Unadorned Breast Augmentation: The Evolution of Breast Augmentation Techniques

Breast augmentation

Women thought about breast augmentation as early as the Middle Ages. Then the special piece of clothing created the appearance of a magnificent bust. However, those first secrets of the "feminine cut" are still used in the same push-up bras today. But how beautiful do natural breasts look that have not lost their shape with age or after breastfeeding! Modern women are still concerned about the attractiveness of their own bodies, and the fashion for natural beauty and a sporty look only inspires them.

Approaching the subject of breast augmentation usually starts with the use of various "folk" methods, which often have no tangible effect. Then the woman thinks about more radical methods. And then, advertising comes to the rescue that offers many breast enlargement opportunities.


Let's start with the elementary breast diet. Many people attribute the magical properties of cabbage.

Adult women are of little use to her. Of course, in general, the product is good for health, rich in vitamins, but it will only contribute to breast increase if the woman recovers. In this matter, cabbage is also a "helper", depending on how much and with what it is eaten. . .

By the way, nutritionists say that if you gain weight, no more than 10-20 grams will get into the chest.

By the way, cabbage has a nasty side effect - it causes fermentation processes in the intestines and can cause gas and flatulence. So, you shouldn't be busy handling this product.

The second place in the breast diet is occupied by beer or yeast. As with cabbage, the main consequence of frequent consumption of such foods is obesity. Beer, like a drunk drink, is credited with the ability to affect male hormone levels and even potency. Much has been said about it in articles on beer alcoholism. I want to immediately state that women who dream of increasing estrogen by drinking beer are unlikely to succeed.

Bottled beer hardly contains any real hops. Yeast, whether pressed or dry, is also pasteurized. Accordingly, there is no guarantee that a brewed yeast diet will enlarge breasts and not cause liver and digestive problems.


The second popular way to increase breast size is through physical activity.

Let's make a reservation right away that we have nothing against such burdens. Helpful. Helps keep the body in good shape. Yes and relieves psychological stress.

But the breast does not enlarge. By "swinging" the pectoral muscle, you can easily lift the chest that fell off after giving birth. But you won't be able to do it anymore. Exercise leads to leanness and weight loss, and subcutaneous fat in the chest area is burned faster than on the same thighs.


There are many creams, gels, and oils available for breast enlargement. The composition includes a hormonal component, so there is an opportunity to make a larger bust for a while. Slightly - usually around 0. 5-1 sizes.

Medicines used to treat mastopathy have a similar effect.

As soon as the girl stops using them, the breasts will return to their size after a week.

An important point: a doctor prescribes creams for mastopathy, since it is dangerous to take hormonal drugs yourself!

Some gynecologists are sure that the uncontrolled use of creams and oils "for breast enlargement", on the contrary, can lead to neoplasia of the mammary glands.


Some women opt for hormonal drugs for breast enlargement. Some birth control pills are known to have this very "nice" side effect.

But when you take pills it is a temporary matter. Perhaps not without consequences - as hormonal disorders and obesity can occur. However, many women have been taking birth control pills for decades without complications.


Attempts to resize breasts by injecting "something" to increase volume are more than a hundred years old. First, the breasts were enlarged with paraffin injections. The first surgery dates back to 1889. The result was, but it was accompanied by a multitude of side effects. Paraffin is a substance foreign to the body, due to which rejection occurred. Inflammatory processes began in the chest, which could even lead to the death of the patient.

Much later, liquid silicone, polyacrylamide gel (PAGE) and its analogues were injected into the breast. In contrast to paraffin, these materials are perceived much better by the body. Even so, there is a serious risk of capsular contracture. The body forms a protective capsule around every (even theoretically harmless) foreign body, which grows from connective tissue. Such capsules even form around a common splinter. The problem is that the capsule can get very hard. Each scattered drop is covered with a capsule and the silicone enclosed in the capsule "solidifies". As a result, there are frequent cases where after injections of a synthetic gel the breast begins to harden and the patient experiences pressure and pain. Marilyn MonroeIncidentally, the famous actress and model from the 1950s to 1960s complained of chest pain after the operation. Until November 2013, no one could question the naturalness of Marilyn's rich forms, but last year the documents of the star's personal doctor were made available to the public.

