Have you heard that 80% of women are wearing the wrong bra size? Whether the commonly quoted statistic is accurate or not, it is true that most women have a complicated relationship with their bras. Dr. Sophie Bartsich is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who specializes in cosmetic breast surgery. She weighs in on the subject with her professional opinion in her Charlottesbook article, “How to Lose Your Bra in 10 Days (Or So)”. One of Dr. Bartsich’s main goals for her patients is for them to be able to go bra free if they choose, and she explains how she uses her artistic surgical expertise to make that possible.
Why Women Hate Their Bras
Dr. Bartsich says that bra problems began back with the ancestor of women’s undergarments—the corset. The painful squishing and squeezing days of old should be long gone, but today’s woman is no stranger to similar discomforts to her natural breasts because of her bra. Dr. Bartsich acknowledges that many women are wearing ill-fitting bras, but takes the blame off women themselves and says it’s because “bras are poorly made and, more importantly, poorly sized.” She continues, “The greater issue, however, is that the sizes actually have nothing to do with human people shapes. What may have a cup that has the right height, or projection, could easily be too wide or too narrow, cancelling out any chance of ever feeling truly ‘fitted.’”
Fixing the Sag
Finding structure and support without a bra isn’t impossible. Women whose natural breasts are droopy or sagging can find the rejuvenation they need with a breast lift. Dr. Bartsich says a traditional breast reduction doesn’t solve the bra problems because, with time, the tissue at the base of the breast spreads out as the skin begins to stretch. That’s why she performs the procedure differently. She explains, “With a supported breast reduction, tissue is removed in the lower part of the breast as well as the sides (that part that goes into your armpit). After that, the remaining tissue gets redirected where you want it most: your cleavage.” The surgery gives women a long lasting supported breast shape that makes bra wearing optional.
Building Structure With Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation gives your breasts a boost by adding volume with implants. The surgery can be done alone or in combination with a breast lift depending on the look you want to achieve. Dr. Bartsich has performed many breast augmentations and knows how to avoid the pitfalls some patients experience. She says if implants are too large or wide for the breast pocket, they push against the chest causing it to stretch and appear misshaped. When this happens, going braless is not an option.
With Dr. Bartsich’s extensive experience in breast augmentation and her artistic talent, her patients can say goodbye to their bras for good. She says, “A perfectly sized implant in just the right pocket, and with the right support, will fill out the contour just right without weighing you down. Here, too, if it’s just right, bras become optional.”
One option Dr. Bartsich offers her breast augmentation patients is IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants, the latest breast implant technology on the market. The IDEAL IMPLANT is made for women who want the beauty that silicone gel implants provide without any of the concerns that come with them. It is filled with saline, so it has zero risk of silent rupture or leakage of silicone gel into the body tissues. The IDEAL IMPLANT’s unique structured design gives women the look and feel of natural breasts, so you can confidently go bra-free.
Lose Your Bra, Keep Your Confidence
Dr. Bartsich’s article, “How to Lose Your Bra in 10 Days (Or So)”, speaks truth to women who are tired of having to wear a bra. Your natural breasts can be beautiful without the support of an expensive, uncomfortable contraption made with wires, tags, straps, and clasps. Dr. Bartsich understands the impact that breast shape can have on women’s figures. Whether it is with a breast lift or breast augmentation, she is passionate about helping her patients look and feel their best. She says, “. . . over the years, what has become most striking to me is the level of happiness and liberation a woman can have when she has the choice of whether or not to wear a bra today. Little did I know when I started my practice that this was really all about physical freedom.”
The IDEAL Choice for New York City Breast Implants
Considering breast implants in New York City? Contact Dr. Sophie Bartsich today to discuss your options. Simply call 212-717-9200, or visit www.doctorsophie.com. Dr. Bartsich’s office is located at 960 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10028. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.