What is Breast Augmentation?

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What is Breast Augmentation?

2023-01-11

 

 

 

 

Breasts are a sign of feminine identity. A lady should be able to appreciate her breasts and feel attractive. However, breast hypotrophy is frequently misunderstood both physically and psychologically by the patient, who perceives it as an attack on her femininity, leading to a real complex. The patient experiences discomfort and a lack of confidence. The surgical method allows the placement of breast implants to enhance the volume of a chest that was previously considered too small. Breast cosmetic surgery helps women satisfy their expectations by fixing flaws in their breasts so they can restore their femininity.

Breast augmentation seeks to round out and tighten up the feminine chest silhouette. It is a procedure that can be performed using a breast implant and provides a natural and long-lasting result tailored to the morphology of each patient.

You may have plenty of questions about a breast augmentation cosmetic surgery procedure before scheduling an appointment. On this particular blog, we answer the most frequently asked questions. If you did not find the solution you were looking for, please contact us directly.

 

Breast augmentation with implant

Breast augmentation entails inserting implants composed of a silicone shell filled with either saline (salty water) or silicone gel under the breasts or under the breast muscles on the chest.

Women undergo breast augmentation for a variety of reasons, but the most common ones involve feeling more physically attractive or improving how they feel about themselves.

Breast augmentation is performed for the following reasons:

- Increase the size of naturally tiny breasts

- Breast size and shape can be restored after pregnancy, weight loss, or breastfeeding

- Asymmetry in the breasts can be restored

- Enhance the general look, especially for those who feel discomfort in a swimsuit or clothing that outlines the chest

 

Before breast augmentation surgery: consultation

During the initial appointment, the surgeon will discuss the complete breast augmentation procedure, including the benefits, potential complications, and drawbacks of post-operative care. The surgeon also takes the time to understand your motivations and answers all of your inquiries. We recommend that you write down any questions you have regarding breast augmentation and bring them to your consultation. During the consultation, many types of breast implants will be introduced and explained to you, as they differ depending on the filling, shape, size, and surface type. You and your doctor will decide on the profile and volume of your breast implants.

The doctor will conduct an in-person consultation followed by a thorough examination, taking into account all of the factors that make each patient unique (height, weight, pregnancies, breastfeeding, chest morphology, skin quality, the importance of the amount of fat and gland present, muscles, medical history and so on). As a result, the surgeon collaborates with you to discover the best approach to ensure a satisfactory outcome.

A surgery plan will be agreed upon based on these anatomical circumstances and your expressed preferences. The placement of the incisions, the type, and size of the implants, as well as their positioning in relation to the muscle, will thus be predetermined as mentioned above.

For breast augmentation surgery, it is highly critical that you pick a surgeon with whom you are at ease and who will be honest with you about the benefits and potential complications of the surgery.

 


Breast augmentation: implant types and shapes

The patient's preference and diagnosis influence the specific kind of breast implant that will be selected. For instance, breast implants are prostheses intended to improve the size of your breasts. The two types of implants are saline and silicone. Both saline and silicone implants are regarded safe and have been authorized by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). They both last around the same amount of time (10-15 years) and can produce natural-looking results. Each form has advantages and disadvantages. Let's take an in-depth look:

Saline implants are made of a silicone outer shell and filled with sterile salt water (saline). It has a fluid volume that can be easily modified without restriction. The surgeon implants the implant when it is empty and then fills it with saline once it is in place. This means that saline implants often necessitate a smaller incision and minimal scarring.

 

Silicone breast implants are made of a silicone shell that has been pre-filled with silicone gel. They come in a variety of forms and sizes. This type of breast implant is most comparable to natural breast tissue in appearance and feel. In addition, this form of implant is less likely to fold or wrinkle.

They have a more natural aspect than saline implants and provide a feeling of touch comparable to natural breasts. They keep their shape and are less likely to deflate over time. Additional shapes and sizes are also available.

 



There are round, anatomical, and ergonomic breast prostheses.

The anatomical implants are pre-formed in the shape of a pear or drop. These anatomical implants offer the chest a natural form by eliminating extra roundness in the top section of the breast. They have been utilized less with the introduction of ergonomic implants.

