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Breast enlargement is a surgery performed to enlarge the breast. Another
term for this is augmentation mammoplasty. This is an implant that is placed
under the breast tissue or the chest muscle beneath the breast. The implant
is a soft silicone shell that is filled with silicone gel or saline solution. In order
to position the implant, an incision is made in the bottom crease of the
armpit, breast, or along the lower edge of the areola. Then it is inserted
through the incision and placed under either the chest muscle beneath the
breast or breast tissue. There are some doctors who believe that putting the
implant beneath the chest would lower the risk of capsular contracture of the
hardening of the tissue that surrounds the implant and interferes less with
mammography than when placing the implant under the breast tissue in
front of the muscle. After when the implant has been carefully adjusted to its
correct position and shape, the incision is then closed with stitches.
A breast lift (mastopexy) on the other hand can be done at the same time as
the breast enlargement. This procedure can raise drooping or sagging breasts
and elevate the areola and nipple. In order to lift the breast, excess skin
from its bottom and the area around the areola is being removed. Then the
remaining skin is brought together, which raises and tightens the breast. A
breast lift needs larger incisions compared to breast enlargement. The
incisions may even extend from the areola down to the crease where the
bottom of the breast meets the chest.
Breast lifts and enlargements are often done as an outpatient procedure in a
hospital or in outpatient surgery centers. An overnight stay in the hospital is
not necessary unless there are complications. The surgery often takes 1-2
hours. General anesthesia is used, though local anesthesia or an epidural can
be used in some cases.
Expectations After the Surgery
After the surgery, gauze is taped over the stitched
incisions and the breasts are wrapped in an elastic
bandage or supported by a special bra. The stitches
can be removed in 7-10 days. The majority of
women may experience swelling, soreness, and
bruising of the breasts for a few days after the said
procedure. Medicine may help relieve the pain
though. Bruising and swelling may last for several
weeks. There are some women who may feel a
burning sensation in their nipples after the surgery.
But wearing a supportive bra for 24 hours a day can
help reduce the swelling and support the breasts
while they are healing.
The majority of women may
resume their normal work, as well
as social activities within a few
days, such as heavy lifting and
strenuous exercises. Scars might
be present after the breast
enlargement surgery but these are
usually in well-concealed areas.
These procedures are designed to
minimize the scarring so that
incisions will not be easily detected.
Scars often fade after several
Why Is It Performed?
Breast enlargement surgery is performed in order to
increase the size of the breasts and enhance the shape. A
person may decide to undergo breast implants from
http://lotusmedicalinternational.com/ in order to:
Enhance breasts that are considered too small.
However, the definition of “too small” or “too large”
vary from one woman to another.
Restore the shape and size of the breasts after
significant weight loss or pregnancy. A breast lift can
be done at the same time as enlargement.
Make the breasts more proportioned. In most
women, one breast is larger or sits higher than the