Breast Augmentation

It a woman’s desire to look good in any way she can. This is not just to attract the opposite sex, but also to feel good about herself too. It is for this need that thousands of beauty products and beauty techniques have been invented. And one of these various inventions for enhancing the way the modern woman looks is breast augmentation.

The desire for a fuller bust line might have come from the way guys go crazy over huge mammaries. Likewise, seeing other woman possessing firm and huge breasts, while seeing oneself lacking in certain departments certainly creates a wave of insecurity that might affect one’s self-esteem and self-confidence.

It may not look like a big thing to many, but for women who are victims of this insecurity, it might be. And since these women cannot find a credible non-surgical solution to the problem in question, they turn to breast augmentation surgery for answers.

Indeed, breast augmentation surgery has changed many lives already. More and more women are coming out of breast surgeon’s offices feeling more confident with themselves as they now have a new pair of firmer boobs to flaunt. The figures provided by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery indicate, that breast augmentation is the second most popular surgical procedure in 2005. This shows the high level of trust women give to the breast enhancement surgery field, as methods and techniques have evolved to produce very effective and very safe operations.

Breast augmentation’s goal is to enhance the size of the breasts through the use of breast implants. It can be used to enlarge small breasts, balance breasts that differ in size, or even correct a reduction in breast volume after pregnancy breast feeding or weight loss. Women who underwent mastectomy can also use breast augmentation to reconstruct their breasts.

Breast augmentation may be performed in a surgeon’s office-based facility, an outpatient surgical center or a hospital. The surgeon may choose to use local anesthesia with sedation or a general anesthesia. The breast augmentation surgeon creates the incisions usually within the crease beneath the breast, around the areola, or in the armpit. After creating the incision, the breast implant is inserted either directly behind the breast tissue or underneath the chest wall muscle. The surgeon makes it a point that the implants are placed at the center just beneath the nipples before closing the incisions.

After the surgery, the patient waits for several days before the bandage that was applied over the breast will be removed. By then, a surgical bra will be used as a replacement. Soreness, bruising and swelling are common discomforts. The breasts may even feel sensitive to simulation for a couple of weeks. Physical activities that subject the breasts to physical contact must be avoided in order to ensure safe recovery and to avoid complications. However, patients can return to work within a few days. Stitches will be removed within seven to ten days after the surgical operation.