Breast augmentation remains one of the top plastic surgery in the US. The procedure is not only popular among younger women, but is also widely requested by women approaching menopause who would like to turn back the clock, because of the effects of aging on the breasts. But how does breast augmentation work, and how do you know if you are a good candidate.
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that is done to increase the size of the breasts. Breast implants filled with silicone gel or sterile salt water are used for enhancement. The implants may be placed under the breast tissue, or under the chest muscles.
How breast augmentation works
Breast augmentation is usually performed under general anesthesia. There are different incision techniques that can be used to preform breast augmentation, and your plastic surgeon will discuss these with you during consultation. The incision may be made around the areolar (Periareolar incision), under the breast crease (inframammary incision), and under the armpit (Transaxillary incision).
After the incision is made, the implants are then put in position. The breast implants may be placed subglandular, i.e. below the breast tissue but above the pectoralis major muscle (muscle of the chest wall), or subpectoral i.e. below the chest wall muscle.
Who is a good candidate?
Good candidates for breast augmentation are women in good health, who have finished having children, and have realistic expectations about surgery.
You can find out more about how breast augmentation works, by consulting plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Craig of Accent Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS. Call (662) 377-6290 today and schedule your consultation. Dr. Craig would be happy to discuss your preferences, and determine if you would be a good candidate for the procedure.