Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that helps to increase the size of the breasts. Women who have lost form of their breast or have small ones often opt for this procedure. If you are in the Chicago metro area and decide to get a breast augmentation procedure done talk to Dr Bloch from Body by Bloch and get the facts that you should consider before the surgery. Some reports indicate that women feel that breast augmentation procedures can be confusing and overwhelming because of the different types involved.
Arlington Heights, Ill. – Ninety-eight percent of women undergoing breast augmentation surgery say the results met or exceeded their expectations, according to a prospective outcome study published in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Women also report improvements in self-esteem and quality of life after breast augmentation, according to the study by ASPS Member Surgeon Dr. Eric Swanson, a plastic surgeon in private practice in Leawood, Kan. The study adds high-quality information regarding expected outcomes after breast augmentation-including recovery time and psychological benefits.
Here are some facts for your consideration:
LEARN ABOUT THE BASICS
Breast implants have been approved by the FDA for increasing the size of the breast and for people who have undergone mastectomy. A number of reports suggest that breast augmentation is a safe surgery and provides satisfactory results. There are two types of implants that are approved by the FDA, silicone and saline.
LEARN ABOUT THE RISKS
Breast Augmentation is a surgical procedure and involves anesthetics. It does have risks involved. Moreover the silicone implants that are sold in the United States are made out of a medical silicone gel. Implants come into the market only after extensive lab testing.
However there are some risks involved with the silicone implants:
- It can cause capsular contracture
- Breast pain
- Need for re-surgery
- Silent rupture (without causing any symptoms)
KNOW THE NATURE OF THE SURGERY
Breast implants are not something that last for a lifetime. They last to a period of 10 to 12 years after which they need to be replaced.
Products that are being used as implants should be FDA certified otherwise you are at your own risk. Always check the implants that are going to be sued before the surgery.
There may be long term risks such as leakage of implants
However such facts should not discourage you from considering a breast augmentation. If you choose a board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Steven Bloch from Body by Bloch you will be safe.
Breast augmentation does not correct severely drooping breasts. If you want your breasts to look fuller and to be lifted due to sagging, a breast lift may be required in conjunction with breast augmentation.
Breast lifting can often be done at the same time as your augmentation or may require a separate operation. Your plastic surgeon will assist you in making this decision.
To book a consultation with Dr Steven Bloch from Body by Bloch go to https://bodybybloch.preview.crystalcleardm.comor call us at 1-847-432-0840.