Breast augmentation in El Paso: basic aspects of the operation
Breast augmentation in El Paso or augmentation mammoplasty as clinically called, despite already having a long history, is currently one of the most popular surgeries, as it helps to achieve attractive breasts desired by the patient, contributing to women feeling more secure about their appearance. The aesthetic of the breast as a symbol of beauty, femininity and self-esteem in women is proven. Therefore, the benefits are not limited to the physical, but also certain psychological aspects of the patient are benefited, such as their own consideration and esteem, social relationships, their love relationships, etc.
Women with small or nonexistent breasts often have complex due to their low self-esteem as they want a more pronounced bust to make their figure look more slender. Breasts have been considered female sexual icon for centuries. Currently it is considered a harmonious body the one whose proportions are balanced and therefore bust plays an important role in achieving this harmony.
Because of this, lots of women choose to undergo breast augmentation in El Paso in order to correct defects that their breasts may have because
breast augmentation surgery changes the volume of the breasts, but also helps to partially transform other features such as mammary hypoplasia, breast asymmetry, breast ptosis, mastectomies, tubular breasts, sagging breasts, unusual shapes, distant breasts together, inverted nipples, wide areolas and big nipples, among others.
From many paces the supposed benefits of certain non-surgical methods are claimed to increase breasts. So they talk about certain foods and diets, physical exercises or specific massage for breast enhancement. However, we affirm that the effectiveness of such measures is very limited, if not non-existent, and that the only definitive and effective way to increase the bust is the breast augmentation surgery.
Lots of women choose to undergo breast augmentation in El Paso in order to correct defects that their breasts may have.
Many women undergo breast augmentation surgery because they have wanted for a long time to fulfill their dream of having more voluminous breasts or correct any of the defects mentioned above. Having symmetrical breasts, areolas of equal size, a normal size bust, etc., makes women feel assured of their body and therefore has consequences in their psychology in a positive way because they are satisfied with their new breasts, which It raises their self-esteem and makes them feel accepted by society.
It is completely normal for women before undergoing breast augmentation are filled with fears or have a lot of doubts about the process, the price, postoperative period, results, etc. That is why in this article will try to explain each of the most important aspects of this surgery.
What types of implants are there and how to choose them?
How to choose a breast implant size?
It should be clear that the size of the breast implant is important, however, it is a subjective matter. That means that each patient has their own idea about what size they would like for their breasts. The woman should express herself about the kind of size that she would like to have and for this reason it is essential that every woman transmit the size she has been thinking about to her plastic surgeon, in her own words. To better illustrate the size you want, it will be important that the surgeon show plenty of photographs of previous patients who have already undergone breast augmentation surgery, so that the patient can now indicate what kind of bust she would like to have.
In addition, in order to choose the right size according to the body of each patient, a 3D simulation must be done because with it you can observe the size of the implant and choose the size with complete freedom within a range that the surgeon recommends. This point is crucial. Women should never undergo plastic surgery without having done a simulation in your own body so she could see the possible outcomes.
This simulation can be achieved either by computer programs, especially using special bras with different amounts of filler and with which the patient would see exactly what the result of the intervention might be. In fact, the simulation helps because although you will see many photos of other women operated with a specific size, for example 400cc or 500 cc, the different characteristics of your body with that same size will result in a completely different way. For that reason that simulation helps you see how a certain size implant will look on you.
The best way is to have the simulation with real testers done before breast augmentation in El Paso.
Therefore, and as we have already said, the best way is to have the simulation with real testers done before breast augmentation in El Paso: aside from the 3D simulation, the patient is performed a simulation of augmentation with real testers, i.e. the bust and chest of women are evaluated using a series of implants filled with a brassiere or a special bra so that the patient can see herself in the mirror and see how she feels with each size until she finds the right size for herself. This is a quick and simple technique, which has the advantage that you can see it for real, in the mirror, with a special top that simulates the skin and with your own clothes. Light color blouses make your breasts look more pronounced and dark colors will make your bust look smaller, so doctors recommend that the patient comes to do the simulation with real testers, she should bring a white and a black blouse.
