• Mammaplasty

    Mammaplasty

     

    Mammaplasty, more commonly referred to as a boob job, is a form of breast augmentation and plastic surgery. It’s not a breast implant procedure—and in some cases, it can consist of breast reduction. Either way, it’s an out patient procedure with a relatively short recovery time, depending on the patient.

     

    Ideal candidates for Mammaplasty

     

    Any woman that has certain issues with the shape, size, or evenness of her breasts should look into mammaplasty. Any plastic surgeon can even the size of breasts, raise the height of either breast to match the other, or raise both breasts higher. There aren’t any set guidelines on a typical mammaplasty—making almost every case unique.

     

    Possible risks and complications

     

    Depending on what you want done, the doctor will come up with the new look of your breasts before ever stepping into the operating room. But it’s important to keep risks in mind before even planning on having the surgery—as they are very real.

     

    First and foremost, it’s important to remember that no surgery is easy to reverse, and sometimes, it’s not even possible. So, when you’re explaining what you want done to the surgeon, be sure to layout every detail as clear as possible. Besides a somewhat lengthy recovery time, the only thing any patient should really worry about is not being satisfied with the final look after the procedure.

     

    The Procedure

     

    The procedure is relatively simple, and consists of getting rid of excess tissue, or even getting rid of excess skin; it really all depends on exactly what you’re having done. So, more extensive procedures can take almost two hours, while a simple, less-extensive surgery might only take one.

     

    The Recovery Process and Your New Look

     

    Recovery time can really vary when it comes to mammaplasty. An extensive procedure can lead to an extensive recovery, but since it’s an out patient procedure, we’re only talking about extensive swelling or soreness. Total recovery time can range anywhere from a month to a few months, but you’ll be feeling normally within a matter of weeks.