Why Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation, also known as mammoplasty, is a popular procedure among women of various ages. It is sought after for multiple reasons, such as enhancing breast size, shape, and contour. Many women opt for breast augmentation due to genetically small breasts, changes in shape after breastfeeding or pregnancy, weight loss, or the effects of aging.
The surgical procedure of breast augmentation involves the insertion of an implant into the breast. There are two types of breast implants: silicone gel and saline-filled implants.
Breast Augmentation Procedure
During the consultation, the surgeon will determine the appropriate implant size and incision type based on the patient's anatomy and preferences. General anesthesia will be administered to the patient during the surgery.
The surgeon will begin by making an incision and creating a pocket within the breast to insert the implant. The pocket is positioned between the breast's soft tissues and the ribs. The type of incision used may vary depending on the implant size, the patient's breast shape, and size.
There are three types of incisions commonly used for breast augmentation. The first is the infra-mammary incision, made in the breast's lower crease. The second is the pre-areolar incision, around the nipple area. The third is the trans-axillary incision, made in the armpit.
Once the implant is inserted into the pocket, the surgeon will close the incisions with layered sutures. The skin incision can be closed using stitches, skin adhesives, or surgical tapes.
Recovery after Breast Augmentation Surgery
After the surgery, the breasts will be covered with gauze for the first few days. A special supportive bra should be worn to aid in breast tissue support and to help the implant settle into place.
Patients can generally resume their daily activities after one week, but it's important to rest and avoid movements that could strain the chest. Heavy activities should be avoided for at least six weeks after the surgery. Swelling is normal and should subside after a few weeks, while the scars will fade over time.
Breast Augmentation Results
Breast augmentation results are immediately noticeable, providing a more enhanced and toned shape to the natural breasts, and boosting self-esteem. However, it may take some time to see the final results as swelling subsides and the skin adjusts to the new shape.
Are You the Best Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
You may be a suitable candidate for breast augmentation if:
- You are in good health and not pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Your breasts are fully developed.
- You feel that your breasts are too small.
- Your breasts have lost shape and volume due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, or significant weight loss.
- Your breasts are asymmetrical.
- One or both breasts did not develop normally.
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