Breast implant surgery or boob job is a breast enhancement procedure. This invasive procedure increases the shape and size of breasts using silicone shells, which are usually filled with saline or silicone gel.
Breast implant surgery usually takes between one and three hours, depending on the implant used and the physician's technique. Breast implant procedures are mostly performed under general anesthesia. But some surgeons can also use local anesthesia in which only the place of the surgery becomes numb. On the day of the surgery, your doctor and medical team will follow the recommended surgery plan you have agreed upon. After the process is complete, you will shortly be transferred to the recovery room. If the doctor allows you can be discharged the same day and go home but probably you have to stay in the hospital one night.
Typical incisions used to enlarge the breast are usually made in three areas below the breast, at the nipple border and in the armpit area. Your incision type depends on your preference, the surgeon's comfort level with the method and the type of your implant.
It is important to know that the outer shell or cover of all implants is made of silicon. However, the fillers available can be of different materials, including Saline-filled implants and silicone gel-filled implants.
There are different shapes of implants. Most types currently in use are round. If you look at them from the front view , they are circular. Other forms of implants are anatomical or teardrop ones. Because the gel composition is rigid, it forms a shape similar to that of natural breasts. These types of prostheses are slightly longer and wider in the lower part. So in general they look a little more natural.
There are two main factors in choosing a breast implant size. The first factor is your taste and the image you have in mind after doing this, and the second factor is the body anatomy that allows the surgeon to choose the right implant for you. Therefore, the appropriate implant size for one woman may not be suitable for another woman. We therefore suggest that you consult with your doctor with an open mind before surgery.
The anatomy of patients varies, and you should be examined by a plastic surgeon also your preference is considered by your surgeon to select the best way for you.
Most people’s wounds heal in a short time after surgery and usually after two to three weeks patients can return to their normal activities. It seems that applying pressure and wound massage can shorten the healing process.
It is always difficult to predict the extent of pain for each person. While some women find the process painful, some say they have had very little pain after surgery. The placement of the breast prosthesis behind the chest muscle is more painful, as some of the muscle has to be cut to open up the space for the breast implants. Most women have moderate pain for the first five days that will require pain management medication. After more than a week, however, women said they had a significant improvement.
Breast enlargement can be done from the age of 18 and no age is too late to improve the appearance of breasts.
Breast prosthesis, either under the muscles or over the muscles, can interfere with mammography. Implants that are located under the muscles generally interfere with mammography less than those that are placed over the muscle tissue. But it can be done carefully by a skilled mammography radiologist for those who have a breast prosthesis. (surrogate techniques such as MRI can also be used).
It depends on the patient's choice, more than half of the patients undergo surgery before childbirth and most of them have no problems with breastfeeding after surgery. Meanwhile, the cut used is small and the surgeon tries to minimize the disruption of the milk ducts around the nipple.
Yes, but make sure you tell your doctor before surgery. To minimize the potential risks of this operation and its involvement in breastfeeding, it is generally recommended that periareolar incision should not be used. Because of the risk of interfering with the nipple sensation and implantation under the muscle.
Your breasts will definitely change with pregnancy, but it won't ruin the surgical results. However ,it may cause extra loose skin and sagginess in your breast. The best thing to do is to wear a proper bra during pregnancy and breastfeeding and consider breast lift after childbirth and breastfeeding.
Yes, this is possible. Only the implant should be in good condition.
Most surgeons recommend postponing sex for two weeks after the procedure. Having sex increases your blood pressure too much and can lead to blood clots around the implant and cause a complication called Hematoma. After two weeks, you should be careful about the relationship and avoid the movements that cause the implant to be under pressure. It takes about six weeks for your marital relationships to return to its original state.
This massage may initially feel unpleasant, but breast implant massage can be very important. This will naturally create a thin inner membrane or "capsule" around the implant, making your body not see it as a foreign body. Massage helps to create space around the implant and reduce their excessive stiffness. Depending on your surgeon's recommendations, massage tissue implants may not be needed so be sure to ask your doctor about this.
As with any other choice, the most important factor in choosing a physician is experience. While all plastic surgeons can do this, not all of them have enough experience. So choose a doctor who has enough experience in this field.