Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to increase the size, shape or fullness of a woman's breasts.

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The surgeon places silicone or saline breast implants under the chest muscles or breast tissue.

Breast augmentation is done to:

˗ Enlarge breasts that are naturally small.

˗ Restore breast size and shape after pregnancy, weight loss or breastfeeding.

˗ Restore symmetry when the breasts are asymmetrical

Breast enlargement boosts self-esteem

Women usually experience a significant boost in self-esteem and positive feelings about their sexuality after undergoing breast enlargement.

How the Breast Implant Procedure Is Done

A small incision, usually an inch in size, is

placed in an inconspicuous spot to allow

insertion of the implant. Depending on the type

of implant selected, there are up to three spots

where an incision can be placed: around the

lower edge of the areola, under the breast crease

or in the armpit.

At what age can you do the operation?

Because breasts can continue to develop until a woman reaches her late teens or early 20s, the FDA requires that women be at least 18 years old to get breast augmentation with saline-filled implants and at least 22 years old to receive silicone implants. 

 Recovery after Breast Augmentation

Your breasts will be covered with gauze after the surgery. You may have drainage tubes, which will be removed in a few days. You may need to wear a surgical bra as you heal.

You’ll need to take it easy for a few days after your breast augmentation surgery, For instance, you shouldn’t do any heavy lifting for up to six weeks after getting your implants.