A women’s biggest insecurity comes down to her body image. Her feminine identity is closely associated with her breasts. Over the years, women’s bodies have been scrutinised. It has now reached a point where every woman strives to have a body she is happy with.
Undergoing Breast Implant Surgery is not something new and has already brought about many opinions. In light of current events, many women opt to undergo breast augmentation surgery, breast enlargement surgery, and breast lift surgery. Undergoing cosmetic surgery is now a new trend. But there are always things that should be kept in mind while considering getting breast implants.
What are Breast Implants?
Breast implants are the go-to option for many women in search of improving or being satisfied with their body overall. It has in fact provided a great alternative for women who have had mammectomies due to diseases like breast cancer. Essentially breast implants are added to the outer layer of the breast making it look bigger or fuller. The implants are silicone cases that are either filled with saline solution (salt water) or silicone. Women generally opt for the silicone ones because they feel more real even though they pose a higher risk.
Breast Augmentation, Enlargement and Lifts:
When a woman decides to either increase the size of her breast, alter the shape or to increase the fullness of her breast that is referred to as breast augmentation. High self-confidence or at least a boost in self-esteem is experienced by many women who undergo breast augmentation surgery. The procedure of the surgery is that the patient goes under general anaesthesia, after which an incision is made and the implants are put in. It is always important to consult the physician and be informed of all the preparations that need to be done beforehand to avoid complications during the surgery. Swelling in the area of the incision is quite expected and evident; it would take a couple of weeks for the swelling to mellow down as well as for the incision mark to fades away.
Taking good care of one’s body post-surgery is very important. Pain killers are normally prescribed to help women deal with the post-surgery pain. For about six weeks the patients should not participate or conduct activities that are stressful to the body.
Most importantly always consult and follow the physician’s advice - whether it’s in regard of the type of bra that should be worn or the post-operation exercises. Pay close attention to the surgical area and always consult your physician with regard to any infection or distress the implants may cause.Authored By Dr Vivekananda Bhat -cosmetic surgeon, Bangalore