Bigger is no longer better when it comes to busts. Women are still undergoing surgery for breast enhancement, but they are opting for quality over quantity. The DD cup has gone the way of ‘90s McMansions – relics of another era. A C cup is now the size du jour, and the natural look is au courant.
Wall Street has long believed that women’s skirt lengths – short, long or mid-calf – portend economic trends. Perhaps they’ll have to add breast size to the formula. If implant sizes are trending downward, does that hold true for the stock market?
Along with smaller breasts go smaller areolas and nipples. Women no longer want areolas covering half of the lower end of the breast. A more natural 25 to 35 percent is preferred. Some women undergo plastic surgery for nipple alteration rather than breast augmentation per se, a procedure known as a “nip tuck.” If a woman has had children and breastfed them, her nipples and areolas may become enlarged, along with more sagging in the breasts generally. Plastic surgery not only lifts the breasts, but can restore the nipple area to a more youthful, less “motherly” appearance. Such work rejuvenates the breasts rather than changing them substantially.
Increasingly, women want breasts somewhat larger than their current size, but don’t want a look screaming, “Implants.” Certain celebrities – we’re looking at you, Pamela Anderson – who popularized giant breasts have had their implants reduced or removed. Lifestyle and career changes also cause women to rethink breasts with implants so large they become a distraction. The ideal look fools the viewer, and proportion matters more than size. A slender woman opting for very large implants may look downright odd, while much bigger breasts appear natural on a large-framed female. Outsized breasts on smaller women may also lead to back and shoulder pain. That’s the reason so many genuinely large-breasted women opt for breast reduction surgeries.
Another plus for women not overdoing it in the implant department is a lower risk of complications. “Double bubbles” occur when an implant – or both of them – falls below the “infra-mammary crease,” or the area where the chest and breast meet. The result is a line across the lower breast, which looks like two breasts in one, or four if both breasts are affected. Smaller implants reduce the chances of double bubbles, which require surgical correction.
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