Breast augmentation is also known as augmentation mammoplasty. This is a surgery that is done to increase breast size. In such surgeries breast implants are listed under breast tissue or chest muscles. Many women go for it because they feel it is a way to feel more confident. Some women may go for breast augmentation to rebuild their breast for various conditions. Before you go for breast augmentation, you need to understand a few things clearly.
Let's find out more about the surgery, possible risks, complications and other things.
Why is breast augmentation done? It is generally done to enhance the appearance in case of women who think they have too small breasts. It is also done to adjust for a reduction in the size of the breast after pregnancy. Sometimes it can also be done for correcting uneven breasts that happen because of different conditions.
There are several risks involved in breast segmentation. Such risks include-
- Scar tissue that distorts the shape of the breast implant (capsular contracture)
- Breast pain
- Changes in nipple and breast sensation
- Implant leakage or rupture
If any of such problems occur, there may be more surgeries necessary either to remove or replace the implants.
The ferry actually go for breast augmentation surgery, you need to prepare yourself. First, you need to consult with a plastic surgeon about your preferences for size, appearance and feel of your breasts. There are different implants available that comes in different textures and shapes. You need to understand everything before you go for a particular surgery.
Consider the following before you go for a surgery
Before you go for surgery, it is very important for you to know and understand a few things.
Breast implants will not prevent your breast from sagging. For correction of sagging, you may need a different surgery or a breast lift in addition to breast augmentation. Breast implants may not last a lifetime. The average lifespan of an implant is 10 years. Sometimes there may be implant rapture. During this time your breasts will continue to age. Your breasts may also look different depending on your weight gain or weight loss as you age.
If you have implants, mammograms may be more complicated if you have to get one done. You may also need additional, specialised mammograms in addition to routine mammograms if you have implants. When you have breast implants, they can hamper breast feeding. Some women can successfully breastfeed after breast augmentation but some others may not be able to do so.
Insurance does not cover breast implants. Unless it is a medical necessary, insurance does not cover breast implants. Since such surgeries, after-care and future imaging tests can be expensive, you should be prepared for such expenses.
You may also need some additional surgeries after breast implant removal. If in future you need to remove the implants for any reason, you may also need some additional surgeries and corrective surgeries to help restore your breasts' appearance.
Breast augmentation can be done in hospital or in a surgical centre. It is very important to know everything before you go for the surgery because it is costly and it can be dangerous for you at present and in the future.