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Thinking about Breast Augmentation?

Keep in mind that breast augmentation happens to be chosen that many women
make. It is the most common reason for cosmetic surgery. With an implant, you
will want to increase the size of your breasts or focus on the shape of your
breasts. You'll find that a typical enhancement is known as primary

Then there is revision augmentation where you will have surgery in order to
improve the results of your first surgery or so that you can correct a part of
the surgery that may have gone wrong. Many women undergo the surgery numerous
times, slowly achieving the end results they desire.

Replacement of breast tissue that was removed because of cancer, trauma or that
failed to develop properly because of a severe breast abnormality, is considered
primary reconstruction surgery. Also, corrections and revisions to this type of
surgery is known as revision reconstruction surgery.

Breast augmentation patients are usually younger, healthier and from higher
socio-economic status than the population norm. Women who wish to do this are
women who are married and with children.

There are doctors that have found a link with breast augmentation and mental
disorders. There is a pattern that a lot of doctors will see. It suggests women
who choose breast implantation are slightly more likely to have undergone
psychotherapy, have lower self-esteem, and have higher tendencies toward
depression, suicide attempts and mental illness than the general population.

When it comes to post-opt surveys you'll find that your mental healthy and the
quality of life that you have will affect the way that you see plastic surgery.
You will want to work through some issues like concerns about healthy, appear
ness, and also self-confidence or self-esteem when it comes to dating or having
a social life. When it comes to talking about satisfaction, you'll find that it
is a long-term satisfaction.

Saline or Silicone

For those who do not know, saline implants are just empty shells. You'll want
to keep in mind that they are surgically placed into the breast and then they
are pumped with a salt water solution. You will find that this will help you to
place the implant better, but the incision can be very small too. You'll want to
keep in mind that the smaller the incision, the smaller the scar. You will want
to keep in mind that a larger incision like for a silicone implant will only
make a larger scar.

Saline implants are just empty shells. They're surgically placed then filled
with a salt-water solution. Since this implant is so small when it's placed,
the incision can also be quite small. This small incision leaves a much smaller
scar. The silicone implant is a cover or envelope containing a silicone
substance. This implant requires a larger incision for placement.

In the United States you will find that there are many restrictions on silicone
implants. You'll need to know the restrictions and you'll also want to think
about how common they are for American surgeries. You'll notice that saline
implants can give you quality results, but you'll also find that there are more
cosmetic issues to think about. If you have thin tissue you may end up having a
wrinkling or ripple.

Rippling and wrinkling of the implant may be seen. You may even be able to
notice that there is an implant by either sight or touch. Women with more
breast tissue don't generally have this issue. It's for this reason that most
surgeons prefer the silicone implant for post-mastectomy reconstruction.

When it comes to using implants, you'll find that silicone implants are more
used outside of the states then Saline is. You'll want to consider that they
simple more realistic in appearance and in touch. You'll need to keep in mind
that that there are many healthy concerns to have when it comes to a leaking
silicone. You may have a reason for concern and also a reason to go out and do
some of your own research, because you don't want to put yourself at serious

Repair surgery from a bad breast augmentation

Something that you will want to keep in mind is that breast implants do not
last forever. You'll want to make sure that you think about this before you get
the implants. Often you will need to get implant repair or even a replacement to
keep the implants from rupturing or deflating. Often deflating and rupture are
common in order implants.

Whatever type of breast implant you choose, the chances are good you'll need
corrective surgery in your lifetime. If there are any complications, you'll
want to keep in mind that there are going to be additional surgeries needed.
These could be miner or major complications which can occur after any surgery.
Other things which require additional surgery include capsular constracture
treatment and to repair any ripples or wrinkles in the implant that might show.

If you need breast reconstruction, you'll need to pay attention that your
likelihood of needed multiple surgeries. Mastectcomy results in such drastic
changes in the soft tissue and anatomical borders, multiple surgeries are often
the only choice. It's also common for breast cancer patients to undergo several
surgeries. Procedures to reconstruct the nipple-areola complex and to achieve
symmetry with the remaining breast are done in planned stages

When it comes to cosmetic implants, you will find that the chances of needing
more surgeries is common.. Matching the size and type of implant with the
patient's soft-tissue characteristics provides more successful results. These
results provide the most aesthetically pleasing appearance and reduces the
chances of ripples and wrinkles in the implant showing.

You'll need to choose the correct breast implant that best suites your needs
and you will also want to think about a size and the best surgical procedure
that will allow you to be satisfied with your results and keep additional
surgeries to a minimum.

Incisions and Scaring from Breast Surgery

With any surgery there will be scars, but keep in mind that most breast
augmentations will heal well. You'll find that there is only a six percent
change that you may have some undesirable scaring. You'll want to think about
the chances that you are putting yourself in and then consider your options
before you make any rash decisions.

The extent of the scaring can be determined by many factors. Some of the
factors include rather or not the patient is a smoker, the tissue quality,
ethnicity, tissue quality, suture material, tension to wound, and tissue
trauma. Also, you'll find that your own likeliness of recovering quickly will
also make a different in rather or not you have a favorable healing.

The type of incision also affects the amount and visibility of scaring. The
type of planned incision should be discussed with your surgeon prior to the

The inframammary incision is one of the most common incisions for the silicone
gel implants. This affords maximum access for precise dissection and placement
of an implant. The incision is placed below the breast in the infra-mammary
fold. The fact is that it can leave a visible scar for those who have smaller
breasts, because they do not drape over the IMF properly.

Transaxillary incisions are placed in the armpit. This is what is needed in
order for the implants to be placed inside the breast without any visible
scars. It's also more likely to consistently achieve symmetry of the inferior
implant position.

The areolar border is where the periareolar incisions are placed. You will find
that when it comes to placement, the incision is placed around the inferior half
of the circumference pertaining to the areola. You will want to keep in mind
that the length of the incision required for silicone implants, it can be hard
to use this method of implanting. You will find that the scares are less
visible when a woman has some lighter areolar pigment. Keep in mind that this
incision will also increase the capsular contracture.

Breast Augmentation facts

It's been centuries since a woman first tried to improve what they naturally
had, and the attention that they got from men made all the pain worth it.
You'll want to keep in mind that women first tried to wear padded clothing, but
this only worked until the clothes came off and then the fraud was discovered.

In 1895 the first implant was performed. As for the substances that were used,
you will find that it left a lot to be desired.. It wasn't until 1961 that
silicone implants were developed. The saline implants followed in 1964. There
have been other substances developed, but none as common today as saline and

Did you know that the American Society of Plastic Surgeons has stated that the
breast augmentation is one of the most common types of surgeries that are being
sought out? 329,000 breast augmentations were done in 2006.

The surgery doesn't last that one, and it only takes and hour or two to
complete the procedure. The visits between patient and surgeon before the
surgery are usually spent discussing the type of procedure that will be used.
The differences are in the type of implant, the incision that's required and
where it will be placed. Also discussed is where the placement of the actual
implant will be made. Keep in mind that these factors will have an impact on
the final appearance of your breasts.

You should be able to get back into routine within a week after surgery. You
will want to keep in mind that it really depends on what it is that you are
doing and the level of activity that is needed. You will wan to keep in mind
that the scar will most likely be visible six weeks or even a few months. The
scars will fade after some time.

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