Breast Augmentation Surgery : Important Facts
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures performed annually. Women may choose to undergo breast augmentation surgery for various reasons. These personal reasons may centre around breasts that are perceived to be under developed or because of differences in the sizes of the breasts or from changes after pregnancy. Some women may be happy with their breasts but just want them to be made fuller. Breast implant surgery performed by cosmetic plastic surgeons is the most popular way to improve breast shape and size. Breast enhancement using breast implants can give a woman more proportional shape and may raise their self-esteem. It is the surgical placement of breast implants to increase fullness and projection of the breasts or to improve symmetry and shape of the breasts. This procedure is used to enlarge a naturally small breast, restore breast volume lost following pregnancy, as a result of breast-feeding or due to weight loss, achieve better symmetry when breasts are disproportionate in size and shape. If you are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too small or are dissatisfied with your breasts losing shape and volume, then you might want to consider a breast augmentation surgery. Breast augmentation can increase the balance of your figure buy improving fullness and projection of your breasts. It enhances you self- confidence and self-image. However, breast augmentation does not improve severely drooping breasts. If you want your breasts to look fuller which have been drooping due to sagging, a breast lift may be needed along with breast augmentation. A breast lifting surgery can be done at the same time as your augmentation or may require a separate operation.
The size and type of breast implants recommended for you will be determined by your goals for breast augmentation, your current body frame and mass, and your existing breast tissue. Breast implant options include saline breast implants and silicone filled breast implants. Saline breast implants are filled with sterile salt water. Saline implants may be filled to a predetermined size. Saline may also be filled at the time of surgery to allow minor changes in implant size. Silicone filled breast implants are filled with soft, flexible gel. All silicone breast implants are pre-filled and may require a longer incision for implant placement. In the coming future, it is possible that additional types of filler materials may become available as further medical advancements take place. One of the advantages of saline-filled implants is that, because they are filled with saltwater after being inserted; only a small incision is needed. Another probable location for the incision is around the lower edge of the areola. Once the incision is made, the surgeon creates a pocket into which the implant is put in. Personal factors and personal preferences will your plastic surgeon to determine your appropriate breast size, the location of incisions, and whether the implants will be placed on top of or underneath the chest muscle.
The average surgeon fees for breast augmentation were around 4000$ in the US excluding the fees for anaesthesia, operating room facilities and other related expenses. Breast augmentation procedure’s cost may vary depending on the surgeon’s experience and the type and cost of breast implants used. The complete cost includes surgeon’s fee, hospital or surgical facility costs, anaesthesia fees, breast implant cost, prescriptions for medication and medical tests.
Thousands of women undergo successful breast augmentation surgery every year. However, anyone considering this surgery should be conscious of both the benefits and risks. The potential risks and complications of surgery are rare but the most common ones include reactions to anaesthesia, blood accumulation that may need to be drained surgically and infection. An infection that does not subside with appropriate treatment might result in temporary removal of the implant. Variations in nipples or breast sensation may occur from breast augmentation surgery, although they are temporary in most cases.
After a breast augmentation surgery, your breasts will look fuller and more enhanced in shape. Like many other women who have had breast augmentation surgery, you will have a boost in self-confidence. Except in the event of implant deflation requiring surgical replacement with a new implant, the outcomes of your breast augmentation surgery will be long-lasting. However, the effects of aging will eventually alter the size and shape of your breasts. After a few years if you become dissatisfied with the appearance of your breasts, you may choose to opt for a breast lifting surgery to restore a more youthful contour.