What is breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation or Augmentation Mammoplasty also referred as to as a “Breast Aug” or “Boob job” by patients, is a surgical procedure to increase the size of your breasts using either breast implants or your own body fat. The procedure can also restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy, can achieve a more rounded breast shape, or can improve natural breast size asymmetry.
What you can expect from Breast Augmentation?
- Increase fullness and projection of your breasts
- Improve the balance of breast and hip contours
- Enhance your self-image and self-confidence
What you should not expect from breast augmentation? Breast augmentation does not correct moderate to severely drooping breasts. A breast lift may be required along with a breast augmentation for sagging breasts to look fuller and lifted either at the same time or as a separate procedure.
Choosing a plastic surgeon:
When choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon for breast augmentation, remember that the surgeon’s experience and your comfort with him or her are just as important as the final cost of the surgery.
Breast augmentation candidates
Patient satisfaction is high, specifically when they want the procedure themselves. Breast augmentation is a deeply personal procedure, and it’s important that you’re doing it for yourself and not for someone else, even if that person has offered to pay for it.
Best candidate for breast augmentation surgery are having:
- Physically healthy & non-pregnant or not breastfeeding at the time of surgery.
- Realistic expectations
- Fully developed Breasts
- Smaller breasts size is bothering you
- Breasts losing shape and volume after pregnancy, weight loss or with aging & you are really bothered about it
- Upper part of your breasts are “empty” & is making you unhappy
- Asymmetrical breasts
If you’re considering surgery, spend some time while you consult your plastic surgeon.
Breast augmentation recovery
Hospitalisation- 6 to 10 hours.
Dressings- for 5 days.
Restriction of activity involving upper chest/shoulder: 1 week.
Wearing Sport Bra: 3 to 4 weeks.
Breast augmentation results
While a breast augmentation yields larger breasts right away, the final results may take a few weeks as the swelling subsides and the skin stretches. Incision lines may take several months, even a couple of years, to fade.
Types of breast implants
- Saline breast implants
- Structured saline breast implants
- Silicone breast implants
- Gummy bear breast implants
- Round breast implants
- Smooth breast implants
- Textured breast implants