Breast plastic surgery (slang term, boob job) covers a number of procedures to change the size or shape of the breasts, normally performed in an outpatient surgical facility or in a hospital under general anesthesia.
What is a Breast plastic surgery Procedure?
Breast Plastic Surgery is one of the most popular areas of cosmetic plastic surgery and includes several breast surgery procedures. Cosmetic breast procedures include breast augmentation (breast enlargement), which is usually accomplished with breast implants. Breast lift (Mastopexy) is a procedure that is often performed simultaneously with a breast augmentation. In addition to these purely cosmetic procedures, breast reduction (reduction mammoplasty) is an enhancement surgery that potentially offers both health and cosmetic benefits, and breast reconstruction is often another breast surgery procedure required after breast mastectomy.
Women seek breast surgery for a number of reasons; the main reasons are because they are;
- Genetically disposed to smaller breasts.
- Genetically disposed to breasts that are not symmetrical, with one breast having a different size or shape than the other, this is also known as asymmetrical breast correction
- Breast cancer patients often seek breast reconstruction surgery because a breast is partially or totally removed as part of the cancer treatment.
- Reduced firmness from aging.
- Drooping or sagging breasts after child bearing and breast feeding (this condition most often, requires two procedures: breast lift and breast augmentation).
Whether your breasts are too large, too small or not as firm or as shapely as you would like, breast plastic surgery is one way to help make you feel more confident and feminine again.
In general, a good candidate for Breast plastic surgery is:
- 18 years of age or older.
- Not currently pregnant or nursing.
- In good physical health.
- Psychologically stable.
- Wanting to improve their appearance.
- Realistic in their expectations.
- Having this surgery for the first time.
The most important step in having breast plastic surgery is to locate a reputable board certified plastic surgeon, and organize a consultation to find out more about what breast plastic surgery entails and how it may benefit your individual requirements. During you consultation with a Board certified breast plastic surgeon, he or she will explain the options available to you, including the steps of the procedure, and the different types of breast plastic surgery procedures available, this information should include the risks, side effects and limitations, as well as the breast plastic surgery costs, and overall effects and outcome.
Breast enhancement procedures can improve self confidence and change the way you look and feel about your image and appearance.
Different types of breast plastic surgery procedures
There are currently several types of breast plastic surgery operations available, these include:
A breast augmentation, also known as breast enlargement, is surgery to increase the size of the breasts or correct asymmetrical breasts. It usually involves placing an artificial breast implant filled with silicone (cohesive gel that doesn’t run if cut) or saline (salt water) either under the breast tissue or the chest muscle behind the breast. more...
A breast enhancement operation is a cosmetic surgery procedure to increase the size of the breasts or correct asymmetrical breasts. It involves placing an artificial breast implant made of elastic silicone and usually filled with silicone gel either under the breast tissue or the chest muscle behind the breast. more...
A breast enlargement operation (also referred to as breast augmentation) involves surgically inserting breast implants behind the natural breast tissues to increase the size of the breasts. Breast enlargement procedures are performed to create better symmetry and make the breasts larger, firmer and fuller. more...
Breast enlargement implants are available in a variety of shapes, forms and sizes. A breast implant can be made of natural body tissue or synthetic (man-made) materials, such as saline breast implants or silicone breast implants. more...
Breast lift (mastopexy) is an operation to raise and re-shape your breasts if they have lost their shape and skin elasticity through pregnancy, breastfeeding, a loss or gain in weight or as part of the aging process. There are several different techniques that can be in a breast lift augmentation, depending on the degree of sagging. more...
Breast reconstruction is an operation to try to get back the shape of the breast after mastectomy (removal of a breast), or lumpectomy (removal of part of the breast). The aim of a breast reconstruction operation is to match the remaining natural breast as closely as possible. more...
Breast reduction (or reduction mammoplasty) is a cosmetic surgery procedure that lifts the breast and makes it smaller. Women with large breasts often suffer from back pain, neck pain, breast pain and other medical problems, and breast reduction surgery will help to relieve the symptoms. more...