Surgery of the breast is known as mammoplasty. .It may be augmentation, reduction, mastopexy and reconstruction. In males large breast is known as gynaecomastia. Augmentation mammaplasty is done to increase the size of a small breast. It can be undertaken by placing a silicone implant or muscle or fat behind the breast.
This is not a surgery to meet beauty ideals. It can help boost ones self esteem and self image however. So discuss your expectations with your physician to make sure you are getting a breast augmentation for the right reasons. If you are just looking for improvement, then you are probably a good candidate. The process involves surgery an implant is inserted under the breast which can increase the size by one or more breast sizes.
The breast implant consists of a silicone shell filled with either silicone or saline. While this is a pretty simple operation, there still is an element of risk. One possible problem involves the breast becoming stiff due to the hardening of the shell. But it is not as common now. There is also the risk of an infection. Consult your physician to gain a better understanding of the risk and to decide whether this surgery is the right move for you.
The improved quality of the implants has reduced the incidence of capuslar contracture today. Not one case of contracture since in these last 25 years.
Reduction Mammaplasty -
Some women and even young girls suffer from gigantic size of breasts. These breasts can be reduced to normal size the nipple can be reduced to normal size and there will be only one line scar on the lower half of breasts. The new technique of surgery even gurantee permanancy of position and no further sagging.
Breast Reconstruction -
Reconstruction is usually required after mastectomy for cancer breasts or loss of breasts due to burns injury. Reconstruction can be done by transferring abdominal skin on rectus muscle pedicle or can be done by microsurgery.
Thie is condition of the males when the breasts under go enlargement under the influence of hormones. Usually occurs during puberty and of after sixty years when there may be difficiency of the male hormones. These patinents tend to be obese and are often pot bellied. The treatment consists of liposuction of the chest and abdomen and excision of the breast gland tissue and the excess skin around the areota.