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Basic knowledge about Breast Augmentation surgery

Every year there is an increasing amount of patients who undergo breast augmentation surgery recorded by statistics by major medical boards. In the year 2007 8439 breast augmentation surgeries in the UK were performed. Despite there have been news and controversies questioning the health hazards associated with this surgery. Medical Journalist Marion Lowes finds out the truth.

A number of medical investigations by a number of recognised and top notch medical representative boards have concluded that there is no evidence that breast augmentation causes cancer or any other transmitted diseases or disorders.

Breast Enlargement surgery is medically known as Breast Augmentation and this is to aid women with naturally small breasts, asymmetric or deformed breasts. This is a widely used procedure for the therapeutic use.

This is to place artificial silicone based breast implants to be placed under the folds of the patient’s chest wall under the skin flaps. The newer surgery and a variety of builds of the implants result in a more natural look. Breast Implants are built of an outer shell that is soft and hard rubbery which is filled with a sticky thick gel silicon.

There are two types of materials used for this: Silicon and Saline. Both are FDA approved and flourish in their own criterions and benefits. While both of the implant’s shells are made up of silicone it’s their filings that make the difference. Before going for the surgery, it is highly advisable that you show proper knowledge and awareness in choosing the right material and of course, the surgeon to help through with these things smoothly.

Sometime back in the 1990s there was enough controversy in the media about the breast implants being ruptured and causing cancer. There have been an extensive research and investigation regarding this subject and however there haven’t been any evidence found whatsoever which indicate the passivity of breast implants being the cause of breast cancer of any such disease.

Rupturing of the implants remains an unavoidable complication of this procedure which is why surgeons impose yearly mammograms and continuous checkups of the implants in order to detect any malice. After a period of 10years most surgeons advice to remove or replace the implants with new ones to know the nature of the long preserved silicone nature.

Adverse capsular contracture (ACC) following breast augmentation is an enigmatic complication; there have been significant progress by means to avoid these circumstances with newer advances medical developments act much successfully in its prevention.

Whilst clinical research has hitherto been the mainstay of investigation, providing both understanding and practical guidance, further improvements may derive from new developments in the fields of immunology and molecular biology: convergence of these complementary avenues may eventually yield a non-surgical treatment for ACC. This review presents a summary of our extant knowledge, providing evidence where it exists and a consensus view where it does not. It aims at providing a sound comprehension of the underlying aetiopathology that has provoked the measures seen to date and guides selection of the appropriate therapeutic strategy, which will be expanded in a future review.

The past four decades since the introduction of silicone mammary prostheses have seen significant improvements in their quality and durability. Advances in our understanding of the aetiopathology and prevention of adverse capsular contracture (ACC) have occurred such that surgical technique itself has now probably become the single most important determinant of both immediate and long-term outcome. Considered a simple, and in some quarters mindless, procedure it has evolved such that high-quality short- and stable long-term results are now expected.

This information is entirely based on face to face discussion with 2 highly qualified plastic surgeons practicing Breast Enlargement or lift and other techniques of the same at a state of the art and much reputed cosmetic clinic in London. This information is applicable for practitioners and seeking patients worldwide.