Breast Augmentation Surgery – The Basics
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 issues that could hamper your healing?
> Do you smoke?
> Do you consider your diet healthy and do you engage in moderate physical exercise regularly?
> Can you give your surgeon a full background of your medical condition, including vitamins or herbal supplements or medicines you might be be taking at present?
Specifics and Basics
In breast augmentation surgery, general anesthesia is often used, though local anesthesia (with a sedative) may be an option as well. When deciding between the two, the doctor will consider the particular methods that will be performed, as well as your own 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. Common sites of incision are the armpit, around the areola and the breast crease where it adjoins with your chest. The idea is to make incisions where would be most inconspicuous.
From the incision, breast tissue and skin will be pulled up so that a pocket is created to accommodate the implants, whether right behind the breast tissue or below the chest’s pectoral muscle. 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. This also makes mammograms easier.
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 usually done in conjunction with liposuction, tummy tuck or any other cosmetic procedure. There are many surgery center locations scattered across metropolitan areas, and surgeries are either inpatient or outpatient. But usually, patients would rather go home and recover in familiar surroundings.
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. Keep in mind that while any medical doctor can call themselves “board-certified,” it doesn’t automatically mean that the certification was issued by the APLB. Therefore, always research the background of the surgeon before choosing to have surgery with them.