Breast size is important to many women. Some individuals feel that small breasts not only limit their fashion choices, but can also cause dissatisfaction with body image. Breast augmentation to increase fullness and projection of the breasts improves the balance in a womans figure and can enhance her self-image and self-confidence.
Breast augmentation enlarges a womans breasts through the surgical placement of breast implants. In general, it is a cosmetic procedure strictly performed to fulfill your personal desire for fuller breasts or to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy. Implants may also be used for reconstructive purposes to restore a breast that is lost due to mastectomy, injury or for other reasons. In any case, breast implants allow women the choice of fuller, natural appearing breasts and a more balanced figure.
This brochure presents an overview of breast augmentation. The best way to learn how breast augmentation can help you fulfill your personal goals is a consultation with a plastic surgeon.
» What is a breast enlargement?
Breast enlargement (augmentation) is the surgical placement of breast implants to increase fullness and projection of the breasts or to improve symmetry of the breasts. Clinically referred to as augmentation mammaplasty, the procedure is used cosmetically to:
Breast augmentation does not however correct sagging breasts
» Breast implants under or above the musle
The final result and the shape of the breast after placing the implant are determined to a large extent by the position of the implant in relation to the pectoral muscle of the chest wall. The implants may be placed over or under the pectoral muscle
» What is important to know about the implants?
Your plastic surgeon performs breast augmentation using implants made of medical grade, biocompatible, textured or smooth silicone shells filled with sterile high quality medical silicone gel with different cohensitivity or with sterile saline solution
» Important prerequisites
A consultation with your plastic surgeon is the first step to learn how breast augmentation can enhance your breasts appearance and improve your body image. It is important for you to:
» Preparation for the operation
Your plastic surgeon will carefully explain your breast augmentation procedure. Prior to surgery, you will be given specific instructions that may include:
In addition, you will be asked to sign consent forms to assure your plastic surgeon that you fully understand the procedure you will undergo and any potential risks or complications
» Following surgery
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Once your procedure is completed, dressing or bandages may be applied to your incisions, and an elastic bandage or support bra will minimize swelling and support the breasts as they heal
» Progress and healing
Initial healing may include swelling and discomfort at the incision sites and in breast tissue overall. Discomfort is common and can be controlled with medication. A support bra may be recommended around the clock for the first week or two
The results of breast augmentation are immediately visible. Final results appear gradually over the next few weeks as swelling resolves and breast size and shape settles. Incision lines typically will continue to fade over the next year
Mentor (USA) - round implants
Mentor (USA) - MemoryGel Xtra
Mentor (USA) - anatomical implants