Breast Surgery Procedures

Philippine Breast Surgery – Facts About Breast Procedures

About Breast Surgery and Breast Procedures 

One of the most important assets of women is their breasts. They not only produce milk that is best consumed by their babies, but also add figure, body contour, and shape to their bodies. However, not all breasts are created equal. Some are big, while others are flat. Some are round, while others are pointed. And while there are some that are uplifted, others are sagging. 

Fortunately, advancement in science and technology now allow us to have our breasts enhanced according to our needs and desires through breast surgery and breast procedures. Whether enhancing or restoring the human breasts, the primary aim of breast surgery is improving the symmetry of the mammary glands while enhancing their natural shape and contour. 

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery that aims to enlarge or enhance the shape of the breast. Often performed to women who are not gifted with a chesty front, breast augmentation involves insertion of silicone bag (or prosthesis) either in the area under the breast called submammary or under the breast and chest muscle called subpectoral. The silicone bag is then filled with saline solution or salt water. The prosthesis gives the breast a fuller and improved appearance, better contour, and more cleavage as it increases the cup size.

Gynecomastia is a health condition where firm breast gland tissues form in males, making them look like they have breasts similar to women. Possibly present on one or both breastsgynecomastia involves development of breast tissues directly under the nipple, usually measuring less than one and one-half inches across. This condition makes the breast of males soft and tender. 

While some boys and even older men have fatty chests that make it look like they have breasts, this shouldn’t be mistakenly thought as gynecomastia. This condition, on the other hand, is called pseudogynecomastia or false gynecomastia.

Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure that aims to rebuild the shape of the breasts after a mastectomy. This operation could not bring back the actual breast of a woman. In fact, reconstructed breasts do not have natural sensation. However, breast reconstruction produces an outcome that looks very much like a breast.

In this breast procedure, the breast mound is formed by using implants or tissues that come from the belly, buttocks, or the back. Silicone implants are sacs filled with silicone gel or salt water. Breast reconstruction involve any of the following: adding a nipple, modifying the opposite breast to match the other, or changing the size or shape of the breast.

Breast nipple reduction surgery is a cosmetic breast procedure used to reduce the nipple size. In some surgical centers, it includes reshaping of the nipple to make it proportional to the breast. In this cosmetic surgery, small incisions in the nipple are made to remove excess tissue. Local or general anesthesia may be used to numb the area before the operation takes place. Taking only about an hour to complete, nipple reduction surgery is generally being performed to women who feel embarrassed about their large nipples and want to boost their self-esteem.

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