Round or anatomical implants
The choice of breast implant must be evaluated during the consultation
with the plastic surgeon, who will assess together with the patient if a round or anatomical implant will be used depending on the particular case of each person based on the shape, volume and anatomy of the breast. Round implant have a circular base and, in principle, is more appropriate for patients who have sagging breasts, as it provides more volume in the upper area of the breast and enhances cleavage. The anatomic implant has a shape of a teardrop and is typically used for thinner women and women with small breasts.
Smooth or rough texture
Each of these types of implant textures have advantages and disadvantages, but the fact is that the current trend is to use textured implants more and more, and leave smooth texture implants for very specific cases. For example, smooth implants require a smaller incision in order to be placed and also are somewhat less susceptible to infections.
However, textured implants have a lower risk of capsular contracture and other risks such as implant displacement or rotation. In any case, it is best to seek advice from your plastic surgeon on this issue.
Textured implants have a lower risk of capsular contracture and other risks such as implant displacement or rotation.
Filler materials: saline or a high cohesive silicone gel
SALINE IMPLANTS SERUM
In these implants, the filler is saline consisting of a mixture of water and salt, also known as physiological solution, whose concentration is similar to the concentration of the human body. The most significant advantage of this type of substance is safety, because in case of a spill, it is absorbed well by the body of the woman. Another advantage is that eight of the saline filler as well as its volume, is lower than the silicone filler. This lower density makes it possible to make shells provided with a valve so that the plastic surgeon to put a deflated breast implant into the breast and then once it is located in the female breast, she can enter the indicated amount of filler to achieve the aesthetic effect desired by the patient. The advantage of this technique is that the incision (surgical approach) through which the implant is placed into the breast is a little smaller than when using implants filled with silicone, which should be a little larger in order to insert the implant.
But not everything can be perfect so the disadvantage of saline implants is that, as it is a very fluid and very consistent substance, it can more easily escape through the pores, cracks or holes that eventually can be caused in the shell. Another disadvantage is that the folds and waves of saline implants are more visible and pronounced.
Silicone has been the traditional filler material for breast implants used in breast augmentation in El Paso.
High cohesive silicone gel implants
Silicone has been the traditional filler material for breast implants used in breast augmentation in El Paso and it is a substance in the form of gelatin. It can be soft and firm. Being bland gives it a more natural look and its firmness is achieved by being a fairly cohesive gel. Some of its advantages are that wrinkles hardly ever occur and its consistency prevents it from filtering through small cracks or pores that may appear on the shell. If that break occurs, the silicone gel will remain in the same place where it was put and will not extend to other areas.
Life and safety of breast implants
Indefinite duration of implants
An implant, either saline or silicone gel-filled has an indefinite life, which means that it cannot be estimated a priori, as it is conditioned by the possible complications that might arise. Breast implants currently used in breast augmentation in El Paso last longer and are safer than those used some years ago. In fact, as we have already mentioned, this duration is undetermined meaning that it may extended throughout the life of the patient. The only precaution that you should take is the periodic revisions that will be instructed by your doctor, and after verification that the implants are in a good condition, you can continue with them without any problems without necessity to have them changed at some time as it used to happen.
We affirm the overall safety of last generation breast implants, which have evolved greatly in recent years.
In addition, we affirm the overall safety of last generation breast implants, which have evolved greatly in recent years. These new implants do not cause breasts to sag more, they do not increase the risk of cancer and, of course, there is no chance that they would explode on an airplane as lots of people still believe.
Lots of women only go to the plastic surgeon when they have some kind of a problem or if they feel some discomfort or pain in the breasts. However, when you have breast implants, you are required some annual reviews or when specified by the plastic surgeon to rule out any problem with the implant.
