Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the country, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reveals over 300,000 people get this surgery each year.
There are a significant number of variables that impact the surgery such as whether a woman already has breast implants and needs her implants replaced or is looking for a breast lift and augmentation.
According to the ASPS, a breast augmentation surgery is:
“Breast augmentation surgery involves using breast implants or fat, referred to as fat transfer breast augmentation, to increase the size of your breasts or restore breast volume that has been lost after weight reduction or pregnancy.”
Related procedures include breast lift surgery, breast reconstruction, breast reduction, fat transfer breast augmentation, and breast lift surgery.
Why do people get breast augmentation?
- To improve self-image and gain self-confidence
- To increase the size and fullness of the breasts
- To create a balanced and appealing figure
There are other reasons, of course, such as when a woman decides to get implants for breast reconstruction after undergoing a mastectomy for breast cancer.
The History of Breast Augmentation
With millions of breast augmentations and other related surgeries performed in the last century, plastic surgeons have benefited from decades of research and refinement of this popular procedure. The first time breast augmentation was performed was in 1962 when a woman went from a B-cup to a C-cup at a hospital in Houston, Texas.
After creating the first silicone breast implant, a pair of doctors actually tried the operation first on a dog. The operation was successful, but the doctors removed the implant after a few weeks. After their success with a human patient, the doctors presented their work to the International Society of Plastic Surgeons, and they saw immediate enthusiasm for their idea.
Over the years, the risks of breast augmentation have decreased significantly, and the operation has also become as transgender breast augmentation surgery.
What to Expect During Your Plano Breast Augmentation Surgery
A breast augmentation is a surgical procedure, and you’ll be given anesthesia during it. Breast augmentation in Plano will usually be performed in a hospital outpatient facility or a surgical center. Many patients have the procedure and return home the same day.
Before you schedule your procedure, your surgeon will discuss the different options for inserting the implants. The three places used for incisions include in the crease under the breast, around the nipple, or under the arm. The procedural words for these methods are “inframammary,” “periareolar,” and “axillary,” respectively.
Breast augmentation scars will vary depending on the type of incision made, and breast augmentation recovery may depend on how long your surgery takes and whether any other procedures are being handled at the same time.
After your surgery is complete, you should expect some soreness and swelling to persist for several days or even a few weeks. Your surgeon will recommend that you wear a sports bra or a compression bandage to support your breasts while they heal and to aid your breast surgery recovery. You may also receive a prescription for pain medication.
Common Questions Before a Breast Augmentation
Hopefully, you’re researching your cosmetic procedure and learning as much as you can before you schedule surgery. Breast augmentation is a more invasive procedure than some popular procedures like Botox injections and dermal fillers. As such, it’s important to have all your questions answered before you decide whether the procedure is right for you.
Here are some of the questions you’ll want answered during your consultation.
- Am I a good candidate for breast augmentation?
- What is a realistic outcome for my surgery?
- Where is the best place for an incision given my body type?
- What is my breast augmentation cost?
Breast enlargement isn’t the only way your cosmetic surgeon in Plano can enhance your figure or give you the look you want. Your plastic surgeon in Plano can offer you a variety of suggestions and answer all your questions about breast augmentation during your plastic surgery consultation.
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