Breast Enhancement

Last Updated: May 03, 2012

Breast enhancement surgery is done in order to provide women with chests that match their ideal vision of themselves. Breast enhancement surgery is also useful to women whose breasts have shrunk following breast-feeding or women who have lost breasts due to a disease. A number of women who are seeking this procedure simply want to look better in their bikinis or in the bedroom.

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Lots of women who have undergone breast enhancement surgery report being more self-assured and confident.

Breast Enhancement Surgery

If you decide to have breast enhancements surgery, once you discuss your goals with the doctor, you will be able to choose a suitable implant size that is the best for you. Vast majority of patients are very satisfied with breast enhancement surgery. Women report feeling better in general - about their look and about people's reactions to them. Plastic surgery breast implants give women a boost in self-esteem. Lots of women who have undergone breast enhancement surgery report being more self-assured and confident.

The result?

Majority of women are satisfied with the results of breast enhancement. Most women who underwent breast enhancement surgery report being more self-assured and confident.

Silicone Gel Implants - Enhancement Surgery

The silicone gel implants that are used for silicone breast enhancement were first introduced in the 1960s, but since the 1980s silicone breast enhancement has garnered quite a bit of criticism.

This criticism is not without warrant. Since the 1980s silicone breast implants have been associated with various connective tissue and autoimmune diseases. They have been linked to arthritis, skin decay, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome and even cancer.

The biggest concern when it comes to silicone breast enhancement is the possibility of leakage. In many cases leakage has been linked to chronic illness so anyone who is considering having this type of implant should be aware of the obvious risks involved with silicone breast enhancement.

Breast enhancement

All plastic surgery carries risks, but since saline implants have been introduced more and more women seem to be attracted to breast enhancement.

Because scientific research has yet to prove that silicone implants are safe the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ruled that silicone implants should only be made available to women who are participating in scientific studies.

Because silicone implants are now only available to a select few, a new type of implant has become widely available. Saline implants are considered by many to be quite a bit safer than their silicone cousins. This is because saline implants are filled with salt-water rather than the compound silicone, which is also used to make binders, caulking, and sealants and latex paints.

If you are considering breast enhancement it is important to weigh all of your options so that you can feel completely comfortable with the decision you make.

Breast enhancement can not only change your figure it can also refurbish your sense of self esteem so if you are sick of your small chest consult a plastic surgeon in your area to see which type of result will be best suited to your body and your lifestyle.

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Saline implants are considered by many to be safer. This is because saline implants are filled with salt-water rather than the compound silicone.

Although silicone breast enhancement seems to have become quite outdated, new, safer breast enhancement techniques are continuously being developed to provide women with the great figures they have always dreamed of.

The procedure

All breast augmentation surgery is done under general anesthetic. Next, the breasts are enlarged by inserting saline implants under or above the pectoral muscle. Because of their dangerous side effects silicone gel implants are no longer used for breast enhancement surgery but there are many safe replacements such as saline or even soy soultion-filled implants. Woman's choices for the type of implant as well as its placement should be discussed during the consultation prior to the surgery.

Recovery

Once the breast enhancement surgery is performed a woman will experience significant discomfort which can be controlled with the use of painkillers. There may be some swelling that will last for a couple of weeks. Once the swelling goes down the new shape of the breast will be revealed.

Usually, the time it takes to fully recover differs according to where the implants were placed. Your personal history of recovering from surgery is also important. If implants are placed under the muscle, recovery time to all routine activities will be 7-10 days and you can return to exercising in about a month.

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Breast enhancement surgery is done in order to provide women with chests that match their ideal vision of themselves. Breast enhancement surgery is also useful to women whose breasts have shrunk following breast-feeding or women who have lost breasts due to a disease.

Breast Enhancement Risk & Side Effects

Because this is a major plastic surgery it is performed under general anesthetic. Any complications and precautions will be explained during your consultation session. Make sure you're fully aware of all the benefits as well as risks of getting breast enhancement surgery done.

There are several ways to enhance your bust and the method that you choose will ultimately determine the breast enhancement side effects that you may experience.

The first method of breast enhancement, and often the most effective, is also associated with the most serious side effects. Breast implant surgery is sure to reward you with an increased bust, however, there has been quite a bit of controversy over the procedure especially in relation to silicone breast implants. Silicone breast implants have been linked to arthritis, skin decay, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome and even cancer, but with the introduction of saline implants fewer side effects have arisen. Even though saline implants have ruled out many of the risks that were associated with this surgery, patients should still be aware that there is always the chance that scar tissue may form in the breasts causing them to harden, internal bleeding could occur, an infection could develop around the implant, nipples could become over or under-sensitive or the implant could rupture causing complications. These side effects are rare, however, anyone considering breast implant surgery must be aware that risks exist.

Risks & Side Effects

  • scar tissue may form in the breasts
  • internal bleeding could occur
  • infection around the implant
  • nipples could become over or under-sensitive
  • implant could rupture causing complications.

