Breast augmentation (also known as augmentation mammoplasty) is a surgery conducted for the purpose of breast enlargement. It involves the placing of breast implants under one’s breast tissue or chest muscles. Breast augmentation can assist an individual in terms of enhancing their appearance, adjusting for a reduction in the size of one’s breasts after pregnancy, correcting uneven breasts after breast surgery for other conditions, and lastly, can improve the self-confidence of women too.
For this breast operation, one will be taken to a surgical center or a hospital outpatient facility. The patient will probably be able to go home the same day, and this surgery can be taken under either local anesthesia, or general anesthesia as well. When the procedure is taking place, a single cut is made in one of three places: In the crease under one’s breast, under one’s arm (axillary), and around one’s nipple (periareolar). Over there, the breast implant is inserted. Once the incision has been made, the surgeon will then seperate one’s breast tissue from the muscles and connective tissue of their chest. This results in the creation of a pocket either behind or in front of the outermost muscle of the chest wall. Then, the surgeon will insert the implant into this pocket and center it behind the nipple. Following this, saline implants are inserted empty and then filled with sterile salt water after they are in place. Silicone implants are pre-filled with silicone gel. Then, once the implant is in place, the incision will be closed and it will be bandaged with skin adhesive and surgical tape. Once complete healing has taken place, the patient will end up an increase in the size of their breasts.
While healing is happening, it can be helpful to wear a compression bandage or a sports bra for extra support and proper positioning of the breast implants. Pain medication might be prescribed as well. Strenuous and physically demanding activities must be avoided for at least two weeks, and it must be kept in mind that during this period, one’s breasts will be sensitive to drastic movements of any sort.
There are side effects to this operation for the purpose of having bigger breasts. Firstly, one can experience breast and might end up with scar tissue distorting the shape of the breast implant. A patient can experience an infection, a change in nipple and breast sensation, and even go through an implant leakage or rupture. Furthermore, soreness and swelling are likely once the procedure has been completed, and bruising is a possibility too. The scars of the surgery might fade away over time, but will not vanish completely.
While this surgery will result in breast enlargement, the following needs to be kept in mind: First of all, breast implants won’t prevent one’s breasts from sagging, and nor are they guaranteed to last a lifetime either. These can potentially get in the way of breastfeeding, and if one ever decides to have them removed, additional surgery will be required.
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