Too small breasts
Diverted from their original function, breasts have become, over the years, a popular female attraction of the male. This is why many women dream of breast augmentation. What are the motivations, benefits, costs, risks of this intervention?
For many women, they are purely aesthetic.
Some want to firm breasts too flabby (after breastfeeding, for example). Others want to improve their figure, improve their appearance and their power of seduction, or even increase their self-confidence.
In other women, breast augmentation responds to a physical or psychological need. Thus, some use this form of surgery following the removal of a breast, asymmetry or absence of mammary glands.
Breast augmentation has some risks, however.
- These include infection, hematoma, asymmetry and long-term calcification.
- Occasionally, the nipples lose sensitivity and the prosthesis has a negative effect on breastfeeding.
- Prosthesis can have an impact on the interpretation of mammograms.
- Finally, as it is a foreign body, the risks of rejection or rupture of the implant are always present. On the other hand, bursting stories during an airplane trip or scuba diving activity are just urban legends.
- It often happens that the woman who opts for a breast augmentation chooses a prosthesis that is too large, despite the advice of her surgeon. This results in an imbalance of the silhouette that can sometimes be unpleasant to the eye.
- Too big a breast can cause backaches in the medium or long term.
Lifetime of implants
The life of implants varies from model to model and from woman to woman. Some have an unlimited life while others will require replacement after 10, 15 or 20 years.
Wear, trauma or poor manufacturing can force the woman to undergo a new procedure. In addition, the volume of the prosthesis decreases by about 7%, after 10 years.
The installation of prostheses
In Canada, saline, cohesive silicone gel and saline implants are the most commonly used? There are three options for the surgeon to insert into the chest. He can make an incision in the sub-mammary fold, around the halo or in the armpit. Then he places the implant between the muscle and the mammary gland, or under the pectoral muscle. The operation, under general anesthesia, lasts about an hour.
Between seven and 14 days of recovery are necessary. In addition to the swelling and pain of the first days, some will experience healing problems, but usually the procedure leaves few visible scars.
The cost of the intervention
Costs range from $ 5,000 to $ 8,000, depending on the type and volume of the chosen prosthesis.
A question of choice
Remember that a surgeon is not foolproof and sometimes the result is different than expected. In the majority of cases, the professional will agree to return to work, but you will suffer the disadvantages (pain, loss of time, risks related to the intervention).
If there is one rule that you must observe, it is to be comfortable in your skin. It’s up to you, and only you, to choose to have surgery.