What is breast augmentation? The indications for the surgery
Breast augmentation surgery is one of the types of restorative (aesthetic) surgical interventions. It is an operation aimed at changing the shape and size of the female breast. The surgery can be performed with the use of breast implants (the most popular option) or own fat tissue. To date, breast augmentation is one of the most popular and demanded operations in plastic surgery. The most frequent indications for breast augmentation surgery are:
- Small sizes of mammary glands
- Postpartum deterioration of form and volume
- Congenital or acquired asymmetry of the mammary glands
In the process of breast augmentation surgery, special implants are placed directly under the breast tissue or the large pectoral muscle. The implant is a soft silicone bag that can be filled with a slightly saline solution, silicone gel or any other substance. Several accesses are used to place the implant. Most often, this is a small incision on the fold under the breast (inframammary fold). In addition, surgeons use axillary incision or peri-areolar incision.
Most women have some swelling of soft tissues and a pronounced sensitivity in the area of the breasts for several days after the operation. The use of painkillers will reduce the intensity of pain. Swelling can last for several weeks. The mandatory wearing of special medical knitwear 24 hours a day will significantly reduce the terms of healing and rehabilitation after mammoplasty.
Before performing breast augmentation,
you should learn about all the features of the operation and make a final decision. A full medical examination is mandatory and is performed to identify contraindications, as well as the body’s readiness for the rehabilitation period. In addition, psychological preparation is provided.