How Is Breast Augmentation Performed?

by Sara C. Health Care

Breast augmentation gives women larger and fuller breasts. This is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures these days. There are various ways in breast augmentation surgery is performed. An experienced plastic surgeon can advise you on the procedure best suited for your physique.

Choice of Implants for Cosmetic Breast Surgery

There are two kinds of breast implants – saline filled and silicone.

FDA-approved since a long time, saline implants are filled with sterile saltwater. They can be smooth or textured. They can be placed using small incisions since they are filled only at the time of the surgery.

Also FDA-approved, silicone breast implants have a softer and more natural feel, and come pre-filled. They require a larger incision for placement. Compared to saline breast implants, silicone implants rupture quite easily, though this can be easily detected in a scan. Ruptured implants should be immediately replaced.

Breast Augmentation Surgery – Procedures

Once the decision is made about the type of women’s breast implant, your plastic surgeon will decide which procedure is right for you and can achieve your cosmetic goals. There are three augmentation techniques: inframammary, periareolar, and transaxillary or axillary.

• In inframammary augmentation, the incision is placed on the lower portion of the breast. This ensures that the scar remains covered even by a bathing suit.

• within the periareolar technique the incision is placed at the juncture of the areola wherever the darker skin round the nipple meets the lighter skin of the breast. The incision typically goes 0.5 manner around the areola and the scar is well-concealed.

• In the transaxillary technique, the incision is made in the armpit. The breast implant is introduced through this access and placed under the muscle. An endoscope can be used to place the implant. The technique offers good results for implants placed beneath the muscle.

The usual position for placing implants is submuscular or subpectoral, which is under the pectoralis muscle. It will be placed below the breast tissue or glands, in which case the approach is termed subglandular. Your body and existing breast tissue will help decide which method will work best for you. When the implant is behind the muscle, the muscle offers good coverage for implant. So, submuscular placement would be ideal for women who are thin and have less breast tissue.

To Ensure the Best Results

If you are considering plastic surgery to enhance the size of your breasts, locate an experienced board-certified surgeon to ensure the best results. You should be comfortable with your surgeon and be able to get the answers to all of your questions regarding the procedure. Make it a point to look at ‘before and after’ photos. It is important that you understand how breast augmentation surgery is performed and also have a realistic picture about the results that can be achieved.

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