Breast augmentation ‘beneficial for women with breast hypertrophy’

16 July 2013

Surgeon measures woman for breast implantsA boob job is not just for the unsatisfied women who want to increase or decrease the size of their breasts. As popular as augmentation is for those reasons, sometimes women seek this surgery because one breast is dramatically different in size or shape to the other.Dr Frederick Weinger, from Savannah, Georgia, says: “During puberty, it's normal for a young girl to have asymmetrical breasts. As they grow, the breasts tend to even out. “Approximately one out of four girls, however, experiences breast hypertrophy. With breast hypertrophy, the tissue in one breast grows too fast, and the breasts end up being two different cup sizes.” It is important to note that asymmetry is normal and nothing to be ashamed about – but it is also fixable with a breast augmentation. During surgery, a doctor will insert saline or silicone implants over or under the pectoral muscle. This enhances the size and shape, helping to even out the pair. During the consultation, a doctor will show patients the different types of implants and discuss an ideal size after taking measurements. Typically, surgery takes 90 minutes and following the procedure stitches will dissolve on their own. Bandages and dressings may need to be removed by professionals up to a week afterwards. Activities that require exertion of the upper body need to be avoided for up to a month.