Breast Augmentation Surgery is one of the most well-known cosmetic procedures performed. The popular surgery is available globally and performed by thousands of surgeons. Even with its popularity, there are many questions about the procedure.
What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgical procedure that changes the appearance of the breast. While breast augmentations are commonly associated with increasing the cup size of the breast, the surgical procedure can also change the shape, fullness, and texture of the breast.
The majority of breast augmentations are optional elective surgeries, meaning that the patient chooses to have this surgery on their own and not by any medical advice. The patient’s life is also not in danger at the time of the surgery. Breast augmentations are scheduled in advance. Pre-operation appointments and consultations are standard to establish communication between the doctor and the patient.
What are the requirements for Getting a Breast Augmentation?
Doctors recommend that candidates for breast argumentation are in optimal health. The basic requirements for candidates are having a healthy diet and being a non-smoker. Age, race, and body shape are not excluding factors when deciding if a patient is a good candidate for breast augmentation. However, some factors can exclude a patient from getting a breast augmentation.
The most important factor that doctors consider when considering someone for breast augmentation is their mental health. Those who are experience depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, or have body dysmorphia will not be able to have surgery until their mental health issues are resolved. Pregnant women and those that are lactating are also unable to have surgery. Patients also will have to disrupt any medication routines in the time before and after the surgery. Patients on certain medications will have to consult their primary physician to see if they can get a breast argumentation.
What Types of Implants are Used during a Breast Augmentation?
Those seeking breast augmentation have two options when choosing their implants: Silicone implants and Saline implants. Silicone implants are filled with silicone gel. These implants are the most preferred type because they give patients a more natural feel and look.
Saline implants are filled with saline solutions. These implants are favored because they are performed with a less invasive technique than silicone implants. Regardless of the type of implant are available in a range o shapes and sizes so that patient can achieve their desired results.
Theprices of a breast augmentation vary depending on the type of implant used, the doctor, and the location of the surgery. The average price of breast argumentation is $4,516. While this is the average price, the price can exceed as high as $10,000.
How Long is the Recovery?
Recovery from breast augmentation is typically between two and six weeks. The first week of recovery is usually the hardest for a post-operation patient. During this time, it is recommended that the patient seek assistance. While patients are more than welcome to recover at home, post-operational medical facilities are also an option.