There are millions of women all over the world over that are not happy with the size of their breasts. They can have feelings of inadequacy and embarrassment if they feel that they do not have breasts that are large enough. Breast augmentation surgery has helped millions of women feel more confident in their appearance and carry on with their lives in as normal a fashion as before the surgery.
Breast augmentation surgery is accomplished by making an incision into the breast and inserting an implant that is made of silicone or a saline filled pouch. Some augmentation processes are done by adding fat harvested from other parts of the body to the breast but they are less common. There has been some controversy over the years about the safety of silicone implants. Some have been defective and leaked inside women’s bodies causing many different serious illnesses and difficulties. There have been vast improvements in all implants in recent years making the procedure more feasible and safe for many women.
In order for a breast augmentation to be successful, it is necessary for the person desiring the surgery to meet certain criteria. They should be older than the age of 18 as younger girls can continue to grow until that point. Any surgery done before that point has the possibility of being disrupted by the growing body and can produce less than satisfactory results. A woman should also be in good health, be a non-smoker and be finished having children to be an optimum candidate for the surgery. Pregnancy alters the size and shape of the breasts and if surgery is done beforehand, the appearance of the breasts post-pregnancy might be less than satisfactory. It may be necessary to repeat the procedure after pregnancy which has its own risks and should be avoided at all costs.
If you are interested in having breast augmentation, contact board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Vladimir Grigoryants.