Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the United States. With so many people undergoing augmentations, there are a wide range of options and outcomes available.
If you are interested in exploring your options, understanding the process and how the surgery can improve your physique and health are both integral aspects of making an informed decision.
The Blanket Terms of Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is a broad term that includes many different types of surgical procedures, including:
- Enlargement of breasts using silicone or saline implants.
- Repositioning of the breasts, with lifting them being a popular option.
- Creating symmetry for those with a noted difference in size, shape or position of the breasts.
- Reducing the size of breasts, usually called a breast reduction.
Some of these procedures can be done during the same surgery, such as lifting and enlarging the breasts or reducing size and creating symmetry at the same time.
The Physique and Health Benefits of Breast Augmentation
Plenty of women seek breast augmentation to improve aesthetics. Some women feel as if their breasts are too small or too large, while others may be unhappy with changes that occurred due to pregnancy or aging.
As self-confidence is often tied into a person’s self-perception of their appearance, breast augmentation can raise a woman’s satisfaction and confidence.
However, the benefits of breast augmentation don’t stop with just your physique. Women who seek a lift, a reduction or have symmetry created between their breasts often note a reduction in back, shoulder and neck pain.
Improved posture and the ability to work out or play sports in comfort can also have a huge, positive impact on your health.
Contraindications to Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is not the solution for every patient. Those with hypertension, diabetes, heart problems, lung disease or certain drug allergies may not be suitable to have cosmetic surgeries at all.
The same can be said for those with a previous history of certain types of cancer, epilepsy or bleeding disorders.
If you’re interested in a popular cosmetic surgery like breast augmentation, contact the office of Dr. Beth Collins, M.D. today to make an appointment. Health issues and aesthetic concerns can be addressed together to formulate the right plan of action for you and your specific needs. You are invited to ask questions and make an informed decision.
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