Breast Augmentation Surgery: Is it for me?

breast-augmentation-surgeryBreast augmentation surgery is a major decision in one’s life. It is nothing like going to a spa or a dermatologist’s clinic; this involves how you take care of your body post-surgery, how you spend your active life, and your physical checkups (mammograms). It is a major decision and it involves making thorough research as well as having the right mindset and expectations of the outcome.

Are you ready to go through with this type of changes in your life? Why don’t you read our articles and really go through each point to find out.

Of all of the surgical procedures, breast augmentation surgeries definitely outgrow the most in size (no pun intended). As a matter of fact, according to ASAPS (America Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) this type of surgery has increased by 147% between 1999 and 2004.

So What is Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Also known as “augmentation mammoplasty” , or often referred to as a “boob job” , this type of surgery is performed on women who desire to improve the appearance of their breasts, either by size, and /or shape, and / or contour of the form. This type of surgery is mostly obtained by women who feel their breasts are too small, although it is also often used to help fix the appearance of their breasts after a breast reduction or after childbirth.
It can also help balance the look of the breasts, if one breast is significantly smaller than the other (although it is common and normal to have one breast slightly larger than the other).
The breast augmentation surgery is performed through a small incision that is placed, inserted into the patient’s anatomy and the preferences of you and the doctor, around the areola, in the groove under the breast or in the armpit. The doctor will perform the necessary preoperative markings in his room to obtain his best result. This procedure takes between 1 and 2 hours

Who is the perfect candidate?

The best candidate for breast augmentation surgery is a woman who knows that having a “boob job” will not make her breasts perfect, but will make an improvement. Women who choose to have this surgery should be healthy physically and mentally. This means a woman who has realized that even after she increases her breasts, she may look different and have more confidence, but a breast augmentation surgery will not be the necessary mean to improve or change her life drastically.

Capsular contracture, common effect of breast implant surgery, is the cause of unnatural looking breasts.

What Are the Implants Made of?

You can choose to either have a saline or silicone implants, though most people opt for silicone these days .Silicone is more expensive than option saline, but it will give your breasts a much more natural feel.

  • Shell surface : smooth or textured
  • Shape: round or shaped
  • Profile : how does the implants protrude
  • Volume : what’s the size of the implant ?
  • “Shell thickness”

It’s important to understand that no matter what type or size of implants you get, no implant will last a lifetime. Most surgeons will recommend that you replace the implant every 5 to 10 years, meaning that you will be subjecting yourself to surgery several times during your lifetime just to have larger breasts. Sometimes the implant will also break or rupture, which can be life threatening.

What Are The Risk Factors Involved?

Breast implants, like any other synthetic objects inserted into the body, can be rejected by our body or fail to perform. Breast implants may break or may have some crack. When a saline breast implant deflates its liquid (salt water) will be absorbed by the body. Rupture can occur as a result of injury, without any apparent cause, or during mammography. The damaged or broken implants cannot be repaired. And once the breast implants are ruptured or deflated, they will require replacement or removal.

There are a lot of complications that may arise as a result of this operation. Read more about the common risks in breast augmentation surgery here. This is a serious operation, so do decide with caution whether you are willing to put your body at risk for this type of elective surgery.

Latest Technology in Breast Augmentation Surgery

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Although there are some serious risks, side effects, and high cost involved, the number of interested patients is still increasing. Therefore, there are constant research and studies to come up with procedures that minimize the pain and dangers while improving the end results. The latest innovation is the fat transfer breast augmentation. (Read more about it here!)

There are still no solid confirmation that this newest way to enlarge breasts is 100% safe and effective. Our team from will be updating this section of our blog and provide the latest updates regarding the matter.

My Final Words on Breast Augmentation Surgery

Natural-looking breasts that can be achieved by the means of massage, diet, and herbal supplements

I don’t mean to scare you off and try to convince you that there is no hope for you to have the desired body you want. All I’m saying is that these are what need to be expected if your decision is still to get the breast augmentation surgery.

I’d also like to inform you that there are hundreds and thousands of other women who had originally thought of getting breast implants, but decided to take a natural approach to enlarge their breasts. And the good news is they have done so with great success. To learn more, read this post!

Good luck!