Mammoplasty

Mammoplasty

is a plastic surgery on the mammary glands that allows you to change the shape of the breast (reduce, increase or make a “lift” of the sagging breast), or perform a breast reconstruction (for example, after surgery of cancer, resulting in the removal of part of the breast or all iron). Like any operation, mammoplasty causes some female fears and many questions about the safety and feasibility of this type of surgical intervention. After all, the breast is the subject of female pride (and not without reason!), So it is very important how exactly this part of the body looks. The slightest disharmony (and even more so, the age and postpartum changes, the consequences of the transferred diseases and surgeries) can permanently deprive the fine lady of a good mood. The output is simple – mammoplasty, however, women do not rush to help the surgeon. The reason for this is a considerable number of myths and rumors, which we will try to debunk.

When the implant is placed under the gland, during the physical stress that causes the tension of the pectoral muscles, the breast will look unnatural.

This is an erroneous opinion, the effect of unnatural breast does not arise, because this level of placement of the implant is preferred only when the soft tissue of the gland can completely conceal the prosthesis.

After mammoplasty, you will have to forget about some exercises for a long time, limit physical activities, etc.

This is not quite true. If there was breast augmentation (augmentation mammoplasty), then much depends on the location of the implant. For example, if the implant is located under the muscle, early loads can cause it to shift, to eliminate which it will have to resort again to the services of a cosmetic surgeon. If the implant is located more superficially, the force loads can be given earlier. But some movements associated with sharp vertical movements (jumping, running) should be avoided until the formation of a stronger cicatrix is ​​completed (that is, until it becomes white).

After a long time, the woman feels severe pain, her chest swells, and loses sensitivity.

Indeed, as after any surgery, there is swelling, but it passes quickly enough. The strength and duration of pain sensation depends on many factors (the nature of the operation, the level of implant installation, the course of the postoperative period, etc.). If necessary, the doctor prescribes analgesics, which reduce pain to nothing. The sensitivity of the breast is most often preserved, the cases of its reduction 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 guarantee for 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.

To ensure that the surgical suture is not visible, access to the mammary gland should be through the nipple of the nipple.

Not exactly the right opinion. After all, a lot of factors influence the choice of operative access, the main ones being the characteristics of the gland (shape, size, size of 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), but it should be remembered that from a safety standpoint it is sometimes more expedient to make a cut in the natural fold under the breast (submemma access).

Having done mammoplasty, I completely get rid of stretch marks in the chest area.

Unfortunately, this is not true – stretch marks will be preserved. However, after the operation for breast augmentation, they will become less noticeable, and during the operation to reduce the chest, some of the stretch marks will retire with the skin. But completely to solve a problem, applying only mammoplasty, it is impossible.

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 approximately six months to a year after the proposed operation. If, in the near future, the question of the birth of a child is not raised, one can safely resort to the services of a cosmetic surgeon to correct the shape or size of the breast. Breastfeeding does not affect the presence of the prosthesis.

After the birth, the implants will have to be replaced with new, larger ones.

This need is not always the case, since much depends on the individual characteristics of the woman’s body, the degree of changes in the mammary glands and the patient’s demands for aesthetics of the breast.

The heat of the summer and the 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 a foreign material, implants can only slightly change their temperature for a while (for example, if a woman is bathed in cold water, her implanted breast remains cooler for a while than the rest of the body), but this does not affect their properties. After all, silicone is an inert material, insignificant temperature changes are not harmful to it.

Mammoplasty can help me find breasts of any size.

Unfortunately, no. The choice of the size of the implant depends on the size and characteristics of the mammary gland, i.e. from the zero size to make the fifth simply does not work. Of course, it is possible to use tissue stretching techniques (for example, using expanders), and only then to introduce a larger implant. However, such methods are used only in reconstructive surgery, and not for cosmetic purposes.

Breast tissue in the process of tightening the chest is severely injured.

The extent of affecting the tissues of the breast depends on the technique chosen. If only the excision of the skin is applied (without redistribution of the gland tissues), the tissues are not injured. However, it should be remembered that such an operation does not give a lasting long-term effect. The method affecting tissues and reconstructing the mammary gland is more durable, however, it is also more traumatic.

Before the operation, you must necessarily sit on a long diet to lose 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 correctly choose the 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 conducting the operation.

Postoperative suture can not be hidden, it will be noticeable in any case.

Indeed, especially in the first months after surgery, the scar is visible, especially if it does not coincide with the fold under the mammary gland. However, for correcting postoperative scars, there are many methods, for example, tattooing.

Women who have mastopathy, mammoplasty is contraindicated.

No, this disease is not a contraindication. Sometimes, with mastopathy, there is a need for a reduction operation (i.e., partial or complete removal of the mammary gland) and, consequently, subsequent reconstructive mammoplasty using implants. However, it should be remembered that with a pronounced fibrous lesion, the breast tissue lose its elasticity, which makes it rather difficult to achieve an even distribution of the glandular tissue over the implant.

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