breast lift or breast reduction surgery for a solution. These procedures are performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Silvia Rotemberg, who has extensive experience in the field, using advanced techniques to ensure a safe and effective outcome. Whether you are experiencing physical discomfort or simply want to improve your appearance, breast lift and breast reduction at Rotemberg Plastic Surgery can be life-changing procedures that boost your confidence and self-esteem. So if you’re ready to take the next step towards a more comfortable and confident you, read on! Then, when you want to consult with one of South Miami’s top plastic surgeons, call (305) 274-5170 or fill out this form to receive a call from our scheduling coordinator.

Read more on the Rotemberg Plastic Surgery blog for information on the procedures Dr. Rotemberg offers her patients.

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How Breast Lift Surgery Can Empower Women

Breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, is a cosmetic procedure that can change the position and improve the appearance of sagging or drooping breasts. While many people associate this procedure with a desire for aesthetic rejuvenation, breast lift surgery can also be a powerful tool for empowering women to feel better about their bodies.

For many women, sagging breasts can be a source of discomfort and even shame. This can lead to a lack of confidence in everyday life, when choosing clothing, and in intimate settings. Breast lift surgery can address these concerns by removing excess skin, reshaping the breast tissue, and lifting the breasts to a higher position on the chest.

Beyond the physical changes, breast lift surgery can also have a positive impact on a woman’s emotional well-being. By enhancing their physical appearance, women may experience a newfound sense of self-confidence and empowerment. This can translate into improved relationships, increased career success, and an overall more positive outlook on life.

Every woman’s body is unique, and the best approach to mastopexy will depend on a variety of factors, including breast size and shape, skin elasticity, age, and personal goals. That’s why it’s crucial to work with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Rotemberg who has experience in breast lift surgery and can guide you through the process with care and expertise. With the right approach and a skilled surgeon, it’s possible to achieve a more youthful, confident, and empowered appearance that lasts a lifetime.

Take Charge with a Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery is a popular procedure in the United States, with more than 68,000 surgeries performed each year. [1] This number has been steadily increasing over the past decade, indicating a growing awareness and demand for the physical and emotional benefits of breast reduction. Women of all ages and backgrounds choose breast reduction surgery to alleviate the discomfort and limitations caused by excessively large breasts. 

Many women with large breasts experience

  • Chronic pain in their neck, back, and shoulders
  • Rashes
  • Irritation
  • Difficulty finding clothing that fits comfortably

Additionally, they may feel self-conscious and limited in their ability to participate in physical activities or wear certain types of clothing.

Breast reduction surgery can help women take charge of their lives by reducing the physical discomfort and limitations caused by excessively large breasts. It can also boost self-esteem and improve body image, allowing women to feel more confident and comfortable in their own skin. With smaller, lighter, and more proportionate breasts, women can participate in physical activities without pain or embarrassment, and feel more confident in social and professional situations.

By choosing to undergo breast reduction surgery, women can take a proactive step towards improving their physical and emotional well-being. They can reclaim their bodies, their confidence, and their ability to fully engage in life. With the help of a skilled and experienced surgeon like Dr. Rotemberg, women can achieve natural-looking results that enhance their quality of life and empower them to live to the fullest.

How the Skin Changes With Age

The skin is the largest organ in the human body, and as we age, it undergoes a number of changes that can alter its appearance and function. These changes are driven by a combination of intrinsic and extrinsic factors that impact the structure and function of the skin’s cells, fibers, and proteins.

Intrinsic aging, also known as chronological aging, is a natural process that occurs over time and is primarily driven by genetics. As we age, our skin cells become less efficient at regenerating and repairing themselves, leading to a gradual loss of elasticity, firmness, and thickness in the skin. This process is further compounded by a decrease in collagen production, a protein that provides structural support to the skin, as well as a decline in the skin’s natural oil production, which can lead to dryness and roughness.

Extrinsic aging, on the other hand, is caused by external factors that can accelerate the aging process and damage the skin. These factors include

  • Exposure to UV radiation
  • Pollution
  • Smoking
  • Poor nutrition

UV radiation from the sun, in particular, can cause significant damage to the skin’s cells and fibers, leading to the formation of wrinkles, age spots, and a loss of elasticity.

From a cellular perspective, aging also impacts the skin’s stem cells, which play a critical role in the regeneration and repair of damaged skin tissue. As we age, the number and function of these stem cells decline, leading to a decreased ability to repair and regenerate the skin. [2]

Addressing Changes After Pregnancy, Aging, or Weight Loss

The skin of the breasts is affected by these intrinsic and extrinsic factors that can impact its appearance and health. The skin of the breasts can become thinner, less elastic, and more prone to sagging or drooping, especially when there is significant breast weight involved. The loss of collagen and elastin fibers can lead to a decrease in the skin’s ability to hold its shape and support the breast tissue, which can result in a less youthful and perky appearance.

Extrinsic factors, such as sun exposure, smoking, and poor nutrition, can further exacerbate these changes and cause premature aging of the breast skin. Smoking can also cause damage to the skin and contribute to premature aging by reducing blood flow to the skin and depleting it of vital nutrients. [3]

Pregnancy and weight fluctuations can also impact the skin of the breasts by stretching it out and causing it to lose elasticity. This can lead to sagging or deflated-looking breasts, which can impact a woman’s self-esteem and confidence.

Fortunately, breast surgery procedures like the breast lift can help address these changes and restore a more youthful and attractive appearance to the breasts.

What Can Patients Expect During Surgery?

Breast lift and breast reduction surgeries are both outpatient procedures that Dr. Rotemberg performs while the patient is asleep under general anesthesia. While the exact details of the surgery will depend on the patient, here is what is typically involved in each procedure.

During a breast lift, Dr. Rotemberg will remove excess skin and reshape breast tissue to lift and firm your breasts. This can improve sagging, drooping, or unevenness and create a perkier, more youthful breast without implants. 

Incisions are made around the areola and along the breast crease, but Dr. Rotemberg knows how to minimize scarring and ensure that any scars fade over time.

During breast reduction surgery, Dr. Rotemberg will remove excess breast tissue and skin to reduce the size and weight of your breasts, while also reshaping and lifting them for a more proportional and youthful appearance. Incisions are made around the areola, down to the breast crease, and along the breast crease. The nipple and areola are also repositioned to a higher location on the breast mound.

The patient can expect for surgery to take several hours to complete, depending on the extent. After the procedure, patients will be monitored in a recovery area until they are stable enough to go home.

What Does Recovery Look Like After Surgery?

Patients can expect some discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the days and weeks following surgery. They will be given medication to manage discomfort, and they will need to wear a supportive bra or compression garment to help with healing and maintain breast shape. It’s important to follow Dr. Rotemberg’s post-operative care instructions, including avoiding sun exposure, keeping the incisions clean and dry, and temporarily restricting activities like lifting, bending, and exercise.

How Much Does Breast Surgery Cost in South Miami?

Dr. Rotemberg looks forward to discussing all aspects of your surgery, including cost, during the consultation appointment. Schedule yours today by calling (305) 274-5170!


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  2. Ahmed ASI, Sheng MH, Wasnik S, Baylink DJ, Lau KHW. Effect of aging on stem cells. World journal of experimental medicine. 2017;7(1):1-10.
  3. Yazdanparast T, Hassanzadeh H, Nasrollahi SA, et al. Cigarettes Smoking and Skin: A Comparison Study of the Biophysical Properties of Skin in Smokers and Non-Smokers. Tanaffos. 2019;18(2):163-168.
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