Breast augmentation is a very popular procedure that consists of making the breasts larger. By placing implants under the skin and inside the breasts, a surgeon can increase the size of a woman’s breasts. After getting a breast augmentation, a woman can enjoy increased confidence, more clothing options and increased aesthetics.

Who Is An Ideal Candidate For The Procedure?

There are a few reasons why a woman might want to increase their breast size with breast augmentation. One of the more common reasons is that some women believe that their breasts are too small compared to her body; they are disproportionate.

Some women who get breast augmentation might feel self-conscious when wearing certain clothing such as low-cut or form-fitting tops. If clothes that fit your hips are too large at your bust line, then you could be a good candidate for the procedure.

An ideal candidate should have a positive attitude, realistic expectations and good health when considering breast augmentation. Going into the procedure with the right expectations and a positive attitude will make sure those who get breast augmentation done are satisfied in the end. Being in good health is also important to make the recovery and the procedure go more smoothly.

How the Procedure Is Performed

Breast augmentation involves the use of implants. First, the surgeon will make an incision and lift the breast tissue. Next, a pocket will be created in the breast or chest area. Then the implant will be placed inside of the pocket. The same process is repeated for the second breast.

The exact locations where each breast will be placed is dependent upon where the surgeon believes the ideal area is. Breast implants might be placed under the pectoral muscle, between the chest wall and breast tissue, or they might be placed on top of the pectoral muscle and under the breast tissue.

In some cases, something called an autologous fat transfer will be used. This optional procedure involves using liposuction to remove fat from your body and inject it into your breasts. Fat transfer can be appealing to some because nothing foreign is being used to make their breasts larger. There will be no risk of an implant popping and/or less chance of having to get another procedure done. The downside to this is that it does not make a big increase in size, so if you are looking to go up more than a cup, then implants will be your best option.

How Long Can I Enjoy The Results?

As long as everything goes smoothly, you can expect the results to last for a long time. Unfortunately, implants must be replaced if they begin to leak. In most cases, the results will last for many years. It depends on the quality of the implants and how skilled the surgeon is. After several years with your new breasts, you might consider a breast revision.

Some women become unhappy with the appearance of the breasts after several years, and a breast revision can correct any problems with appearance. At Cosmetic Plastic Surgery of Maryland, with the help of Dr. Salman Ashruf, you can get the bust size you desire. Contact us to schedule your consultation today.