Different women have diverse reasons for having breast surgery, whether for example it is due to a medical condition like breast cancer or because they want to improve their appearance. Whatever the reason could be, here is some important information to help you understand more about the types of breast surgeries available. The three main types of breast surgeries are breast augmentation, reduction and reconstruction.
This surgery is aimed at enhancing the size, appearance and contour of breasts. The procedure involves putting implants under or over the pectoralis chest muscle. Some women consider this procedure for the following reasons:
- Having small breasts
- Change in breast appearance after pregnancy and lactation
- Having breasts that are not symmetrical
This procedure involves removing excess fat, glandular tissue and excess skin from the breasts in a situation where the breasts are large, loose and heavy causing discomfort. The surgery preserves nipple and breast sensation as well as production of milk. Often, women who require breast reduction suffer from:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Numbness or weakness, and
- Skin irritation, from the excess weight caused by having large breasts
This procedure aims at recreating the contour, volume and appearance of the breasts including the nipple. The appearance, contour and volume of the breast can then be recreated using a woman’s own tissues or using implants. The tissues can be harvested from the buttock, back muscle and skin to be used in the reconstruction. Where an implant is used, it is resized to match the other breast.
If the sensory nerves or milk glands and ducts are significantly injured or removed, the breasts’ normal sensation is lost together with the ability to breastfeed.
Breast lifts are done for women who have sagging breasts due to the skin not being strong enough to hold the weight of the breasts. Ptosis is a condition that involves having too much skin in relation to breast tissue which is corrected by removing the excess skin through mastopexy.
International Medical Treatment Ltd (IMT) partners with some of the best hospitals in the world which have comprehensive state-of-the-art plastic and cosmetic surgery centres that cater for women in need of all types of breast procedures. These include Bumrungrad International Hospital in Thailand, American Hospitals in Dubai and Acibadem Hospital in India.
We value your safety and therefore the hospitals we work with are all JCI accredited which means that they give their patients’ safety the highest priority – obviously something that one wants including when it comes to breast surgeries. Put your health and safety in the hands of highly qualified specialists. Start your process of getting breast surgery and other plastic or cosmetic procedures by contacting IMT today.