Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to enlarge or enhance the shape of a woman’s breasts through the use of artificial breast implants. Women may choose to have breast enlargement surgery either as a reconstructive technique following mastectomy, to balance different sized breasts, or to accentuate the contours of the body. Whatever the specific purpose, women who undergo breast enhancement can expect larger, firmer, and more visually satisfying breasts.
When performed responsibly and correctly breast augmentation is one of the most appealing plastic surgery procedures available today. Despite this you should still carefully consider what your long term goals are and whether breast augmentation is the most appropriate surgery for you.
Time in Hospital: 1 Nights
Min time in Thailand: 12 Nights
Procedure name: Augmentation Mammoplasty
Common name: Breast Augmentation, Boob Job, Breast Implants Surgery, Breast Enlargement
Breast augmentation, technically known as augmentation mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. It is performed for a number of reasons:
Appearance - To enhance the body contour of a woman who, for personal reasons, feels her breast size is too small.
Balance Breast Size – To balance the breast size if differences exist.
Correction Tool – To correct a reduction in breast volume after pregnancy.
Reconstruction – Used as a reconstructive technique following breast surgery.
Used as a reconstructive technique following breast surgery.
Once the surgical incisions have been closed and taped, the breasts are wrapped and supported by a gauze bandage. Breast augmentation patients are fitted with a surgical bra that provides support for several weeks. Fatigue, soreness, and discomfort are postoperative conditions that are greatly reduced through medication. The swelling that follows breast enhancement surgery gradually subsides and becomes undetectable in one month’s time. Stitches are removed within 7 to 10 days following breast augmentation.
As with any surgical procedure, complications following breast augmentation, although rare, do exist. Capsular contracture (a tightening of the scar or capsule surrounding the breast implants) can occur following a breast augmentation procedure. If this happens, the plastic surgeon either “scores” the scar tissue, or removes the breast implant and re-inserts another. Other breast enhancement complications include excessive bleeding and infection in the area surrounding the implants.
Scars may be evident for several months, but they gradually fade. In some cases, the nipples may become hypersensitive or under-sensitive for a period after breast augmentation surgery. In rare instances, the breasts may produce milk for several days after the surgical procedure. To maximize the success of breast enlargement and minimize the risk of complication, always follow your plastic surgeon’s instructions for surgical preparation and postoperative care.
Avoid lifting and strenuous exercise for 4-6 weeks.
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