What is Miami Breast Augmentation
Augmentation mammoplasty, or breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to increase the size, shape or fullness of a woman’s breasts. The surgeon places silicone, saline or alternative composite breast implants under the chest muscles or breast tissue.
Breast augmentation is done to:
- Enlarge breasts that are naturally small.
- Restore breast size and shape after pregnancy, weight loss or breastfeeding.
- Restore symmetry when the breasts are asymmetrical
- Restore the breast(s) after surgery as treatment for breast cancer or some other condition or event that affected the size and shape of the breast.
Breast enlargement boosts self-esteem – women usually experience a significant boost in self-esteem and positive feelings about their sexuality after undergoing breast enlargement, researchers from the University of Florida reported in Plastic Surgery Nursing.
The authors emphasized that although plastic surgery is not a panacea for feelings of sexual attractiveness or self-worth, it is important for health-care professionals to understand the psychological benefits of these procedures.
Study leader, Prof. Cynthia Figueroa-Haas, said “Many individuals, including health-care providers, have preconceived negative ideas about those who elect to have plastic surgery, without fully understanding the benefits that may occur from these procedures.”
According to an article published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (May 2013 issue), 98% of women who underwent breast augmentation surgery said the results met their expectations. Dr. Eric Swanson, a plastic surgeon who conducted the prospective outcome study, added that women also reported improvements in quality of life and self-esteem after their procedure.
Dr. Swanson reported that the average patient was 34 years old, and most opted for the 390 cc saline-filled breast plant under the muscle.
The study, involving 225 women who were followed for five years, found that:
- Patients said they were “back to normal” within 25 days of their surgery
- 85% said their new breast size was “just right”
- 13% said a larger size would have been better
- Less than 2% would have preferred a smaller size
- 1% were not happy with their scars, which are usually in the crease under the breast
- 75% thought their breast firmness was “just right”
- 98% said their results met with their expectations
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were 307,190 breast augmentations procedures in the USA in 2011, as well as 22,271 breast implant removals.
Women with breast implants can still breastfeed – no part of the implant gets into the breast milk.