Full, shapely breasts can make any woman feel more feminine, beautiful, and self-assured. We believe that every woman deserves to love her body; that’s why we have mastered the art of breast augmentation. Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure designed to increase and enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breast. The result is a more curvaceous, sexy bust line and a natural, sculpted look.
During this outpatient procedure, an incision is made around the areola, the dark circle of skin surrounding the nipple, and a saline filled implant is carefully inserted either under or above the pectoral muscles. Some doctors prefer to place the implant under the chest muscles; doing so allows the muscles to act as a “built in elastic bra.” Once the implant is in place, the incision is stitched closed. The procedure is performed under anesthesia, and it takes approximately one hour to complete. During recovery, patients typically experience breast sensitivity, soreness, swelling, and possible temporary decreased nipple sensation, but most side effects subside as breasts heal (usually within three to six weeks).
Ideal candidates for breast augmentation may be women who wish to increase the size of their breasts for a number of reasons including:
It is also crucial for women seeking breast augmentation learn about the risks and benefits of this procedure and have realistic expectations of the results.
Like with any other surgery, there are risks associated with breast augmentation. Possible complications may include reactions to anesthesia, blood clots, infection, and changes in breast or nipple sensation. One of the most common risks linked to breast augmentation is capsular contracture, which occurs when the scar around the implant hardens or becomes tight or if there is extreme scar tissue around the implant.
Capsular contracture squeezes the soft implant causing the breast to feel hard. In some cases, breast implants may tear or rupture and cause a leakage in the breast. Most side effects of breast augmentation like swelling, bruising, scars, and hardness will disappear over time. It is important to discuss all risks and benefits of breast augmentation with a qualified plastic surgeon before undergoing the procedure.
Good candidates for breast lifts may have breasts that sag, breasts that lack substance or firmness, and nipples and areolas that point downward.
A breast lift can:
• Reverse the effects of sagging breasts.
• Correct imbalances in shape, size or look of the breasts.
• Reduce the size of the areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple).
• Regain the volume and look of breasts prior to pregnancy and nursing.
• Reverse the effects of stretched, saggy skin caused by significant weight loss.
• Can be used to reduce breast size.
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