Breast augmentation (breast enlargement, breast enhancement or breast implant surgery) is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures performed today. There are various reasons why women may choose to receive breast augmentation – some women have developed breasts in which they do not match in either shape or size; others have underdeveloped breasts; and women whose breasts appearance changed after pregnancies and previous breast surgeries.
Studies have proven that breast augmentation can improve a patient’s self-confidence, improve level of sexual satisfaction, and even positive body postural changes. It can enhance breast shape, increase cleavage, some degree of breast lift in patients with drooping breasts, and balance for patients with uneven breasts. By correcting disfigurement and restoring body image and appearance, women can improve social and psychological functioning and therefore significantly influences quality of life.
Are you a good candidate for breast implant surgery?
A good candidate for breast augmentation or breast implant surgery is someone who is physically healthy and has a clear idea that breast implants will enhance her appearance to feel more attractive, more feminine and more confident. On the other hand, motivation for secondary reasons, such as to please another or to decrease stress factors especially during a major life crisis may not have a favorable outcome.
What do you need to know during consultation for breast implant surgery?
Critical decisions concerning the choice of implant, surgical approach, and implant placement are essential in ensuring a satisfactory result. It is hence important to seek advice from well-experienced surgeons who specializes in cosmetic breast surgery.
At Restore Cosmetic, Dr Xu has been performing breast implant surgery over past 30 years, both in China and Australia. He is one of few surgeons in Australia, who performs breast implant surgery through trans-axillary approach.