Women are now in control of their bodies more than ever before. And the women are now empowered to know what part of their bodies need enhancement and this includes their breasts It seems easy enough, but there are some details that anyone who would like to have their boobs done should know before they go under the knife.
What is Breast Augmentation?
As one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures of all time, it is simply the enhancement of the breasts size, shape, or fullness with the use of implants that are strategically placed right under the chest muscles or breast tissue.
Every woman has a different perspective of their bodies with proportions that are just as unique. In these situations, it is the responsibility of the doctor to make sure that the enhancement fits the proportions of the body and that the procedure is safely done.
Who Gets Breast Augmentation?
There are basically three types of women who get boob jobs. First are those who are never happy with their breast size and have realized, at an early age, that they can have bigger breasts. The second type is the women who had children and would like to restore the shape of their breasts to the one they had before breastfeeding. Volume is usually lost and shape is changed for these women. And the third are those who just want to minimally enhance in any aspect imaginable. They are happy with what they have, but would just want to enhance them to their fullest potential.
What are the Different Implants Used?
The implant filling used are either silicone and saline, with the former as the more preferred because it is soft and does not create ripples which create a more natural looking and feeling pair of breasts. Silicone implants come in round and tear drop shapes.
What is the Right Size?
To determine the right size of the breasts, you need to consider the width of your chest and heavily consult with your doctor on the sizes that would be appropriate for it. Smaller implants are preferred because they look more natural compared to the bigger ones that are rather obvious. Take the time to analyze this concern carefully because you would need more surgery, increase your risk, and costs should you encounter any mishaps.
What is the Ideal Shape and Texture?
These concerns shall solely depend on the consultation you will have with your doctor. Expert advice and experience are needed to determine the viability of your desired shape or size.
How Long Will It Take to Heal?
Recovery time is a case-to-case situation, but commonly, women would feel tight and sore for a couple of days after surgery. The improvement noticeably happens daily, with each day giving more comfort than the previous one. If you are planning around this idea, it would be good to take a two-week break. For women who have more strenuous activities, another week or two is advisable. During the recovery period, a supportive garment should be used to keep the arms and shoulders from moving.
Is Breastfeeding Allowed after Breast Augmentation?
There is nothing wrong with this because the ducts and glands needed for breastfeeding are above the implant and should normally work like there was not anything placed bellow it.
Are Mammograms Allowed after Surgery?
Mammography radiographers have experienced seeing a lot of women with implants and have concluded that it would not damage the implants. At most, there might be a need to get more images, just to ensure that the patient is able to get the best examination for her breasts.
How Much Does it Cost?
For Australians, the cost would be around $6,000 and there are around 200 female patients who get them every week. Historically speaking, the price has gone down with Aussie surgeons charging anywhere from $10,000 to $14,000 back in 2014.
What are the Different Breast Augmentation Options?
Aside from the Saline and Silicone implants, there is also the cohesive gel silicone implants that are more popularly known as the “gummy bear.” This implant also uses silicone but thicker and holds the shape better. The downside would be a longer incision. They are placed above or under the pectoral muscle.
Another option would be fat grafting or what is commonly known as fat transfer, which requires the harvesting of the fat cells from another part of the body and injecting them to another. Fat from the stomach, hips or thighs are usually used for this procedure. Around 70% of the injected fat are expected to stay in place.
How to Chose Your Surgeon?
One of the most crucial aspects of breast enhancement is choosing the best surgeon for your desired outcome. Realistically speaking, any doctor can offer this procedure, but to be sure that you are getting the best one, go for the board-certified surgeons. Aside from this aspect, go with those who frequently perform this kind of surgery. Great experience brings out a well-rounded aesthetic and it also enables the surgeon to determine exactly how the procedure would look right after the patient goes under the knife. The facility where the doctor will perform the surgery should be accredited to ensure safety and successful outcome. Before and after photos are also indicators of the surgeon’s abilities and sensibilities so be sure to grab them too.
What to Expect on the Day of the Procedure?
Such procedures would normally take an hour to three hours. The first thing you get upon your arrival at the facility is the administration of an anesthetic. A general anesthetic is usually given while a local anesthetic is given to certain cases as well. Once you are prepared for surgery, the doctor and his team will proceed to follow the predetermined surgical plan the patient made with the good doctor. After the procedure, you will be placed inside a recovery area for observation. Patients normally go home on the same day unless the doctor decides otherwise.
How Long will the Results Last?
Breast Augmentations are expected to last for a long time. But even if this was the case, the patient should monitor the implants on a regular basis. For those who chose the saline implants, all they need to do is look at the mirror because leakage can make the breast look deflated. For those who went for silicone, an MRI is advised after 3 years, followed by a check-up every 2 years. If the fat transfer was your choice, the volume is expected to be lost after quite some time.
Are there any Side Effects?
Breast augmentation is usually successful, especially when done by professional and trust-worthy doctors. However, there are some potential side effects like infection, bleeding, hematoma, scarring, capsular contracture, implant rupture and even an adverse reaction to the anesthesia used.
How will My Scar be Like?
Incisions for this procedure are usually in the fold under the breast, at the border of the areola aright within the armpit crease. The location of the incision would have a lot to do with your preference and how comfortable your doctor is working with it. The good news is that these incisions are usually undetectable by the naked eye.
Now that we have covered the basics, learn more about getting a breast augmentation in Australia at Esteem Cosmetic Studio. Our team of board-certified cosmetic surgeons are known in the field of breast enhancement to perform using the latest technology and providing natural-looking results.
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