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Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure performed to increase the size and volume of the breasts. Breast implants are used to achieve breast enlargement and can be placed either beneath the chest muscle or behind the breast tissue. These procedures are highly successful and have provided individuals with increased self-confidence and the desired volume in their breasts. Breast augmentation surgeries are typically performed in cases where individuals have small breast structures or experience shape abnormalities. They are generally considered appropriate for individuals with smaller breasts.


What is breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of the breasts. It involves the placement of implants to increase breast volume or the transfer of fat from other areas of the body to the breasts for a fuller appearance.

What are the common reasons for getting breast augmentation?

Common reasons for getting breast augmentation include:

  • Increasing breast size and volume for aesthetic purposes.
  • Restoring breast volume lost due to weight loss, pregnancy, or aging.
  • Achieving better breast symmetry.
  • Reconstructing the breasts after mastectomy or other breast surgeries.

What types of breast implants are available?

There are two main types of breast implants: saline implants and silicone implants. Saline implants are filled with sterile saltwater solution, while silicone implants are filled with silicone gel. Both types have their pros and cons, and the choice depends on individual preferences and the advice of the surgeon.

How is breast augmentation surgery performed?

Breast augmentation surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia. The surgeon makes incisions in predetermined locations, such as in the crease under the breast, around the areola, or in the armpit. The implants are then placed either under the chest muscle (submuscular) or directly behind the breast tissue (subglandular). The incisions are closed with sutures, and the breasts are typically wrapped in a supportive bandage or surgical bra.

What is the recovery process like after breast augmentation?

The recovery period after breast augmentation can vary from patient to patient. Initially, there may be some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can be managed with pain medication and proper rest. Most patients can return to normal daily activities within a week or two but should avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for a few weeks. The final results of breast augmentation become more apparent as the swelling subsides over a few months. It’s important to follow your surgeon’s post-operative care instructions for optimal healing and results.

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