Breast augmentation surgery is a common cosmetic surgery nowadays. In fact, it is the most popular cosmetic surgery in the US and usually offers a high rate of satisfaction among women. Some women with fully developed breasts are concerned about how their breasts look. This is, in large, due to the fact that the bust size and its volume can contribute to the feeling of femininity. That’s why breast augmentation surgery can positively help women feel more confident. Women whose breast size is small, although fully developed, and are in a healthy condition are eligible candidates for this surgery.
What is breast augmentation and how is it performed?
Breast augmentation can be performed in two ways: by using breast implants or grafting the patient’s extra fat that can be obtained from another area of her body, namely the abdomen area.
Implants are silicone shells filled with either silicone or saline. During the surgery, these implants are placed above or underneath the woman’s breast muscle. Breast augmentation offers more long-lasting and appealing results. However, in the fat-injection method, excess fat is removed from the abdomen, for example, and then injected in the breast, making the woman’s appearance more beautiful and youthful. The end-result of breast augmentation using the patient’s own fat is usually more natural but less long-lasting.
Although highly popular, breast augmentation is a somehow invasive surgery that requires thorough research and extensive knowledge in order to lead to satisfactory results. The surgery can also come with potential complications as with any other type of procedure. That is why all specialists believe that it is important to educate yourself before opting for breast implants or fat transfer surgery.
Looking for information, you might come across some questions, including what are the risks of breast augmentation with fat transfer and breast implants, what are the complications, and whether a breast augmentation surgery is really worth it. We have dedicated this article to provide you with information regarding the benefits and risks of breast augmentation surgery. Continue reading to broaden your knowledge about breast augmentation’s pros and cons.
What are the benefits of breast augmentation surgery?
This surgery has the following benefits:
- Fuller and bigger breast: breast augmentation is performed by implants or by injecting fat grafted from another area in the body and is inserted into the breast during surgery. Although different in terms of how they are performed, the outcome is similar: more pleasant, youthful, and plump breasts.
- The surgery is useful for breast reconstruction after its resection: Mastectomy is performed because of breast cancer, which is psychologically harmful due to the loss of a part of a woman’s body that plays a huge part in her confidence and feeling of femininity. When the restoration is done, the patient’s psychological problem of cancer has been overcome. So, the procedure of breast augmentation is considered an effective approach to comfort the woman in this case.
- The surgery provides a symmetrical view of the breast: Some women are more concerned about the asymmetry (unevenness) of their breasts rather than their size or volume. Breast augmentation surgery can also offer enhancement regarding the shape and symmetry of the breasts. With the symmetrical breasts, the woman’s body is more attractive.
- The surgery gives the woman more confidence in herself: This probably doesn’t need more elaboration. The more a woman trusts her body and femininity, the more she feels confident in her own skin.
- Hips and breasts get consistent in size: This mostly applies to women with pear-shaped bodies. That is, they have wide hips and narrow upper body. Breast augmentation can increase the breast size and result in an hourglass body shape, giving the woman multiple choices of clothes.
- Beautiful breasts after giving birth. Breasts can sag after birth and breastfeeding. The process of breast augmentation can also help women, who have had babies, to regain the shape of their previous breast.
What are the potential risks and complications of breast augmentation surgery?
Breast augmentation surgery, like any surgery, can involve several risks and complications such as:
- Rupture of implants,
- Poor sensation of the nipple,
- Scar formation around the implant,
- Persistent numbness,
- Loss of sensitivity
- Reaction to anesthesia
- Infection at the surgical site.
- The need to restorative surgery,
- Unpleasant shape of the breast after surgery making the woman sad.
Most of these complications are general complications that may occur in every operation. The most important thing is to be healthy and choose the right surgeon. You should choose a qualified surgeon because this will help you bypass the complexity of complications easily if they occur.
It is important to learn the benefits and risks of any operation. Furthermore, choosing a highly skilled and experienced surgeon such as Dr. Shahbazi may reduce many risks and increase the benefits of this procedure. By doing so, you can make sure you look more beautiful and confident after the breast augmentation surgery.