December 5, 2018
Breast Augmentation (Mammoplasty) Lloyd|Boob job, Breast Augmentation, Breast Enlargement, Mammoplasty
Breast augmentation (augmentation mammoplasty), also known as a ‘boob job’ is the ideal solution for women who want to enhance the size, shape, or symmetry of their breasts. A breast augmentation can make you feel anything from more confident in a swimsuit to ferociously feminine in a blouse. Nevertheless, the goal of breast augmentation is to produce natural results that complement the unique figure of each individual woman. Imagine having the beautiful curves, shapes, and symmetry of the well-sculpted models you see in magazines, or simply the size C-cups that you had formerly fit in. A breast augmentation provides a wide variety of personalized solutions to improve your image with these options and everything in between.
When is the Breast Augmentation Procedure Advisable?
A breast augmentation is a procedure for women who want to enhance the size, shape, and symmetry of their breasts for any reason. Although augmentation will not correct drooping breasts, a breast lift and augmentation procedure can be combined into one operation. Breast augmentation is an easy solution for women with wide hips and/or flat chests to balance out and enhance the aesthetical appeal of their figures. Many other women lose breast volume after weight loss or pregnancy and simply want to reclaim their youthful splendor. However, breast augmentation is not advisable for women who are under 22 years old, nursing, or pregnant.
Overview of the Breast Augmentation Procedure
Breast augmentation provides countless options for women of all types to improve the aesthetic appeal of their breasts. Not only do breast implants come in different sizes, they also come in different materials and shapes. On top of this, there are a variety of techniques to diminish scarring and the invasiveness of the procedure. For this reason, a thorough consultation is critical to your long-term satisfaction. Our English-speaking surgeon, Dr. Daniel Saco-Vertiz can prove his surgery talents and inspire you by providing before and after photos of his other patients.
He will help you decide on the ideal profile, size, and implant material during the consultation and discuss your options, plus the pros and cons of each.
All implants have an outer silicone shell and a filler substance. This filler is either saline or a silicone gel material. The traditional silicone and saline implants are recommended for women who want rounder fuller breasts. However, more and more women are opting for the highly cohesive silicone gel implants known as “gummy bears” for their natural teardrop shape and a texturized shell that bonds with your natural breast tissue. Gummy bears also feature a soft-to-the-touch natural feel like other silicone gels.
A variety of surgical techniques are available to limit the impact of scarring. If you are simultaneously undergoing a breast lift procedure, the incision will be made around the outer edge of the areola. This combines the incisions of two procedures into one and blends fine scar lines with your natural body curves and transitions.
Another popular method is the inframammary fold incision that hides a thin scar line (1 to 2-inches) in the fold under the breast. This small incision is enough to accommodate even the “gummy bear” implant shapes which are difficult to place using laparoscopic methods. Although less popular, trans-axillary and transumbilical methods use a small laparoscopic camera to place the implants remotely through a small incision in your armpit or navel to diminish anxiety over scars.
This is an outpatient procedure and will have you up and walking around a few hours after surgery. Because the implants are inserted in a small pocket that is located either directly above the pectoral muscles or partially behind them, your implants may sit higher at first and settle into place after a few months.
The Next Step
If the breast augmentation procedure is something you may be interested in, please contact us to ask any questions you may have, or set up a consultation appointment with our specialist.