What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast Augmentation also known as Augmentation Mammoplasty is a surgical procedure using implants to enlarge the breasts by one or more cup sizes. A breast implant is made up of high grade silicone gel. This procedure can also restore the breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy, achieve a more rounded breast shape or improve the natural breast size asymmetry. This procedure can be combined with Abdominoplasty, Liposuction & Facelift.
Who is the ideal candidate?
The ideal candidates are physically healthy women who want to increase the breast volume after pregnancy or having small breast size, improve the symmetry of their breast and want to enhance the body contour for personal reasons.
How the procedure done?
Breast augmentation surgery is done under general anesthesia as a day procedure. This procedure is done by placing an implant usually inserted through incisions made either under the breast (inframammary fold), in the areola or in the armpit (axillary). Once the implant is placed, the surgeon will close the incision with sutures.
What can you expect after the operation?
Soreness and swelling are likely to be encounter for 1 to 2 weeks after surgery. Bruising is also possible. Any discomfort can be controlled by medication prescribed by your doctor. This procedure might leave scars on the breast or in the armpit & this slowly disappears with time. You will be given a cream to help the scar heal well. You will be wearing a compression garment and a surgical bra after the surgery. Stitches can be taken out in a week to 10 days. Infections are very rare. In some cases, the implant may need to be removed until the infection clears before a new implant can be inserted.
What is the significance of the procedure?
Breast augmentation can change the size and shape of your breasts. The surgery will improve your body image and self-esteem.