Owing to reasons such as childbirth, hormonal imbalance, aging, and weight loss, the breasts may appear less full and take up an undesirable shape. The breasts are the main source of pride and femininity for a woman and for this reason breast augmentation is the right procedure to help affected women regain their femininity.
Breast augmentation ranks top among all minimally invasive procedures conducted each year on women all over the world. In 2017, a total of 300,378 breast augmentation surgeries were done which is a significant increase compared to the 290,467 procedures done in 2016 all over America.
Breast augmentation also known as breast enlargement is a surgical operation that entails inserting of implants or fatty tissue to enlarge or increase the breast size. The same procedure is used to help give women who’ve had their breast cut off as part of cancer treatment a normal round shaped breast. People who have different sized breast also find breast augmentation to be instrumental in helping them have the same sized breasts.
Breast enlargement with implants is a procedure that is performed under general anesthesia and takes 1 hour to 2 hours to finish. Fat tissue can be collected from another part of the body and used to conduct a fat transfer procedure. Fat transfer can be used in place of silicone implants for a longer lasting effect. Normally the patient stays at the hospital under observation for at least a day before they can be allowed to head home and recover. One is able to go back to work or resume their daily schedule within a week or two after the surgery. The patient is however warned not to undertake strenuous tasks and is advised to keep her compression garments on for six weeks after the operation or until the doctor allows you to remove them. Healthy eating, hydrating and resting during this period of recovery is mandatory as it is the fastest way to promote quick healing and alleviate side effects like swelling, soreness, and pain.
The table below illustrates what makes a good candidate and what makes a bad candidate in regard to receiving breast augmentation.
Note that people who have lost too much weight tend to have lots of excess skin hence breast augmentation alone may produce less than likely results. It is hence advisable to combine breast augmentation surgery with the breast lift procedure for an ultimate complete and desirable appearance clearly visible as you will see in your before and after images.
For numerous women, their breasts are neither too large nor too small, however, they still do not like how low the breasts lie on the chest, where the nipples are located or the general shape of their breasts. Saggy breasts is an issue that is all too familiar among women. Sometimes it could be blamed on family history, weight gain, breastfeeding or aging. Breast lift surgery is a procedure conducted by experienced surgeons to get the nipples pointing downwards to face up and saggy breasts back on the chest.
Also known as Mastopexy, breast lift surgery is a procedure aimed at lifting saggy breasts to move them to their rightful position on the chest of a woman. The operation focuses on changing the size, elevating and improving the contouring of the breasts. During a breast lift surgery, the surgeon reshapes the breast tissue and removes the excess skin with the goal of achieving the right shape and raising the breasts as per the patient’s demands.
The surgeon might begin by making incisions on one of the three main areas. He or she could cut the skin around the areola, from the areola downwards to the crease of the patient’s breast or across the breast crease from left to right on each breast. Thereafter, the surgeon may pull the areola upwards and remove the excess skin before sealing the incisions with self-dissolving stitches, or surgical tape. The entire breast lift surgery takes 2 hours to 3 hours and if the patient’s vitals are stable, they can be allowed to head home the same day.
During recovery, it is advisable to follow all the doctors’ instructions to the letter. Take your prescribed medication as required, keep your support bra and compression garments on, eat well and rest. After a few days, you will feel well enough to move around and do some light errands. In a few weeks, all the pain will have diminished and you can now go back to your normal schedule.
There are numerous issues that may make you a good candidate for breast lift surgery. These include:
Remember that it is imperative to visit and work with a board-certified physician only. This way, you are rendered safe and only likely to suffer mildly from the risks. You may be having breast lift surgery alone or in combination with other procedures. As a result, the costs will vary with each patient paying a different amount from another patient. For best results, a breast lift surgery alone may produce results that you are not very happy with but when done as a combination procedure, you can realize exemplary results and notice a huge change in your before and after photos.
Other procedures that can be done simultaneously with breast lift surgery include breast reduction or breast augmentation.
