Many women feel that their breast size is an important factor when it comes to feeling attractive, confident and comfortable in their skin. Diet and exercise can help to modify certain areas of your body, but your breasts are mainly a result of genetics. If you have been thinking about breast augmentation and want to boost your confidence, Ideal Body Institute may be able to help.
What is breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure aimed at increasing the overall size, fullness, and shape to the breasts. It involves the use of a breast implant or with natural fat transfer. It can also be used to achieve a more rounded breast shape or improve asymmetry of the breasts. The procedure consists of placing silicone or saline implants under the chest muscle beneath the breast tissue.
Am I a candidate for breast augmentation?
If you currently wish to increase the size of your breasts, are over 18 years old, physically healthy, and have realistic expectations about breast augmentation surgery, you may be a good candidate for the procedure. When you arrive at Ideal Body Institute for your consultation, one of our highly trained cosmetic surgeons will ensure that you meet the medical requirements for augmentation surgery before proceeding.
How is breast augmentation performed?
Breast augmentation is generally performed in an outpatient setting. Almost all patients will require general anesthesia for breast implant placement. There are several techniques for placing the breast implant itself. The most common the most common of which involves making an incision under your breast that is hidden by the natural fold of the skin. The most appropriate technique for your procedure will be determined by our surgeon during your consultation. For women with less natural breast tissue, placement beneath the chest muscle often produces a more natural-looking result.
What is the recovery for breast augmentation?
After your surgery, you can expect to experience some bruising, soreness, and swelling. This will resolve naturally over the next few weeks. We will advise you on how to manage any pain associated with your breast augmentation. Recovery periods vary depending on which type of breast augmentation procedure was performed and how quickly your body responds to recovery.
You can expect to be ambulant the day after your surgery. You will be advised to avoid your regular activities for five to seven days after the surgery. After that, you will need to wait up to several weeks before engaging in any strenuous activities. You may be required to wear a wrap or bandage around your breasts during your recovery to ensure that proper healing occurs.
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