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Breast Enlargements

Updated on November 29, 2007


The technically name for Breast augmentation is called augmentation mammoplasty and is a surgical procedure which enhances the size and shape of a woman's breast for many reasons.

1. To enhance the body of a woman who, for personal reasons, feels that her breast size is too small.

2.To correct a reduction in breast volume after giving birth.

3.To balance differences in breast size.

4. As a reconstructive technique following recent breast surgery.

5. Which have lost the shape after losing a lot of weight.


Breast implants are silicone shell filled with either silicone gel or saline.

Breast Augmentation The way of inserting your implant will depend on your body shape and surgeon's recommendation. The incision can either be made in the crease where the breast meets the chest, around the areola, or in the armpit. The incision is placed so scars will not be noticed.

The surgeon will raise your breast tissue and skin and create a pocket, directly behind the breast tissue or underneath your chest wall muscle called the pectorals. Some surgeons believe that placing implants behind your chest muscle can reduce the potential for capsular contracture which is rare but always a possiblity. The surgery can take up to two hours to complete by which a gauze bandage may be applied on to the breasts to help with healing.

What are the risks?

Breast augmentation is pretty straightforward. But as with all operations, there are always risks although very rare, the most common are infection, asymmetry, scarring, bleeding, and capsular contracture. Capsular contracture is unpredictable and can affect the patient at any time during the implant life.


You will feel tired and sore for a couple of days following your surgery, most of the discomfort can be controlled by medication from your doctor. The gauze dressings, if you have them, will be removed, and you'll usually be given a surgical bra which should always be worn unless instructed by your surgeon. The sensation in your nipples will be lost but will soon return through the healing process. Your stitches will be remloved within 2 weeks, the swelling may take up to five.


Depending on how physiacll your job is will determine how soon you will be able to return to work and ususally takes just a few days. Your scars will soon begin to fade, although they will never disappear completely.


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      Compu-Smart 10 years ago from London UK

      More pics please:)