What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is also known as augmentation mammoplasty, or a “boob job.” It’s an elective cosmetic surgical procedure designed to enlarge or bring symmetry to your breasts. Breast augmentation can be performed either through the transfer of fat from an area of your body or, more commonly, through surgically inserting breast implants.
How does a breast augmentation work?
In breast augmentation, an implant or fat from your body is surgically inserted behind each of your breasts. The implants sit either behind the muscles in your chest or behind the tissue of your natural breasts. This can raise your breast size by a cup or more.
What to Expect?
After your breast augmentation procedure, your surgeon will probably advise you to wear a bandage that compresses your breasts or a sports bra for the support you need during recovery. They may prescribe medication for pain, too.