Restore Breast Volume by Undergoing Breast Augmentation Surgery
Posted Feb 04 2013 2:55am
More and more women in America are coming to realize that they have an easy and convenient way to restore lost breast volume by undergoing breast augmentation surgery. The volume loss may have occurred as a consequence of pregnancy and breast feeding, weight loss, a mastectomy, aging or other factors.
Maybe you would like to join the many women who are having the procedure done but have lots of questions in your mind. This article may help to answer your questions and quell your worries and concerns.
How Breast Enhancement Restores Breast Size
The plastic surgery procedure involves the use of breast implants of a particular size and shape to help the woman achieve her desired breast size and shape. The two types of breast implants currently used by plastic surgeons are saline and silicone. The size and kind of implant ideal for you would be determined on the basis of your present body frame, existing breast tissue, body mass, the goals you hope to achieve by breast augmentation surgery and the preferences of both yourself and your plastic surgeon.
The silicone implants are pre-filled with elastic and soft gel and call for a longer incision than their saline counterparts for placement of the implant. The saline implants may be pre-filled to a preset size with sterile salt water or filled at the time of surgery to permit minor changes in implant size.
Women aged 18 and above are eligible to use saline breast implants. However only those aged 22 and above are eligible to use silicone breast implants.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for breast augmentation surgery is not someone who was pressurized to have the surgery done by a boyfriend, member of family or other loved ones. If you experience one or more of the following conditions or feelings, you could be a candidate:
You feel self-conscious in swimsuits or certain other types of clothes
You are troubled by a feeling that your breasts are too small
You are unhappy because of the loss of volume and shape of your breasts
You feel a loss of feminity after having gone through with a mastectomy
You like your breasts but wish they were fuller
What Happens at the Initial Consultation
At the initial consultation, the plastic surgeon would ask you to discuss your medical history. He will also ask you about your expectations from the procedure including your preferred breast size. Don’t hesitate to share anything else that you feel is important with respect to the appearance of your breasts.
The surgeon would examine your breasts and maybe take photographs. He would assess factors such as the shape and size of your breasts, the positions of your areolas and nipples and the quality of your skin.
Other Advantages of the Surgery
In addition to restoring breast volume, you would experience an improvement in your overall figure and a surge in your confidence, by undergoing breast augmentation surgery.