Breast augmentation – also known as augmentation mammoplasty – is a cosmetic surgery in which size of breasts is enhanced. The surgery no doubt gives beneficial results but only if it is performed carefully and you have realistic expectations with the outcomes. On the other hand there are some women who underwent the procedure but they really wish they had known some important things before going under the knife. If you haven’t undergone the procedure yet, you are lucky because here you will come to know about those things that you really need to know.
Normally breast implants are used to augment the size of breasts and it is also important to know about the implants that are being used in the procedure. Here you will come to know about all those important facts that a woman wishes and she should know before going for surgery.
Every surgical procedure carries some side effects, risks and sometimes complications and same is the case with the procedure of breast augmentation. You should be well aware of all the side effects and possible risks including reaction to anesthesia, infections, blood accumulation and chances of scarring.
Sometimes when implants are inserted in the breasts, scar capsule is formed around it that tightens and compresses the implant. If this condition is severe you may need to undergo an additional surgery. Furthermore breasts implants are not for lifetime and this is why you need to remove or replace the implants after certain period of time.
Another important fact associated with breast implants is that rupture or leakage may occur. Mostly saline and silicone implants are used in this procedure; in case of rupture of saline implant, women comes to know about it because the fluid dissolves in the tissues and flattening occurs but silicone gel implants rupture silently without causing flattening. This is the reason that you should go for regular MRIs especially if you are having silicone gel implants.
Mostly breasts lose volume after pregnancy and hence you should undergo breast augmentation if you have no further plans of becoming pregnant. Furthermore, breast augmentation may also affect the ability of breastfeeding – not in all the cases.