Breast augmentation – also called as augmentation mammoplasty – is a surgery to enhance the size, shape and volume of the breast using implants. It is primarily for women who hope to increase the overall size of their breast. But there are many reason why women opt for breast augmentation. Some of them are:
- Restore the lost fullness after pregnancy.
- To enhance the appearance of the breasts if they are too small.
- Improve self-confidence.
How is it done?
The surgery takes around 1-2 hours during which the patient is given local anaesthesia where the patient is awake but the breast area is numb.
The surgeon makes a cut under the breast (inframammary fold) or around the areola depending on the type of implant and how much enlargement is to being done. The surgeon then places the implant, a sac like structure filled with saline water or silicone, under the breast tissue or chest muscle. After the implants are placed, the surgeon closes the cut with sutures.
Different ways to Insert Breast Implants
The most common technique to place the breast implant is by making a cut on the underside of the breast (inframammary fold). The surgeon then places the implant through this opening.
Check out the video to see how the implants are placed inside breast:
Another way of placing the implant is by making a cut around the areola, the darkened area around the nipple, and inserting the implant through the opening. The coloration and texture of this area helps in hiding the surgical scar. Though the patient might feel some problem with breastfeeding and loss of sensation around the nipple area if this method is used.
A newer and not-so-common method is done at the same time as tummy tuck. The implants are inserted through the incision used to slim the abdomen. In this case the scar is hidden or covered by underwear. This method is recommended only when the patient is having tummy tuck.
Recovery After Breast Implants
Soreness and swelling is very common after the surgery which eventually subsides 2-3 weeks after the surgery. The scars fade over time but do not disappear completely.
It is recommended to wear compression clothes for extra support and correct positioning of the breasts. Some surgeons might
also ask their patients to clean the incision site and apply ointment. Day to day normal activities can be resumed according to your cosmetic surgeon’s directions.
Planning to get Breast Augmentation Surgery
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