If you would like natural-looking, bigger breasts, you need to learn more about augmentation. To make sure that the scars do not show after the procedure, it is better to have an incision made beneath the armpit. You can also have the incision made next to the areola or where the chest and breast meet. However, if you want to minimise any notice of a scar, it is best, again, to choose beneath the armpit.
Why Women Choose Augmentation
Natural breast augmentation (called เสริมหน้าอกแบบธรรมชาติ in Thai), or augmentation mammoplasty, can be performed using implants that are made of saline or silicone or with a composite. Usually, the implants last about 10 years. Augmentation is done for one of various reasons, including the following:
- To restore the breasts after a surgical procedure
- To enlarge small breasts
- To restore the symmetry of asymmetrical breasts
- To restore the breast size and shape after breastfeeding, weight loss, or a pregnancy
Therefore, breast mammoplasty involves both cosmetic measures and reconstructive techniques. In some instances, reconstructive surgery is recommended for women who have been treated for breast cancer. However, in most cases, the breasts are enlarged for aesthetic purposes or to enhance breast size and improve the shape.
What One Research Study Revealed
One study that was conducted in the U.S. by researchers at the University of Florida in 2007 found that women felt better about themselves when they had breast mammoplasty done. Not only did they feel more attractive but they felt better about their bodies.
To understand this type of procedure, you have to learn more about the breast implant itself. The implant is also called a medical prosthesis. The prosthesis is positioned inside the breast to enhance, augment, or reconstruct it. Because augmentation is a surgery, you should carefully review the procedure process. If you decide on surgery, you will need to select a prosthesis size. You will also need to review the incision options.
Placement of the Implant
Placement of the implant may be submuscular or subglandular. A submuscular placement goes beneath the pectoral muscle, which lengthens recovery time. After this procedure, the patient may experience more post-op pain. A subglandular placement is directed behind the tissue, or on top of the pectoral muscle.
A surgeon may close the incision with stitches or layered sutures. Skin adhesives or surgical tape may be used as well. An incision, whilst first noticeable, will slowly fade after time. Whilst this procedure may lead to some swelling, it should resolve itself after about two weeks. You should wait for the swelling to subside before you assess the results.
It is important for a patient to follow the surgeon’s guidelines for recovery. For example, you need to make sure that you have some way to get home after the procedure as you will not be able to drive yourself.