Breast augmentation is one of the most demanded aesthetic operations but despite its popularity there is a lot of ignorance about the risks and aspects to take into account before undergoing a mammoplasty.
Why breast augmentation?
The motivations that can lead us to this type of operation can be varied, ranging from the simple desire to to increase the size of small breasts that we don’t like and even feel self-conscious about, even to the point of correcting an imbalance between the two breasts, filling them after breastfeeding or significant weight loss, or reconstructing them after mastectomy .
Whatever the motivation that drives you to inform yourself, first of all it is necessary to take into account that, although it is an increasingly common procedure, we are talking about a full-fledged operation.
How is breast augmentation performed?
To increase the size of the breast, the following procedure is performed mammoplasty Breast augmentation, an operation that consists of applying implants under the pectoral muscle and breast tissue. Generally the operation usually lasts a couple of hours and general anesthesia is used although today there are centers that perform minimally invasive surgery by inserting the breast implant through a small incision of 2-3 centimeters s that is faster, safer and leaves a much smaller scar. In Barcelona in reference centers such as the Wellness Kliniek that apply this MIBIS method ( Minimally Invasive Breast Implant Surgery ).
What are the risks involved in breast surgery?
Like any operation, breast augmentation also has its risks. In this case, the greatest, although very rare, is a rejection of the implants.
Something more likely is to have problems with the scar, even if it is only an aesthetic issue but that is exactly what this type of operation is about, so it is always advisable to choose the least invasive option. After the operation it is common to experience pain in the chest and a greater or different sensitivity in the nipples and breasts, these side effects are quite common and are part of the recovery process. The important thing is to take into account that they are very probable and that they are momentary.
How to choose breast implants?
Speaking of materials, nowadays the most common choice is to opt for silicone prosthesis for its flexibility and adaptability Currently, they are the most natural and safe. As for the shape, the choice is between anatomical or round implants, the former are usually used in reconstructive breast augmentation while for aesthetic breast augmentation, round implants are generally preferred.
How to choose the right size of implants?
There is often a big difference between what we imagine and reality, which is why it is very useful to see before and after photos of a breast augmentation operation and take into account that the prostheses must be proportional to our body.
In addition to the size itself, which in this case would be the volume in cubic centimeters (cc), there are variables that depend on our complexion and our preferences, for example, we can choose if we want to more volume at the top or at the sides .
In any case, after having clarified the main doubts about breast augmentation, it is essential to be advised by professionals, simulate the result of our operation, see before and after photos of more or less similar profiles and imagine ourselves with our implant before proceeding with the operation.