Young girls cannot wait to get them, men love them, and babies are nourished by them. Getting that first bra is an exciting milestone in an adolescent girl’s life. Breasts are the single most attribute that defines feminine sexuality. They come in all shapes and sizes and for every shape and size there are a multitude of ways to show them off. There are revealing bikini tops, figure hugging t-shirts and sexy bras in every color of the rainbow, in every material from leather and lace to satin or cotton. A woman’s breasts can be magnificent and her pride and joy, but they can also be the source of much anguish. Some women are happy to have breasts that will fit into a champagne glass. Other women desire a more ample pair.
Breast augmentation is one of the most commonly performed of all the plastic surgeries, with the shape and size of their breasts being many women’s most serious concern. Some women will feel sexier and enjoy this more erotic look. Some women find that as they age, they are more concerned about sagging and loss of volume.
What Are The Types Of Breast Augmentation?
A Breast Lift, or mastoplexy is performed to lift a sagging breast. This procedure can be performed along with or in conjunction with an augmentation.
A Breast Augmentation, or enlargement, is done with either saline-filled, silicone-gel-filled implants or cohesive gel silicone implants.
The reasons that many women will have this procedure can range from wanting to have asymmetrical breasts made symmetrical, when pregnancy, aging, or weight loss has affected the size and shape and they want their clothes to fit better, or sometimes they believe their breasts are just too small for their bodies. Discussing all of these concerns with your surgeon to make the right decision regarding size and type will be an important part of this surgery experience.
The Nips and Tucks
Besides the silicone-gel and saline-filled implants, there is also a method, which is still in experimental stages, involving autologous fat transfer. This process involves performing liposuction from the thighs, abdomen or flanks of the patient’s own body and the transferring that fat to a pocket in the breasts.
Your plastic surgeon will discuss the best placement for your implants. Things to consider regarding placement would be future breast feeding and the ability to easily have mammograms read. Depending on the patient’s anatomy and these other concerns, implants are place either underneath the pectoral muscle, or underneath the breast tissue. Having the implant underneath the pectoral muscle can interfere less with breast feeding and with correctly reading mammograms.
The three common sites for incisions are in the armpit, below the breasts and along the areolar border.
Discussing your overall health, the consideration of your body mass and size, and your overall goals with your surgeon are an important part of your experience. As this surgery is ever evolving, it is now possible to have the body of your dreams. Schedule a consultation with Dr. AdamsThe today, and discuss your options when it comes to breast surgery.