Total safety of last generation implants and low risk of leaking breast implants
We uses implants of the highest quality and lifetime warranty for the
breast augmentation in El Paso, which means that if these implants rupture, the patient will be provided with an replacement at no cost to it. These breast implants comply with the following:
- Implants of medical quality, biocompatible materials and long term implantable controlled by safety.
- Some manufacturing processes and their associated controls, records and archiving for more than 30 years.
- They have a tracking system from raw material, manufacturing and placement of each implant.
- Materiovigilance has a percentage of rupture and capsular contracture lower than 0.6% at 10 years after placement of the implant, confirmed by scientific studies.
It is essential that the patient always require quality assurance of implants from her plastic surgeon.
Candidates for breast augmentation in El Paso
The ideal candidates to undergo breast augmentation surgery are those completely healthy women, emotionally stable understanding actual results that can be achieved with a breast augmentation surgery. Suitable candidates are also those women whose breasts have fallen or became empty after pregnancy or lactation.
The recommended minimum age for breast augmentation does not exist,
but it is very important that breasts are fully developed so it is advised that surgery is done after the age of 18 years, which is the age when the process of development of secondary sex characteristics is normally completed.
Patients who wish to undergo breast augmentation surgery in El Paso should go through a process of preoperative medical assessment to ensure that the intervention will take place without any risks for them.
The recommended minimum age for breast augmentation in El Paso does not exist, but it is very important that breast are fully developed.
To summarize, the medical tests you should have done should consist of some of the following:
- Mammograms to ensure that you do not have any kind of disease such as breast cancer.
- Analytical tests
- Cardiac and respiratory studies to dismiss any possible issues with these organs.
- Permissibility of the state of the skin over the breast.
- Skin distension.
- Measure the distance between the nipple and inframammary groove.
- Analyze the condition of the breasts, if they are drooping, empty, etc.
- To evaluate possible breast asymmetries.
- It is very important to study the habits of the patient (if you smoke, drink a lot of alcohol, etc.).
Diseases which do not allow intervention
Similarly, once mammography and the results of medical tests and medical history of the patient are all done, we have to rule out the following conditions:
- Breast cancer.
- To determine whether the patient had a breast abscess.
- If you have breast tumors.
- If you have infections in any area of the body.
- If the patient has diffuse breast pain.
- If you have had mastitis.
- Skin or chest muscle disorders.
- If you have suffered from disorders of the immune system.
- If you have a history of bleeding.
- If the patient has hypersensitivity to rare materials.
How breast augmentation operation is performed in El Paso
Types of anesthesia
The use of anesthesia in plastic surgery is quite safe in this type of operation. Generally, two types of anesthesia are used in breast augmentation, which are general anesthesia and local anesthesia combined with sedation. The use of each type of anesthesia in a particular case of each patient will be decided by both the plastic surgeon (depending on the type of implants placed, surgical approach, expected duration of the intervention and placement site) and the anesthesiologist.
Surgical approaches: periareolar, axillary and submammary
Surgical approach is the place where the small incision through is made, through which the implant is inserted into the breast.
AREOLAR SURGICAL APPROACH:
It is the incision made in the lower edge of the areola in the area bordering the darkest area of the areola and breast skin. The scar is less visible, because it is placed in the transition zone between the lighter skin and dark areola skin. However, its disadvantage is that this technique is not recommended for women who want to breastfeed in the future,
because the approach for the implant is through the areola, so the ducts may suffer damage, which would make breastfeeding difficult in the future. Sometimes, breast augmentation can slightly change the size of the nipple.
While this approach is fast, the downside is that it is “blind” because the incision is made in the crease between the armpit and the breast, far from inframammary groove, which makes the plastic surgeon take the implant down from the armpit to inframammary line. It is the least used of the three surgical approaches.
The cut is made about four centimeters in inframammary fold (under the breast) from where it enters the space where the implant is placed. Although the scar is more visible, but the breast tissue is not touched, as it goes directly to the pectoral muscle without touching the areola, so this approach is the most recommended for women who want to breastfeed in the future.
