Breast augmentation, or augmentation mammoplasty, is a staple plastic surgery that has been utilised by women who want to expand their cup size. However, while it is a common surgery, it is more complex and complicated to perform breast feminization surgery. The reason is that the anatomy is different and it requires an expert plastic surgeon to ensure quality results.
There are physical differences to consider when preparing for MTF Breast Augmentation. Firstly, a transgender candidate tends to have a chest that is wider. The candidate also often has a smaller nipple shape and areolar, which could be positioned differently than those seen on the breasts of a female candidate.
Because of these complexities, a plastic surgeon must helm breast augmentation procedures as the result of these surgeries. Often, patients who are unhappy with these subpar results seek a team of specialists to make their breast shape look more natural.
Prior to the surgery, breast augmentation patients must have been on Estrogen hormone therapy for a minimum of one year as this helps mimic breast mass, breast fat, and breast tissue, which are important in the breasts’ growth. However, it’s very rare for hormone therapy to make breasts grow into the size and shape that most patients desire.
Our expert partners at Transgender Thailand have done countless breast augmentation surgeries and are experts in making natural-looking feminine breasts and nipples that are balanced perfectly with the chests and shoulders of candidates. The end result of breast surgery is beautiful breasts that look and feel natural, which helps boost the patient’s self-confidence and self-esteem.
The use of cutting-edge techniques partnered with surgeon expertise is necessary to help ensure that breasts balance perfectly on both sides and that nipples and areolar match too.
When doing breast augmentation surgery there are three locations where plastic surgeons could make the incision:
The incision location depends on many factors including, but not limited to, the breast size that a patient wants, the patient’s existing anatomy, the type of implants they will be receiving, and the results of the surgeon’s physical examination. Surgeons always try to choose the option that will leave less scarring.
Where the surgeon places breast implants is another consideration in MTF breast augmentation surgeries. There are three places to choose from:
In order to be considered for this surgery, a patient must fulfil important criteria:
Before the surgery, there are steps all patients need to take. These steps include:
Dedicated plastic surgeons will take care to answer every question that a patient may pose before they perform breast augmentation cosmetic plastic surgery. It is often advised for a patient to list the questions on a paper in advance of the consultation.
Some key questions to ask a plastic surgeon before Breast Augmentation surgery include:
Breast augmentation surgery is done using general anesthesia. Once the patient is under, the surgeon will make the incision and the pocket for the implant. They will also adjust breasts to help create the best shape.
Once the implant is placed and shaping, the incision is then closed using layered stitches.
In some cases, the surgeon may place small drainage tubes in the pocket created in the chest area. These tubes help drain accumulated fluid following the plastic surgery.
In total, the procedure usually runs from 1 up to 2 hours.
After the MTF Breast Augmentation procedure, the breast area may be painful for several days, but this can be mitigated with painkillers. There may be some discomfort and soreness as muscles recover. This will improve significantly within a week from surgery.
Normal exercise may be resumed roughly two months after the surgery. Breasts should be carefully massaged daily to prevent the scar tissue from hardening (capsular contracture).
These are the important reminders for post-operative care for breast implant surgery:
Following breast lift plastic surgery, patients may also be advised to wear a wireless sports bra or compression bra to reduce healing time, swelling and pain. Following the doctor’s orders will also ensure that the surrounding tissues heal properly, which will result in the patient’s desired outcome and avoid complications.
Breast Augmentation is a common surgery and risks are very rare. But some of the potentially rare risks include:
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