12 Common Questions about Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation continues to be the world’s most popular cosmetic procedure. This surgery can help women to enhance their self-image. Here we answer the common questions about this procedure and try to make the journey as clear as it can be for you.

12 Common Questions about Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation continues to be the world’s most popular cosmetic procedure. Based on ISAPS Global Statistics on this procedure 1,677,320 of this procedure was performed worldwide in 2017. This surgery can help women to enhance their self-image and to feel more confident. When women think of having a breast augmentation, there are many concerns that hold them back. Here we answer the common questions about this procedure and try to make the journey as clear as it possibly can be for you.

1. What is breast augmentation exactly?

It is also known as boob job and is a procedure to enlarge and reshape the size and appearance of the breasts.

2. Will They Look Fake?

The technology on this matter have developed to a point where it’s possible for implants or injections to look entirely natural. It is directly related to your own choices. It’s important to choose a professional and certifies plastic surgeon with good resume on this subject. An experienced plastic surgeon will tailor your breast augmentation to suit your unique body and your individual goals.

3. What are my options in breast augmentation and which one is better?

Basically, there are 2 different options you can choose. The first one is to transfer or inject fact to your breasts, which there’s a limitation for increase in breasts size but looks completely natural. The other and the most popular option is implants which are saline or silicone based. Each of these implants have their own benefits. Saline based implants can be used in women over 18 years old, while silicone based are confirmed for women over 22 years old. On the other hand, many women feel that silicone breast implants more closely mimic the look and feel of natural breast tissue.

4. Does breast augmentation interfere with childbirth or breast feeding?

No, it will not interfere with childbirth and most women who have had implants are able to successfully breastfeed if they choose to do so. Although, breasts, whether they are augmented or not, will often lose volume and fall after the increase and subsequent decrease in size after childbirth and breast feeding. This volume loss may occur due to natural hormonal changes and may occur whether or not a woman actually breastfeeds her baby.

5. What are the different types of breast implant incisions and which one should I have?

There are 4 different incision sites:

  • Under the breast in the breast fold.
  • Around the areola.
  • In the armpit.
  • Through the bellybutton.

Most of the implants are placed through an incision around the nipple or underneath the breast. The advantage of these sites, that the surgeon can shape the implants better from these sites. This provides a greater chance of a better result and a more natural breast. Another benefit is that these sites can hide the scars really good, as it’s like you never had any surgery on your breasts.

6. What is the right size of implant for me?

It depends on a lot of factors such as your body contour. It’s important to discuss your wishes with your surgeon. Some surgeons might even have computer software that will allow you to preview what you would look like with various sized implants.

7. Will they hurt?

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure and like any other surgery, it has complications such as pain. But after the recovery time they should NOT hurt.

8. Will my implants last forever?

Some plastic surgeon may suggest that it’s better for your implants to be replaced after 10 to 15 years. But, it does not necessarily mean that they do not last. Most of the surgeons will tell you a replacement is not necessary, as long as you aren’t experiencing any problems.

9. What is the difference between putting implants “under” the muscle and “over” the muscle?

Most surgeons place breast implants under the chest muscle as this provides a more natural shape. It is also a better choice in women who are thinner or women who request larger implants. The implants that are placed over the muscle directly underneath the breast will look more like an implant and look more full and round. Women with sagging can put their implants over the muscle to avoid a breast lift surgery.

10. Will breast implants interfere with a mammography or cause cancer?

Breast cancer surveillance and mammograms after breast implants are easier to perform for implants placed underneath the muscle. But you still can have an ultrasound or an MRI to get a complete and clear exam. Also, there are no scientific links between breast cancer and breast implants.

11. Are Breast Implants Safe?

The FDA has approved variety of saline and silicone based implants after years of clinical trials to assure their safety. But it’s important for you to know that you can’t find any surgical procedure with its own complications.

12. How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?

It depends on the country, doctor, and type of procedure used. Typically, it’s from $5,000 to $10,000. Our clinics in Iran make sure that you get what you wish for with the best materials and procedures with affordable services.

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