Breast augmentation/enlargement, also called “Augmentation Mammoplasty”, is a surgical procedure to enlarge breasts. More importantly, breast implants have been proven to be safe and do not affect the breast functions. Nor do they cause or increase the chance of breast cancer or tumors. Even breast feeding can be done normally later.
Breast augmentation is a plastic surgery term for the breast implant based and the fat grafting based mammoplasty approaches used to expand the size, change the shape, and adjust the surface of the breasts of a lady. As an elective, restorative surgery, breast augmentation changes the feel – of size, shape, and surface – of sound breasts.
How breast augmentation is performed?
The procedure is performed following these principles:
Accurate breast dimensions, skin stretch, and thickness are measured and taken into account in choosing the implant size (volume or number of ccs).
The surgery is relatively bloodless, or minimal bleeding occurs. Therefore, there is less trauma to the breast tissues and ribcage when placing the implant under the muscle.
Early post-operative motion and return to activity is encouraged.
Most patients return to most daily activities in 24 hours.The incision is 1-2inches long and an adequate pocket is made to place the implant. This pocket is made either directly behind the breast tissue (sub mammary) or or under the pectoral fascia( Subfascial) or under the pectoral muscle (sub pectoral), which is located between the breast tissue and the chest wall.
You may be a good candidate for Breast Augmentation surgery if you have one or more of the following conditions:
You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too small
Clothes that fit well around your hips are often too large at the bustline
You feel self-conscious wearing a swimsuit or firm-fitting top
Your breasts have become smaller & lost their firmness after having children
Weight loss has changed the size & shape of your breasts
One of your breasts is noticeably smaller than the other
You have some sagging of breasts