Breast augmentation surgery is known by many different names, including breast implant surgery, augmentation mammoplasty, breast enhancement, even a boob job. Breast augmentation is the procedure in which breast implants are used to increase the size, symmetry, and look of the breasts. According to plasticsurgery.org, there were 279,143 cases of breast augmentation last year, making it by far the most popular type of plastic surgery. If you are interested in undergoing a breast augmentation, here are a few things you should keep in mind.
Ideal Candidates for Breast Augmentation Surgery
There are many reasons why one may want to consider coming in for breast augmentation surgery. The most common reason cited is that a fuller pair of breasts may give a woman a certain level of confidence. It may enhance posture, which will automatically improve one’s overall state of mind. Other reasons why a woman might want to consider a breast augmentation is when she has experienced pregnancy and childbirth, weight loss, injury, or if her breasts are notably asymmetric.
Your Breast Implant Options
There are a number of options as far as breast implants go. Patients are able to choose between silicone and saline implants, and each of these types has its own pros and cons. The size, shape, and texture of breast implants can also vary according to patient preference.
The type of incisions used during the breast augmentation procedure can also vary. Typically, we perform the periareolar incision, located around the border of the areola, or the inframammary incision, located in the breast fold.
In the breasts, implants can be placed below the muscle or below the gland. We prefer submuscular, as this helps to avoid rippling, offers better mammogram readings after the procedure, and creates more natural-looking results.
After the Procedure
The surgery by itself is not a complicated one and recovery is usually quite easy, so you are unlikely to be out of commission for a long time.
While the technology around the process is changing and developing quite rapidly and the implants are starting to get more and more natural-looking and feeling, there will be a difference in touch and feel to a natural breast. You are going to be able to tell the difference. Smaller ones will be hard to detect, but there still is going to be a slight difference.
Get In Touch with Our Office
If you are planning on coming in for breast augmentation surgery, it’s important to pay a visit to your doctor in order to gain a better understanding of the preparation process, the procedure itself, and the healing process.
Skilled medical professional Dr. Conrad Tirre is an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon who regularly serves patients in the Denver area. If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tirre, contact us today and set up your appointment.