If you are interested in trying out a form of breast enhancement that isn't associated with quite as many side effects (but also isn't proven to offer guaranteed results) you might want to look into herbal breast enhancement products. Herbal breast enhancement products typically contain a blend of vitamins, herbs and minerals and claim to naturally enhance your bust. One side effect of these products could be a regulated menstrual cycle, which is a good thing, however, women who are pregnant are nursing are warned not to use these products because they can be harmful to children.

Like herbal breast enhancement, breast enhancement exercises also result in few side effects. Breast enhancement exercise usually involves a tailored strengthening workout regime that is designed to increase the size of the pectoral muscles. Both men and women can benefit from these exercises, however, the result is often a toned upper body rather than a curvy silhouette so, although there are few side effects, most women would rather opt for surgery which is easier and will likely offer them the curves they crave.

Breast enhancement is similar to many other things in life when you look at the side effects. Basically the more risk you are willing to take and the more breast enhancement side effects you are willing to accept, the more likely you are to receive the sort of result you are after.

If you have any questions about breast augmentation & enhancement surgery or if you would like to schedule a free consultation with a surgeon in your area, fill in the form on the right-hand side of this page and one of our experts will contact you shortly!

Medical Advice From A Board Certified Suregon

Anyone who is considering plastic surgery to increase their chest size should first seek medical advice on breast enhancement.

Although breast enhancement has become quite a common procedure these days anyone who is considering it should keep in mind that this procedure still involves major surgery. For this reason it is essential that all options be reviewed with a board certified plastic surgeon before any final decisions are made.

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Many surgeons will be able to advise you about the type of result that you should aim for to give your body a well-proportioned, natural appeal.

The best way to obtain medical advice on breast enhancement is to go for a consultation (or multiple consultations) with a plastic surgeon. A consultation will allow you to sit with a surgeon and discuss everything from the types and sizes of implants that are available to the surgical technique that will offer you the best result.

Questions For The Surgeon

When you go for your consultation you will not only want to ask about the implants and procedure that will best suit you, you will also want to ask about the type of anesthetic used, the length of time you will spend in the hospital and the recovery methods that will allow you to heal more quickly. You should also be sure that you ask your surgeon about any risks and side effects associated with the procedure that you are considering.

Issue of Trust

Keep in mind that some surgeons are better at giving advice than others so if you don't feel comfortable or don't feel that your questions were adequately answered by the first surgeon you go to see don't get discouraged. It may take several visits to several different plastic surgeons before you find someone that you feel you can trust to perform your breast enhancement.

Keep in mind that when a surgeon offers you medical advice on breast enhancement they will almost always have your best interest in mind. If your surgeon tells you that you have unrealistic expectations about how breast enhancement will change your life, take this to heart.

Many surgeons will be able to advise you about the type of result that you should aim for to give your body a well-proportioned, natural appeal. Your surgeon will likely let you know if the breast implants you want will look strange on your body. If this happens don't be offended. Keep in mind that your surgeon has probably dealt with many breast enhancement procedures and they will probably have a better idea of what will suit your body type than you do.

It's great to get advice from friends and family who may have had breast enhancement so that you know what to expect from the procedure, but it's absolutely essential that you also consult a qualified surgeon for all the medical advice you need so that you can approach your decision with confidence.

Before and After Breast Enhancement

When you are thinking about surgically increasing the size of your chest it is important that you know what to expect before and after breast enhancement.

The first step before breast enhancement is the consultation. The consultation involves meeting with the plastic surgeon that you have chosen to perform your procedure and discussing with them the result you are after. They will likely give you their opinion about the size of implant that will best suit your body and together you will decide on the type of result that will be most appropriate.

During the consultation you will probably be required to undergo a physical examination and have blood tests done to ensure that you are a good candidate for surgical breast enhancement. If your surgeon determines that you are fit to undergo surgery you will probably be required to set up a pre-operative appointment.

Moral support

It is a good idea to plan to have a friend or family member drive you to and from your surgery. After surgery you will be pretty groggy and out of it so you will probably need someone around to look after you.

Recovery After Breast Enhancement

Your pre-operative appointment will likely take place about two weeks before your surgery is scheduled. During this appointment make sure that all of your questions have been answered. Be sure that you know about the type of anesthetic that will be used, the types of incisions that will be made and how long you will need to be in the hospital for. After all of your questions have been answered you will feel much more comfortable going into surgery. During the pre-operative appointment you should expect to sign consent forms. Your surgeon will also likely take pictures of your breasts at this time to consult during and after surgery.

Make sure you have taken some time off work after a breast enhancement surgery. Your body will need some time to heal and the best way to have a speedy recovery is to take at least a week off to relax. For the first few weeks after surgery you should limit your physical activity so that you don't run the risk of tearing your stitches or picking up an infection.

If you know what to expect and how to properly care for your healing body you should be able to approach surgery and your eventual transformation with confidence.

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