In search of beauty, a woman agrees to everything: she even goes under the knife of a plastic surgeon. And the chest is exactly the place that attracts the attention of both men and beautiful ladies. The stats are relentless: only 5% of women ages 18-45 are happy with the way their breasts look and nearly all believe they would change it if given the chance. Someone a little, and someone would have completely abandoned their naturalness in favor of the ideal, like models on the cover of a glossy magazine. What is breast plastic surgery and what questions do women who are ready to decide on a transformation have to ask themselves?
Breast Plastic Surgery: How Can Doctors Help?
The vast majority of women want to enlarge their breasts, and every year thousands of women turn to plastic surgeons with this desire. However, in some cases, too massive bust size brings discomfort, and they, on the contrary, require making it smaller. Sometimes after childbirth, the breasts sag and the woman becomes insecure, because so that no one knows about her problem, she has to wear a bra all the time. However, with intimate communication, it is not possible to hide this. Another problem is the asymmetry of the mammary glands, and in this case doctors have ways to help a woman. And finally, an important point is the appearance of the nipples: they make the bust size attractive. Sometimes the shape of the nipples (inverted, asymmetrical) deprives the breast of its charm, even if their size corresponds to the generally accepted parameters of female beauty.
Breast augmentation is the most common operation on this part of the female body and occupies a leading position among all plastic surgeries. Why so? The answer is simple: for many, the beauty of the bust is the key to success with the opposite sex. In fact, the shape of the female breast is important for men, but this question is purely individual: some are crazy about small breasts, which makes them feel that their partner is an innocent girl, others long to drown in magnificent forms, and still others (most of them) stick to the "golden mean" and want to admire breasts of 2-3 sizes.
Breast augmentation surgery is the insertion of a special silicone implant under the breast tissue or under the large pectoral muscle. There are three types of surgical incisions:
- Through a cut in the area around the nipple. In this case, traces of cuts and seams may be visually visible.
- Through an incision along the crease between the breast and the chest. At the same time, the seams are practically invisible.
- Through a cut in the armpit. It is used quite rarely when it is not possible to perform it in the first two areas.
The operation is performed in 2 steps: first the doctor creates a pocket in which to place the implant and then inserts a silicone prosthesis. Then he sews carefully. Average operation lasts 1. 5 hours. General anesthesia is required for its implementation, so the woman must first undergo an examination "under anesthesia" in order to minimize the risks during the operationRemoval of the sutures invited.
In the first few days after the prosthesis, a woman may not be completely satisfied with the result. The stitches in the first weeks are light, swollen, due to the stretching of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, she feels sensations as if the skin is stretched, pains reminiscent of the same in the first weeks of lactation. Adaptation to new breast sizes takes 3-5 weeks, after which the woman's condition usually returns to normal. Implant rejection is extremely rare: modern materials are used today that practically do not provoke such a reaction. Of course, given that the silicone prosthesis does not violate the integrity of the mammary gland, but starts behind it, breastfeeding in the future is acceptable if it does not cause the woman any discomfort (after all, the bust can reach very large sizes, sometimes it is necessary to pump) .
A breast reduction is much less popular than a breast augmentation. But even with such a request, owners of magnificent forms sometimes come to plastic surgeons for help. Indeed, very large breasts can bring discomfort: the skin sweats under them, diaper rash appears, excessive stress on the spine leads to back pain, it is difficult to run, jump and play sports: for this you need to wear a tight bra ora special t-shirt. As a result, every day a woman has to carry two strange backpacks on her stomach, the weight of which sometimes reaches 3-5 kilograms.
Breast reduction operations are carried out both at the patient's request and when there are medical indications (in most cases these are spinal complications). In this case, the doctor makes an incision around the nipple or down from the nipple. It can remove both the tissue of the mammary gland itself and the fatty tissue that makes up most of the magnificent bust. These fabrics are usually picked up symmetrically on both sides from the sides and from below in the same volume. You can lose up to 1 kg from each breast at a time. If necessary, the operation can be repeated after a few months.
The operation also requires general anesthesia and takes about 1 hour. After that, on the 7th -10thThe stitches are removed and examined by a doctor. Many women experience significant relief, feel rejuvenated and are happy that they have become more active and mobile.
Big breasts are naturally beautiful and feminine. However, after childbirth or a sharp loss of weight, it can take on a not entirely aesthetic appearance - become flabby. The fact is that the skin and subcutaneous tissue cannot always shrink, and as a result stretch and deprive the breast of its elasticity. Sometimes stretch marks form on the skin of the breasts, which significantly worsen their appearance.
A breast lift is called a mastopexy. Its essence boils down to the excision and removal of excess skin and subcutaneous tissue, the mammary gland rises higher and is fixed in this new position. Sometimes, simultaneously with these manipulations, the shape of the nipples is corrected, which often take on a not very aesthetic appearance when the breast sags. The operation takes 2-3 hours and is performed under general anesthesia. After that, most often there are traces of incisions and stitches, they are especially visible in the nipple area. However, as a result, a woman gets a "rejuvenated" breast, which becomes larger, more elegant and much more attractive (of course, men also like this option more).
