Breast augmentation is the surgical implantation of breast implants to enhance symmetry or increase fullness and projection of the breasts. Breast augmentation is the surgical implantation of breast implants to enhance symmetry or increase fullness and projection of the breasts.
The surgery is known clinically as augmentation mammoplasty and is used to:
When your breasts are significantly disproportionate in size and form, breast augmentation surgery (either breast enhancement or breast enlargement) is an option to explore. Breast augmentation can be used to:
The operation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, includes the use of implants to achieve your desired bigger breasts or to restore breast volume lost due to weight loss or pregnancy.
Breast implants can also be used to repair a breast following a mastectomy or an injury.
Your breast augmentation procedure's effectiveness and safety are highly dependent on your candor throughout your consultation. Problems, worries, and questions you may have concerning breast augmentation can be addressed by your surgeon if you participate fully in your appointment.
A lot of questions about your health, desires, and lifestyle will be asked of you.
In addition, your surgeon may:
How does the Breast Augmentation treatment work?
Step 1 – Anesthesia
Medications will be given for your comfort during surgical interventions. Options include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. The best option will be suggested by your doctor before the surgical intervention.
Step 2 – The Incision
To reduce visual scars, incisions are performed in inconspicuous spots. You and your plastic surgeon will talk about which incision alternatives are best for your goals. The following are some of the incision options:
Implant choice: Silicone breast implants or saline breast implants?
Breast size and form are crucial, so be honest and transparent with your surgeon about your aspirations.
The kind and amount of implant will be decided not only by your desired size increase, but also by your breast architecture, skin elasticity, and body type.
Options for Breast Implants
Breast implants filled with sterile salt water are known as saline implants. They can be filled with different volumes of saline, affecting the form, hardness, and feel of the breast. A saline breast implant will collapse if the implant shell leaks, and the saline will be absorbed and removed naturally by the body.
An elastic gel is used to fill silicone breast implants. The gel has a similar feel and movement to genuine breast flesh. If the implant leaks, the gel may either stay inside the implant shell or seep into the breast implant pocket.
Inserting and placing the breast implant
Following the surgery, a breast implant is put into a pocket that is either:
The method for inserting and positioning implants depends on the type of implant, degree of enlargement desired, your body type, and your surgeon's recommendations. Under the pectoral muscle (a sub muscular placement) or directly behind the breast tissue, over the pectoral muscle (a sub mammary/ sub glandular placement)
Step 3 - Closing the Incisions
Incisions in the breast tissue are closed with layered sutures, and the skin is closed with sutures, skin adhesive, or surgical tape. The incision lines will diminish with time.
The effects of breast augmentation surgery are obvious right away. Swelling from surgery will subside over time, and incision lines will vanish. As you recuperate and achieve your goal of bigger breasts, your satisfaction with your new appearance should improve.
Step 4 - The Recovery
Although there are numerous factors that go into deciding your exact recovery time for breast augmentation, you should expect a post-surgical recovery period of 24 to 48 hours and a few days of decreased activity, as well as discomfort and swelling for a few weeks. Many people have concerns regarding the procedure and recuperation.
Your plastic surgeon will tell you when you may resume exercise and regular activity. Swelling from surgery will subside over time, and incision lines will vanish.
How Long Will It Last?
Breast implants are not guaranteed to last a lifetime, and one or both implants may need to be replaced in the future.
Over the course of your life, pregnancy, weight loss, and menopause may have an impact on the look of enlarged breasts.