Breasts are one of the main organs of a women body and psychologically its beauty can help boost self-esteem. For this reason breast augmentation is one of the first ranks of cosmetic surgeries in the world.
Increasing breast size = Breast Prostheses
Lifting breasts= Mastopexy
Decreasing breast size= Mammoplasty
Breast Prostheses: It is used to change the size, shape, and contour of a person’s breast.
It can be done for those who:
- Have small breasts
- Have uneven breasts
- Need reconstruction after removing tumor tissue in mastectomy for breast cancer.
Permanent silicone prosthesis (gel) will be implant in upper and lower portion of chest muscles.
Surgeon will place the prosthesis through one of the three incisions 1. Underneath the arm, known as the transaxillary incision. 2. Under the breast, known as the inframammary incision 3. Around the nipple (areola), known as the periareolar incision.
This surgery is done through general anesthesia and in case of good general health there is no need to stay over in hospital.
After the surgery you might have inflammation or slight pain which be resolved if you use a post-surgery bra and pain killers.
Breast lift procedures (Mastopexy)
Factors like age, pregnancy, breast feeding, weight loss may cause the breasts lose their firm look and result in Breast Sagging. In these cases, Mastopexy can return desired appearance to the way they were before.
Breast augmentation is done during general anesthesia, the surgeon will make cuts (incisions) through breast. The surgeon will remove excess breast skin and shift the nipples to higher positions.
You’ll notice a dramatic change in the appearance of your breasts in two months, although their shape will continue to change and final result will be appeared the next 6 months.
For those who have large breasts, despite the fact that it implies a poor self-image, it will cause chronic neck and shoulder pain.
So the surgeon might perform breast reduction surgery (Mammoplasty) to removes excess breast tissue, fat and skin to achieve a breast size proportionate to your body.
The procedure might include:
Surgery through incisions
Liposuction to remove the excess fat in your breasts
The surgeon usually makes an incision around the areola and down each breast and removes excess breast tissue, fat and skin to reduce the size of each breast, then reshapes the breast and repositions the nipple and areola