Breast augmentation is now the most popular plastic surgery in America with over 300,000 procedures being performed each year.

DETROIT, MI, April 12, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — The breasts represent a very important part of the woman’s body. They have always been considered a sign of sensuality and are inevitably associated with feminine beauty. Since the first breast implants were invented in 1961, they have been a dream for many women who lack breast volume.

Today, breast augmentation is the most popular plastic surgery in America with over 300,000 procedures being performed each year, nearly double what it was in the year 2000.

Breast Augmentation Surgery involves the placement of an implant behind the breast that improves the volume and size, achieving excellent results and great patient satisfaction.

Who can have a breast augmentation?

The best candidates for breast augmentation are those people who seek to improve the silhouette or volume of their breasts. Keep in mind that this procedure will not necessarily improve your social relationships. To obtain the desired results it is important that you discuss your expectations with your doctor. A breast augmentation can be done along with other body remodeling techniques to improve the silhouette more broadly.

Who can’t have breast implants?

It is not recommended to perform a breast augmentation in women who have an active infection in their body, malignant or premalignant lesions, alterations in blood coagulation or tissue healing, alterations of the immune system or in pregnant women. Any patient with a mental illness under treatment should wait for the stabilization or resolution of the pathology.

How is breast augmentation surgery performed?

The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia, leaving the patient admitted a few hours after the operation. Normally surgery is performed on an outpatient basis and only occasionally is hospital admission recommended. If this is necessary, it is usually reduced to one night.

The method to introduce the implant will depend on the anatomy of each patient, the type of implant and the surgeon’s technique. The incisions are usually made in the inframammary fold, on the edge of the areola or in the armpit.

The areolar route provides excellent vision and allows the necessary modifications to the gland or “pocket” where the implants are placed, leaving an almost imperceptible scar.

The axillary route is adequate when anterior incisions are not desired or are not possible (for example, a very small areola). From any of the incisions described, a subfascial or submuscular implant can be inserted.

Where can breast implant be placed?

Whatever the route used, the surgeon will create a “pocket”, either behind the pectoral muscle or behind the muscular fascia (fibrous tissue that surrounds the muscle) where the implant will be inserted. It is important to choose the implant to be used taking into account the anatomical characteristics of the patient, their type of work, the hobbies and their wishes regarding the aesthetic result that they pursue.

To determine the size and shape of the breast implants, the breast and chest of the patient should be carefully measured in the preoperative study, as well as the size and height of the areoles and the relation of the gland to the muscle. It is also essential to measure the thickness of the skin and fat coverage in the upper part of the breast and in the area of the groove (pinch test). In this way, the most natural results are achieved.

Under or over the muscle?

The submuscular position is usually the most appropriate when there is space in the upper chest and when safety is desired in the coverage of the implant. The subfascial position is more suitable for tuberous breasts or with a constriction in the lower part of the breasts as well as for slightly drooping breasts.

The main disadvantage of submuscular localization is that the implants will move with the contraction of the pectoral muscle. Likewise, patients who perform very intense physical exercise should not receive a submuscular implant.

The patient should be aware that increasing the breast in excess (above a C cup) is not usually indicated and is not advisable in most patients with standard body dimensions. Exaggerated increases are unnatural and deteriorate the breasts more quickly, forcing in many cases their withdrawal and increasing the number and size of scars to reshape the breast. For patients with standard body dimensions and who possess a minimum glandular size, an increase with implants greater than 350 cc is not usually indicated.

Once the operation is finished, the surgeon will place a very light bandage and a bra and/or a chest strap. After a reasonable time (usually hours) the patient can leave the hospital and return to their home to complete the recovery process.

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