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How to select a breast augmentation approach?
One of the most widely-used approaches for breast augmentation is a silicone implant techique. Saline is contained inside the silicone bag. This bag would be placed at the sub-muscular position of the breast.
Autologous lipoplasty technique is another alternative for a patient who desires to perform breast augmentation. This approach would remove excessive fat cells including muscles and blood vessles from the unwanted area to be injected into the breast. This often uses with a patient who gets a breast cancer and needs to remove her breast.
Patients who perform a breast surgery can be divided into 2 categories:
- Those who desire a bigger breast or need a breast enhancement for aesthetic purpose. This is nothing to do with disease. Most patients prefer using a silicone implant.
- Those who have a breast cancer and get their breast removed. These patients may need to get fat cells injection as a substitute for their breast. Lipoplasty is suitable for these patients as well as those whose breasts are not symmetry. Lipoplasty for breast augmentation (Thailand) is similar to those for other parts of the body. The surgeon also uses this technique with the eyebrow or cheek, however; the volume would be less. Normally, the process starts when the surgeon performs the Liposuction, purifies the fat cells and subsequently injects back into particular area. This technique does not need an opened incision and does not need local anesthesia. The surgeon would only apply a local anesthesia at the fat-removed spot and the fat-injected spot. This is not complicated and the surgery price is not expensive. The patients would become beneficial from both fat removal area, where the fat cells areunwanted, and fat insertion, where the fat cells are needed. The wound would be around 2-3 mm., which is really tiny. The wound would be hidden on the groin, which is invisible to the public.
For those who are interested in Lipoplasty, the surgeon would consider all factors related to the patients such as cancer history of the family members etc. Prior to the surgery, the sugeon would suggest the patient to perform a Mammogram check-up to investigate if there is any tumors existed in the breast. The surgeon would allow the patient to select fat removal areas.
There are several limitations for those who perform surgery using this technique. This approach allows only a slight enlargement of the breast. Lipoatrophy may occurs if the fat cells is over-injected into a small area and the Lipoplasty would not be efficient. Moreover, the injected fat cells may sometimes become cyst cells. Moreover, the injected fat may stick together and create some difficulties to the surgeon for the breast cancer check-up. This is the important reason why the Lipoplasty for breast augmentation is not as ubiqutious as silicone approach.
In conclusion, Lipo technique is suitable for a patient who desires a slightly bigger breast and silicone implant is suitable for a paitent who desires a really huge breast.