Your Step-By-Step Breast Enhancement
Plastic surgery has always been a popular topic for the media, whether it is news organisations talking about surgeries that have gone wrong or gossip magazines commenting on which celebrities have had ‘boob jobs’. One of the most common types of surgery that a person can have is breast augmentation. Not only is this surgery popular, statistics show that the amount of people having breast augmentation is growing. Despite recent problems with the wrong material being used in a certain brand of breast implants, thousands of breast enlargement surgeries take place successfully every year.
When a woman is making a decision about her surgery, she needs to consider the different types of breast enlargement and decide which the right choice is for her. Silicone breast implants are a popular choice but there are several other methods of breast enhancement. Before an operation, a woman will have to fast for several hours as she will be under general anaesthetic. If she is a smoker she will be asked to stop as smoking will increase the risk of a chest infection occurring.
The operation itself usually only takes one to two hours, although it can be longer depending on the type of surgery. The surgeon will cut the skin in the breast area according to the work a woman is having done. The cuts could be on the nipple, under the breasts or even closer towards under the arms. These cuts are made to allow the surgeon to make room for the implant. The implant usually fits into place between the breast tissue and the chest muscle. However, it may sometimes be placed under the chest muscle if the surgeon thinks this will help the operation and the recovery will be more efficient. The surgeon will then close the cuts with stitches and cover them with a dressing. These stitches are usually removed after a week or may be dissolvable.
After the operation, a woman will need to relax for one to two weeks, particularly avoiding heavy lifting. A woman should take painkillers when necessary as she may experience some soreness. Even after the stitches are removed, the scars may take a long time to heal properly so a woman should not be alarmed if she is not completely happy with how her breasts look at first.
Breast augmentation surgery is different for every woman and every woman wants something different from her surgery. They may not want their breasts to be bigger; they may just want them to be a different shape. A woman should consult with a plastic surgeon before making a final decision.