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Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that involves placing synthetic implants into the chest to enhance the volume and appearance of breasts.
The procedure, which is sought out by over 300,000 American women a year, is typically done to increase breast size or improve breast symmetry.
The outcome of breast augmentation varies based on the desires of each surgery candidate –some patients want a dramatic increase in breast size, while others opt to maintain a more natural appearance. The choice is yours and entirely customizable.
2 Types Of Implants Available
There are two types of implants available for women considering a breast augmentation. Each offers unique benefits and drawbacks and should be chosen based on the patient’s surgery goals
Filled with a sterile salt water solution, saline implants are among the safest types of implants. If a saline implant ruptures or leaks, it will simply be absorbed into the body without harm.
These implants have a silicone outer shell that is filled with silicone gel. They come in different sizes and have either smooth or textured shells. Many women opt for soft silicone implants because of their natural look and feel.
About The Breast Augmentation Procedure:
Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia. Incisions are made either around the areola (skin surrounding the nipple), underneath the breast (in the crease) or through the armpit. Each incision site is designed to minimize visible scarring.
Once the incision is made, the implant will be placed either over or under the chest muscles, an aspect of the procedure that you will discuss with your surgeon prior to the operation. Once the implants are in place, the incisions will be closed with sutures and/or tape. The procedure usually takes between one andthree hours to complete.
After undergoing a breast augmentation, patients will need to take a few days or more off from work depending on whether or not their occupation involves strenuous activity. Patients will need to refrain from vigorous exercise and lifting heavy objects for the first few weeks following surgery and should strictly follow surgeon guidelines for incision care and resuming everyday activities –this will help speed along a successful recovery
Following the procedure, patients may also be fitted with compression or support garments to help with healing and reduce inflammation.Patients should expect some swelling and soreness for at least a month or two following surgery, with ease of symptoms as time goes on.
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Breast augmentation is a highly customizable surgery, and patients will need to discuss many of the details at length with a hand-picked Mia Aesthetics surgeon to ensure their dream results. The consultation is the patient’s opportunity to discuss their beauty goals and go over any questions or concerns they have about the procedure.