Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that’s also known as augmentation mammoplasty. It is a surgical treatment carried out for enhancing the size of the breasts.
It involves various processes in which breast implants are placed under the tissue of the breast or the chest muscle. For some patients, it is perceived as a toolto make them feel more confident about themselves. For other women, it is a means of breast rebuilding for specific conditions.
Why Is It Done?
Breast augmentation is performed for:
- Enhancing the appearance of the breasts if the patient thinks their breasts are too small.
- Adjusting the size of the breasts right after pregnancy when the breasts tend to loosen down.
- Correcting uneven breasts.
- Improving self-confidence.
For inserting the breast implants, an incision is made either under the breast, under the arm, or around the nipple. Right after the incision, the breast tissues are separated from connective tissue and muscle of the chest. This helps in creating a pocket where the implant can be appropriately placed. Implants are of two types: saline and silicone. After the implant has been positioned satisfactorily, the incision is closed with sutures.
You are required to avoid any form of a strenuous job after the surgery has been done for at least two weeks. Avoid lifting heavy objects. Some swelling might occur, which is natural. You can opt for a sports bra for adequate positioning of the implants.