Published on : 29 May 20203 min reading time
The goal of breast augmentation surgery is to change the appearance of the breast with silicone implants. These implants exist in several forms and adapt to all morphologies. Some women choose to modify the size of their breasts with surgery for purely aesthetic reasons. Others do so after breast hypoplasia due to insufficient development of the mammary gland or an involution of the mammary gland related to aging. There are also those who wish to have surgery after weight loss or childbirth. This article explains why breast augmentation surgery is necessary.
Breast augmentation: what is it?
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to increase the size of the breasts with the help of breast implants or prostheses. In some cases, it can also correct a slight breast ptosis. This plastic surgery procedure must be performed under general anesthesia. A qualified plastic surgeon will perform the procedure and it can last between 40 minutes and 1 hour and a half. Usually the hospitalization lasts 24 hours. Breast augmentation surgery is available from the age of 18. However, it can also be performed in exceptional cases such as severe hypoplasia or as part of reconstruction for breast agenesis or tuberous breasts. You should also be aware that before breast augmentation surgery you need to be well prepared both physically and mentally. You must also do an analysis to check your health and follow the instructions of your plastic surgeon.
Breast augmentation: why choose surgery?
Indeed, besides surgery, there are several techniques to increase the size of breasts. But surgery remains by far the most effective. Surgery guarantees the desired result. In the aesthetic context, surgery is generally the last option, probably because it presents more risk than other techniques. However, when other techniques are not sufficient to increase breast size, surgery is the solution. This technique can be used in all cases. After pregnancy, in case of breast asymmetry and for reconstruction after removal. Breast augmentation improves self-confidence and also the figure. Before opting for a breast augmentation, first find the right surgeon and then discuss your expectations with him or her so that he or she can find out which treatments are right for you.
Breast augmentation: how the operation works
During the first consultation, the surgeon will examine you and recommend the appropriate surgical technique to achieve the result that meets your expectations and fits your silhouette. He will tell you the location of the breast implant, the incisions and also the diameter and type of the prosthesis. If your breast is too low, you may need a re-draping. Your surgeon will explain the procedure and the risks involved. Your surgeon will also give you instructions that you must follow before and after the procedure. On the day of the operation, bring a bra that fits your new breasts. After the operation, you will remain under observation before leaving the hospital. The doctor will give you some instructions and a prescription before you go home. After the operation, to relieve the pain, you must take your doctor’s prescription. Avoid lifting weights or raising your arms above your head for at least two weeks. Do not resume strenuous sporting activities until after one month of surgery. For 6 months after cosmetic surgery, avoid exposing your scars to the sun or to a tanning salon.