What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast Augmentation or mammoplasty is a surgery to artificially increase the breast size, shape or voluptuousness of the breasts by the use of silicone, saline or other breast implants.
If you can't afford the Augmentation Mammoplasty surgery, then you can either go for the low-cost methods such as breast enhancement creams, bust enlargement pumps or natural methods such as breast lift exercises or massage techniques.
Why Women Choose Breast Lift Surgical Procedure?
The reasons for which females seek breast augmentation are:
- Get fuller and voluptuous breasts
- Breast size has reduced due to illness or weight loss or after child birth.
- To boost self confidence and self esteem.
- Better fitting and fashionable clothes.
- For symmetry in breasts in case the two vary in symmetry.
However the bust augmentation only helps in enhancing or increasing the size, shape or voluptuousness of breasts and does not rectify sagging breasts.
Breast Augmentation Surgery Cost
Breast Enlargement or mammoplasty is a very costly affair. The cost of breast augmentation varies from country to country. The cost depends on the type of breast augmentation opted for, then, the country, the form of surgery and the surgeon. The entire cost includes:
- Cost of Anesthesia.
- Cost of Hospital
- Cost of Surgery
- Cost of medical tests
- Surgeons fee
- Post surgery check up and care
As per the statistics of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of Breast Augmentation in 2015 is $3800, exclusive of anesthesia, and other facilities.
Different Types of Breast Augmentation Procedures
The types of Augmentation surgeries to increase the breast size:
This type of mammoplasty involves the filling of silicone gel. It is FDA approved for women of 22 years and above.
This involves the filling of sterile salt water and is FDA approved for women aged 18 years and above.
These implants make your breasts softer and smoother.
#4.Cohesive Gel Silicone Implants or Gummy Bear Implants
These implants are made of a gel based on cross linked molecules of silicone, which makes them thicker and firmer than the normal silicone implants. These implants are shaped with a projection at the centre and pointed towards the top, and are not round in shape. These implants require a larger incision on the skin.
How the Breast Augmentation (Enlargement) Surgery is Performed?
For summing up the entire breast augmentation process in one sentence – it involves the incision of skin, lifting the breast tissues, creating a pocket, placing of the implant and closing the incision. However, the entire process is explained in details below:
#1.Anesthesia: Depending upon your surgeon and you the anesthesia can be general or local. In case of local anesthesia, only the affected area is numbed and the patient is conscious. However normally these implants are done with general anesthesia.
#2.Making the incision: The place and size of incision depends upon the type of breast implant, the size of implant and the choice of patient as well as surgeon. Usually the incisions are discreetly made at places which are not easily noticeable for obvious reasons., like the armpit, the area near the nipple or the crease under the breast.
#3.Creating a pocket
#4.Placing the breast implant: the breast implant is placed in the pocket. The types of placement are – a) under the pectoral muscle; b) behind the breast tissue and over the pectoral muscle.
#5.Closing the incision: The incisions are closed with stitches, adhesive tapes, sutures.
Risks involved in the Breast Enlargement Surgery
Every major operation comes with its own risks and the same is the case with breast augmentation. The risk factors will be discussed by the surgeon at length before the surgery. The risks include:
- Anesthesia risks
- Profuse bleeding
- Scars in the skin
- Chances of infection
- Implant leakage
- Wrong positioning of implant
- Affecting nipple or breast sensation.
- Rupturing of implant
- Chances of cancer
Time taken for Recovery after the Surgery
After the surgery the patient will be able to walk immediately without assistance and it is advisable also to walk a few minutes at intervals in order to prevent clotting. You can join work in a few weeks depending on the nature of work. However you would be asked to refrain from lifting heavy things.
Breast Augmentation Pros and Cons
- It provides you with desired figure
- Look good in fashionable clothes
- Risks involved in the surgery
- Requires monitoring
How to Prepare for the Breast Augmentation Plastic Surgery?
The following should be taken care of before the surgery
- Stop Smoking
- Avoid taking aspirin
- Be careful about taking medicines and consult your surgeon for the same
- Get a blood test done
Breast Augmentation Before and After Photos
Find the pictures of Women (including the Hollywood celebrities) who’ve undergone the breast lift surgery to make their boobs bigger.
Breast Augmentation Surgery Video
In this video, you can clearly see how the breast enlargement surgery is performed inside the operation theater.