surgical breast enhancement


Is Breast enhancement surgery suitable for you?

Surgical breast implants or Augmentation mammaplasty is probably the fastest way there is to enhance your breast size. However, numerous factors including pregnancy, breastfeeding, any family history of breast disease or breast cancer, any previous breast surgeries, your breast's size, symmetry, volume, shape, inframammary fold as well as nipple position all has varying degree of impact on achieving your desired results.

Are you seeking for perfection?
Breast augmentation is for women who are seeking for improvement. It can certainly help to enhance how you look and feel, making you feel more confident about yourself and boost your self esteem. But it may not help you to achieve the perfect breast. Getting prepared mentally for what to expect is in itself an important step in achieving the success you want.

The augmentation mammaplasty process
Surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis or inpatient in a hospital. In most cases, operation is performed in a freestanding day surgery center or hospital outpatient facility. It usually last from one to several hours depending on implant choice, incision site, implant placement etc. Anesthesia can be local ( only the breast area is numbed ) or general ( sleep through the entire operation ).

What to expect after surgery
You can expect some form of pain, swelling, bruising and tenderness. It may last for a month or longer, but should disappear with time. Some women may experience bleeding, some may experience fever, warmth sensation, redness of the breast or other symptoms of infection. It is important you report these symptoms to your doctor so necessary steps can be taken.

In most cases, you should be able to return to work within a few days although strenuous activities should be avoided for at least a couple of weeks. Your breast will probably be sensitive to direct contact for a couple of weeks.

Scarring is a natural outcome of surgery. It will be pink for at least six weeks and may even appear to widen but it should start to fade after several months but they will never disappear entirely. The darker your skin, the more prominent the scars are likely to be.

Your doctor may recommend a post-operative bra, compression bandage or jog bra for additional support while you heal. Breast massage exercises will also aid in the recuperative process

The decision to have breast augmentation is a very personal one. It is usually recommended that a woman's breast is fully developed before she undergoes breast implants. Saline and silicone implants are FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) approved for augmentation in women age 18 and 22 respectively. However it may be recommended at a younger age if use for reconstruction purposed.

Important facts you should know about breast augmentation.
Find out some of the basic facts of breast implants such as the types, shape, size, texture, incision site and more, read it all in Surgical Breast Enhancements.

Complications and considerations - plastic surgery for breast enlargement
Read about complications you may experience from surgical implants such as nipple and breast sensation changes, breast pain, capsular contracture and specific issues to consider such as mammography, breastfeeding and gel bleed in Plastic surgery for breast enlargement.

Other options for breast enlargements
For other alternative to surgical implants, you can find a variety of ways and method in Natural Breast Enhancement section.