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Breast augmentation is become one of, if not the most popular, cosmetic surgery treatments in the United States.

Hundreds of thousands of women all over the world are interested in enhancing and reshaping their breasts through breast augmentation with implants or fat transfer. Despite the fact that the procedure has been around for 50 years, it has undergone alterations and refinements throughout the years to ensure the greatest possible results.

Although it is a simple operation, there are a number of facts that may surprise consumers, as with any popular cosmetic therapy.

Here are 9 fascinating facts regarding breast augmentation that you might not be aware of. (When considering breast augmentation, it’s always a good idea to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon.)

things to know about breast augmentation

1. The satisfaction rate for breast augmentation is exceptionally high.

According to several surveys, more than 90% of women who have had breast augmentation are happy with their decision and would highly suggest it to others who wish to improve their breasts.

2. You have the ability to make implant placement selections.

The surgeon and the patient will go over the steps of the procedure and communicate where the implants should go during the consultation. This helps the patient comprehend the process and choose between implant placement under the muscle (more natural look, less risk of visible rippling) and implant placement over the muscle (less probability of visible rippling) (shorter recovery time, lesser chance of distortion).

3. The size of implant possibilities is sometimes limited.

Despite the fact that patients have a vote in the treatment, women may be confined to a specific implant size. After inspecting the breasts, the surgeon makes this judgment. The size of the ribcage as well as the thickness of the skin have an impact on the highest level of cc’s (new breast size).

4. Implants can be kept in the body for an indefinite period of time.

With the exception of additional procedures to update the implants, there is no time limit on how long implants can reside in the breasts. Breast implants can last for up to 20 years in the body if they are checked regularly and there are no complications.

5. You can choose between two implant types.

The ultimate effect in the body is the same for both types of implants, but silicone implants are more viscous than saline implants. Silicone implants are a thick, gel-like substance that is frequently compared to gummy bear candy. Saline implants, on the other hand, have a water consistency that resembles breast flesh. The FDA has determined that both implants are safe for women over the age of 22. (Patients must wait till they are 22 years old, while younger patients under 22 should opt for saline implants.)

6. Breastfeeding is still an option for mothers.

Some people may be surprised to learn that new mothers with implants can still nurse their babies. Some women are unable to breastfeed due to a variety of problems, but the majority are successful. That being said, neither the infant nor the mother are harmed by the implants.

7. A breast implant does not prevent the breast from changing naturally.

Our skin loses suppleness and becomes thinner as we get older. If a woman chooses breast augmentation at a younger age, it’s crucial to remember that it doesn’t prevent the natural breasts from growing. Breast size can still rise as a result of pregnancy in patients who become pregnant following augmentation.

8. In the United States, breast augmentation is the most common cosmetic procedure.

According to the ASPS, 300,378 breast augmentation procedures were performed in the United States in 2017, up 3% from 2016. Breast augmentation was chosen by these women because they wanted to increase the size of their breasts, remodel the roundness of their breasts, or make their breasts more symmetrical. Breast implants or a fat transfer will be used by surgeons to complete the treatment.

9. Breast augmentation is a simple procedure with a quick recovery time.

Breast augmentation is regarded for having a simple and quick recovery time. The majority of women who have breast augmentation believe it is less painful than having their wisdom teeth removed. Some women have a pleasant recovery, while others may endure little (but tolerable) discomfort. If this occurs, the doctor will prescribe medication to alleviate the pain. The most difficult thing for patients to do after surgery is to reduce their physical activity.

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