Breast augmentation surgery is a popular procedure among women all over the planet. Mammoplasty allows you to improve the shape of the bust by the latest techniques, in particular, to conduct a seamless increase in the mammary glands to 3-5 sizes. During surgery, an endoprosthesis is placed directly under the chest or under the pectoral muscle. The operation is performed under general anesthesia. A woman is hospitalized on average for 48-72 hours.
Modern breast augmentation is carried out on the basis of reliable and time-tested methods. Most specialists actively apply anatomical implants in practice. But some women prefer breast augmentation with round implants. And that is their choice. Choose clinics that use products of well-known manufacturing companies that have passed mandatory certification. It is also possible to increase the breast with the patient’s own fat (in other words, lipofilling).
Breast enlargement is indicated in the following clinical situations:
- the need for reconstruction of glands undergoing mastectomy;
- the need to replenish the volume and shape of the mammary glands after childbirth and breastfeeding;
- congenital malformations – asymmetry or omission of the chest;
- replacement of implants for various indications of a cosmetic and medical nature;
- a significant reduction in the volume of glands or their complete absence;
- postoperative consequences associated with volume loss.
Types of implants used in plastic surgery
The essence of the technique for increasing the bust is reduced to choosing a surgical technique and the type of implant that gives a certain shape to the mammary gland. The whole variety of endoprostheses used in aesthetic medicine is divided into two categories – products of a round and anatomical (teardrop) shape. A round implant evenly increases the volumes of the upper and lower parts of the mammary gland, makes the breast higher, with a pronounced decollete zone.
Teardrop-shaped prostheses can increase, to a greater extent, the lower part of the chest plus, and reduce the severity of the gap between the mammary glands. Anatomical models correct but do not radically change the natural proportions of the body.
The leading world companies specializing in the production of implants produce samples with different characteristics taken into account when modeling breasts before plastic surgery. The main parameters of a breast implant are:
- surface type (smooth, rough);
- base width (maximum width in the lower segment of the implant);
- height profile (distance from the base to the highest point of the product);
- internal structure (a type of silicone filler, especially barrier layers).
The quality of endoprostheses largely determines the aesthetics of the bust after surgery and the size of the period of time during which a woman gets used to a new condition.
Stages of breast augmentation surgery
A few days before the operation, you must submit a mandatory list of laboratory tests and present their results to your doctor. Subject to negative results from laboratory tests and contraindications for surgical intervention, the exact date of the operation will be determined.
It is important to note that all types of breast augmentation are performed under general anesthesia. Breast augmentation surgery lasts an average of 90-120 minutes.
Implants are placed under the pectoral muscle or directly under the chest – through the axillary or glandular access, respectively.
In this case, the surgeon can use different types of incisions, not exceeding 5 centimeters:
- along the chest fold;
- along the areola contour (with breast enlargement through the areola).
Before surgery for breast augmentation and tightening, a plastic surgeon allows the patient to determine the access method. Through online access, a specialist forms a pocket directly on the pectoral muscle or behind the gland tissue. An implant is inserted into the formed space, and the wound surface is closed with self-absorbable suture material. A cosmetic version of the sutures is applied to the skin. In order to evacuate the excess exudate for 24-72 hours, they put drainage that does not cause additional discomfort. At the end of the surgery, the surgical field is closed with a sterile napkin and a compression bra is put on.
The patient must strictly follow the doctor’s recommendations after surgery for breast augmentation. This applies to the period of wearing compression underwear (tightening knitwear can cause certain inconvenience in the early days because it restricts movement and makes breathing difficult), physical activity, undergoing physiotherapy (if necessary), diet.
After surgery, the body’s defenses are reduced, vulnerability to infections is increased, so it is necessary to limit contacts with potential sources of infection (do not visit public places), avoid hypothermia, stressful situations.
In no case you should make sharp movements in the first days after surgery since increased motor activity can cause internal bleeding.
Beauty requires sacrifice. In our case, a financial one. Breast augmentation is not cheap. Many clinics in their advertising indicate a rather attractive price. For example, $1000. Please note that this is only the cost of the surgery without implants, without medical tests and anesthesia during the operation. The average price of breast augmentation surgery in the USA costs about $3,500.Therefore, check the price list in the clinic before signing an operation contract.