Breast augmentation surgery is a type of surgery that involves using breast implants in order to enlarge the patient’s breast size. Breast augmentation surgery can also be used for the purpose of restoring breast volume that the patient has lost due to weight loss or a pregnancy. The clinical term for breast augmentation is augmentation mammoplasty.
Benefits of Breast Augmentation
There are a number of wonderful, image-enhancing benefits of breast augmentation. Some of them include:
- Increasing the projection and fullness of the breasts
- Improving figure balance/proportionality
- Enhancing self-confidence and/or self-image
- Breast reconstruction following injury or mastectomy
The Limits of Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation can accomplish many things, but it’s important to remember that the procedure has limitations. Specifically, breast augmentation cannot be utilized to correct breasts that droop. In the event that you’re attempting to cultivate a fuller look for drooping breasts, it’s important to consider getting a breast lift to accomplish your objective.
Candidacy for Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation can be a good option for individuals who conform to the following characteristics:
- You are healthy.
- You have realistic, knowledge-based expectations.
- You have breasts that are developed fully.
- You prefer that your breasts be larger.
- You are dissatisfied with the shape your breasts have taken following pregnancy
- You have asymmetrical breasts.
Breast Augmentation Recovery
If you opt to pursue a breast augmentation, you should note that you will be moved to a recovery region that will be closely monitored after the surgery. To facilitate healing and recovery, your breasts will be wrapped with an elastic bandage and gauze dressings. You may also have a support bra to help support your breasts and minimize swelling while they heal. In many cases, you may be able to go home within a few hours.
Prior to leaving the facility, you’ll get specific instructions regarding how to take care of your breasts following the surgery. There may be specific medications you need to take orally or apply to help aid the healing process or reduce your susceptibility to infection. You will also be provided with clear instructions regarding follow-up activities you need to take with the plastic surgeon. In some cases, you may be instructed to wear a support bra during the first two weeks of recovery.
If you’ve decided that you would like to add volume to your breasts, breast augmentation may be right for you. Doctor Wendell Perry will work with you to determine the most appropriate course of treatment for your needs. Contact Dr. Perry’s office today to schedule your consultation.