For women, the size of the breasts plays an important role in defining their self-confidence. The breasts look appealing and attractive when they are full and in a proper shape. For women who want to look beautiful by enhancing their breasts might go for procedures such as breast augmentation to improve their look.
What is breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation surgery is performed to increase the volume of the breasts or to restore the size of the breasts by using implants. The size of the breast is usually lost after pregnancy or weight reduction, and therefore, breast augmentation surgery is performed to bring back the volume in the breasts.
Breast augmentation has a number of advantages:
- It increases the volume of the breasts, makes it look full.
- It improves the balance of the figure.
- It enhances and boosts the confidence and self-image.
- It gives a youthful look.
- It is a long-term solution for achieving an ideal body.
Reasons for opting for breast augmentation:
Women usually opt for breast augmentation due to the following reasons:
- Breasts size that are too small for the body and so it does not look good while wearing a swim-suit or other low-neck tops
- Breasts that are no longer firm after pregnancy
- Breasts that have become small due to weight loss
- One of the breasts is noticeably small when compared to the other
Before the surgery, you will have to visit the doctor to get certain blood tests performed. You may have to avoid the intake of certain medications such as aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and other specific drugs as it may increase bleeding. Your current medications may be adjusted or replaced with other medicines. You will have to stop smoking as the use of tobacco interferes in the process of healing.
The surgeon begins by making an incision under the breasts above or below the chest implant. Once the silicone gel implant is placed inside the breasts, the surgeon seals the cuts with sutures. The chest will be wrapped with gauze bandage and a compression bra is used to provide support and assist in healing.
Care and Recovery
You will have to visit the doctor a couple of times after the surgery before you return to your normal level of work and activity. The doctor may check the condition of the breast and may prescribe a few pain killers, in case you experience any pain. Your breasts may feel tight and sensitive to touch. You may find it difficult to raise your arms. Swelling and slight discoloration may occur which will soon resolve.
You should be able to walk soon after the surgery. It is important to walk for a few minutes every hour as it prevents the formation of blood clots. You will be able to get back to your routine within a week. You should be careful while performing activities that strain your upper body like lifting, pulling, pushing or twisting. Follow the instructions given by your doctor and stay healthy.