Breast augmentation is one of the most common aesthetic plastic surgery procedures that patients request. Breast augmentation sometimes referred to as a “boob job” by patients, involves using breast implants to increase a patient’s breast size. For most patients, the goal is to produce a more rounded and pleasing breast shape or improve the natural breast symmetry. The same procedure can also be used to restore volume for slightly sagging breasts in selected patients, usually post-weight reduction or post-pregnancy patients, essentially producing a “breast lift”. Severely sagging or drooping breasts, however, may require a formal breast lift or mastopexy.
The goals of breast augmentation in general are to increase the projection and fullness of the patient’s breasts, to improve the aesthetic balance of the breasts in relation to the rest of the patient’s body contours and of course to enhance the patient’s positive body image and self-confidence. Many patients who want to undergo breast augmentation express the desire for their clothes to fit better.
How is breast augmentation performed?
During the breast augmentation a plastic surgeon makes an incision, lifts the breast tissue to create a pocket under the breast and places an implant in the pocket to increase breast volume and projection. The incision can be placed in the fold under the breast, the armpit or around the areola. The pocket can either be created under the breast tissue itself or under the muscle of the chest called the pectoralis major. All of these different approaches have their own respective advantages which will be explained by the plastic surgeon. The breast implants can be either silicone or saline, each type with its own advantages and disadvantages. Most plastic surgeons prefer using silicone implants because they tend to produce a more natural feel after breast augmentation.
Breast augmentation is usually done as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia and it usually lasts 1-2 hours. The procedure should always be performed in a sterile and fully equipped operating room in a hospital or KAS Medical Center, by a formally trained and board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon.
KAS Medica Center (KMC) offers state-of-the-art surgical procedures, among which breast augmentation, to help its clients look and feel their best. The Clinic’s plastic surgeons are all board-certified and have undergone extensive trainings in reputable training centers abroad.
At KAS Medical Center and MedSpa Clinic, patient safety is foremost in mind. In freestanding outpatient surgery clinics, patients have to check if the center is accredited, verify if the doctors are board-certified and inquire about emergency plans in case something goes awry.
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