Breast augmentation, also known as breast enlargement or breast implants, can help solve a wide range of issues that affect the appearance of your breasts. Some women feel that their breasts don’t suit the frame of their body, and schedule the procedure to perfect their silhouette. Those who have experienced dramatic weight loss or pregnancy often miss the fullness of their breasts, while others try breast augmentation to balance out an uneven bust.
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The surgery occurs under general anesthesia, where small incisions and a pocket are made to hold the implant. Based on your body, the implant can be inserted a range of positions, including under the areola, beneath the fold, and from the armpit. Some surgeries are minimally invasive and only take about two hours. Breast augmentation is generally an outpatient procedure, so most patients go home and rest
After the surgery, some patients feel some achiness and stiffness in the first week. Many women wear support undergarments as their body heals after their bandages are removed. In the following two weeks, swelling is reduced and women may resume light physical activity. With modern approaches to the surgery, scarring is minimal.