Breast augmentation with hyaluronic acid is considered the safest method today. Before the advent of this method, mammoplasty was used.
Surgery was performed on the breast, into which the implants were inserted. The breasts were increased by several sizes, but it looked unnatural.
At the same time, no one could give a full guarantee that the operation would take place without complications. The advent of this method of breast augmentation exposes women to less risks.
How are breasts augmented with hyaluronic acid?
Many have heard of hyaluronic acid. Someone knows it as the main component of synovial fluid, which provides lubrication of the articular cartilage in the connective tissues, and someone has heard of it from the world of cosmetology.
In particular, it has become known for maintaining the firmness and elasticity of the skin. How does this happen?
Hyaluronic acid has the unique ability to attract and retain water like a sponge, providing volume and hydration to tissues.
It is thanks to this feature that this polysaccharide has been successfully used in plastic surgery for breast augmentation.
This technique allows you to get the desired breast size without resorting to surgery.
Breast augmentation is performed by gel injections, namely dermal fillers based on hyaluronic acid.
Since the molecules of this polysaccharide are large and hold a large amount of water, it is similar in consistency to a thick gel. For one size breast augmentation, approximately 300 ml of gel is required.
How is the procedure carried out? The procedure is painful, so it is performed under local anesthesia. Before the operation, all the necessary tests are taken and the day of the operation is appointed.
Non-surgical breast augmentation takes approximately 40 minutes. The drug is injected into the chest using a cannula.
It is a special tube that resembles a feather and replaces a needle. At the injection site, punctures remain, on which cosmetic sutures are applied.
The breast is given exactly the shape that the patient wishes to have. It is very important that the procedure is carried out by an experienced specialist, because not all doctors manage to correctly insert the gel into the breast.
After the end of the procedure, on days 2 and 3, unpleasant pains and burning sensation appear in the area of the mammary glands. Reddening of the skin of the breast, the formation of hematomas, itching are also possible. All these symptoms will soon disappear.
Within 1 month, the patient should not expose the upper body to physical activity. Both excessive heat and cold are contraindicated.
You can not put pressure on the mammary gland, namely, massage it or sleep on it, as the gel can shift and the breast is deformed.
In order to support the bust, it is recommended to wear a compression garment. The recovery period depends on the patient's age, the quality of the epidermis, the amount of gel injected and the lifestyle.
Duration of effect
Fillers are divided into absorbable and non-absorbable. For breast augmentation, injections of the first type are mainly used, since they are based on hyaluronic acid, which quickly dissolves.
The effect of its influence is temporary - from 6 months to a year. Non-absorbable injections are dangerous by the development of various complications, so they are practically not used.
Botox breast augmentation is often confused with dermal fillers. The difference is that Botox preparations are harmful to the body as they contain the botulism toxin.
A gel with hyaluronic acid is a filler that increases tissue volume.
What kind of breast fillers are used?
There are many different hyaluronic acid fillers available for breast augmentation.
Since they differ from each other in their properties, a specialist should select them, based on the characteristics of the patient's skin and mammary glands.
It is necessary to take into account one more point: the gel with hyaluron has an antidote. It is a special enzyme called hyaluronidase. He is capable of destroying an unsuccessful result.
Contraindications and complications
Does hyaluronic acid breast augmentation have contraindications? There are a number of cases when it is impossible to use a gel for breast augmentation.
Contraindications include any breast neoplasm, both benign and malignant.
Such operations are not carried out even when a woman is planning a pregnancy, since the unabsorbed residues of the gel can squeeze the milk ducts during lactation. In case of autoimmune diseases, interventions in the mammary gland are contraindicated.
When performing an ultrasound scan of the mammary glands or X-ray examination, cysts do not differ from the accumulation of fillers and are often confused.
This makes it difficult to examine the organ for possible neoplasms. Palpation also makes it difficult to diagnose.
If the breasts become inflamed, surgery and antibiotics will be required for treatment.
For the sake of perfection, many women risk their health, not paying attention to contraindications.
The effect after the introduction of hyaluronic acid is undeniable, and the result is tangible: the breast becomes elastic and plump, and the skin is much younger.
But this result is temporary, so the procedure has to be repeated. Such interventions can lead to negative consequences.
Pros and cons of the procedure
This method is not suitable for women who have organ prolapse (ptosis). This procedure will only exacerbate the problem.
Hyaluronic acid dissolves over time, but before that, you cannot apply any procedures associated with exposure to the mammary glands.
The fact that this procedure does little to injure the mammary gland is a great advantage, but after the administration of the drug in the mammary glands, due to the swelling of hyaluronic acid, soft tissues, vessels, ducts are compressed.
The drug, occupying a certain space in the chest, acts on nearby tissues.
Why is hyaluronic acid augmentation banned in France? This method does not pose any special risks and threats to health.
But as a precaution in this country, they decided to introduce a ban, since after the introduction of hyaluronic acid, the diagnosis of malignant tumors is greatly complicated.