Breast augmentation surgery, also known as breast implants or boob job, is a mammoplasty procedure that corrects defects or increases the size, form, and feel of the breasts of a woman. Breast implants are most commonly saline-filled or a silicone-filled prosthetics, or fat grafts.
The fat-transfer approach effects the augmentation, and corrects the contour defects of the breast hemisphere with grafts of your body's own fat tissue. A boob job aesthetically enhances the natural size, look, and feel of the bust.
The saline breast implant, filled with saline solution, was first introduced for use as a medical device in 1964. The contemporary models of saline breast implant are manufactured with thicker, room-temperature vulcanized (RTV) shells made of a silicone elastomer.
Although the saline breast implant can yield good to excellent results of breast size, contour, and feel, when compared to silicone-implant results, the saline implant is likelier to cause cosmetic problems such as rippling, wrinkling, and being noticeable to the eye and to the touch. This is especially true for women with very little breast tissue, and for post-mastectomy reconstruction patients. Silicone-gel implants are the superior prosthetic device for breast augmentation and for breast reconstruction.
A woman with breast implants is able to breast-feed her infant although breast implants occasionally cause functional breast-feeding difficulties, especially the mammoplasty procedures that feature periareolar incisions and subglandular emplacement. Therefore, to ensure her breast-feeding functionality post-surgery.
The surgical scars of a boob job typically heal within 6 weeks, and fade within several months, depending on the skin type of a woman. You can usually resume your normal life activities about one week after surgery.