Breast augmentation has become one of the most frequently performed plastic surgery procedures. It is the only efficient and effective solution to improve the aesthetics of the breasts by adding volume to them in a safe and permanent manner. We live in a society led by certain beauty rules or standards. The need to be integrated into society and play by its rules is perfectly normal and something that people have been doing since the beginning of time as it appeals to a basic need, the need to feel included, to be a part of something bigger. Women with small breasts resort to plastic surgery to feel more feminine, have more sex appeal, and get a general boost of self-confidence.
The lack of properly developed breasts that are in harmony with the woman’s anatomy can lead to considerable emotional complexes. This is the reason why many teenage girls stuff their bras so their breasts look bigger. Later on in life, some women choose bras with silicone paddings or other types of enhanced bras. Now you can forget about all these artifices and just get plastic surgery to improve the appearance of your breasts.
Small breasts and emotional complexes
Once we hit our teenage years, most of us begin to realize the importance of how a beautiful appearance is perceived. Young women are highly influenced by the perception of their own physique during this time in their lives. Not having breasts that are sufficiently developed can lead to feeling unattractive, unwanted, and not enough of a woman. These feelings can make a teenager avoid contact with people and even refuse to engage in activities such as swimming or going to the beach.
The teenage years are an important period in our lives. Our personalities develop and take shape during this time. We start practicing seduction techniques and first love might be experienced as well. But the emotional complexes that can occur as a result of small breasts can lead to a lack of self-esteem that can impact teenagers on multiple levels.
Developing breasts is not only a sign of femininity but also showing that the girl has matured into a woman. Underdeveloped breasts can also be perceived as a sign of remaining a child.
Plastic surgery can be performed to improve the appearance and volume of the breasts for patients of any age in case of a breast reconstruction after trauma, 18 years old for saline solution implants or fat transfer, and 22 years old if the patient desires to get silicone implants. These recommendations are made for the safety and well-being of the patient, so it is important to take them into consideration when looking to undergo a breast augmentation.
After breast augmentation surgery, the reactions can be surprising; most patients will feel more self-confident even before the bandages come off. The changes in the patient’s attitude are visible even before the initial results of the procedure are fully noticeable.
At a psychological level, the breast augmentation procedure has just as a strong of an impact as on the physical level. Women confronted with small breasts can be shyer and lack self-confidence before breast augmentation. The breasts have always been a symbol of femininity, desired by men and celebrated in paintings, sculptures and other works of art. So not being in line with beauty models that have always been quite demanding in terms of breast appearance can cause women to go through an emotional struggle on a daily basis.
The demand for breast augmentation is on the rise year after year. This is not an isolated phenomenon as it doesn’t happen only in the United States but all over the world. At the same time, it is not a phenomenon that will die soon as the people’s need to be beautiful has been around since the beginning of time, and plastic surgery only offers affordable means to achieve that.
Undergoing a breast augmentation can lead to an increase in self-esteem and also can help the patient be more involved in the social and professional field.
Breast augmentation surgery with implants
The breast augmentation procedure aims to improve the volume of the breasts by introducing implants in a pocket inside the breasts. With the help of this prosthesis, we can achieve a volume of the breasts that is in harmony with the rest of the dimensions of the body. Breast implants are available in a wide variety of shapes and dimensions, and they have a silicone shell that comes pre-filled with silicone gel or can be filled during the plastic surgery procedure with saline solution.
Generally speaking, the breast augmentation surgery is performed with the patient under general anesthesia and usually lasts no longer than an hour. When it comes to the surgical approach, there are different options as well. The incision used to insert the implant can be positioned in the inframammary fold (under the breasts at the union of the breasts with the chest), around the edge of the areola, and in the axilla. Most often the first two incision types are preferred as they allow the plastic surgeon better visibility.
The implant can be positioned either under the mammary gland, the pectoral muscle, or in an in-between position called the dual plane. The decisions about the type of implant and surgical approach will be made by the patient together with the plastic surgeon during the pre-operative consultation. Keep in mind that the surgeon’s recommendation and following his suggestions is essential for the success of your breast augmentation surgery and to avoid unwanted post-operative complications.
Shortly after the procedure, the breasts will have a normal and natural consistency, texture and feel. Post-operative pain and discomfort can also be experienced by some patients, but their intensity is low and can be easily managed with pain medication prescribed by the plastic surgeon. The patient is advised to take some time off for work as rest is recommended for the first few days. Moreover, it is important to avoid significant arm movement and intense physical exercises during the first two weeks after the procedure to allow the implants to settle. If you have small children and are the main caretaker of the family, make sure to ask a friend or a family member to help you with the chores around the house for a few days after the procedure.
100% natural breast augmentation
No, we are not talking about pills, creams or other magic potions here. The 100% natural breast augmentation method is also provided by plastic surgery, and it is possible with fat transfer. As the name suggests, the patient’s own fat tissue is used to augment the breasts. The procedure starts with liposuction on the donor areas which are usually the abdomen, flanks and thighs. Once the required amount of fat is collected, it goes through a complex purification process. The healthy and pure fat cells are transferred to the breasts with the help of special syringes. There are no considerable incisions to be left behind that will be proof of your plastic surgery procedure. The incisions performed for liposuction are no longer than 3 to 4 mm and are barely noticeable after they heal.
To make sure there is an improvement in the size and shape of the breasts, the plastic surgeon must collect a significant quantity of fat. This is the reason why it is not uncommon for plastic surgeons to ask the patients to put on weight before a fat transfer procedure.
A fat transfer to the breasts can’t get you from an A bra cup size to a D, but it can add half a cup and up to a cup size to your breasts, depending on your current anatomy. The procedure involves few and minor risks and provides permanent results with the condition of maintaining a stable weight after the procedure with no considerable weight fluctuations over the years.
Stuffing the bra is a common practice for teenagers who have small breasts and continues to be a preoccupation for women who are confronted with breasts that are too small compared to their anatomy. Women with small breasts can feel less attractive or feminine and tend to be shyer and more withdrawn. The only safe and effective solution for breast augmentation comes from plastic surgery in the form of implants or fat transfer.