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Breast Augmentation Procedure

Breast augmentation is a simple cosmetic procedure that aims to reshape the breasts by giving them a larger, fuller, and rounder shape. The most common medical fillings used in this procedure are made of silicone and saline liquid. 

The cosmetic doctor determines the type of filling according to the required size and desired results, as well as the skin type, body shape, and age, the latter being considered a key factor in determining the type of fillings. 

  • Silicone fillings: Give a natural look to the breast shape, as it consists of a silicone shell filled with silicone gel, which is a transparent viscous liquid that is similar in composition to the deciduous glands that make up the breast. A woman must be over 20 to be suitable for a breast augmentation procedure with silicone fillings.
  • Saline liquid fillings: Give a larger size to the breast than silicone fillings and are made of brine (a strong saline solution) inside a silicone rubber membrane. It can be filled with different quantities depending on the required size. A woman must be over 18 to be suitable for a breast augmentation procedure with saline fillings.

Breast augmentation surgery is done for other therapeutic purposes, such as the stage following breast cancer treatment or to achieve symmetry. 

Candidates For Breast Augmentation Surgery

Not any woman can undergo a breast augmentation procedure, as there are a set of conditions that must be fulfilled first: 

  1. Must be over the age of 18, and the growth of her breasts should be completed.
  2. Must be healthy and be free of any disease that might compromise the success of the procedure.
  3. Women who suffer from size changes in their breasts due to weight loss, repeated pregnancies, childbirth, or breastfeeding.
  4. Women who have lost their breasts due to cancer or accidents.
  5. Women suffer from disparity in the size of their breasts, asymmetry, and lack of fullness.
  6. Women who are unhappy with their general appearance due to their breast size.

Pre-Breast Augmentation Surgery Tips

The doctor will give you some instructions which must be followed before the breast augmentation procedure, such as: 

  1. Avoid smoking for one month before undergoing breast augmentation surgery, for it narrows the veins and reduces the oxygen rate in the blood.
  2. Quit any medications that cause blood thinning, such as Aspirin and ibuprofen combinations.
  3. For two weeks before the breast augmentation surgery, stay away from stimulants of all kinds, such as caffeine, because they affect the process of anesthesia.
  4. For two weeks before the procedure to avoid bleeding, avoid having any sort of blood thinners such as alcohol and vitamin combinations, as they contain vitamin E.

Stages Of Breast Augmentation

The breast augmentation procedure can be summarized into 4 main stages: 

  • First stage: conducting clinical examinations. The doctor examines the breast and determines the desired size, which is commensurate with the shape of the body and is required to be done through breast augmentation surgery. 
  • Second stage: Conducting the necessary tests—conducting the necessary blood tests to identify blood sugar levels and to make sure that the patient is free of diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, or immunodeficiency, that would hinder breast augmentation procedures. 
  • Third stage: preparing the patient. The medical staff prepares the patient, and the anesthesiologist administers general anesthesia for the patient. 
  • Fourth stage: breast augmentation. The doctor makes a tiny incision, which helps him insert the fillings into the breast, giving it the desired size. 

Post-Breast Augmentation Surgery Tips

It is worth mentioning that the recovery period of the breast augmentation procedure goes from four to six weeks. Also, certain instructions given by the doctor must be followed to get the best results and accelerate the healing process, such as the following: 

  1. Adhere to wearing the medical bra for a month after the breast augmentation procedure, for it helps to speed up the healing process.
  2. Avoid any big effort or hard work as much as possible. Also, it is preferred to stay away from exercising for at least a month.
  3. Continue to avoid smoking for two months after the breast augmentation procedure because it affects the required oxygen rate needed for healing.
  4. Avoid high temperatures, such as having a Turkish bath or sauna. 
  5. Avoid exposure to harmful sunlight for a month after the surgery.
  6. Avoid carrying heavy objects for four to six weeks after the surgery.