It is one of the most common cosmetic plastic surgery procedures performed today. However you should carefully consider whether breast augmentation is suitable for you before deciding to go ahead.
Breast Implants Surgery
During breast augmentation, a breast implant is placed either under the breast tissue and over the chest muscle, or under both the chest muscle and the breast tissue. There is another option called “dual plane”. The upper part of the implant is placed under the chest muscle and the lower part is placed over the chest muscle. Your surgeon will advise you on the most suitable procedure for you. This helps increase or balance the size of the breasts to restore breast volume, or restore the shape of breasts after partial or total loss. Please note that breast augmentation cannot correct significantly sagging or drooping breasts. In these instances, a breast lift is often necessary, which may be performed in conjunction with this procedure.
All breast implants are made with a silicone based non-reactive casing but they are filled with either silicone gel or saline. The outer silicone case may be smooth, shiny, polished, or a slightly rough texture. Currently, there are 2 kinds of breast implants: round or teardrop shape. Each kind of implant is designed with several profiles: moderate, moderate plus and high profile. The type, style, and size of breast implants you choose are determined by your lifestyle, body contours, the amount of breast tissue you have, and the cup size and appearance that you would like to achieve. You should talk to your surgeon about choosing the breast implant option that is right for you.
We offer the most commonly used methods of incision and insertion: at the nipple, under the breast or under the armpit and it may be more than a simple case of aesthetics as to which option is chosen. Your surgeon will advise you on the best procedure to suit you.
General anesthesia - discussed with your surgeon
Before surgery, please inform your surgeon of any allergies, all medical conditions, and any medication that you are taking (both prescription and non-prescription). To eliminate the chance of post-operative bleeding, you should avoid aspirin and any medication containing aspirin or ibuprofen for 2 weeks prior to surgery. You should also not smoke for 1-2 months before or after your surgery as smoking can affect your reaction to the anesthetic and slow down the healing process. Patients who suffer from hypertension must inform the surgeon prior to surgery.
After breast implant surgery, you are likely to have some discomfort, swelling, bruising, hardness and pain / twinges in the breasts. These are temporary and should subside after the first few weeks. It may take several months for the shape of your breast to settle.
Depending on the average physical activity of the patient and the complexity of the surgery, a return to normal lifestyle usually occurs within 1-2 weeks following their breast implant surgery.