Breast augmentation surgery is a choice that one makes for herself. Some women feel their breast are too small and opt to have this surgery done to feel better about them. The choice is strictly personal.
The breast implants consists of silicone elastomeric shells filled up with silicone or saline. The surgery can be done as an outpatient. You can have this procedure done with local or general anesthesia. The surgery itself can last from one to many hours depending on what type of procedure you are having done. The doctor you choose for your procedure will go over all of this with you.
After surgery you can expect to have some pain and swelling as well as tenderness. This will however go away in a month or so, pending there are no other complications to rear its ugly head.
Scarring will occur with breast augmentation. Make sure to talk with your doctor about size and location of where the scarring will be.
Your surgeon may prescribe you pain medication if you decide that the pain is too great for you to handle. Women I have talked to usually wear a jogging bra for support while they are healing from the surgery.
Make sure to schedule your follow-up examinations to see how well you are healing. Make sure to limit your activities until you know you are healing like you should. Your surgeon will give you a list to go by on daily routines you can and cannot do, such as exercises, and normal everyday activities. You should be allowed however to return to work a few days after your surgery.
There are two types of breast augmentation implants. They are Silicone and saline implants. I am going to discuss the safety concerns of both implants.
Silicone breast implants do not need to be filled because they are already prefilled. One might ask are they safe to use? As with any type of surgery there are going to be risks involved.
There is an upside to silicone; they look more like your natural breast. The use of silicone implants can give a woman more cleavage because of the implant being put above the muscle of the chest wall.
There is however a downside to breast silicone implants. There is always going to be a risk of rupture or leakage that goes along with having a breast implant. If you discover that you have a leak or a rupture you will need to have it removed as soon as possible to prevent the surrounding breast tissue from becoming irritated and to prevent the silicone from going to other parts of the body. Silicone implants are more costly than saline due in part to one being prefilled and the other is filled after it is placed into the breast.
Saline breast implants can make a breast more rounded by overfilling them to give the woman the desired look that she is trying to achieve. The breast will be natural looking. Unlike silicone implants if the saline implant was to rupture or leak, there would be no harm to your body. This is why some women choose to have the saline versus having the silicone. You will however have to take care in putting in the saline implant if you plan to have children and breast feed. Saline will give the woman more confidence in her appearance not to mention her clothing will fit better. As with in type of surgery you will want to do some research on the subject. Make sure to find a surgeon who is qualified? You do not want to have to have surgery to have them removed due to a negligent surgeon.
There are three main types of incisions that you have to choose from for breast augmentation. Transaxillary, periareolar and inframmary. There are some differences between the three, so I want to explain them to you.
The first is transaxillary. The incision for this one is between the folds of the armpit. This makes them well hidden and not as visible. For this procedure you will need a well skilled surgeon. He will be putting the incision in further away from the breast. Most doctors will use an endoscope, which makes the insertion of the implant easier, and does not run the risk of your breast being lopsided. With this type of incision the implant can be placed behind the muscle, over the muscle or under the muscle. There is a downside to this incision. If you were to have another surgery for whatever reason you will not be allowed to use the same incision site.
The next incision is the periareolar. This is a very popular incision because it is made around the edges of the nipple. The makes the incision barely noticed. This procedure allows for the implant to be placed under the glandular tissue or under the muscle. If you were to have another surgery for this you would be able to use the same incision site. To prevent infection from this incision the implant is rolled into a sleeve and inserted and then removed once the implant is in place.
The last incision is the inframmary. This incision is made where the breast and chest meet. This incision allows the surgeon to put the implant in either of three locations. Complete submuscular, partial, or subglandular. This incision is the easiest for the surgeon to perform because he is able to see the breast more clearly when working.
As always do research to find the best surgeon to perform what you are looking for. If you would like to learn more please visit. Your definitive guide to plastic surgery and breast augmentation.