This is a surgical procedure to enlarge breast with implants.
Often after weight loss, childbirth or as a result of aging, the lose volume and their shape changes. Breast augmentation can enhance your size and shape, and give you the more proportional figure that you always want.
Who is a good candidate for a breast augmentation?
Women of all ages/over 18year/with small, sagging, loose breast or breast that have lost volume and elasticity after childbearing. The extent of procedure depends on what changes are desired and what your surgeon deems appropriate.
Types of breast implants:
Breast implants come in many shapes and sizes, with differing inner and outer materials. Together, you and your surgeon will select the options that are best suited for you and most likely to achieve the results you desire.
The implant shapes are general round or contoured.
The surface of implants is smooth or a textured. The implants are filled with either
· saline (salt water)
· silicone gel
What will happen during surgery?
The surgery may take two to three hours. Breast augmentation usually is performed under general anesthesia. There are several possible approaches to breast augmentation:
· inframammary incision
· periareolar incision
· transaxillary incision
The implant is placed in a pocket either directly behind breast tissue, underneath the pectoral muscle or in a dual plane. Sutures close the wounds.
After surgery, there is soreness and discomfort which is easily controlled by medication. You will remain in the hospital for a day or two. Within the first week, the dressing will be replaced by a special bra which you will be advised to wear for several weeks. Sutures will be removed within 12 days of surgery. The decision on when to return to work and normal activities depends on how fast you heal and how you feel. Sports should be avoided for four weeks.
Are there risks involved?
While all surgery carries some risk and plastic surgery is no exception. Serious complications are infrequent when the breast lift is performed by qualified plastic surgeon. Heavy smokers should be aware that nicotine can delay healing. Risk of complications can be minimized by closely adhering to your surgeon’s advice on follow-up care.