The amount of breast development in an adult female varies considerably. Some women simply never develop a large amount of breast tissue. Others note that their breast tissue becomes noticeably less in amount following pregnancies and/or weight loss. The majority of women seeking this surgery seek only to have normal size breasts that relate to their body proportions and they are not seeking to be exceptionally buxom. Breast implant surgery, commonly known as breast augmentation or technically known as augmentation mammoplasty makes small breasts larger by using an implant (prosthesis). Breasts made larger by breast implants have the same tendency to droop and sag as the same size breasts without breast implants.
Female Breast Anatomy
The female breast tissue is combination of glandular (milk producing glands) tissue and Stromal (supporting and fat) tissue. During pregnancy, glands in the breast produce milk and it is transported through the ductal network to the nipples. These glands and ducts are supported by the fatty and fibrous connective tissue, which collectively give the breast its shape and size.
Majority of the female breast size is due to the presence of the fatty tissue. The amount of fat present differs in each breast (size asymmetry between right and left) and among different women. The size of the breast glands and fat tissue changes with each pregnancy and breast-feeding, with weight gain and loss and as the female ages.
The Breast Surgery and Incision Options
The operation consists of developing a pocket behind the chest muscle or the breast tissue. The implant pushes the breasts forward, but it is not actually within the breast tissue. The most common way to gain access to the area behind the breast is through an incision approximately one inch around areola (ring around the nipple), the crease under the breast, crease in the axilla (armpit) or the umbilicus (belly Button). The size of the implant to be used is determined by the amount of the existing breast tissue, by your height, weight and the final size desired.
Breast Augmentation: Before & After Photos
(Please note that results may vary from patient to patient)
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