Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that changes the size or shape of the breasts. The surgery is performed at an outpatient surgery clinic or in a hospital. Most women receive general anesthesia during surgery so that they are asleep and pain-free. However, oral anesthesia and medicine may also be administered. This keeps the patient awake and numbs the breast area to block pain.
Breast augmentation Orange County is essentially performed to increase the size of breasts. During consultation with plastic surgeon,the patient considers expected looks. However, it is to be noted that the procedure aims to improve the looks, not perfect it.
Breast implants Orange County used in the procedure may be placed in 4 ways
• The surgeon makes an incision on the underside of the breast, in the natural skin fold. The implant is then placed through this incision. The scar may be a little more visible in younger, thin woman, and those not yet having children.
• Another technique places the implant through an incision under the arm. An endoscope may be used to do the surgery. There will be no scar around the breast, but a visible scar may be there on the underside of the arm.
• The surgeon makes a cut around the edge of areola. Thismay cause problems in breastfeeding and loss of sensation around nipple.
• A newer technique places the implant through an incision near belly button. The surgeon then tunnels an endoscope up to the breast area. A saline implant is placed and filled.
Besides, the breast implants placement may be either subglandular (directly behind the breast tissue) or submuscular (behind the outer layer of chest wall muscles). How the implants are placed affects how much pain is there after the procedure, the appearance of breast, etc. The surgeon can better help to decide which procedure is best.
On days before surgery, the patient needs mammograms or breast x-rays. The surgeon will do a routine breast exam. Moreover, the patient may be asked to stop taking aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), warfarin (Coumadin), or any other drugs that make blood clotting hard. One may need to fill prescriptions for pain medicine before surgery.
On the day of the surgery, it will usually be asked not to drink or eat anything after midnight the night before surgery. Take the drugs with a small sip of water. Wear or bring loose clothing that buttons or zips in front and a soft, loose-fitting bra with no underwire. Arrange for someone to drive back home after surgery and help around the house for 1-2 days.