When you make a decision to go through plastic surgery, the main purpose is to improve how that specific part of the body looks. There are however many benefits that you can reap from a cosmetic procedure in addition to the physical benefits.
The social benefits of cosmetic surgery are undeniable since a good outward appearance tends to give you a boost of confidence. You can enjoy social gatherings better and you will find that you can more easily express yourself. This gives you the confidence to also try out things that you did not have the confidence to try out before. It can, therefore, be a door to new opportunities since you will be more open to taking on risks.
Dr. Patrick Briggs is passionate about plastic surgery because he is of the view that these procedures can positively change your outlook on life and therefore cause you to have a better life. He is as expert in cosmetic breast procedures such as the breast lift and breast augmentation. He is also skilled in body procedures such as abdominoplasty or tummy tuck.
Why You Should Consider A Breast Augmentation
A breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that is carried out to increase the size of the breasts and to restore lost volume after weight loss or childbearing. The procedure can also be used to give symmetry to breasts that are uneven. If you have tuberous breasts or breasts that did not develop normally, a breast augmentation will give you normal looking breasts. You can also undergo the procedure if you feel that your breasts are too small.
During the surgery, breast implants are placed in the breasts to give them the required size and volume. You can go through a breast augmentation if you are in good health. Dr. Briggs does not perform the procedure on patients that are less than eighteen years of age since the breasts have to be completely developed before the surgery.
Incisions Used During Breast Augmentation
There are various methods that are used to perform a breast augmentation. The periareolar incision is made around the areola, and the incision is not very visible. This incision enables the implants to be placed accurately into the breasts to give them the right symmetry. However, there is a risk of losing sensation on the nipple and not being able to breastfeed in the future.
A transaxillary incision can also be used, which is made from the armpit to the breast. The implant is then placed in the breast behind the nipple. This technique does not leave scarring on the breast but there is a risk of asymmetry during implant placement.
A TUBA incision is made at the navel and a channel is made from the navel to the breast. This is a blind procedure and an endoscope has to be used. The endoscope consists of a thin tube which has a surgical camera and light at the end. The technique carries with it the risk of asymmetry.
An inframammary incision is made in the crease of the breast and a pocket is created to receive the implant. The implant is then pushed into the pocket which is behind the nipple. This method provides enough visibility so that the implants can be placed symmetrically.
Dr. Briggs supports the use of the inframammary incision because the risk of capsular contracture is reduced. A capsular contracture refers to scar tissue that tightly forms around the implant, causing it to feel hard. It can sometimes even be painful. Capsular contracture can be mild, moderate or severe. Dr. Patrick Briggs, cosmetic surgeon, prefers to use the inframammary incision when performing the breast augmentation procedure. This is because he is keen on selecting techniques that will pose minimum risks to patients.