Understanding Breast Implants
A breast augmentation is a surgical prosthesis utilized to alter the shape, size, and firmness of a woman’s breasts. In reconstructive cosmetic surgery, breast augmentation implants are typically placed in order to correct deformities and defects of the breast structure after a mastectomy. Some women choose to retain their natural breasts by using a silicone implant, but the benefits of these silicone implants are that they tend to dry out over time, they are uncomfortable and often uncomfortable to wear, and they cannot mimic the natural look of a natural breast. Many women prefer to retain their natural bust size with breast augmentation implants. These breast enhancement implants are surgically implanted into the breast tissue via incisions inside the areola. Some patients require an additional surgery known as a subareolar placement which allows for placement of the breast enhancement implants on an area just below the armpit.
During the surgery, a doctor will take a full and complete picture of a patient’s breasts in order to create a computer model. This computer model will then be used by the plastic surgeon to design the ideal implant for each patient. During the consultation stage of the procedure, the doctor will discuss with the patient her goals regarding her breasts. The doctor may suggest that she desires a slightly larger breast or one with a fuller, firmer, and smoother skin. It is important to keep in mind that your new implants will need to be adjusted to fit properly to your body. If you have had a mastectomy and/or breast reduction, you may want to reconsider having the augmentation procedure done. These types of breast reduction will greatly increase the size of the breasts, making them much larger than normal.
After the consultation, you will be told whether you are a candidate for a breast augmentation or not. If you are not, then the doctor may be able to perform a mammoplasty to achieve the results that you want. If you do qualify for a breast augmentation, you may want to talk to a plastic surgeon about your options. These surgeons can usually help you make the choice between a breast lift or a mastopexy, both of which provide an aesthetically pleasing enhancement of your breasts. If the doctor decides that the breast augmentation procedure will not work, then you can go back to the doctor and try again. or take other cosmetic steps to improve the appearance of your breasts. A mammoplasty can give you a more youthful appearance and can even improve your posture.