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How is Menopause Changing Your Body?

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Menopausal changes mark a significant transition in a woman's life, characterized not just by the cessation of menstruation but by a myriad of physical and emotional changes. These changes can profoundly affect how women view themselves, impacting their self-esteem and feelings of femininity and sexual appeal.

Addressing Body Changes During Menopause: What Can You Do?

Amidst this transformative period, the role of plastic surgery in helping women reclaim their sense of youth and attractiveness has become increasingly prominent. The journey through menopause often brings noticeable changes in body composition, skin elasticity, and overall appearance. Weight may distribute differently, wrinkles deepen, and areas that once felt firm may start to sag.

Menopause brings about a blend of emotional and physical transformations.

For many women, these physical and emotional changes influence how they perceive their attractiveness and vitality. As a plastic surgeon with over thirty years of experience in the New York area, I understand the nuanced needs of menopausal women. My practice offers a range of procedures designed to address these changes head-on, helping women feel more confident and aligned with their internal sense of self. These procedures do not deny the natural aging process but empower women to feel their best at any age.

Providing a Range of Surgical and Non-Surgical Solutions

  • Skin elasticity changes during menopause

One of the most common concerns among menopausal women is the loss of skin elasticity. This loss can lead to wrinkles, drooping eyelids, and sagging skin around the neck and jawline. Facelifts, eyelid surgery, and neck lifts can rejuvenate these areas, offering a more rested and youthful appearance. Non-surgical options, such as fillers and Botox, can also reduce the appearance of wrinkles and restore volume to the face, providing a subtle yet impactful refresh.

  • Menopausal Breast changes
These breast changes are another significant concern, with many women experiencing a loss of volume and elasticity, leading to sagging. Breast lift surgery, with or without implants, can restore the breasts to a more youthful position, improving shape and firmness. These sagging breasts can tremendously impact how a woman feels in her clothes and significantly boost her self-confidence.
  • Body contouring

Body contouring procedures address changes in body shape and fat distribution. Liposuction, tummy tucks, and body lifts can redefine the body's contours, targeting areas often affected by hormonal changes, such as the abdomen, hips, and thighs.

  • Menopausal Changes in Vaginal Intimacy

For those experiencing vaginal changes that affect comfort or sexual satisfaction, labiaplasty and non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments can also offer significant improvements.

Beyond the physical benefits, the emotional uplift from feeling more aligned with one's self-image cannot be overstated. Women who choose to undergo these procedures often report not just a boost in confidence but a reclaiming of their sense of femininity and sexuality that may have felt diminished through the process of menopause.

Making informed choices on how to address the changes in your body during menopause is crucial.

It's essential to approach the decision to undergo plastic surgery with careful consideration and the guidance of a skilled plastic surgeon. The goal should be to enhance one's natural beauty and feel confident at any age, not to meet an unrealistic standard of youth. By offering personalized treatment plans, plastic surgeons play a crucial role in helping women navigate the changes brought on by menopause, allowing them to feel not just comfortable in their skin but vibrant, appealing, and, most importantly, true to themselves.

If you are experiencing menopause and would like to learn more about our procedures, please contact my Westchester Office to book a consultation with Dr. Beran.


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Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Samuel J. Beran, MD is a highly accomplished plastic surgeon with offices in Manhattan, Harrison and Mount Kisco, NY. With more than 20 years’ experience and a thorough command of the most advanced techniques and technologies, Dr. Beran consistently provides his patients with the highest level of plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, face, skin and body. Recently, Dr. Beran was named a “Top Doctor” by RealSelf for his dedication to responding to consumer questions and patient feedback. The “Top Doctor” designation is awarded to less than 10% of the RealSelf physician community.


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"Dr. Beran is a board certified plastic surgeon, specializing in cosmetic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation. He is amazing and I definitely recommend him."