Breast augmentation

sometimes referred to as a "breast aug" or "boob job" by patients, involves using breast implants or fat transfer to increase the size of your breasts. This procedure can also restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy, achieve a more rounded breast shape.

 

What are breast implants?

A breast implant is a medical prosthesis that is placed inside the breast to augment, reconstruct, or create the physical form of the breast.

 

There are three main types of breast implants:

Saline implants are filled with a sterile saline solution, like salt water. The solution is held within an elastomer silicone shell. These implants can be filled with different amounts of saline solution. This affects the feel, firmness, and shape of the breast.

If a saline implant leaks, the solution will be absorbed and expelled by the body naturally.

Silicone gel-filled implants consist of a silicone outer shell filled with a silicone gel. If a silicone-filled implant leaks, the gel will either stay in the shell or escape into the breast implant pocket. A leaking silicone-filled implant may or may not collapse.

Patients choosing this type of implant should carry out more regular checks with their doctor compared with those on saline solution implants. An MRI or ultrasound scan can check the condition of the implants.

Alternative composite implants may be filled with polypropylene string, soy oil, or some other material.

Why Breast augmentation  done

 It might help you :

  • Enhance your appearance if you think your breasts are too small or that one is smaller than the other
  • Adjust for a reduction in the size of your breasts after pregnancy
  • Correct uneven breasts after breast surgery for other conditions
  • Improve your self-confidence

What you can expect

Breast Augmentation can be done in a surgical center or hospital outpatient facility. You'll probably go home the same day. The procedure rarely requires a hospital stay. Sometimes, breast augmentation is done during local anesthesia-you're awake and your breast area is numbed. Otfen, though, breast augmentation is done during general anesthesia, in which you're asleep for the surgery.