Though cosmetic surgery can seem like a surgeon using a magical wand to fix an individual’s insecurities, there’s a lot that goes into plastic surgery. It’s important for patients to be realistic about their results and knowledgeable on the procedures. For women interested in undergoing a breast augmentation surgery, here are answers to questions you may have.
What is breast augmentation surgery like?
Known as a boob job, breast augmentation surgery usually involves the surgeon enlarging the breasts by using implants. Once the patient is under anesthesia, the surgeon makes an incision on the chest. This incision may be around the areola or beneath the breasts. There are cases when the incision is sometimes made by the armpit. The incision is dependent on a variety of factors such as the type of implant being used. After the doctor makes the incisions, the implant is inserted beneath the breast tissues and the doctor closes the incision using sutures.
What kind of breast implant should I get?
A popular implant is the silicone implant. Living up to its name, silicone gel implants come pre-filled with a jelly-like silicone substance that was created to act and feel like human fat. It’s ideal for patients with very little breast tissue. Another kind of implant is the saline implant which is an empty implant that gets filled with sterile salt water once it’s been inserted into the patient. This implant is ideal for patients searching for bigger breasts but also breasts that are symmetrical.
Can I still breastfeed after breast surgery?
In many cases, individuals are still able to breastfeed after getting surgery. The cases where patients are unable to breastfeed due to how the surgeon performed the surgery. It’s important to communicate with the surgeon the importance of wanting to breastfeed. The ability to breastfeed is impacted when the nerves in the nipples are affected. If the surgeon avoids the nipples, the patient will have no issues breastfeeding.
Getting breast augmentation surgery is a big decision. Though it’s important for patients to do their own research, patients should still consult with an expert about the details of the procedure.