An Overview Of Breast Augmentation Surgery

In the United States, one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures performed is breast augmentation surgery. The surgery can be performed for both cosmetic and medical purposes. Some of the reasons that patients undergo this procedure include correcting mismatched breasts, obtaining fuller and firmer breasts, compensating for post-surgery or post-pregnancy breast mass reduction or for dealing with congenital defects in breasts. This procedure also goes by the name of augmentation mammaplasty.

About Breast Augmentation

There are three major things to be looked at before your surgery is performed. Before your surgery, all of these will be discussed during a consultation. Your doctor will advise you on the best approach depending on what you are expecting to get from the surgery.

  • Implant type: Breast augmentation is achieved by the means of an implant. The implants contain saline or silicone gel inside a silicone shell. Both options have their pros and cons, which will be discussed by you and your surgeon.
  • Implant placement option: The implants can be placed directly below your breast tissue or they can be placed below your chest muscles. The advantages of the latter include lower interference when you undergo mammogram exams as well as lower chances of capsular contracture, which means tightening of the tissue around your implant after the surgery. On the other hand, the disadvantages include more pain in the initial post-surgery period as well as a requirement for tubes for draining fluids. Placement options will also depend on the surgery approach.
  • Surgery approaches: We will require an hour or two to perform the procedure. There are multiple approaches that can be taken. Incisions can be made either in your armpits or in the creases that are naturally present under your breasts, or in the dark skin of your areolas. Care will be taken to ensure that scar visibility is minimal.

For More Information about the Breast Augmentation Procedure, Contact Dr. Smith Today.

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