Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that enlarges and uplifts the breasts, and is typically performed on women who have small breasts, or sagging breasts due to pregnancy, significant weight loss, or genetics.
The procedure involves the use of a synthetic implant containing either silicone gel or saline, and the implant is placed beneath the breast’s tissue or muscle. The implant is placed into the breast using a small scar around the nipple areola complex, in the armpit, or under the breast. Sometimes longer incisions are necessary if a breast lift is performed at the same time.
Typical candidates are women between the ages of 18 and 60 who want their breasts to have a fuller appearance. The operation usually is considered an aesthetic enhancement or cosmetic procedure. In certain rare instances, the procedure can be performed on a young patient to treat breast asymmetry or to correct breast developmental deformities. Silicone gel implants can only be placed in women over the age of 22.
In most cases, patients experience pain for 24 to 72 hours. Some swelling usually occurs in the breast tissue but it resolves within a month of surgery. Most patients can go out in public within two to four days. In an effort to maintain the softest possible state for the implant, you will have to perform an external breast massage designed to move the implant in its pocket. Vigorous physical activity cannot be resumed until four weeks after surgery. This includes;
-Aerobics cannot be resumed until four weeks after surgery
Breast augmentation usually produces a rejuvenated, more youthful, fuller, and attractive breast appearance.