Breast Augmentation: Features Of The Surgical Procedure And Its Benefits
Augmenting breasts through surgery entails placing a synthetic breast implant under your chest muscle or under your breast tissue. The implants are usually filled with either salt water or silicone gel and the outer layer is made of compact silicone.
Reports from the NationMaster Health statistics, on Cosmetic Surgery, indicate that in Australia 66 out of every 100,000 people have undergone some form of cosmetic surgery, indicating the growing popularity of cosmetic surgery. It is possible that after shedding off some considerable weight you feel that your breasts are too small. You also may desire to get breast augmentation to rectify a difference in size between your breasts.
Getting The Right Surgeon
The results of your breast surgery may be dependent on your choice of surgeon. Ensure that your surgeon has been certified by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Additionally, membership in the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and the globally respected Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) provided to give you confidence about the surgeon’s professional qualifications, skills as well as experience.
The Breast Enlargement Procedure
During the operation, you’ll be directed to put on compression stockings so that blood clotting does not occur in your leg veins. Alternately, your surgeon may opt to inject you with anti-clotting medicine. The whole procedure, done under general anesthesia may, on average, last anywhere between one and two hours depending on the complexity of your case.
What Happens After Surgery?
Your surgeon will give you some pain medication to treat your pain when your surgery anesthetic begins to wear off. For the next 24 hours after the surgery, it is advised that you stay away from operating any kind of machinery, including driving, as the general anesthesia will still be affecting your reasoning and co-ordination skills. Therefore, it’s essential that you make prior arrangements about being taken home after the operation.
It’s very important that you closely follow the instructions given to you by your surgeon about taking care of your stitches as the surgery sites heal.
Recovering After Surgery
You may need to take some pain medication for a couple of days after surgery. Following your surgery, it is recommended that you stay away from any strenuous activities, to fast track the healing process. Your surgeon would have given you post-surgery instructions and guidelines before you leave the clinic which youought to follow closely. In this regard, it’s advisable to have someone staying with you at least for the initial days after surgery. You will also need to make several return visits to the surgeon for monitoring.
What are the benefits of Having the Procedure?
According to the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, the surgical procedure has the potential of:
- Improving your breast projection.
- Giving your breasts a balanced appearance.
- Adding to the fullness or proportion of your breasts.
- Boosting your breast cleavage.
- Enhancing your feminine and womanly shape.
- Boosting your confidence and levels of self-esteem.
- Rectifying negative body changes following weight loss, pregnancy and nursing.
- Granting you a better body shape that’s able to fit into your choice clothes.