Breast augmentation, sometimes referred to as a "boob job" by patients, involves using breast implants or fat transfer to enhance your breasts. Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you. Incisions are made in inconspicuous areas to minimize visible scarring.
Cosmetic surgery - Breast enlargement (implants) - NHS
Of the approximately 1. As these thousands of procedures are done, surgeons generally employ one of four techniques. The four techniques The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery lists these four primary breast augmentation techniques :. Inframammary: In this procedure, a small incision is made in the fold underneath the breast called the inframammary fold. The advantages of this technique is that the incision allows the surgeon to have a wider access point to insert the implant with greater precision. In addition, the remaining scar generally about 1 to 2 inches long can be concealed under the crease. Peri-areolar: This procedure requires an incision to be made near the outer edge of the areola.
An implant is a sac filled with either sterile salt water saline or a material called silicone. Breast augmentation is done to increase the size of your breasts. It may also be done to change the shape of your breasts or to correct a defect you are born with congenital deformity. Talk with a plastic surgeon if you are considering breast augmentation. Discuss how you expect to look and feel better.
So you think you want to get a boob job? I'm happy to be part of your journey towards the boobs of your dreams! But before you go under the knife, there are a few, err more like 30, things you should know about getting a breast augmentation.