What’s A Breast Augmentation?
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Breast augmentation, or augmentation mammoplasty, or is a surgical procedure that aims to increase the size, shape, or fullness of the breast.
To increase the size, shape or fullness of the breast, the cosmetic surgeon places silicone, saline, or alternative composite breast implants under the chest muscles or breast tissue.
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Different Sizes Of Breast Augmentation!
Breast implants come in almost any size imaginable, as well as in multiple shapes to perfectly augment your breast. To achieve the look you want there are several factors that you as a patient need to consider.
These factors include: your desired results, the proper placement of the breast implant to achieve your desired results and your body type, breast size, and breast shape
How Is Breast Implant Sizing Accomplished?
A key part of your consultation is to marry the factors discussed above in finding what size breast augmentation, or more specifically, breast implants, will give you the look you want.
Your consultation should be able to answer these questions, as you will be able to see how different implants might look on you prior to surgery. You will get to try on different implants to see how each enhances your body proportions.
With your breast augmentation surgeon’s guidance, you should be able to find the right implants for your new look. Measurements to determine implant sizing will be taken to include: breast width and circumference, shoulder width, rib cage shape, width, and circumference, hip width and waist to hip ratio.
What Are Breast Implant Size Options?
Implant sizes vary, but the most common implant sizes used in breast augmentation range from 200cc (cubic centimeters) to 850cc. A larger breast implant will generally have a greater diameter and increased projection, and most implant types come in a range of profiles and base widths.
Larger breast implants, generally over 400cc, are thought to carry a greater risk of implant displacement over time. Care should be taken in deciding if the implants that you choose maybe too large.
Also, larger breast implants do not necessarily mean a dramatic increase in size. If you have a wider chest circumference and are taller, you may be happier with a larger implant than you originally thought to achieve the size increase you want.
On the other hand, if you have a naturally petite frame, you can expect more dramatic changes with comparatively smaller implants.
Viewing breast augmentation before and after photos of patients with similar breast size and body proportions can also help you determine a good size. At The Breast Surgery Center Philippines, we have hundreds and hundreds of before and after breast augmentation pictures.
Round Vs. Shaped Implants: Which Should I Choose?
Another consideration is choosing between round and shaped options. Shaped implants have a “teardrop shape,” which is intended to provide a naturally sloping appearance to the breast.
Experience indicates that round breast implants achieve a very natural breast appearance on their own, plus they have a softer feel that most women prefer. What matters most in achieving a beautifully shaped breast are choosing the appropriate size and profile for the patient’s body and the cosmetic surgeon’s skill and expertise in placing the implants.
Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation!
Fat transfer breast augmentation essentially uses liposuction to take fat from other parts of your body which is then injected back into your own breasts. Aside from a surgical augmentation using breast implants, this is a breast augmentation option for women who are looking for a relatively small increase in breast size and would prefer natural results.
The benefits and advantages of fat grafting are: the use your own tissue instead of an implant, fat is removed from an area where you don’t want it and many women report that their fat-graft-reconstructed breast has some sensation and feels soft, much like the other unreconstructed breast.
Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Risks!
Unfortunately, there are also many disadvantages: the procedure may require 4 to 6 individual sessions to get the best potential results; your injected fat may be reabsorbed by the body and you may lose some or all of the breast volume over time.
Additional disadvantages include: the concern that fat injected into the breast area may cause dormant breast cancer cells to grow; some of the fat injected into the breast area may die, which is called “necrosis.” Symptoms of necrosis may include pain and bleeding, the skin turning dark blue or black, numbness, fever, and sores that ooze a bad-smelling discharge or pus.
The Breast Augmentation Procedure.
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that needs to be though out prior to surgery. This thought process includes the patient choosing the size of implant based on her needs and the recommendations of the surgeon.
A general anesthetic is normally used, so that the patient is asleep during surgery.
Along with the major discussion regarding the size and shape of the implants, the patient should also discuss with her surgeon incision options, basically where the cut is made for entry of the breast implant.
The following incision options are available base on surgeons recommendations and patient preference. This incisions include: inframmammary incision, done in the crease under the breast; transaxillary incision, in the armpit and periareolar incision, around the nipple.
The choice of incision depends on several factors, including how much enlargement is involved, the patient’s anatomy, the type of implant, and surgeon-patient preference.
After the incision is made, the breast implant is inserted into a pocket and may go under or over the pectoral muscle. There are two types of placement:
A submuscular placement goes under the pectoral muscle. Recovery may take longer, and there may be more pain after the operation.
A submammary, or subglandular, placement goes behind the breast tissue, over the pectoral muscle.
After the breast implant is inserted, the surgeon closes the incisions with layered sutures, or stitches, in the breast tissue. Stitches, skin adhesives, and surgical tape close the skin and keep it closed.
The Breast Augmentation Recovery
How long will breast augmentation surgery recovery take?
Everyone’s body is unique and each of us heals differently so there is no exact timeframe for recovery. However, most everyone agrees that a full recovery can take on average six weeks or so, and women may notice that they feel perfectly fine after about a week.
Post-operation recovery stage: when waking from general anesthesia you will feel groggy and eventually feel some soreness. The grogginess should wear off in a matter of hours. However, you will need someone to drive you home and stay with you overnight.
The first seven days: typically, the first three to five days are the most uncomfortable after breast augmentation surgery. You will be prescribed pain medication for at least the first 72 hours. Most everyone feel better after a few days and are able to return to work with seven days.