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Plastic surgery and Breast Augmentation

Surgery > Plastic surgery

These days, plastic surgery is the chosen method of dealing with any art of the body that seems flawed or in some ways not liked. Plastic surgery used to be considered a very taboo subject, but those days are long gone. These days, just about everyone that does have plastic surgery is just as interested in letting people know as they used to be in hiding it. Hollywood royalty have freely admitted to using plastic surgery’s as a means of boosting their public appeal and in some cases actually provided them with careers. That is the claims by Stars like Anna Nicole Smith and Pamela Anderson who have both had breast implants.

The most popular and common types of plastic surgeries that are performed today are: rhinoplasty (nose job), breast implants, cheek, chin, and butt implants, liposuction, face; brow; and eye lifts and chemical peels. Some less invasive cosmetic variants are things like botox, lip injections, and laser wrinkle surgery. It is hard to meet someone who hasn’t had or is considering getting any of these cosmetic enhancements done. Some people just wait for the money.

It is generally believed that those who have these types of surgeries performed are particularly vain in nature, and for the most part that may be true. However, some people will get these types of plastic surgeries done to assist them with problems from illnesses and or injuries. For example, a woman that has suffered from breast cancer will generally get a breast implant after she has recovered from having the infected breast removed. People who suffer from burns and other major injuries will often get their skin repaired or have laser surgery restore the damage that was done. The fact of the matter is that plastic surgery has never been so popular as it is today, or less taboo. If you are considering having plastic surgery, I would recommend that you seek assistance to help you deal with the reasons why you want it. Having the surgery doesn’t guarantee that your self image will increase because the surgery can always go wrong.

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation refers to a surgery to enlarge the breasts. You can go for breast augmentation:

  • If the volume of your breasts has reduced or shape has changed following childbirth, weight loss or by aging
  • If you are unhappy with the natural shape and size of your breasts
  • In case of a significant difference in sizes of breasts

Breast augmentation may be done at any age after your breasts have attained full development. However, for solely aesthetic reasons you have to be over 18 years to undergo this procedure. You may supply the surgeon a picture of breasts that you want yours to look like after the surgery.

The surgeon will go about breast augmentation by making a small incision underneath your breast, just next to pigmented region around your nipple, alternately in the armpit. He will then slip in a pouch with saline solution or gel through the opening and then close the incision by stitches. The purpose of making the incision in pigmented area or in underarm is that the scar stitches will leave is least conspicuous. To save the pain, the surgeon will give you general anesthesia (put you to sleep) or local anesthesia to make the breasts numb. The whole procedure might take 1-2 hours.

Being a surgical procedure, breast augmentation has all the complications the other surgeries have. There may be infection, excessive bleeding, damage of certain nerve, and limited motion of arm, shoulder etc. Besides these, there may be ‘capsular contracture,’ in which the scar tissue tightens up. Although saline implants have now largely taken over silicone implants, but if used, silicone implants may bring in some more complications that are exclusively associated to them. They may harden, cause inflammation, or lead to autoimmune reactions in some people, causing lupus, arthritis, or scleroderma.

Finally, you should not consider breast augmentation to last a lifetime. The implant could rupture and leak out and reduce the size of breasts again. Only a good implant may last for 10 or more years.

Surgery > Plastic surgery