3 Ways to Prevent Breast Veins
Dr. Vi Sharma has worked in the field of cosmetic surgery
He has a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, Monash University; and former member of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine and the Royal Australian College of General Practice.
Veins are a critical part of your body, but in most cases, people don’t like the way they look. One of the most common parts of the body to develop visible veins over time is the breast. Most women are unhappy when this happens because it affects the aesthetics of the area.
The reason for the breast veins
- Breast veins often become more noticeable during pregnancy when your blood volume increases significantly to supply you and your developing fetus with the nutrients they need.
- When you breastfeed, your breasts are full of milk. This extra volume inside your breasts can cause the veins to become more visible.
- Sometimes, some types of oral contraceptives can cause your breast veins to become more prominent due to the hormones they use.
- Sun exposure tends to thin the skin, which means you’re more likely to develop veins under the skin.
- Skin tends to thin with age, which means your veins are likely to be more visible, even if they’re not unhealthy.
Wearing a properly fitting bra that supports your breasts can help avoid the irritation and inflammation that can cause veins on your breasts to become more visible.
Rapid weight gain and weight loss can be prevented. Gaining weight causes the skin to stretch, making your veins more prominent. Rapid weight loss also leaves veins more visible as the fat that normally hides the veins disappears.
Maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle can help reduce the appearance of breast veins, as this promotes healthy blood circulation.
There are many breast veins treatments available in Sydney to choose from when trying to remove or reduce the appearance of varicose veins. Which option the surgeon chooses will depend on the severity of the condition. Other factors include your personal therapy preference, availability, previous medical history and budget.
If the veins are below a certain size, a plastic surgeon can use lasers to shrink the veins. The veins then fade and become permanently (results may vary for every person and its not guarenteed) smaller. If the veins are above a certain size, then laser therapy is unlikely to help. It may take several appointments before satisfactory results are achieved.
There are many options to choose from when trying to remove or reduce the appearance of varicose veins.
There are countless other “remedies” such as applying fake tan to your breasts or adding vitamin K moisturizer daily. While these may work to a limited extent, it will be a constant upkeep battle to keep the veins hidden.