Health

A Guide to Breast Augmentation

Many women turn to plastic surgery to correct an issue they have with their breasts, and in Asian countries, the most common treatment is breast enlargement, as many women feel they have proportionately small breasts when compared to Caucasian people, and if you feel that you could benefit from breast augmentation, here are a few details about the procedure.

Breast Enlargement

By far the most popular treatment in Bangkok clinics, breast enlargement can be achieved by inserting implants of various forms. One is a saline, salt water, solution, which gives a uniform feel, while the majority of patients choose a silicone gel implant, which really does mimic human tissue in its form and movement. There are several variations of silicone gel implants and the surgeon would help you to choose what best works for you.

Choosing a Plastic Surgeon

It is essential to choose a plastic surgeon who is registered with the Medical Council and is approved to carry out breast augmentation surgery. The key to beautiful breast augmentation (known as เสริมหน้าอกสวย in Thai) lies in the skill of the surgeon, and a Google search will bring up a list of local clinics and you can begin your quest to find the best plastic surgeon.

The Initial Consultation

When you first meet the plastic surgeon, it is important to convey your needs clearly, and with before and after images and computer-generated 3D imaging, the surgeon can help you to identify specific changes, then he would decide what is the best form of treatment. The surgeon will ensure that you are fully aware of the risks associated with any type of surgery, and he must feel sure that your reasons for wanting the surgery are sincere.

Special Padded Bra

This is a very effective way for the patient to actually experience the slight change in breast shape, and by adding very precise amount of material, the surgeon can replicate the results and the patient can actually feel the difference. Computer 3D imaging can also be used to give the patient a three-dimensional viewing of how her breasts will look after the treatment.

Pre-Op Instructions

Once a date has been scheduled, the patient is asked to stop using tobacco products and refrain from taking birth control pills, and this period would normally be around 30 days prior to the date if the operation. This is because the birth control medication would encourage blood clotting, and smoking can also cause complications.