Breast operations (including breast corrections) are surgical procedures aimed at changing the size and usually also the shape of the female breast. A distinction is made between breast reduction, breast enlargement and breast tightening. There is also the nipple correction, in which the rest of the breast shape remains unchanged. A small breast is a common problem for young women. The bosom can also be enlarged with stem cells or own fat. In addition, one should pay attention to the décolleté care in order to obtain an attractive chest area. Older women who suffer from hanging breasts, especially after pregnancy, usually opt for tightening. Women with large breasts usually choose breast reduction to maintain their dream décolletage.
Benefits of breast surgery
Any breast surgery should be discussed intensively with a doctor beforehand. Breast surgery can have numerous positive effects on a patient’s life. After that, the women have more self-confidence and feel more beautiful. Often too large, sagging or too small breasts are reason enough for mental health problems of women. Such complexes disappear after breast surgery. The procedure ensures that women feel comfortable in their bodies again and are satisfied with their appearance.
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular surgical procedures in aesthetic plastic medicine. In Germany, up to 70,000 women choose this route every year. Thus, the women give their breasts a new shape and more volume. This improves their self-esteem and body feeling. During pregnancy, the bosom often loses its volume and for this reason women opt for aesthetic surgery. However, there are also other reasons for breast augmentation: weight fluctuations and lost volume after pregnancy, breast malformations, reconstruction after cancer or, of course, small breasts.
Procedure of breast augmentation
This is a simple and short procedure in aesthetic-plastic surgery. As a rule, the operation takes place under general anaesthetic and takes 1-2 hours. The doctor uses different surgical techniques to place the implants and also prepares the so-called “bag” for the implant. After he has put it in his position, the wound is sewn. The woman remains in the clinic for 2-3 days. The dressing is removed after one week and after 14 days you can participate in life normally with the new breast. In the end, a scar remains at the interface, which is hardly visible later.
Risks of breast augmentation?
Although breast enlargement is a low-risk and simple procedure, complications can still occur. Bruising and swelling are normal with every operation. At the nipples or interfaces, emotional disturbances are not uncommon. Capsule fibrosis can develop as a defensive reaction to the foreign body. The capsule hardens around the implant, which can cause pain and deformation. In such a case, the implant must be removed. The reasons for the development of capsule fibrosis are still unknown.
Breast tightening (mastopexia) is a procedure in which hanging breasts are raised. This procedure is particularly suitable for breasts that have lost volume and elasticity during pregnancy, aging, weight loss or still periods. With this procedure of aesthetic-plastic surgery, the breasts are optimized: excess skin is removed, so that the patient gets a youthful acting and firm breast.
Reasons for the sinking of the breasts
- During the breastfeeding phase and pregnancy, the overstretched skin can no longer reproduce by itself after milk production.
- The adipose tissue in the breasts disappears after an extreme weight loss.
- During the aging process, the skin also loses its elasticity.
Who can get breast tightening?
Women from the age of 50 in particular opt for breast tightening. Surgery is most commonly performed after breastfeeding, heavy weight loss and pregnancies. The women hope for both mental and physical improvement. Doctors advise such an operation if the family planning has been completed and the desired or ideal weight has been achieved. Otherwise, too much weight fluctuations could destroy the result.
Procedure and risks of breast tightening
Numerous surgical techniques are available, which are determined in conversation with the doctor. The OrbiShape method is the most gentle and modern method today. The operation is carried out with inpatient stay and under general anaesthetic. Up to three cuts are set. The surgeon removes excess tissue and puts the nipple in a higher position. Later, he sews the wounds and puts on a bandage. A special bra must be worn for at least eight weeks.
Breast tightening, the risk of breast tightening is Complications very low. There is rarely a post-bleeding, infection and Bruising. Loss of sensitivity or emotional disturbances in parts of the skin or in the nipple are normal.