Increasing the volume of one’s breasts involves a number of choices. It is first of all to determine the volume that you want. To facilitate this first choice, the surgeon has bra cups of various sizes specially designed to simulate breast augmentation.
The second relates to the type of implant desired. It can be filled with saline (salt water), or silicone. You must also choose between a smooth surface implant or a textured implant. The latter reduces the risk of contracture of the capsule (appearance of a hard shell around the implant) but it “crumples” sometimes under the skin.
Once the volume and the implant shape have been chosen, it is necessary to determine its location, on or under the pectoral muscle. The morphology of the patient and her choice of implant will have a great influence on this third choice.
Finally, the surgeon can insert the implant by an incision in the folds under the breast, by the areola or armpit. Dr. Bensouda often makes incisions around the areola because the scars that result are very little visible.
It can be done from 16 years old. It is a simple intervention under local anesthesia and sedation that can transform the psycho-emotional side to see the sexuality of a girl or a woman.
No contraindications exist for pregnancy or breastfeeding.
The decision to undergo an operation to reduce the volume of the breasts is usually taken in cases of hypermasty (excessive breast volume). The chest is then a source of physical and psychological problems. Indeed, too large breasts cause back pain and affect the self-image that would like to project the person who wears them. Thus the health insurance funds cover the costs related to major breast reductions.
Breast reduction can correct the excess volume of breasts but it has some disadvantages. The scars usually are the T upside down.
In the majority of cases they fade and become less visible in a few months. The technique used by Dr. Bensouda helps preserve breast function and nipple sensitivity.
Breast lift with or without prosthesis (breast ptosis)
Breast ptosis is defined as the fall and progress of the breast. The chest is too low and dislocated in its upper part. A ptosis can exist from the outset or occur after a significant weight loss. Most often, however, it is after pregnancy that the breast volume decreases and the ptosis appears.
The ptosis may be isolated or associated with breast hypertrophy or hypoplasia, which will also be corrected during the same operation. The strength of the chest has no influence on the fall of the breasts and the only current cure is surgery.
The procedure aims to lift the areola and nipple and reshape the gland to obtain a harmonious volume and shape. The prosthesis is used when the breast is empty.
One patient who underwent breast cancer was removed from the breast (mastectomy). The role of the plastic surgeon is to intervene then to restore the mammary morphology and reconstruct the breast.
Significant progress has been made in this area and different techniques exist to achieve a satisfactory result.
The choice of the most appropriate technique is a case of special cases and will be best explained by the plastic surgeon to his patient.
The reconstitution can most often be considered shortly after the mastectomy (on average one year).
The purpose of the surgical procedure is to restore the volume of the missing breast with the areola and to symmetrize the opposite breast.