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Breast Augmentation: When do you need a boob job?

Breast Augmentation is a surgical procedure which is done to enhance the shape and size of a woman’s breasts. Breast Lift is performed with the use of implants or fat grafting. Fat transfer is usually done on those women who need a reconstruction procedure after the treatment of breast cancer.

The women opt for this treatment when their breasts are significantly asymmetrical or when they have lost their breast volume due to pregnancy, aging or weight loss. Boob Job is performed to ensure that the shape of their breasts is in balance with the rest of their body.

Types of Breast Implants

Breast Implants can be classified into Silicone and Saline. Saline Implants are the saltwater-filled silicone shells. Silicone Implants are filled with medical-grade gel. Silicone implants tend to give a more natural look to the breasts of the thinner women when compared to the saline implants. Implants come in various shapes and sizes. The circular implants are very popular among women who desire the fullness of the breasts. The teardrop shaped implants are also used to give a substantial lift to the breasts.

Who can undergo Breast Augmentation Surgery?

If you are a healthy patient who is above 18 years of age, you can undergo Breast Augmentation     using saline implants. The suitable candidates for this surgery include women who are:

  • Not Pregnant or Breastfeeding
  • Not Smokers
  • Having a Proportionate Body
  • Not having Unrealistic Expectations.

How is the procedure executed?

General anaesthesia is administered to the patient during the surgery. The surgery begins with the doctor making incisions to create a pocket to accommodate the implant. After the positioning of the implant, the incisions are closed and bandaged. The Breast Augmentation surgery can last up to 2 hours.

Surgery Aftercare

After undergoing breast augmentation or Breast Reduction surgery, a patient typically requires pain medication for 3 days. They will require help to get out of bed and perform everyday activities. After a week, they are healthy enough to start driving and performing daily activities. However, if they have a job which requires standing up for a long time, they will need 4 to 6 weeks of recovery time before joining it.

Breast Augmentation can correct a lot of breast-related issues. Therefore, if you are facing problems with your breasts, then you can consult your surgeon to check if you are eligible for a breast augmentation surgery or not. The implants usually last long, and the scars recover quickly.

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