An Overview of Breast Augmentation Surgery
Any woman in good physical health and has realistic expectations about breast augmentation is a good candidate for the surgery. Additionally, here are questions you should ask yourself before considering this seriously:
> Do you have any medical conditions that may pose problems with your healing?
> Are you a smoker?
> Do you consider your diet healthy and do you engage in moderate physical exercise regularly?
> Can you provide your surgeon a full medical background, including medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements you’re presently taking?
Specifics and Basics
In breast augmentation surgery, general anesthesia is often used, though local anesthesia (with a sedative) may be an option as well. The doctor’s decision will be based on the specific methods of surgery to be performed and on your preferences. This will be discussed with you in full detail way before the schedule of your surgery.
In addition, a board-certified plastic surgeon will explain to you how he plans to insert and position your implants. Obviously, this will depend on your anatomy on top of other factors. Usual incision sites are the breast crease where it breasts meet your chest, in the armpit or around the areola. The main point is to have the incisions in places where they are least noticeable.
From the incision, the surgeon will pull the breast tissue and skin up, creating a pocket where the implants go, either under the pectoral muscle of the chest or just behind the breast tissue. The implants should now be inserted and positioned so that they are perfectly at the center under the nipples.
When implants are placed under the chest muscle, capsular contracture (scar tissue forming a tight capsule around the implant, making it tough and misshapen), can be prevented. It makes breast exams by mammograms easier too.
The disadvantage is, it slightly delays recuperation and causes discomfort during the first few days following surgery. In any case, a good surgeon will explain the pros and cons of every position during the consultation.
Breast implants are typically performed with other cosmetic procedures such as abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and liposuction. There are several surgery center locations in urban areas, where surgeries may be done inpatient or outpatient. But in most cases, patients choose to go home and recover with their familiar comforts.
The best you can do to have a successful breast augmentation surgery is to choose the right surgeon. They must be certified by no less than the American Board of Plastic Surgeons. Remember, any medical doctor can advertise themselves as “board-certified,” but that doesn’t mean the certification is related to plastic surgery. Hence, make sure you have researched your prospective surgery’s background before making any final decisions.