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Breast Augmentation Questions and Answers

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Breast Augmentation Questions and Answers
Breast Augmentation Questions and Answers

Also known as augmentation mammoplasty, breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to enhance the size of the breasts. This is typically performed by breast implants underneath breast tissue or chest muscles. Breast augmentation is the most popular type of plastic surgery, with over 300,000 procedures performed every year in the US alone.

What does breast augmentation mean?

Breast augmentation is an umbrella term for any cosmetic surgical procedure that enhances or increases the size of the breasts. Because many women simply want larger, fuller breasts, breast augmentation is one of the most popular body-shaping cosmetic procedures in the United States. Some people seek out breast augmentation to correct a discrepancy in size, or because they’ve lost one or both breasts to cancer or some other trauma. These surgeries are now achieving results that look and feel more natural than ever thanks to advances in breast augmentation techniques over the past decade.

What is the difference between a breast augmentation and breast implants?

The terms breast implant and breast augmentation are sometimes used analogously, which can often be confusing to many people. However, the difference between breast implant versus breast augmentation is quite simple: breast implants are synthetic parts that are surgically inserted to support the augmentation process, while breast augmentation is the name of a category of procedures that enlarge the breasts.

Is it worth getting breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a safe and effective procedure to enhance the appearance of the breasts and improve their symmetry. Here are a few reasons why breast augmentation can benefit you:

Breast Implants Are Safe and Come with Little Complications: With improved technology and procedures, breast implants have very few risks involved or side effects post-procedure. The only real risks involved are infection, blood accumulation and wound healing. However, at the hands of a talented plastic surgeon, these are greatly minimized.
Breast Implants Last a Long Time: Most breast implants last around 10-15 years, and in some cases even a lifetime.
Breast Implants Are Relatively Inexpensive: With how long they last, the price of surgery is minimal. Considering that there are treatments that require expensive retouch treatments every few months, breast implants are a much more affordable option.
Breast Implants Boost Your Self-Esteem and Confidence: Many women are self-conscious about their breasts, and receiving implants greatly improves their levels of confidence.
Recovery from Breast Implants Is Relatively Quick and Easy: Although there is a recovery period, it is relatively quick and easy. After breast implants, one may return to work after one to two weeks, and resume exercise and strenuous activity four to six weeks after the procedure.
Breast Implants Give You a Whole New Set of Wardrobe Options: Many women with small breasts can often feel limited in the clothes they can wear. Breast implants can provide a more shapely figure that fits much better in clothing.
Get Symmetrical Breasts and Nipples: If you have a breast that is clearly bigger than the other, it can be difficult to find a bra that fits right. Breast implants can correct any size differences and provide symmetry to the nipples.

If you or someone you know is looking to enhance the size and appearance of their breasts, come to San Mateo Plastic Surgery today! Our kind and compassionate professionals are experienced in performing breast augmentation surgery and can provide you with symmetrical, shapely breasts. For more information on our breast augmentation procedures, call our office and get in touch with a member of our specialist team. To book an appointment with our breast augmentation specialist, visit our website or speak with us over the phone today.