Breast augmentation is one of the most preferred surgical interventions. This is because it is a simple surgery that provides faster results. If you have undergone breast augmentation, you can notice the results right after the procedure has been done. The said intervention is popular in the United States. Most of the surgeons exert their best effort to satisfy their patients’ aesthetic needs. They use certain techniques to achieve the best possible results.
Here is how breast augmentation is performed. First, the surgeon cuts the lower part of the areola. It is then dissected vertically down through the breast tissue, cauterizing any bleeders. This is done until the landmark of the pectoralis major muscle is identified. The pectoralis major muscle lies under the breast. Once the pectoralis major muscle is determined, a dissection is made over the muscle inferiorly and detaches the muscle on the lower part from the midline all the way to the side of the breast. A saline implant or a silicone implant is then inserted.
The patient can choose between two implants. If it is a saline implant, a saline bag is placed through the incision and inflates the breast to make it bigger. If it is a silicone implant, the implant is inserted using a funnel or some other device to recreate the beautiful breast. The incisions are closed in multiple layers by putting deep sutures into the breast, followed by deep dermal sutures. If the surgeon performs a periareolar breast augmentation, there will be a little bit more bruising and more swelling unlike if he will do the inframammary approach for breast augmentation. This is simply because, to perform a breast augmentation through the areola, a dissection is performed more extensively in order to reach the pectoralis major muscle and the plane above the muscle or below the muscle.