Unregulated breast augmentation: the evolution of breast augmentation techniques

Breast augmentation

Women have been thinking about breast augmentation since the Middle Ages. Then the look of a magnificent bust was created due to the special cut of the clothes. However, these first secrets of "women's cut" are still used today in the same folding bras. But how beautiful natural breasts that have not lost shape with age or after lactation look! Modern women are still worried about the attractiveness of their own body, and fashion for natural beauty and sporty looks only encourages them.

The approach to the issue of breast augmentation usually begins with the use of various "folk" methods, which often do not give a tangible effect. Then the woman thinks of more radical methods. And then comes advertising that offers a lot of opportunities to increase breast size.


Let's start with the basics - breastfeeding. Many people attribute the magical properties of cabbage.

Adult women benefit her little. Of course, the product is generally good for health, rich in vitamins, but it will only contribute to breast augmentation if a woman recovers. In this regard, cabbage is also a "helper", depending on how much and with what you eat. . .

By the way, nutritionists say that when gaining weight, no more than 10-20 grams are sent to the chest.

Otherwise, cabbage has a bad side effect - it causes fermentation processes in the intestines and can cause bloating and bloating. Therefore, you should not be zealous with the use of this product.

The second place in the breast diet is occupied by beer, ie yeast. As with cabbage, the main consequence of frequent consumption of such food is excess weight. Beer, like an intoxicating drink, is responsible for the effect on male hormonal levels and even potency. There is a lot of talk about that in articles about beer alcoholism. I would like to immediately note that women who dream of increasing estrogen by drinking beer are unlikely to succeed.

Bottled beer hardly contains real hops. Yeast, pressed or dried, is also pasteurized. Accordingly, there is no guarantee that a boiled yeast diet will enlarge the breasts and not create liver and digestive problems.


Another popular way to enlarge breasts is physical activity.

We make a reservation immediately so that we have nothing against such burdens. Useful. Helps keep the body in good shape. Yes, and relieves psychological stress.

But the breast does not enlarge. If you "swing" the pectoral muscle, you will be able to gently lift the bust that fell after childbirth. But you won't be able to do that anymore. Exercise leads to slimness and weight loss, and subcutaneous fat in the chest area burns faster than on the same thighs.


Many creams, gels and oils are available for breast augmentation. The composition contains a hormonal component, so there is a chance that you will make a bigger bust for a while. Mild - usually for 0, 5-1 size.

Drugs for the treatment of mastopathy have a similar effect.

As soon as the girl stops using them, the breasts return to their size after a week.

Important thing: the doctor prescribes mastopathy creams, because it is dangerous to take hormonal medications on your own!

Some gynecologists are convinced that the uncontrolled use of creams and oils "for breast augmentation", on the contrary, can cause tumors on the mammary glands.


Some women choose to take hormonal medications for breast augmentation. It is known that some birth control pills have this very "nice" side effect.

But when taking pills, this is a temporary thing. Maybe not without consequences - because it can cause hormonal disorders and the appearance of excess weight. However, many women have been taking birth control pills for decades without any complications.


Attempts to change the size of the breast by injecting "something" into it to increase the volume are more than a hundred years old. First, the breasts were enlarged with paraffin injections. The first operation dates from 1889. The result was, but it was accompanied by a multitude of side effects. Paraffin is a substance foreign to the body, resulting in rejection. Inflammatory processes began in the chest, which could even lead to the death of the patient.

Much later, liquid silicone, polyacrylamide gel (PAGE) and its analogues began to be injected into the chest. Unlike paraffin, the body perceives these materials much better. However, there is a serious risk of capsular contracture. Around any (even theoretically harmless) foreign body the body forms a protective capsule that grows out of the connective tissue. Such capsules are formed even around ordinary chipboard. The problem is that the capsule can become very hard. Each spray is covered with a capsule, and the silicone inside the capsule "hardens". As a result, there are frequent cases when after injections of synthetic gel the breast begins to harden, the patient feels pressure, pain. In the 1960s, Marilyn Monroe complained of chest pain after surgery. Until November 2013, no one could question the naturalness of Marilyn’s rich forms, but last year, the star’s personal doctor’s documents became available to the public.