Inflammation and gel migration in the breasts may require reoperation. However, it is very difficult to remove all of the silicone embedded in the breast. However, the main problem of silicone gel is the fate of the woman that a reliable diagnosis of the breast is impossible. It is very difficult for a mammologist to distinguish (distinguish) a gel in a gland from a tumor. It is recommended for such patients to carry out the diagnostics "in the same hands" and to keep the research results for comparative characteristics.

Injection of hyaluronic acid into the breasts

The change in breast size with hyaluronic acid is new. So far, there is the only injectable filler specifically designed to increase the volume of the breast, buttocks and other parts of the body.

Its effect is similar to that of other hyaluronic acid-based fillers - when it gets into the tissue, it fills the intercellular space, thus increasing the volume. Like any hyaluronic acid, the gel dissolves within a year. There are no particular disadvantages to this method, although there are descriptions of the migration of the gel outside the mammary gland, which may be due to the excessive injection volume. An average of 200-300 ml is required for breast enlargement.

Now we come to the disadvantage of the method. The average cost is much cheaper than the cost of hyaluronic face fillers, but taking into account the need to introduce large quantities, the total is quite high. And the effect only lasts for a year. . .

Hopefully, competition from manufacturers will lower the price of fillers and make this method more affordable.

Breast lip filling

The patient's own fat is used to fill the breast to the desired size. The method is controversial but popular.

Our fat cells do not cause any rejection processes in the body and take root in a new place after the transplant in the breast area.

Lipofilling is an excellent method for correcting the shape of the breast, removing asymmetries and reconstructing after surgery to remove tumors. However, it is ineffective as a method of enlarging because it can actually add 0. 5 to 1 size breasts. Most often, multiple fat transfers are required to achieve a noticeable result.

It is known that breast lipofilling has not yet been approved by the World Health Organization and the American Association of Plastic Surgeons does not recommend its use as the far-reaching consequences of such surgeries are not yet known. In other words, the method is not well understood. Therefore, during lipofilling, surgeons only place fat in the subcutaneous and retromammary spaces of the gland. The glandular tissue itself is not affected.

Silicone implants

Breast augmentation by introducing foreign objects - bone, glass, wool, sponge and rubber - has been known since the first decades of the 20th century. The consequences of these operations cannot be called successful, as they mainly led to tissue rejection and even necrosis. It was not until the appearance of silicone implants in the early 1960s that the positive dynamics of the development of plastic surgery for breast augmentation finally gave impetus.

Since then, silicone implants have gone through five stages of improvement.

A modern implant can have different shapes. Either teardrop-shaped (greater natural effect) or round implants are used for breast enlargement. Inside, they are filled with a thick cohesive silicone gel, which has the property of retaining its shape and not spreading even if the shell is damaged, although this is very rare in practice.

Of course, breast augmentation with implants is the most effective method to get the best results. But it also has its advantages and disadvantages. First, an invasive operation is performed, which requires a preliminary examination and is associated with the usual operational risks.

Second, the same previously mentioned connective tissue capsule grows around the implant like a foreign body, which in rare cases leads to the development of a capsular contracture. Sometimes you even need to do a second operation to remove the capsule. To avoid this side effect with the latest generation of silicone implants, the shell was changed: from smooth to rough, covered with tiny villi. Such a surface does not allow an excessively dense and hard capsule to grow.

Third, the implanted breast is always denser than the natural one. When a woman lies on her back, such breasts do not expand.

Fourth, a scar up to 5 cm long remains: either under the breast, on the areola or under the armpit, depending on the surgical approach.

After breast augmentation, compression underwear should be worn for two months, and then the breast should be protected from direct sunlight for an additional six months. By the way, the sun does not benefit the female breast at all, since ultraviolet light provokes many undesirable processes in the mammary glands. It is enough to compare the quality of the skin in older women in the cleavage area (the area exposed to sunlight) and in the chest area.

Breast implants do not interfere with regular breast exams and allow the baby to be fed (a lot depends on how the implant is placed). All implants come with a lifetime guarantee, although the breasts can lose their original shape over the years as the tissues still stretch with age. In this case, both regular exercise and a surgical breast lift if necessary are beneficial.

Breast augmentation with silicone implants remains the most popular plastic surgery in the world, according to the American Association of Plastic Surgeons. It is resorted to by women of different ages, but it is not recommended to have surgery on girls under the age of 18. There is no upper age limit for breast augmentation (when all health indicators are normal) because beautiful breasts can be at any age!