• Breast Augmentation

     

    Breast Augmentation Surgery

    Breast Augmentation, also known as breast enlargement, breast enhancement or augmentation mammoplasty, is a procedure made to make smaller breasts look larger, restore its fullness and balanced breasts that are asymmetrical. This type of plastic surgery can be done using silicone or saline breast implant either behind the breast tissue or beneath the chest muscle.  Breast enlargement surgery is frequently wanted by women who are unhappy with the appearance of their breasts and are seeking a better-contoured body.

    Ideal candidates for Breast Augmentation Surgery

    A good candidate for breast augmentation surgery is an adult who is in good physical health and is psychologically stable. In rare cases, this procedure can also be done to teenagers but most surgeons prefer performing breast surgery to older women since breasts can continue to develop into the early twenties.

    You are also a good candidate if you have realistic expectations on the outcome of this surgery, you are bothered by the feeling of your breasts being too small, dissatisfied with your breast losing its shape and volume due to pregnancy, aging or weight loss.

    Possible risks and complications

    In any kinds of surgical procedures, there is always a chance that something may go wrong. It is very important that you discuss the possible risks and complications of your breast augmentation surgery before making your decision.

    Most complications for this type of surgery are usually related to the implants. Though the FDA already approved the use of silicone breast implants, they still carry some risks when they break.  Unlike saline implants, which rapidly deflate when ruptured, silicone implants can leak very slowly, without any signs that anything has happened. The bad news is that, the substance found in silicone implants are not found naturally inside the body.

    Other risks include unfavorable scarring, bleeding, infection, poor healing or incisions, changes in nipple and breast sensation and capsular contracture.

    But all these can be minimized if you have open and constant communication with your surgeon. Your doctor will tell you everything you need to know about the breast augmentation risks and it is for you to decide whether they are highly acceptable so as to achieve your goals.

     

     

    The Procedure

    Breast augmentation procedure takes about 2 to 3 hours per breast to complete and it varies depending on the technique, implants and anesthesia used.

    This procedure consists of making incisions, creating a pocket for the implant, placing the implants and making sutures.  The incision can be made either the crease of the breast, the armpit, navel or the perimeter of the areola. After the implants have been placed in the pockets, the incision is carefully sutured. Once the surgical incisions have been closed and taped, the breast implant placement surgery is complete.

    The Recovery Process and Your New Look

    Your breast will be supported by tighter bandage after your surgery. Soreness and swelling might be experienced after a few weeks.

    Exercise and normal activities may resume at the direction of your surgeon. As days pass by, swelling will decrease and the incision lines will become more invisible. It is important that you talk to your surgeon everything about your post-surgical recovery to minimize any possible risks and complications.