Every woman would like to have the perfect figure, and one of the main contributors to a great figure her breasts. In case you feel your breasts are too small, you might consider having them increased for a better body proportion. Breast implant surgery is a popular surgery that will allow you to get the breast size you desire. If you have had a loss of volume on your breasts due to pregnancy or weight loss, the surgery will help to restore the volume, giving them a good shape. The surgery is also used to reconstruct the breasts incase of breast removal due to cancer treatment.
Types of implants
The type of implant that will be used will depend on the breast size you desire, the anatomy of your breasts, how elastic and thick your skin is and your body type. The two main types of breast implants are saline implants and silicone implants. Saline implants are made from a silicone packet filled with sterilized salt water. They offer a uniform firmness and shape to the breast and are safe since the saline is easily absorbed by the body in case the packet leaks.
On the other hand, silicone breast implants are made from a silicone packet filled with elastic silicone gel, and they offer the feel of natural breasts. If the implant leaks, the gel usually remains in place in the packet, and the implant will not collapse. With these implants, it is recommended that regular visits to the doctor be taken to ensure the implants are okay. This can be done using ultrasound.
Breast implant surgery is done using either local or general anaesthesia. The cosmetic surgeon will usually make a cut under the breast or in the armpit. The surgeon then makes a hollow space in front of the chest muscle under the breast tissue or behind the chest muscle. The implant is then placed in the hollow that is created. If it is a silicone implant, the packet is filled before it is inserted, but with saline implants, they can be pre-filled or filled during the surgery to the required size. Once the implants are placed correctly, the cuts are stitched and dressed.
After the surgery, you will have a tube placed on the wound to drain any excess fluids. You will experience swelling, some numbness and pain or discomfort. Your surgeon may put you under antibiotics to avoid the wound getting infected. You may need to wear a special bra to support the breasts during recovery and you may be able to resume work within one or two weeks depending on your doctor’s instructions. However, you will need to stay away from vigorous activity until you are fully recovered.
It is important to identify a qualified surgeon who will guide you during the whole process. Dr Tavakoli has been administering breast implants surgery for a long time and has the expertise to give you specialized treatment so that you can achieve the results that you hope for.