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Mammoplasty is a plastic surgery on the mammary glands that allows you to change the shape of your breasts (to shrink, enlarge or "lift" saggy breasts) or to carry out breast reconstruction (for example, after cancer surgery, as a result of which part of the breast or the entire gland had to be removed). Like any operation, mammoplasty causes some concerns among females and many questions about the safety and feasibility of this type of surgical intervention. After all, the breast is a matter of female pride (and not without reason!), Therefore it is very important how exactly this part of the body looks. The slightest disharmony (and even more so, age-related and postpartum changes, the consequences of illnesses and surgeries) can deprive a beautiful lady of a good mood for a long time. This is due to a large number of myths and rumors that we will try to debunk.
In the case when the implant is placed under the gland, the breasts will look unnatural during physical activity that causes tension in the pectoral muscles. This is an erroneous opinion, the effect of unnaturalness of the breast does not arise, because this level of the location of the implant is preferred to be used only in cases when the soft tissues of the gland can completely hide the prosthesis.
After mammoplasty, you will have to forget about some exercises for a long time, limit physical activity, etc. This is not entirely true. If there has been a breast augmentation (augmentation mammoplasty), then a lot depends on the location of the implant. For example, if the implant is located under the muscle, early stress can cause its displacement, which will require the use of a cosmetic surgeon again. If the implant is located more superficially, force loads can be given earlier. But some movements associated with sharp vertical movements (jumping, running) should be avoided until the end of the formation of a strengthened scar (i.e. until the time when it turns white).
After the operation, the woman feels severe pain for a long time, her chest swells, loses sensitivity. Indeed, as after any operation, swelling occurs, but it goes away rather quickly. The strength and duration of pain depends on many factors (the nature of the operation, the level of implant placement, the course of the postoperative period, etc.). If necessary, the doctor prescribes analgesics that reduce pain to naught. Breast sensitivity most often persists, cases of its decrease or temporary loss are extremely rare.
The material from which the implants are made is short-lived. In fact, almost all manufacturing companies give a lifetime warranty on implants, because the silicone elastomer, from which the implant shell is made, is the most inert material, therefore, it is not subject to any changes in the human body.
So that the postoperative suture is not visible, the access to the mammary gland must be made through the areola of the nipple. Not entirely correct opinion. Indeed, the choice of the operative access is influenced by a lot of factors, and the main ones are the characteristics of the gland (shape, size, size of the areola, etc.). Indeed, from an aesthetic point of view, access through the areola is most beneficial (after all, in this case the postoperative scar is invisible), however, it should be remembered that from a safety standpoint it is sometimes much more expedient to make an incision in the natural fold under the breast (submammary access).
Having done mammoplasty, I will completely get rid of stretch marks in the chest area. Unfortunately, this is not the case - the stretch marks will remain. However, after breast augmentation surgery, they will become less noticeable, and during breast reduction surgery, some of the stretch marks will be removed along with the skin. But it is impossible to completely solve the problem using only mammoplasty.
Mammoplasty is best done after childbirth, as it can negatively affect the properties of the mammary glands and make breastfeeding impossible. Yes, if the birth is planned in about six months - a year after the proposed operation. If in the near future the question of the birth of a child is not raised, you can safely resort to the services of a cosmetic surgeon to correct the shape or size of the breast. The presence of a prosthesis does not affect breastfeeding.
After childbirth, the implants will have to be replaced with new, larger ones. Such a need does not always take place, since much depends on the individual characteristics of the woman's body, the degree of change in the mammary glands and the patient's requirements for breast aesthetics.
Heat in summer and severe frost in winter are harmful to implants. It should be remembered that a constant temperature remains inside the human body, external fluctuations have little effect on it. As foreign material, implants can only slightly change their temperature for a while (for example, if a woman bathes in cold water, her implanted breast remains colder for some time than the rest of her body), but this does not affect their properties. After all, silicone is an inert material, minor temperature drops are not harmful to it.
Mammoplasty can help me find breasts of any size. Unfortunately no. The choice of implant size depends on the size and characteristics of the breast, i.e. it is simply not possible to make the fifth from the zero size. You can, of course, use tissue stretching techniques (for example, using expander), and only then insert a larger implant. However, such methods are used only in reconstructive surgery, and not for cosmetic purposes.
The breast tissue is severely injured during the breast lift. The extent to which the breast tissue is affected depends on the technique chosen. If only skin excision is applied (without redistribution of the gland tissues), then the tissues are not injured. However, it should be remembered that such an operation does not give a permanent long-term effect. More durable is the method involving tissue and reconstructing the mammary gland, however, it is also more traumatic.
Before the operation, you must definitely sit on a long diet in order to lose a lot of weight. This will make it possible to avoid sagging breasts. No, it’s not. It is better if you have a normal weight before the operation so that the specialist can choose the right methods, plan the operation and predict the result. The result of mammoplasty depends on many factors, and, first of all, on the experience of the surgeon performing the operation.
It is impossible to hide the postoperative seam, it will be noticeable in any case. Indeed, especially in the first months after the operation, the scar is noticeable, especially if it does not coincide with the fold under the mammary gland. However, there are many methods for correcting postoperative scars, for example, tattooing.
For women with mastopathy, mammoplasty is contraindicated. No, this disease is not a contraindication. Sometimes, with mastopathy, there is a need for reduction surgery (i.e. partial or complete removal of the mammary gland) and, accordingly, subsequent reconstructive mammoplasty using implants. However, it should be remembered that with severe fibrotic lesions, the breast tissue loses its elasticity, as a result of which it is rather difficult to achieve an even distribution of the glandular tissue over the implant.