Breast Augmentation – Making The Right Choice
The overall shape of your body is the sum total of how all your different body parts blend into each other. As a woman, there are critical parts of the body that really bring out your femininity and one that definitely does is your breasts. If you feel that your breasts are too small for your figure, or you need an increase their volume, then it’s time to think about getting a breast augmentation.
About The Surgery
A breast augmentation is a surgery performed to add to the fullness of your breasts and make the symmetry of your breasts better. This is done by surgically placing implants in your breasts, and sometimes fat transfer can be done if you only need a minimal increase in breast size. The surgery will give your breasts improved projection and will enhance the youthful shape of your body.
Who Can Have The Surgery?
You can safely consider a breast augmentation if you are generally in good health and if you have fully developed breasts. If one of your breasts is larger than the other one, or if your breasts did not develop in the normal way, then this may be the surgery for you. You can also decide to have the surgery if your breasts lost their shape and fullness after pregnancy, as a result of aging, or after you lost a large amount of weight. It is, however, important to have expectations that are achievable and realistic to avoid disappointment after the surgery.
Types Of Implants
Silicone breast implants are filled with silicone gel, and the gel has the feel of natural breasts. The implant is safe and in case of any leakage, the implant will either collect within the shell of the implant, or will collect in the pocket of the breast implant. The implant will not collapse in case of leakage. You can even decide to have silicone gel implants that have a soft or firm touch.
Saline implants are filled with salt water which is sterile. In case of any leakage, the saline implant will collapse and the liquid will get absorbed into the body. The implant normally gives a uniform firmness and shape but have a density that is different to that of the natural breast tissue. This makes them ripple, thus increasing the chances of rupturing.
Your surgeon will normally administer general anesthesia during the procedure. This is done to ensure that the muscles have relaxed completely and that you are totally still. The surgeon will then make an incision at a place that is not very visible. The point of incision will depend on the amount of breast increase required, the type of implant that will be used and your body type. After making a cut, the implant is placed under the pectoral muscle or over the pectoral muscle behind the tissue of the breast.
After the surgery, your breasts will be swollen and drains may be placed under the skin for 24 hours to get rid of excess blood and fluid. The swelling will normally go down within two to three weeks, and within two months, the breasts will begin to settle to their correct position.