Also known as augmentation mammaplasty, breast enlargement or breast implants
Breast augmentation surgery increases or restores breast size using silicone gel implants, saline implants or in some cases, fat transfer. One of the most popular and frequently performed aesthetic surgery procedures, breast augmentation has a long and successful track record in satisfying women who wish to enhance, regain or restore balance to their figures.
When to Consider Breast Augmentation
• If you want a better proportioned or more appealing figure
• If you wish your clothes fit better • When pregnancy, weight loss or aging has affected the size and shape of your breasts
• To restore symmetry if one of your breasts is smaller than the other
In order to increase or restore the breast size, the breast augmentation surgery is performed. Women who are pretty disappointed with their figure usually opt for this kind of plastic surgery. It can be done both for enhancement, regaining or restoring the balance of the breast. Either the silicone gel or saline implants are used in this surgery or in some of the cases even the fat is transferred from the body.
In this surgery an incision is made by the surgeon, using the implants. The breast tissues are then lifted and a kind of pocket is then created in the breast area. Finally, the implants are then placed in the pocket. There is an additional option of performing this surgery with fat transfer. Through liposuction, the surgeon removes the fat from one of your fat yielding body part which could be the abdomen or the thigh. Then the fat is processed and injected into your breasts.
Safety is what comes to mind of every woman while opting for the breast augmentation surgery. No doubt it’s intended to last for the lifetime but sometimes replacement becomes a necessity. A certified plastic surgeon should examine your implants at regular periods, after the surgery. An experienced, educated, trained and certified trainer would be most suitable to go ahead with your plastic surgery. Sharing a good comfort level with your surgeon, augers well for the end result.
- Certain points are recommended by the surgeon pretty well in advance of the surgery:
For better healing, the patient should quit smoking six weeks in advance of going for the surgery.
- Inflammatory drugs and aspirin that can increase bleeding should be avoided by the patient.
- For safer recovery, hydration is very important before and after the surgery.
- Somebody known should be accompanying the patient to drive home after the surgery.
No assistance is required for walking even immediately after the breast augmentation surgery. Few minutes of walk is recommended for the patient after few hours in order to avoid any kind of blood clot on the legs. Following the instructions of the surgeon is very essential. The recovery time after the surgery varies a lot among the patients.
A kind of stiffness is felt in the chest region for one or two days. Due to the removal of surgical dressings, the patient is instructed to wear a support bra for several days. The patient can resume the job after a week or so. Excessive physical activity should be minimized for the first couple of weeks after the surgery. For at least a month, the patient should be extremely gentle with the breasts.