Different Types of Breast Surgery
There are several medical reasons for breast surgery, but in this article, we will deal solely with reconstructive or cosmetic surgeries. As a woman, your breasts are important to your body confidence. They can either be something you are proud of, or you can feel so bad about them that you don’t even want your partner to see you unclothed.
Although some people may feel that cosmetic surgeries are non-essential and you should just live with your body as it is, low confidence can have a very grave impact on your personal life and relationships. There are, indeed, times when it is essential to undergo cosmetic surgery to maintain your quality of life.
Breast augmentation remains the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure. Sometimes, women feel that they need to improve their bust in order to feel more feminine, and at others, a little augmentation can fill stretched skin, rejuvenating the breasts’ appearance. There are times when one breast is markedly larger than the other, and one breast is augmented (or reduced) to match the other. Finally, women who have lost breast tissue through surgery often choose to undergo reconstructive surgery. Augmentation will form part of this.
In breast augmentation surgery, a saline or silicone gel implant is inserted over or under the pectoral muscle, plumping out the breast.
Overly large breasts can cause a lot of pain, including back and shoulder pain. Some women feel embarrassed about large breasts. People may stare at their chests instead of looking them in the eye, making them feel very uncomfortable. Men also come to us for breast reduction surgery. Male breasts, contrary to popular belief, are not always caused by being overweight. Some men develop genuine breast tissue that has to be removed to retain a manly appearance.
In breast reduction surgery, liposuction is sometimes used to bring about small changes, but more often, breast tissue is removed completely.
Fat grafting is a form of breast augmentation surgery. It can only be used for small size adjustments but is a good solution for those who prefer to have “natural” breasts. In fat grafting, body fat is removed by liposuction from one area of the body and is then transferred to the breasts. Only small incisions are needed for this procedure.
The perky breasts women have in their youth are subject to the ravages of time. Weight gain followed by weight loss, breastfeeding, and the effects of time and gravity all take their toll. Sagging breasts cause serious body confidence issues, so many women choose to undergo breast lift surgery to turn back the clock. Another reason for choosing a breast lift is asymmetry. Depending on its nature and extent, a breast lift can help to improve symmetry.
During a breast lift, the tissues are reshaped, and the skin is tightened, restoring the appearance of the breasts. Many women combine a breast lift with an augmentation procedure. You can also use the opportunity to have the areola of the nipple reduced.
Which procedure is right for you?
Body confidence issues can be very hard to discuss with others, even your general practitioner, but when you visit a cosmetic surgeon’s clinic, you can feel free to talk about them. After all, rectifying these problems is what we do, and we know what a delicate topic it will be for you.
You may not know which procedures will suit you best, so rather than just asking for augmentation, reduction or lifting, explain what you’re not happy about and what you want to achieve. Now, your cosmetic surgeon can recommend the right procedures to fulfill your aims, explaining what can and what cannot be done.
We are not here to “sell” you a procedure, so we will realistically explain exactly what you can expect before surgery, what happens during surgery, and what your recovery period will be like. Your doctor will show you relevant images so that you can see how the procedure or combination of procedures worked for other women.
It’s also an opportunity for you to ask questions. For example, will your procedure affect your ability to breastfeed? Will you have to return for additional procedures in years to come? How safe are breast implants? What adverse effects are possible? Honest, unbiased answers will help you to make your decisions.
If you’re considering breast surgery, get the answers directly from a professional. There is no pressure to go ahead with surgery, and you will be in possession of facts that relate specifically to you. Take your time, and think it over. Call us back with any additional questions. We are here to help you.