Breast Augmentation Surgery And Overview

Breast augmentation is the surgical placement of breast implants to increase fullness or to improved symmetry of the breasts. The procedure is most commonly used to enlarge a naturally small breast, restore breast volume lost following pregnancy, or achieve better symmetry when breast are moderately disproportionate in size and shape. A breast implant is a sac of silicone elastomer that is surgically implanted under your breast tissue or under your chest muscle. There are saline breast implants and silicone breast implants. Saline have silicone shells that are filled by saline. They are inserted into the body and filled during surgery. Silicone breast implants are silicone shells pre-filled with cohesive silicone gel which most closely resembles breast tissue.

The most common incisions include an inframammary incision (near the crease under the breast), an axillary incision (in the underarm area), or a periareolar incision placed at the edge of the areola. A pocket is created either directly behind the breast tissue or beneath the pectoral muscle and on top of the chest wall. The implant is positioned in the pocket and the incisions are closed with layered, non-removable sutures in the breast tissue and with sutures, skin adhesive or surgical tape to close the skin.

When surgery is complete, bandages may be applied to your incision. An elastic bandage or support bra will minimize swelling and support the breasts as they heal. I will explain to you how to care for your breasts and give you any medications to apply or take orally to aid in healing and reduce the risk of infection. Initially, you may experience swelling and discomfort. It is very important to cleanse the incision sites and to apply ointment, as directed. Initial wound healing may take 5 to 10 days and the sutures will be removed. You can return to work or other normal activity at this time. Intimate contact with breasts can resume in about 4 to 6 weeks with healing is more complete.

Breast implants do not last for your lifetime. They may need to be replaced sometime in your life. They are sometimes replaced just by choice, if the woman wants a size change or implant style change. Other times they are replaced because of a complication, such as deflation or rupture. Pregnancy, weight loss and menopause may influence the appearance of augmented breasts over the course of a woman's lifetime. Reports suggest that woman with implants are not at a greater risk than those without breast implants for developing breast cancer.

Please give me a call to learn how breast augmentation can enhance your breasts' appearance and improve your body image. I can fully educate you about breast augmentation in a non-pressured environment. We can discuss your goals, options available to you, any risks or potential complications and a course of treatment. I can evaluate your overall health and personal outlook for the procedure. I will need you to honestly share your expectations, fully disclose your health history, current medications and let me know of any history of breast cancer in your family. I want to make sure that you are making the right decision for you.

Breast Augmentation Procedure

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