With ample opportunities to re-frame your body and its appeal, incorporating one (or more) may not seem a difficult job today. Breast lift and augmentation has gained attraction not only as a method of raising and firming the breasts alone but also the overall physique and personality.
However, there can be side-effects to technology and its implementation. A brief outline of the advantages and disadvantages of breast lift and augmentation has been provided here to help gain clarity over the subject.
Advantages of Breast Lift and Augmentation
Breast lift, or mastopexy, is a technique to raise the breasts and make them firm. Breast augmentation is basically meant to increase your cup size by placing implants into the breasts to give them a larger size. Breast lift can provide the body a whole new contour and fitting physique. The technique also facilitates additional cleavage due to the new positioning of the breasts.
It can be a preferred technique to fix drooping breasts and reposition the nipple to alleviate your look. With breast lift, your body can gain a younger, firmer and attractive appeal. Loose, elongated or sagging breasts can benefit from breast lifts to get a firm and attractive appearance. Stretched skin and enlarged areolas can also benefit from this technique.
Augmentation technique can provide women with fuller and larger breasts through implants.
These implants come as saline or silicone. The technique has the advantage of leaving few scars which are not too obvious. Breast lift and augmentation can be done together or independently depending on the requirement of the person. If you wish to fix drooping breasts, the augmentation procedure alone may not reposition the nipples.
For a more natural look, combination of lift and augmentation can serve the purpose. A single procedure may take care of both these things, or the lift can be done some time after the augmentation is complete. A professional (plastic surgeon) can best determine the exact requirement – a breast lift, a breast augmentation or a combination. Much depends on your personal desire and need for re-framing the body.
A Promising Technique for Overall Body Enhancement
A survey suggests that individuals who underwent breast augmentation surgery or breast lift surgery enjoyed benefits beyond improved appearance and self-esteem. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, breast augmentation was the most popular surgical practice among plastic surgeons in 2010.
Both the young (between 19 – 34 years) and mature women (between 35 -50 years) found the technique attractive enough to adopt it. Differences in breast size, post-delivery and post-pregnancy changes and underdeveloped breasts were some of the reasons for undergoing the procedure. There was considerable enhancement in women’s outfit and relationship satisfaction post surgery.
Disadvantages of Breast Lift and Augmentation
Breast lift and augmentation can be helpful tools; however, do not expect dramatic results as the body has a limitation to go beyond the usual. Breast lift does not actually make the breasts bigger by itself; you cannot expect an evident or overwhelming change post treatment. Sometimes, a change may be difficult to trace.
Breast augmentation, which is largely considered a safe procedure, also has potential for complications. Like any cosmetic procedure, breast augmentation entails a degree of risk. Scarring is one of the consequences of surgery. You may reduce the effect of scars by choosing an area which may not be noticeably visible.
Being a surgical process wherein implants are placed into breasts, breast augmentation has risks associated with anesthesia. With general anesthesia, there can be complications like aspiration, nausea, increased blood pressure, allergic reaction and increased heart rate.
A pre-existing medical condition can increase your risks and would want a discussion with the doctor before planning the surgery. Sometimes, general anesthesia can be replaced with local anesthesia to reduce the risks.
The general risks of plastic surgery are not to be sidelined. The saline implants, which are done in breast augmentation, can leak demanding attention and care. Excessive bleeding, swelling, infection, tissue death, scarring and hematoma (blood clot) are some other side effects of the surgical procedure.
Depending on the type of procedure performed and the type of implant used, breast augmentation can have certain negative effects. Commonly observed ones include loss of sensation in the breast or nipple area, irregular breast contour, inflammation of blood vessel and difficulty to breast feed.
The saline implants can pose more concerns than the silicone ones. Breast implant rupture and leakage can also occur. Sometimes, the mammogram screenings can be obstructed or interfered by the implant. However, complications are rarely found and the risks can be reduced by choosing an experienced plastic surgeon.
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