A woman can leave the clinic the very next day after the operation. On the 7th day, an examination by the attending physician is required. The sutures are removed after 12-14 days. The final shape of the breast takes 3-4 weeks when the swelling has completely subsided.
The beauty of the entire breast depends on the appearance of the nipples. Very often, after childbirth and prolonged breastfeeding, they acquire an unusual shape: they become asymmetrical (for example, if a woman has been breastfeeding for a long time), too large or have an uneven contour. Sometimes such an operation may be necessary for a woman with inverted nipples if she cannot feed the baby with milk. Another indication is the removal of the mammary gland, skin and nipple due to the appearance of a malignant neoplasm. In this case, a woman can insert a silicone prosthesis and at the same time form an artificial nipple. Sometimes even a man may need plastic surgery of the nipples if he develops hormonal diseases (gynecomastia).
The operation takes about 1 hour and the technique depends on what the surgeons need to fix. It also requires general anesthesia and suture removal on the 10th-14th. Day.
If you ask passers-by: "What types of plastic surgery do you know? ", 99% of respondents answer: "breast augmentation". Without exaggeration, this is perhaps the most popular operation for both patients and plastic surgeons. The experience gained over the years of developing plastic surgery is huge, it allows you to create conditions so that the patient gets the expected result and the rehabilitation period is as comfortable as possible. Breast augmentation is one of the most popular aesthetic surgeries in the world. It is often combined with a breast lift, especially in women who have given birth or have lost a lot of weight.
What else draws women to a plastic surgeon? Desire to feel attractive to men and youth. The female body is beautiful. But after having children and breastfeeding, not a single cream and gym will return the female breast to its former shape and elasticity. Women start to complex and lose confidence. As a result, they are embarrassed to undress not only on the beach, but also in front of their own husband.
For some patients, breast augmentation is a dream come true, for others it is a weapon in the fight against competitors who are looking at their beloved man. For breast cancer patients, this is a chance to feel like a woman! It seems that the operation is one, but so many different patients, fates and emotions.
Patients who want to have breast implants are most often concerned about the following questions: "How to choose the size of the implant? ", "How to choose a surgeon? ", "Anatomical or round implants are better? ", "What access? ", "How will the rehab go? ". In my opinion, the most important thing is to find your specialist who you trust. The rest of the questions are decided by the surgeon, because he is responsible for you and your breasts. In this matter, I would advise first of all to look at the photo gallery of the work of theDoctor's and of course never skimp on the quality of the implants Read reviews about the surgeon.
An important point I would like to touch on is the rehabilitation period. It's important that your surgeon stays in touch with you throughout the recovery process. Many women think that if they go against the doctor's orders, nothing will happen. Sometimes they don't realize the seriousness of the operation. This is your body, your chest, your life. And if your surgeon has forbidden you to make love or lift more than 1. 5 kg within 2 weeks after the operation - there are reasons for this. Primary rehabilitation after implant placement lasts one month. The surgeon carries out the last examination one year after the operation.
Be healthy and beautiful!
Plastic Surgeon, International Award Winner, Best Mammoplasty Plastic Surgeon 2016, Best Rhinoplasty Plastic Surgeon 2017
"Is it possible to breastfeed after mammoplasty? "— I hear this question quite often in my consultations. Definitely - yes, because a lot depends on what kind of surgery was or will be performed.
In endoprosthetics, i. e. breast augmentation, the surgeon makes an incision under the breast or under the armpit. Through her, he installs an implant. In this case, the doctor does not touch the mammary glands, respectively, the procedure does not affect the ability to lactate. In addition, even with an incision along the lower edge of the areola, the glandular ducts are not severed and the nutritional function is preserved. You can even express breast milk after the operation. By the way, its composition remains unchanged, since modern implants are made from a safe, non-toxic material.
It is a myth that implants need to be removed during pregnancy. However, in rare cases there are medical indications for this, as the breasts become larger in the position. However, this is rather a special case. Thus, the endoprosthetics can be carried out both before and after birth.
Does not affect the process of lactation and mastopexy, that is, breast lift. It is usually performed after childbirth to correct and add volume to the breasts. Such an operation allows you to feed the baby naturally and after the next birth.
Mastopexy is now often confused with reduction mammoplasty. This is breast reduction surgery. Excess skin and fatty tissue is removed. Patients usually resort to such a wellness procedure in order to relieve the spine, especially the cervical spine, of excess volume.
Reduction mammoplasty affects the milk ducts, which, of course, affects the possibility of lactation. But in most cases it is still possible. Therefore, if a young mother is planning one or more children, she can tell this to a specialist who will choose the most optimal operation.
Most importantly, with any problem that arises, you should contact a doctor, and not girls on forums on the Internet. After all, many unconfirmed and frightening myths are born there. But today, thanks to the development of technology, plastic surgery has become much more accessible and safe. Even the girls who want to have more children can have surgery and improve their appearance.