Breast Enlargement (Breast Augmentation)
What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation, commonly known as “boob job” by the patient, is a surgical procedure performed to enhance the volume and appearance of the breasts. It involves the placement of prosthetic implants to achieve the desired cosmetic outcome. The implants can be positioned either beneath the breast tissue or beneath the chest muscle, depending on the preoperative size and volume of the breasts.
Who Benefits from Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is suitable for individuals who meet the following criteria:
– Adults who are physically healthy and not pregnant or breastfeeding.
– Have realistic expectations regarding the outcome of the procedure.
– Dissatisfied with the size of their breasts and desire an increase in volume.
– Unhappy with changes in breast shape and volume after pregnancy, weight loss, or due to ageing.
– Concerned about the “empty” appearance of the upper part of the breast.
– Experience breast asymmetry or abnormal breast development.
Frequently asked questions
Breast implants have been approved by regulatory bodies and are considered safe for the majority of women. However, like any medical procedure, they carry a small risk of complications, such as infection, implant rupture, and capsular contracture. It’s crucial to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon to discuss the potential risks and benefits based on your individual circumstances.
Breast enlargement surgery does involve incisions, and as a result, it can leave scars. However, the location and size of the scars can vary depending on the surgical approach chosen (such as inframammary, periareolar, or transaxillary), and your surgeon will make efforts to minimize their visibility.
Breast implants are not considered lifelong devices, and they may need to be replaced at some point. While there is no predetermined expiration date, it is generally recommended to have regular follow-up examinations with your surgeon to monitor the condition of the implants and discuss the potential need for replacement or removal in the future.
During a cosmetic consultation, you will typically meet with a plastic surgeon or cosmetic specialist to discuss your aesthetic goals and concerns. The consultation involves a thorough examination of the areas you want to address, a review of your medical history, and a discussion of various treatment options. The surgeon will provide information about the procedure, potential risks, expected outcomes, and answer any questions you may have.
The duration of time you may need to take off work after breast augmentation surgery can vary depending on several factors, including the type of work you do and the extent of your surgery. Typically, most individuals plan for about one to two weeks off work to allow for proper healing and initial recovery. However, it is essential to discuss this with your surgeon, as they can provide personalized recommendations based on your specific circumstances.
Determining if breast enlargement surgery is right for you is a personal decision that should be made after careful consideration of your goals, expectations, and overall health. It is advisable to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon who can evaluate your individual situation, discuss the potential benefits and risks, and help you make an informed decision based on your specific needs and desires.
After breast enlargement surgery, your surgeon will provide you with specific aftercare instructions tailored to your situation. This typically includes guidance on wound care, medications, wearing a supportive bra, restrictions on physical activity, and scheduled follow-up appointments to monitor your healing progress and address any concerns.
When recovering from a breast augmentation, it is recommended to wear a supportive surgical or sports bra as instructed by your surgeon. These bras provide proper support, minimize movement, and aid in the healing process. It’s crucial to follow your surgeon’s guidance on the type of bra to wear and for how long during the recovery period.
To prepare for breast enlargement surgery, you will typically need to follow your surgeon’s pre-operative instructions, which may include avoiding certain medications, quitting smoking, arranging for someone to drive you home after the procedure, and fasting before surgery. It is crucial to carefully adhere to these instructions to ensure a safe and successful surgery.
On the day of your breast enlargement surgery, you will typically arrive at the surgical facility and be prepared for the procedure. This involves meeting with the surgical team, reviewing consent forms, receiving anesthesia, and undergoing the surgery itself, which usually takes a few hours.
During breast enlargement surgery, also known as breast augmentation, incisions are made in predetermined locations (such as the crease under the breast, around the areola, or in the armpit) to insert and position the breast implants. The surgeon will then close the incisions, apply dressings, and you will be moved to a recovery area to awaken from anesthesia.
During breast enlargement recovery, you will experience a period of healing and adjustment. This typically involves managing post-operative discomfort, following your surgeon’s instructions for wound care, wearing a supportive bra, avoiding strenuous activities, and attending follow-up appointments to monitor your progress.
Your wound will be checked after 1 week and all stitches are dissovable
You will be offered a range of sizes and you can select from the range and try the implants on in a bra
Under the muscle if very little breast tissue; over the muscle if the breast tissue can cover the implant
Implants do not necessarily have to be replaced unless there are problems but it is recommended that you change them every 10 years
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