How to increase breast size with surgery

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Breast augmentation is one of the most popular forms of surgery today.

There are a lot of rumors about breast surgery, some of which are true, some of which are close to the truth, and some of which are completely false.

The most important thing you need to know if you decide to have this type of surgery is that pregnancy is allowed, and most importantly, it will be possible to breastfeed the baby.

If you follow the recommendations, come to the doctor who performed the breast augmentation for an examination on time, the rehabilitation will be successful.

Indications and contraindications

If we talk about purely medical indications, then plastic surgery for breast augmentation, the purpose of which is to increase the mammary glands, is not so much. These include:

  • Removal of mammary glands in history;
  • Asymmetric breast correction.

Much more often, a woman chooses such an operation for aesthetic purposes, since she is not satisfied with the shape, size or position of the mammary glands on the chest. A woman is often brought to the operating table by the fact that the mammary glands lose their aesthetic properties after pregnancy and breastfeeding. Another common reason for treatment is sharp weight loss, as a result of which the volume and beautiful shape of the mammary glands often disappear.

Most often, the indications for breast enlargement surgery are very subjective and are based solely on the wishes of the woman.

Contraindications to the procedure are much more varied than the indications. This is due to the fact that contraindications can be divided into two large groups: relative - when surgery is possible, but not desirable, and absolute - when surgical intervention is strictly prohibited.

Absolute contraindications:

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  • Diseases in acute form;
  • Diseases with a chronic course that are in an acute stage;
  • Severe course of chronic diseases;
  • Neoplastic tumors, especially in the area of the mammary glands;
  • Changes in the composition of the blood, which leads to a violation of coagulability;
  • Pregnancy;
  • A period of less than six months after the end of breastfeeding;
  • Age (under 16);
  • Judicially established incompetence of the patient.

Relative contraindications:

  • Pathological processes in the mammary glands;
  • Serious illnesses with a chronic course, not aggravated;
  • autoimmune diseases;
  • Blood-borne infections (Hepatitis B and C, HIV);

How to prepare

The preparation for surgery consists primarily of a consultation with a breast plastic surgeon. How much honesty you allow yourself in the first and subsequent conversations with the doctor can affect the outcome. Remember that honesty is very important. Be sure to mention:

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  • The reasons why you decided to have breast augmentation (subsequent consultations, like the first, will return to this question);
  • Expected result of the operation;
  • Chronic diseases and drug allergies;
  • Medications taken and bad habits;
  • Other transferred operations, including plastics.

For a smooth preparation, it is necessary to carry out a number of tests, which always include blood and urine, the rest are prescribed at the discretion of the consulting doctor.

In the planning stage, the preparation includes not only the collection of tests, but also the assessment of the patient's structural parameters, i. e. the width of the chest, the symmetry of the glands, the shape and volume of the breast, the skin. stretchability, the condition of the nipple and areola, and many other characteristics.

Plastic surgery and its results largely depend on how much attention the doctor pays to the patient's thorough examination and what treatment tactics he ultimately chooses.

Operation progress

How many stages does the operation consist of? Only five.

  1. Introduction of anesthesia. Both local and general anesthesia are used for breast correction surgery. The most convenient solution is chosen by the surgeon based on the patient's medical history and the clinic's possibilities.
  2. The product of the first cut. We choose the least conspicuous place for the incision. This is done so that the scar does not spoil the aesthetic appearance of the breast. The incision can be made under the breast, or along the areola of the nipple - the best solution is always chosen by the surgeon together with the patient.
  3. Insertion of an implant. Implants can be placed under the pectoral muscle or directly behind the breast tissue. The implantation technique is selected based on the model of the implant, the characteristics of the patient and the recommendations of the attending physician.
  4. Suture incisions. Surgeons make layers of sutures to close the incision. After a certain time, the suture will dissolve on its own.
  5. Evaluation of results. The results are immediately noticeable, but the picture will be fully appreciated when the swelling subsides.

Many people are concerned with the question, how long does the first plastic surgery take? The whole process usually takes 40 minutes to 1 hour, rarely longer.

Cost of rehabilitation and surgery

Doctors believe that you should stay in the hospital for at least 20 hours after surgery. The ideal, of course, is to spend several days in the hospital, recovering from anesthesia, the first breast examination after surgery and, of course, post-operative lethargy. How long is the best time to stay in the hospital? It is better to ask a doctor for an answer to this question, who will recommend the optimal timing, depending on how the operation went and if there are any complications.

Special compression clothing must be worn for two months after surgery. Physical overexertion and stress should also be avoided.

Your doctor will provide you with instructions on how to properly care for your breasts during discharge, as well as recommend medications.

The cost of the operation is usually revealed during the first consultation with the surgeon. In this case, the cost is based on several criteria:

  • Price of implants;
  • Payment for the surgeon's work;
  • anesthetic drug;
  • Payment of hospital resources;
  • The period of postoperative recovery;
  • Part of the analysis.
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Unsuccessful breast augmentation is quite common. About 4% of all breast implants fail. True, no matter how many mistakes are made, surgeons are confident that almost all of them can be corrected.

It is worth noting such postoperative complications as:

  • formation of fibrosis. Fibrosis is due to the fact that the connective tissue is actively growing around the implant. The way to fix it is to reinsert the implants, but no one can guarantee that history will repeat itself.
  • Formation of structural changes. The mammary glands can harden and about 10% of women experience this. True, these changes rarely require a second operation.
  • Fluid accumulation. Fluid accumulation in the chest is indicated by swelling and pain. Usually, this complication goes away on its own, although it is not possible to say exactly how long it will take, but the examination is still worth it.
  • Hematoma. This is due to bleeding during the surgical period.
  • Nipple numbness. It is a common complication that usually goes away on its own after about six months.
  • Asymmetry. This leads to the fact that the breast gives an unnatural appearance.
  • Contagious infection. The most dangerous complication. If an infection with an infectious agent is detected, the patient must be urgently hospitalized, the implant is removed, and then antibiotic therapy is prescribed. A woman is often advised to remove two implants at once, as few are ready to walk with an enlarged gland.

In order to prevent complications and reduce the risk of trauma, it is necessary to carefully prepare for the operation and follow all the recommendations of the doctor. You should only choose a doctor you trust.