Breast implantation and fat graft mammoplasty techniques which are used for changing shape, texture and size of the breasts, are known as breast augmentation. Breast augmentation or breast mammoplasty is done usually for post-mastectomy reconstruction of breast, chest wound repair after removal of any tumor from the breast and also for amending congenital defects of the chest wall. Moreover, breast surgery could also be carried out for cosmetic reasons. Some people are not satisfied by the way their breast is. Breasts could be too small, too large, sagging or loose. If you are not satisfied by the look of your breast, it could be altered with the help of various breast implantation methods.
Types of Breast Surgeries:
There are various types of breast surgeries, some of them are listed below:
For augmenting deficient areas of body, people undergo fat grafting. With combination of liposuction, fat grafting is done in areas where there is depression of skin. For obtaining great deal of benefit from this procedure, candidate should be in good physical health. You should inform your surgeon beforehand if you have episodes of swelling or excessive bleeding in any other surgical processes. Fat grafting is also used for reconstruction of breast, for hiding obvious signs of breast implants and also to fill in contour irregularities. Sunken and creased facial areas are also corrected by this procedure. Lifestyle and proportion of body also needs to be taken under consideration when selecting for this surgery.
In breast augmentation, there are various breast implant devices which are used.
- Silicone Breast Implant
This technique is modern and was invented by American plastic surgeons. Implants are used which are filled with silicone gel. Implant is made up of silicone rubber envelope which is filled with silicone gel. In order to reduce rotation, the cosmetic surgeon fixes implant with a fastener patch. This patch is attached at the back of breast implant shell.
- Saline Breast Implant
This implant is filled with saline solution. This technique is less invasive and a small surgical incision is made in this procedure. The cosmetic surgeon places empty breast implants to the implant pockets and then fill them with normal saline solution. A small surgical scar will appear because incision given in this procedure is small, as compared to that of silicone implant.
For a women who have undergone mastectomy, breast reconstruction is ideal. It is done skin flaps. Fat graft injection could also be used for breast reconstruction, which relaxes breast capsule, providing missing fullness and coverage. Fat could be injected as small or large grafts and could also be utilized for correcting axillary deformities, visible tissue damage after radiation therapy, capsule contracture or indecorous breast contour.
Breast Tightening or Breast Lifting:
This procedure is also known as mastopexy. It is a technique in which breasts are moved towards the chest, in an upward direction. It totally depends upon your choice if you want modified breast lifts or full breast lifts. Breast lifting is usually ideal for women who have either lost a lot of weight or are breast feeding.
This procedure is undertaken by both, men and women. If you think your breasts are too large, you can go for breast reduction surgery. Gynecomastia is a condition in men in which they have exceedingly large breasts. Men having this condition, prefer breast reduction surgery. Women who think they have disproportional large breasts also go for breast reduction. It helps in getting rid of backache and breathing problems, neck pain, skin irritation and postural problems.
How Well Does The Breast Surgery Works:
Women who undergo breast surgery are usually satisfied by the procedure. Breast surgery could help in making the breasts lighter, firmer, tighter, firmer and proportional. It also alleviates discomfort or pain which is due to large breasts.