Plastic surgery can be used to alter many things about a woman’s breast and the surgery is called breast augmentation. There are many different reasons a woman would have this surgery for medical reasons to desire for something more. There are some places where this is a more popular surgery and breast augmentation in Los Angeles is an everyday occurrence.
Sometimes a woman will opt for breast surgery after undergoing a mastectomy, which is when the breasts are removed due to cancer. It is also possible for a woman to have some defects in regard to the breasts and get the surgery to fix these issues. However, the most popular reason is the woman wants to change the look of them.
There are many different procedures that can be done depending on what kind of implant is used. There are 2 different types of implants, which are silicone and saline. However, the silicone implants were once deemed unsafe and in 1992 they were banned by the FDA, but after more research certain silicone implants are now available.
The breast implants are filled to the required size with either saline or silicone. If using saline implants the implant is first inserted into the incisions made by the surgeon and are then filled to the required size. The incisions for this type of implant are normally smaller, but these implants are the cause of many problems, including the breasts looking and feeling different along with wrinkles and ripples developing in the skin of the breast.
Silicone implants have been around since 1963 and have gone through many different stages with the current being the 5th generation of implants developed. These have been in use since the middle of the 80s. These implants are a partly solid gel so that the chance of leaking is considerably lessened.
The surgery starts with an incision, depending on which implant is chosen, the size differs. The cut can be located on the underside of the breast, under the arm, or around the nipple. The surgery is done under general anesthesia and should take around 1 to 2 hours to complete. The surgery can be done either as an outpatient surgery or one may be required to stay in the hospital overnight.
There is a certain amount of recovery time that is required after this surgery. For the first few days one should rest and not overdo anything, and if possible, have help near at all times. Any heavy lifting should be avoided for at least 6 weeks after the surgery. For the pain over-the-counter pain medicine can help, or the surgeon might give something stronger.
There are many benefits to getting the done, including better self-confidence and the ability to allow the woman to feel normal again. However, there are some things one should take care about. Make sure that when doing the surgery that the facility and that the surgeon is qualified.
There are many well reputed doctors and facilities capable of doing breast augmentation in Los Angeles. However, this is not the only place it is available and is done all over the world.