Excessively large breasts can cause strain on your body leading to headaches, back pain, neck cramping, heat rashes, and shortness of breath among other problems. Having large breasts may seem like a blessing but the discomfort accompanying such breasts forces you to think again. Thousands of women, as a result of aging, hormonal imbalance, weight gain, and pregnancy end up with breasts that are too large in size. It becomes difficult to perform simple tasks such as running, walking or standing for a long period of time.
To alleviate these difficulties, breast reduction surgery becomes necessary.
What is breast reduction or Mammoplasty?
Also known as Mammoplasty, breast reduction refers to the removal of excess fat from the breasts in a bid to reduce their weight. The goal is to make both the breasts look the same and weigh relatively the same. This way, the patient’s chest area appears well balanced compared to the rest of the body with the clothes fitting much better than they did before the breast reduction surgery.
Procedure and recovery
The breast reduction surgery is performed by a board certified surgeon. The procedure begins once the patient is unconscious from the general anesthesia after which the surgeon makes incisions on the area under the breasts and uses special tools to carefully remove the excess fat. The entire surgery lasts for 2 hours to 3 hours and the patient stays for two days or more under observation. Once their vitals are back to normal, the patient is allowed to go home and continue with recovery. It is advisable for the patient to rest for at least two weeks after the breast reduction surgery as this is a major procedure that can take a toll on the body. Thereafter, the patient can handle some light tasks and conduct their normal work on condition they do not strain the body too much. Wear your compression garments or support bra for at least 12 weeks after the surgery to allow your breasts to heal and take up the new position and shape.
Benefits of having Breast reduction:
The patient is encouraged to have realistic expectations of how they would like their breasts to appear after the breast reduction surgery. This way you will be less disappointed and more satisfied when you see the difference on the before and after photos. The costs of male and female breast reductions vary and are not the same for each patient. Some patients have more demands while others have fewer demands which may mean differences in pricing or cost of the procedure.
Inverted nipple correction surgery is a procedure used to enhance the general appearance of the nipples. A nipple becomes inverted when there is a problem with the balance of muscles. There are two kinds of muscles that play a huge role in the appearance and positioning of the nipple. The muscle that pulls the nipple inwards and the muscle that pulls the muscle outwards. When the outward muscle is weaker than the inwards muscle, this creates the inverted nipple problem common among men and women.
Is it still going to be possible to breastfeed after having inverted nipple correction surgery? The possibility of whether or not a woman will be able to breastfeed her child after the surgery all depends on how severe the patients’ situation is. The nipple consists of two main areas the nipple itself and the darker or pigmented skin around the nipple called the areola. If during surgery the milk ducts are significantly affected, then it is most likely that the patient will be unable to breastfeed. Alternatively, if the milk ducts are only mildly affected during surgery, it is possible to breastfeed later on when the patient gives birth.
Inverted nipple correction procedure and recovery
Inverted nipple correction surgery is a relatively simple operation done under local anesthesia and takes up to 1 hour to finish. After a few hours of observation, the patient as allowed to go home and recover. The patient should expect to feel some bit of swelling, soreness, and discomfort during recovery.
These symptoms can be managed effectively if you take your painkillers and prescribed medication as directed by your doctor. In a couple of weeks, the pain and discomfort will have died down and you’ll be able to notice a significant change on your nipples as depicted in your before and after photos. The cost of inverted nipple correction procedure may be tipped by how severe your case is. In addition, the cost may vary if this surgery is done simultaneously with other procedures including, Breast reduction surgery, Breast augmentation surgery or Breast lift surgery.
DURING THE CONSULTATION YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SEE HOW WILL YOU LOOK LIKE WITH DIFFERENT TYPES OF IMPLANTS THROUGH SIZERS. ALSO ON THE MODEL YOU WILL SEE AND TRY TO FEEL “LIVE” BREAST AFTER THE BREAST AUGMENTATION OPERATION.
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