Things you should know before breast augmentation surgery.

Things you should know before breast augmentation surgery.

Things you should know before breast augmentation surgery.

Breast augmentation also known as augmentation mammoplasty is a cosmetic surgery performed to enhance the size and shape of a women’s breast. The surgeon places silicone or saline implants under the breast tissue or chest muscles and the procedure is tailored to meet a woman’s individual needs. For a small increase in breast size or enhance the cleavage, your own body fat taken out by liposuction can be used instead of implants.

There are various reasons why women opt for breast augmentation, enhancing self-image is
one of them. Other common reasons for mammoplasty are as follows:
1. Breast Asymmetry
2. Disproportionately Small Breasts.
3. Restoring breast fullness after pregnancy or weight loss.
4. Post-Mastectomy.

How to prepare for the surgery?
Breast Augmentation is performed by a plastic surgeon and for the safety of the patient the surgeon may ask you to follow a few steps.
1. Stop smoking: As the nicotine from smoking causes blood vessels to vasoconstriction, the risk of complications becomes high. It is recommended to stop smoking 4 weeks before and after undergoing the surgery.

2. Get a blood test: Surgeons opt for blood tests of patients before the surgery to assess fitness and ensure safe surgery.

3. Avoid taking anti-inflammatory drugs: As aspirin and few anti-inflammatory drugs can increase the risk of bleeding, it is recommended to stop this medication 1 week before the surgery.

4. Discuss your implant options: Choosing the right implant is the most critical step of breast augmentation surgery. Each implant has its uniqueness and benefits to meet your desired look, it is recommended to discuss type, size, shape and placement of implants with your surgeon before the surgery.

5. Follow a proper aftercare plan: Wearing a wireless sports bra for support and following the exercise instructions during recovery period optimizes the healing process.

Choosing the right surgeon for your surgery can help you achieve the body you desire with maximum safety and minimal risk. Dr. Sudhanva H Kumar is an experienced plastic and cosmetic surgeon specializing in breast augmentation surgery.

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