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Plastic Surgery - Breast Augmentation

Posted Jun 28 2010 9:03pm
Breast augmentation occupies a prominent place in the list of popular plastic surgery procedures. It uses breast implants to make the breasts bigger and enhance their contour. Whether it is just to restore the lost volume and shape of their breasts, or to enable them to wear more revealing attire; women of different ages can get great results from breast augmentation.

What the Procedure Involves

The procedure, performed commonly with a general anesthetic, takes no more than two hours to complete. After anesthesia has been administered, the incision can be placed in the armpit, under the breast at the crease or around the nipple. Once the incision has been made, either a submuscular (beneath the pectoral muscle) or subglandular placement (over the pectoral muscle) of the implant is done. The final step is the closing of the incisions using dissolving, layered and fine sutures. The sutures would be taped to ensure greater support.

The Cost

Several factors determine the amount you would have to spend on going in for a breast augmentation . These include
• Where the surgeon is located and his experience
• The choice of implant

Benefits of this Procedure

Common benefits associated with the breast augmentation procedure are
• More shapely, attractive breasts.
• It is safe and the breasts appear and feel natural.
• Scars, though there, are well-concealed.
• Long-lasting results.

A Word of Caution

Breast augmentation is no doubt a thoroughly advantageous procedure. However, it carries its own possible risks like ruptures, hematoma, and capsular contraction. A patient must first discuss these risks with the concerned practitioner and only proceed with the procedure if she is sure that the benefits would far outweigh the likely risks.
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