The psychology of breast ptosis might emotionally affect any women at some point in her lifetime. Sagging of the breasts is a constant physical reminder of the anatomical changes occurring during a woman’s life. These changes can make a women feel betrayed by her own body. While some women react well to the natural changes brought about by age and lifestyle conditions, such as childbirth, breastfeeding and weight fluctuations, other women are deeply troubled by these changes and will do almost anything to regain the breasts of their youth.
This mindbody treatise explains the psychoemotional consequences of ptotic breasts.
Psychology of Breast Ptosis
Ptosis is a condition which is characterized by the stretching of breast skin, the sagging of breast tissue, the loss of fullness and the downward projection of the breast mound and nipple. These degenerative cosmetic changes in the breast are very difficult for many women to bear.
Problematic conscious and subconscious psychological issues can be created from any painful, fearful or anxiety-filled condition in life. These issues are the root causes of many mental and psychogenic physical health concerns, ranging from depression and anxiety to chronic pain and fibromyalgia to gastrointestinal symptoms and headaches.
The variety of psychosomatic health issues, caused by emotional distress, spans the diversity of the diagnostic process and the full spectrum of humanity.
Breast Sagging Problems
Some women who see the visible evidence of age, childbirth or weight-related changes on their breasts are emotionally affected to varying degrees. These alterations are often a great insult to the id, which recognizes the sacrifices which have caused these degenerative changes to occur. Getting older is very insulting to the inner child and the aging process can be subconsciously infuriating to all of us.
Giving up oneself, for the benefit of a child, is a rewarding and blessed experience, but can also enrage the inner-self, which must be suppressed and physically wounded for the sake of another life.
The inability to control the progression of ptotic changes causes a feeling of powerlessness and loss of control in one’s life. The feelings of being out of touch with one’s breasts, or even disgusted at one’s own body, is a horrible weight to bear.
All these factors can cause conscious or subconscious, and often actively repressed, feelings of inferiority, loss of confidence, self-consciousness, distorted body image, unattractiveness, and worthlessness.
These are very strong descriptions which have extremely dire effects on the women affected by actual or perceived significant ptosis conditions.
Mindbody Consequences of Breast Ptosis
Feeling bad over your breasts can be a living hell.
Seeking treatment might be a great choice to overcome the emotional hardships you suffer every day.
Although there are risks and consequences of breast lift surgery, the positive changes in the body, and especially the mind, almost always make mastopexy a fantastic solution for women who truly suffer from the psychological effects of ptosis.
Talk to your doctor about the type of procedure which might work best for you.
Renew your body and heal your mind. You will be surprised just how empowering a cosmetic procedure can be. It might just be the catalyst to turn your whole life around and get back to loving yourself as you once did.
Additional detailed information about the psycho-emotional aspects of aesthetic surgery can be found in our psychology of cosmetic surgery section.