Some of the women are not satisfied with her breasts. The size or shape is not good or not in relation to the rest of the body. A breast augmentation can in many cases provide a better self-confidence. But what are the dangers of this surgery?
What do breasts consist of?
Breasts consist mainly of fat, milk ducts, blood vessels, nerves and lymph nodes. Young women often have firm breasts, this is because the breasts for the most part consist of glandular tissue. As a woman ages, this glandular tissue is replaced by adipose tissue and the breasts become less firm.
How is a breast implant placed?
A breast implant is placed below or above the pectoral muscle under total narcosis. This depends on the amount of available space and the wishes of the patient. The implant is inserted through an incision in the skin fold under the breast, around the areola or in the armpit under the skin and possibly the chest muscle.
What does a breast implant consist of?
A breast implant consists of a silicone shell filled with silicone gel, salt-water solution or a combination of both.
Breast implants come in different shapes and sizes, so there is the ideal implant for every woman. There are round and anatomically shaped implants. The first gives the chest a round shape. The round implant is (especially the first time) reasonably visible through a bulge at the top of the chest. The anatomically shaped implant has a drop shape and gives the breast a natural shape.
Are there dangers?
A breast augmentation is a reasonably safe procedure. Complications can occur during the procedure due to anesthesia. But with a healthy person the chance of this is very small. After the procedure it can happen that the wound starts to penetrate due to an infection. In addition, the wound / chest may swell and bleeding may occur.
The most important thing is that the patient consults with the doctor about the possibilities and dangers. In this way, precautionary measures can be taken to minimize the chance of this happening.