Procedure for Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation has become among the most sort after enhancement procedures currently. However, more people could be getting this service but are not because of the myths and skepticism that surrounds the procedure. By explaining what happens on the surgical table from the start to finish, it is possible to pull down the veils of uncertainty and clarify what people that need the procedure need to know and what they can expect.

We will assume that to this point, you have been qualified as a candidate for breast augmentation and that you have already fulfilled all the requirements and have settled on your preferred surgeon. You have an appointment and you have availed yourself at the stipulated time and it is from this point that your heart pounds since you’re not aware of what will happen. Well, relax you’re just about to find out.

You should expect that first you will have to get out of your clothes and get into the appropriate attire which is provided by the institution or clinic. After that is done, you will then be taken into the operation room. In some instances, Cosmetic surgeons may tell you what is likely to happen but in the event he does not, the first thing is that an anesthesia is going to be administered. This could be local, intravenous or general depending on your case but in most cases it is local.

After the anesthesia has been administered then the work begins. An incision is made depending on the kind augmentation that you’re having. There are three types of incisions that can be made that include the inframammary incision (under the breast), periareolar incision (area surrounding the nipple) or the transaxillary incision (under the armpit). Keep in mind that the incision will be dictated by the extent of enlargement desired, the kind of implant and the patient-doctor preference. In most cases than not you will be aware of the incision you get beforehand.

After the incision has been made, what follows is the placement of the implant. Typically there are two ways this can go. It can either be placed directly under the breast tissue or behind the pectoral muscle. Again this is dictated by the same factors that dictate the kind of incision made. After the placement, then the incision is closed. To avoid further scarring, this is closed with the use of surgical tape or skin adhesive. This allows the incision to heal fairly well leaving a very small and hardly notable mark.

You can now look at the result of the process in the mirror because the results are immediately visible. The period of the procedure depends on the intensity of the work that needs to be done but in most cases it takes about two hours and you’re done. That wasn’t as scary as you thought now was it?

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