 

Round implants are used for modest-volume breast augmentation, composite breast augmentations, or to restore shape to patients' breasts who suffer from a lack of volume in the cleavage. Round prostheses are filled with either medical silicone gel or physiological fluid.

 

Ergonomic prostheses are implants that are filled with a soft, "ergonomic" silicone gel. The surface of these implants is nanotextured. Recent research indicates that these implants have great biocompatibility with breast tissue. Furthermore, this surface is connected with a relatively low hull danger. These implants can be utilized for either traditional or composite cosmetic breast augmentations (in conjunction with fat injection).


 


Breast augmentation: incision types

There are three primary kinds of incisions accessible for breast augmentation. These include the inframammary incision (under the breast), the transaxillary incision (under the armpit), and the periareolar incision (around the nipple).

 

The inframammary incision, often known as the breast fold incision, is the most common alternative among breast augmentation patients. It was not only the first incision approach for breast implants, but it is still the preferred method for plastic surgeons across the country.

 The incision is made under the breast, where the lower half of the breast attaches to the chest wall, using this choice. Because the incision is very near to the breast, surgeons have an easier time inserting and placing saline or silicone implants.

Some of the most prominent benefits are as follows:

- These incisions are normally well-hidden beneath the breast by a bra or swimsuit top.

- Because of the closeness to the breasts, this incision form gives doctors complete control over bleeding and the eventual surgical outcome.

- Because this technique avoids the passage of milk through the ducts, there should be no issues with breastfeeding.

 

This second form of incision (peri-areolar incision) is made between the areola and the skin that surrounds the breast. The incision is often made along the lower part of the areola, providing a space in which the implant can be put.

Among the benefits are:

- The majority of people who have this type of incision report that their scar heals quite well.

- Scars from peri-areolar incisions can be nearly unnoticeable when carried out by a skilled surgeon.

- Because of its proximity to the breasts, this incision form gives doctors more control over bleeding and the eventual surgical outcome.

 

The transaxillary incision is done inside the armpit and is the third type of breast augmentation incision. Your surgeon will construct an area for the breast implants to be implanted and then pushed into position once the incision is done.

Among the benefits of this method are:

- Because this surgery can be performed endoscopically, the incision can be relatively small.

- The breasts are unaffected, thus there is no risk of harm to the milk duct or nipple.

- There is no scarring at the breast of the nipple, so ladies can wear any bathing suit or low-cut top with confidence.





 

FAQ

Why you should have a breast augmentation?

Patients anticipate that breast augmentation will solve a physical issue. This procedure assists those who have it to feel more at ease with their bodies and femininity.

 

What size implant should I get?

Breast implants must be sized appropriately for the woman's morphology in order to appear natural.

When determining the optimal cup size for you, consider the following factors: skin and chest muscle thickness, asymmetry, breast ptosis, areola location, and breast width..

 

The need for follow-up surgical treatments to solve any issues that may occur is a common concern with breast augmentation surgery. As their skin extends over time, some people may seek a different-size prosthesis or a lift.

Other potential complications and side effects include:

- Bruising and bleeding

- Breast discomfort

- Infection at the surgical site or in the vicinity of the implant

- Capsular contracture is the creation of scar tissue within the breast (which could lead your implants to get deformed, misplaced, painful, or more noticeable).

- Rupture or leakage of the implant change in breast sensation (typically temporary after surgery)

- "Rippling" of the skin over the implant site, frequently beneath the breast, due to poor implant placement or movement

- Discharge from the breast or at the site of the incision

- severe skin scarring and severe overnight sweating


 

Related readings and content:

Everything You Need to Know about Motiva Implants

How to choose breast implant

Mommy makeover. Boob job. Breast Augmentation Plastic Surgery in Korea

Breast Augmentation and Lifting with Docfinderkorea

 

 

Many women, especially in their youth or after breastfeeding or major weight loss, complain about the size of their breasts, often judging them to be too tiny. This frequently leads to psychological distress, which can manifest as psychiatric diseases and sexual restraints. Breast augmentation provides these women with the opportunity to reach improved well-being. Thus, breast augmentation is one of the most often requested and performed cosmetic surgery procedures in Korea and around the world.

When you desire a more developed breast, you have various alternatives: breast augmentation with implants, breast enhancement without implants via autologous fat graft, and finally hybrid breast augmentation, which combines the two abovementioned procedures.

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