Inflammation and gel migration in the breast may require re-surgery. However, it is very difficult to remove all the silicone implanted in the breast. But the main problem with silicone gel is female failure due to the impossibility of a reliable breast diagnosis. It is very difficult for a mammologist to distinguish a gel in a gland from a tumor. Such patients are recommended to perform the diagnosis "in the same hands" and store the research results for comparative characteristics.

Hyaluronic acid injection into the breast

A novelty is the change in breast size with hyaluronic acid. So far, there is only one injection filler designed specifically to increase the volume of the bust, buttocks and other parts of the body.

Its effect is similar to the effect of any other fillers based on hyaluronic acid - when it enters the tissue, it fills the intercellular space, thus increasing the volume. Like any hyaluronic acid, the gel will dissolve within a year. There are no particular drawbacks to this method, although there are descriptions of gel migration outside the mammary gland, which may be due to an excessive amount of injection. On average, 200-300 ml is needed for breast augmentation.

Now let's move on to the lack of a method. The average cost is much cheaper than the price of hyaluronic face fillers, but considering the need to ingest large quantities, the total amount is quite large. And the effect will only last for a year. . .

We hope that the competition of manufacturers will lower the price of fillers and make this method more affordable.

Breast lipophilization

The patient's own fat is used to fill the breasts to the desired size. The method is controversial but popular.

Our fat cells do not cause rejection processes in the body, and after transplantation into the breast area they release the root in a new place.

Lipofilling is an excellent method for correcting the shape of the breast, removing asymmetry, reconstruction after surgery to remove the tumor. But as a method of increasing the size, it is ineffective, because it can actually add breast size 0, 5 - 1. More often, several fat transfer operations are required to achieve a noticeable result.

It is known that the World Health Organization has not yet approved breast lipophilization, and the American Association of Plastic Surgeons does not recommend its use, since the far-reaching consequences of such operations are still unknown. In other words, the method is not well understood. Therefore, during lipophilization, surgeons place fat only in the subcutaneous and retromammary space of the gland. Only glandular tissue is not affected.

Silicone implants

Breast augmentation by inserting foreign objects - bones, glass, wool, sponges and rubber - has been known since the first decades of the twentieth century. The consequences of these operations cannot be called successful, as they have mostly led to tissue rejection and even necrosis. Only the appearance of silicone implants in the early 1960s finally gave impetus to the positive dynamics of the development of plastic surgery for breast augmentation.

Since then, silicone implants have gone through five stages of improvement.

Modern implants can have different shapes. Drop-shaped implants (giving a greater effect of naturalness) or round implants are used for breast augmentation. Inside, they are filled with a thick cohesive silicone gel that has the property of retaining its shape and not spreading, even if the shell is damaged, although this happens very rarely in practice.

Of course, breast augmentation with implants is the most effective method for achieving the best results. But it also has its limitations and shortcomings. First, an invasive surgery is performed that requires prior examination and is associated with common operative risks.

Second, around the implant, like a foreign body, grows the same mentioned connective tissue capsule, which in rare cases leads to the development of capsular contracture. Sometimes you need to do another capsule removal operation. To avoid this side effect with the latest generation of silicone implants, the shell has been changed: from smooth to rough, covered with tiny fringes. Such a surface does not allow the growth of too thick and hard capsules.

Third, the implanted breast will always be thicker than the natural one. When a woman lies on her back, such breasts do not expand.

Fourth, a scar up to 5 cm long remains: either under the breast, or on the areola, or under the armpit, depending on the surgical approach.

After breast augmentation, compression underwear should be worn for two months, and then for another six months the bust should be hidden from direct sunlight. Otherwise, the sun does not benefit women's breasts at all, because ultraviolet light causes many unwanted processes in the mammary glands. It is enough to compare the skin quality of older women in the décolleté area (area open to sunlight) and in the breast area.

Breast implants do not interfere with regular breast examinations and allow the baby to be fed (a lot depends on how the implants are placed). All implants have a lifetime warranty, although with age the breasts may lose their original shape as the tissues continue to stretch with age. In this case, they will also use regular exercise and surgical breast lift, if necessary.

Breast augmentation with silicone implants is still the most popular plastic surgery in the world, according to the American Association of Plastic Surgeons. Women of different ages resort to this, but it is still not recommended to undergo surgery on girls under 18 years of age. There is no upper age limit for breast augmentation (if all health indicators are normal), because beautiful breasts can be at any age!