Breast Enlargement Surgery Explained

By Chris Chew



A breast elargement cosmetic surgery is often referred to in many terminologies and may be confusing. For example,some people call it breast augmentation surgery while doctors and surgeons call it mammoplasty surgery, and others may call it breast lift or breast enhancement surgery. Whatever name it is called, breast enlargement surgery is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman's breast for a number of reasons such as :-

a)To enlarge women's breast to make them bigger.

b)To correct a reduction in breast volume after giving birth.

c)To balance breast of uneven shapes or sizes.

Plastic cosmetic surgeons are able to increase a woman's breast by inserting implants into each breast to make the breast look bigger and firmer.

Breast enlargement surgery can enhance the appearance of your breast and can bring you more self confidence which is a boost to your self esteem. Before you decide to have a breast surgery, do carefully consider your expectations, do some basic research and discuss your plans with your plastic surgeon.

The best breast enlargement surgery candidates are ladies looking for improvement, not perfection, in the way their breast look. If you are healthy and realistic about your after surgery expectations, then you may be a good candidate for a breast enlargement cosmetic plastic surgery.

A breast implant is a silicone shell filled with either silicone gel or saline. About concerns that there is inadequate information on the safety of silicone gel-filled breast implants, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that new gel-filled implants should be available only to women participating in approved studies and research. However, saline-filled implants for breast enlargement are mostly unrestricted by legislative law.

As with any surgery and operation, there are health risks involved although they are rare. The most common problem is the capsular contracture. This occurs if the scar or capsule around the implant begins to tighten. The squeezing of the soft implant makes the breast feel hard and look artifical. Capsular contracture can be treated in many ways although sometimes it requires the removal or replacement of the implants.

Excessive bleeding following the operation may cause some swelling and pain. If excessive bleeding continues, another operation may be needed to control the bleeding and remove the blood accumulated from the bleeding.

Some women may develop an infection around an implant although it is uncommon to develop such infections. The infections may occur at any time, but is most often noticed within a week after the breast enlargement surgery is performed. In some rare cases, the implants may need to be removed for a couple of months until the infections clear up and then new implants can be re-inserted.

There are some fears that breast implants may affect fertility, pregnancy, or the ability to nurse babies. However, these fears are unfounded as there are no evidence to substantiate them.

Sometimes, breast implants may leak or even rupture. A rupture can happen as a result of an injury or from the normal compression and movement of your breast and implant, causing it to leak. If a saline-filled implant ruptures, the implant will deflate but the saline water will be harmlessly absorbed by the body.

A rupture of a gel-filled implant may cause some complications and that is why the FDA put restrictions on this type of implants. If the shell breaks but the scar capsule around the implant does not, you may not detect any change in your condition.

If the scar also breaks or tears, the silicone gel may move into surrounding tissues. The gel may collect in the breast and cause a new scar to form around it, or it may migrate to another area of the body. There may be a change in the shape or firmness of the breast.

Both types of broken implants may require the patient to go for another surgery to replace of the damaged breast implant. In some cases, it may not be possible to remove all of the silicone gel in the breast tissue should gel-filled implant ruptures resulting in more complications for the patient concerned.


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Chris Chew is researcher. Read his articles at Lose weight surgeries and Cosmetic surgery breast augmentation







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