The candidates for the procedure are usually women who want to change the appearance of breasts so that they boost self-confidence. The women might want their breasts to be more proportionate to the rest of the body. There are those that might have undergone pregnancy and breast feeding and thus wish to restore look of their busts to what they used to look like. Essentially, it will be for the sake of appearance.
It is one of the most common surgeries when it comes to cosmetic surgery. There are low risks. The worst that can happen formation of a thick collagen layer around the implants and the implants will be removed. The process is known as capsular contracture. Owing to developments in the manufacturing of implants, chances of contracture have become considerably low. It is an effect that is not likely to be experienced.
There are some effects like leakage and implants that are over-filled which are hardly ever experienced. In the past, it was possible that breasts could become uncomfortably cold. Problems with old liquid silicone and saline implants were mostly experienced in the nineties. The implants that are filled with silicone gel are the most favored because they ensure such effects are not experienced. With time, there has been use of fat gotten from patients during augmentation.
There is no effect of augmentation on breastfeeding. Mothers can breastfeed in a normal way. This will not mean the process should be done when a woman is expectant. After the operation, there will be breast swelling which lasts for between 3 and 4 weeks.
Besides, during pregnancy and after, the body undergoes changes and thus it would not be a good idea to perform cosmetic surgery. It is a time when the body gets to adjust in both shape and size. There is no evidence that the procedure increases risk of breast cancer. As a matter of fact, it will make it easier to do self-examination for detecting lumps that are cancerous.
The most used kind of incision is called infra-mammary incision. This is usually made under breasts at the location where they meet the chest wall. It is about 4.5 centimeters in length. The advantage of this procedure is that it gives good direct access to space behind the breasts. The visual effects of the implants are going to be obvious immediately as the surgery is underway.
The second option is known as axillary incision. These incisions ate made in a cease under armpits and will be 4.5 centimeters long. This option is better favored by Asian women since they scar badly. Also, it is less obvious than incisions which are made under the breast. It is however more hard to perform because it gives indirect access to breasts. This makes it cumbersome and time consuming.