Sites for implant placement
Breast implants are placed in a submuscular way, that is, behind the muscle and subglandular, which is above or in front of the muscle. However, many plastic surgeons recommend that all breast implant be placed behind the pectoralis major muscle, because that way it has a more natural appearance and bust shape. In addition, by placing the implant so there is less risk of developing capsular contracture, as it is much easier to examine the mammary gland when the patient goes for a mammogram screening.
Bandage and special brassier
Immediately after finishing breast augmentation surgery in El Paso recovery period begins during which the patient should spend a few days off work. The plastic surgeon may place, if considered appropriate, a dressing or bandage, adjustable Velcrotype, during the first three days, which will help push the breast towards its lower pole with the aim of promoting the roundness of the implants in the area of inframammary fold and prevent these breast implants from remaining in high position in the chest. After that time, the surgeon will advise wearing a brassier or sports bra without underwire which the patient must use day and night during the first month after the surgery.
Generally, two types of anesthesia are used in breast augmentation: general anesthesia and local anesthesia combined with sedation.
After the first month and depending on the evolution of healing of each person, the doctor will advise a change of brassiere for the other, which can be used only during the day.
Massage to prevent capsular contracture
The first 48 hours following breast augmentation surgery, the patient can give herself massages to prevent capsular contracture. The patient will mobilize the breast implant in circular motions and will move it in all quadrants. The movements should be gentle but firm, with regular and continuous movements, but without forcing too much. Your plastic surgeon will tell you how to perform massages.
Is breastfeeding possible after breast augmentation surgery in El Paso?
The breast implant can be placed behind the pectoral muscle and submammary approach can be chosen so that it is located under the inframammary crease and thus avoid for the nipple to suffer any damage or alteration. That way, the patient can breast-feed their future children, even though she has breast implants. It is important that the future mother let the plastic surgeon know, before placing the implants that she is planning to breast feed her children.
Precautions after the intervention
SUNBATHING AFTER BREAST AUGMENTATION:
Most plastic surgeons recommend that during the first year, you should sunbathe with a bikini top on and should apply a thick layer of sunscreen even with the bikini on, because sunlight can penetrate the fabric. Bathing topless can aggravate pigmentation of the scar and make it more visible.
SPORTS AFTER BREAST AUGMENTATION:
For at least three weeks after surgery the patient should avoid movements that constrict the pectoral muscle. After a month and you can gradually resume sporting activities. You should avoid starting the first day with a strenuous exercise routine to avoid discomfort.
SEX AFTER BREAST INCREASE:
During the first few days after breast augmentation surgery in El Paso you can have “normal” sexual activity as long as you avoid touching your breasts, and you should not put pressure on the breast while you have the inflamed area or if you feel pain. You should wait at least two days to return to sexual activity.
Risks of surgery
The breast augmentation in El Paso is very safe and has very few risks
and complications. However, as with any surgery, these risks exist and need to know in order to take appropriate measures in order to minimize the effects if they occur. In any case, must be banished to popular belief some false myths that still persist and create many doubts in the patients. For example, we have to say that it is not true that breast augmentation prevent detecting a tumor, as it is not obstacle for a mammogram.
- Infection: Infection is more common in the first week after surgery. It is convenient to call a doctor if you have any symptoms. The infection can be treated with antibiotics and only in severe cases the implant must be removed.
- Capsular Contracture: can occur if the scar or capsule around the breast implant begins to tighten. Treatment may involve removal of scar tissue, or in the worst case implant replacement.
- Hypersensitivity, lack of sensitivity or numbness in the nipples: In some patients any of those feelings can occur after breast augmentation, but usually disappear over time. However, in rare cases it can be permanent.
- Ruptured implants: it may occur due to an injury, or even normal movement and compression of the breast and the implant. In this case, it would be replaced by a new one.