What to Expect from Breast Augmentation

Ideal candidates for a breast implants procedures

A breast implant procedure is often the choice solution among many women who wants to boost their self-confidence. With bigger and fuller breasts, some women feel more confident, empowered and ready to face the world. You can also take advantage of this medical procedure if you are also conscious about your looks and you want to take the first step towards a much improved self confidence.

Who Qualifies for a Breast Implant Procedure?

One has to reach the ‘age of maturity’ before breast implants can be recommended. Breasts will develop until the early 20s so it’s important that the breasts should be allowed to develop first before considering breast implants. The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) has indicated that a person should be at least 18 years old before she can sign up for a breast augmentation using saline-filled implants and should be at least 22 years old for her to get silicone implants.

What Happens If You Undergo a Breast Implant Procedure?

Just like other cosmetic enhancement procedures, you also need to meet with your surgeon to discuss the procedure. The meeting will help level the expectations and will also serve as an opportunity for the surgeon to assess your medical history and background. Depending on your current medical condition, you may be asked to stop taking some medications a few days before the scheduled surgery.

Where is the breast augmentation performed?

Once you passed the screening, you can now undergo a breast augmentation as an outpatient or the procedure can be performed in a hospital. The procedure is generally pain-free and will be performed while you are asleep thanks to the use of general anesthesia. Cuts will be made under the breasts, around the nipples or under the arms. The cuts will depend on much enlargement is expected. The implants will be placed below or just above the chest muscle. The procedure will be completed by making sutures or by using a surgical tape to close the cuts.

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