Breasts are an important part of women’s body and fuller and firmer breasts not only improve the appearance of your body but are also the sign of feminity. Unfortunately, every woman does not have ideal and perfect size and shape of breasts. Some of the women have naturally small breasts while aging, pregnancy and weight loss affects the appearance of other women’s breasts. Whatever the reason is good thing to mention here is that cosmetic surgery can help you improving the shape and size of your breasts. Breast augmentation is that type of cosmetic breast surgery, which is performed for the purpose of improving the shape and size of small breasts.
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular and frequently performed cosmetic surgery procedures. It is a surgical procedure and its aim is to give volume to the breasts. It can be done either by using breast implants or fat – referred to as fat transfer breast augmentation. The clinical term for the procedure is augmentation mammoplasty. It can improve the appearance of your breasts by.
- Increasing the fullness and projection of your bust line.
- Improving the overall balance of your figure.
- Making your breasts firmer and perkier.
The procedure of breast augmentation can also be performed after mastectomy for reconstruction of breasts – known as breast reconstruction surgery. It can be performed alone or in combination with breast lift surgery.
Breast augmentation surgery using implants is the procedure in which incisions are made and breast implants are inserted in the breasts through these incisions to give volume to the breasts. The incisions can be made in various sites and your surgeon will determine the best suitable site. Breast implants can be placed either above pectoral muscles or beneath them. The procedure is invasive surgery performed under general anesthesia. It requires about two weeks for recovery.
In fat transfer breast augmentation surgery, fat is taken from certain other area of your body – mostly abdomen and thighs – and is transferred to breasts. Procedure of liposuction is used to extract fat. This procedure is less invasive as compared to breast augmentation using implants and requires less time for recovery.
You can be a good candidate for breast augmentation surgery if.
- Your breasts are fully developed but they are small
- You are physically healthy
- You are non-smoker
- You have realistic expectations with the procedure
- Your breasts are asymmetrical
If we talk about your candidacy for the procedure regarding types of breast implants, two types of breast implants – saline implants and silicone gel implants – are mostly used for the procedure. The minimum age requirement for saline implants is 18 years. On the other hand, you can get silicone gel implants if you are 22 or more.
In short, breast augmentation surgery is an ideal option for improving breasts’ appearance and you can undergo this procedure to improve your breasts if they are small.