Breast implant surgery (also lovingly known as a Boob Job) is a surgery designed to reconstruct, augment or create the physical form of breasts. These surgeries include correcting or correcting the size and/or shape of breasts. These surgical procedures can help both small-breasted women (below average) as well as women who have very large (above average) size breasts by increasing or decreasing the size of their breasts respectively.
There are three types of breast implant devices on the basis of filler material that are used for the implant. These materials are silicone, saline & composite. The silicone implant has an elastomer silicone shell which is filled with viscous gel. The saline implant has an elastomer silicone which is filled with sterile saline solution. And the alternate composition (composite) implants featured miscellaneous fillers like polypropylene string, soy oil etc.
The primary purpose of breast augmentation surgery is to improve the appearance of the woman’s breasts. Although it is primarily a cosmetic operation there are also other reasons for having the surgery.
Post-Surgery Complications and Concerns
Many women are concerned about the post-surgery issues. They often have many before and after questions. One such question is how the implants will affect the ability of the woman to produce breast milk if she has children after the implant surgery. After all, the primary natural function of a woman’s breasts is to produce milk and breast feed. Thankfully, the implant surgery does not normally affect the ability of the breast to product milk nor does it prevent a mother from breastfeeding her child.
Another concern that many women have is the risk of complication from having the implants in their bodies. There are a number of different complications that might be experienced after breast implant surgery. Unfortunately, each such complication usually requires another surgery to remedy the problem. Some post-surgery complications might be the result of a simple miscommunication between the breast implant surgeon and the patient. These issues usually relate to the size of the breast, or the general shape of the breast.
Problems sometimes arise following a breast implant surgery that uses silicone gel implants. In some instances, the silicone gel implant will rupture which causes a leakage and may trigger an inflammatory reaction within the body. The good news is that most plastic surgeons are using saline implants. Even if the implant were to rupture, the saline solution will not harm the woman’s body.
Other complications might result from uncontrollable skin tissue infections. This sometimes happens when an inappropriate amount of scar tissue around a breast implant causes unsightly and uncomfortable firmness of the breast. In many instances of such breast augmentation complications, the plastic surgeon is either partly or completely to blame. The surgeon might have judged incorrectly or simply failed to communicate clearly with the patient. In many such instances, the surgeon is simply inexperienced.
Despite the risks, studies have shown that nearly 72% of young females plan to undergo breast augmentation surgery. If you are considering breast implants, be sure to carefully investigate the entire process and understand both the risks and rewards of having breast implants.
Before and After a Boob Job
Here is a video from a young woman answering breast implant “before and after” questions:
The good news is that breast augmentation surgery is very safe. Most women experience very few complications. For more information, contact our offices at 843-779-1819. We have a team of plastic surgeons who specialize in breast implant surgery. The implant surgeons and their staff are some of the best breast implant and augmentation specialists in all of South Carolina. Call today for an appointment, we have offices throughout the metro Charleston area including Mt. Pleasant, North Charleston and Summerville.