Cosmetic breast surgery may be an option for women who are unhappy with the current appearance of their breasts, according to MedlinePlus. Some women suffer from conditions, such as breast cancer, and wish to reclaim their pre-cancer appearance. Others want to change what nature gave them in hopes that it will boost their self-confidence. Whatever your reason for wanting cosmetic breast surgery, careful research is important for this type of procedure.
Cosmetic breast surgery can involve implants to create larger breasts in some women, according to Medline Plus. Other women seek breast reduction surgeries to reduce the potential physical and social impact of excessively large breasts. Some women may need breast reconstruction of the tissue and possibly outer areas, such as the nipples.
Most cosmetic breast surgeries are considered elective procedures and, therefore, are not covered by insurance companies, according to MedlinePlus. If you don’t have cash saved for elective plastic surgery, consider trying to find a clinic that accepts payments or credit cards. Picking the best doctor for your case, regardless of the potential financial cost, is a major key to your physical safety as well as your general happiness with the outcome of your surgery.
Most cosmetic breast surgeries are performed under general anesthesia. This puts you “asleep” for the entire procedure and reduces potential discomfort and pain, according to MedlinePlus. If you have opted for breast implants, the actual features of the surgery depend upon you and your doctor’s decisions. Some surgeons can place implants through a belly button incision, while others may make a cut around the edge of your areola.
Potential Loss of Sensation
An unfortunate drawback of some cosmetic breast surgeries is a loss of sensation in the breast, especially if your doctor must cut into the breast itself to complete the procedure, according to MedlinePlus. This may make it more difficult to breastfeed or enjoy sensual pleasures with a partner, so consider this potential drawback before going into the operating room.
All surgeries carry risks, but cosmetic breast procedures carry a few additional potentially serious side effects of their own, according to MedlinePlus. Infections, scars, bleeding, a misshapen appearance and significant pain can accompany even a well-performed cosmetic breast surgery. Also, women must not smoke or take painkillers, like ibuprofen, in the days preceding their cosmetic procedure. Failure to adhere to this guideline markedly increases your risk of developing serious blood clots and infections.
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