Mammoplasty (augmentation, reduction, correction of breast asymmetry) is the most popular kind of aesthetic surgery. It is a plastic surgery on the breast which involves changing its shape, size, or asymmetry. There are many reasons why people decide to change the breasts. Some feel that their small breasts limit their choice in fashion, while others are unhappy with the changes of shape, size, or sensitivity after weight fluctuation, pregnancy, or as a result of aging. No matter what your reasons are, breast augmentation surgery will help boost your self-esteem and gain self-confidence.
Correction of breast asymmetry (breasts) is a type of mammoplasty, which gives the mammary glands proper and proportional form. Slight breast asymmetry is a natural phenomenon. Breast asymmetry that needs surgical improvement may be caused by congenital or acquired characteristics: genetic changes, hormonal imbalances during puberty or while taking hormonal medications, a result of breast-feeding, menopause, or childhood trauma. The correction is done by augmentation, reduction, lift, or the use of implants.
There are 4 types of cuts.
Axillary is an incision is made in the armpit, which gives the surgeon better access to the pectoral muscle. To form the pocket, the surgeon uses a miniature camera (endoscope).
Periareolar is an incision made around the areola, and allows maximum disguise since this type of cut makes the scar invisible. One of the disadvantages is the possible loss of nipple sensitivity and difficulties with breastfeeding.
Inframammary is an incision made in the crease under the breast, where the skin is joined to the rib cage. Subsequently, the incision is hidden in the crease, becoming invisible, and causes fewer problems with breastfeeding than the periareolar incision option.
The incision in the navel is very rarely used and is recommended only for silicone implants.
If you decide to undergo breast augmentation, you and your doctor may choose the implant size that you want, and the material from which it is made, depending on your wishes and your body shape.