Breast Surgery / Breast Augmentation

Overview

Breast augmentation, commonly known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a procedure that increases the size of the breasts. It entails inserting breast implants beneath the breast tissue or the chest muscles.  Breast augmentation is a way for some ladies to feel more confident. For others, it’s a necessary aspect of breast reconstruction due to a variety of diseases.Consult a plastic surgeon if you’re considering breast augmentation. Make sure you know what surgery entails, including the risks, complications, and aftercare.

Why is it done?

  • Breast augmentation may be beneficial in the following situations:
  • If you think your breasts are little or one is smaller than the other and this affects how you dress or the sort of bra you require to aid with the asymmetry, make an effort to improve your appearance.
  • Make accommodations for a decrease in the size of your breasts following pregnancy or severe weight loss.
  • After breast surgery for various reasons, correct unequal breasts.
  • Boost your self-assurance
  • Discuss your objectives with your plastic surgeon so that you can be realistic about the benefits of breast augmentation.

How do you get ready?

You’ll meet with a plastic surgeon to discuss your breast size, feel, and cosmetic choices. The surgeon will go through several types of implants, such as smooth or textured, round or teardrop-shaped, saline or silicone, as well as surgical procedures.

Examine written information carefully, such as patient information from the maker of the implant you’ll receive, and make copies for your records.

Methods

  1. Autologous Breast Augmentation

Liposuction removes fat, which contains stem cells. A stem cell is a type of cell that can develop into many forms of tissue depending on its location in the body.

  • There was no implant used.
  • Incisions of a small size
  • Makes use of a woman’s own fat
  • Complication rate is relatively low.
  • Breasts have a natural appearance and feel.
  • Excellent safety record
  • The outcomes have pleased both patients and doctors.
  • Silicone Implant

Silicone is a polymer that is used in a variety of products, including personal care items and surgical implants. It comes in liquid, gel, and solid rubber-like forms. Learn about the benefits of silicone and how it’s used in breast implants.

  • Silicone is a material composed of silicon, oxygen, and additional elements, most commonly carbon and hydrogen. Silicone offers a number of benefits, including:
  • High-temperature stability
  • Resistant to the ravages of time
  • Resistant against UV rays, as well as wetness.
  • Resistant to temperature extremes
  • Saline Implant

Sanitized salt water is used to fill saline implants. They have the advantage of being able to be put when empty and filled subsequently, as opposed to silicone implants. This allows the surgeon to adjust the saline solution volume until the breasts are symmetrical and the correct size. Because saline implants can be inflated afterwards, they can be tunnelled up via an aperture in the patient’s belly button, reducing scarring. The scarring left behind is usually minimal, whether the opening is under the arm, around the nipple, or following the curve of the breast.

What you may anticipate ?

Breast augmentation can be performed at a surgical centre or as an outpatient procedure at a hospital. You’ll most likely return home the same day. The surgery rarely necessitates a stay in the hospital.

Breast augmentation is sometimes performed under local anaesthetic, which means you’re awake but your breasts are numbed. Breast augmentation is frequently performed under general anaesthesia, which means you’ll be sleeping for the procedure. With you, your plastic surgeon will go over the various anaesthetic alternatives.

Throughout the treatment,

Your plastic surgeon will make a single cut (incision) in one of three sites to instal the breast implant:

  • Underneath your breast is a wrinkle (inframammary)
  • Under your sleeve (axillary)
  • In the vicinity of your nipple (periareolar)

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The surgeon will separate your breast tissue from your chest muscles and connective tissue after making an incision. This produces a pocket behind or in front of the chest wall’s outermost muscle (pectoral muscle). The implant will be inserted into this pocket and centred behind your nipple by the surgeon

Once in place, saline implants are implanted empty and subsequently filled with sterile salt water. Silicone implants come with silicone gel pre-filled.

The surgeon will repair the incision with stitches (sutures) and wrap it with skin adhesive and surgical tape once the implant is in place.

Following the procedure,

  • After surgery, you should expect to be sore and swollen for a few weeks. Bruising is also a possibility. Scars will fade over time but will not vanish altogether.
  • Wearing a compression bandage or sports bra for added support and positioning of the breast implants while you’re recuperating may be beneficial. Your surgeon may also prescribe pain relievers.
  • Follow your surgeon’s recommendations for resuming normal activities. You might be able to return to work in a few weeks if you don’t have a physically demanding job. For at least two weeks, avoid intense activities – anything that could raise your pulse or blood pressure. Remember that your breasts will be sensitive to physical contact or jarring motions while you’re recuperating.
  • If your surgeon used non-absorbable sutures or placed drainage tubes near your breasts, you’ll need to schedule a follow-up appointment to have them removed.

You may have an infection if you detect warmth and redness in your breasts, as well as a fever. As soon as possible, contact your surgeon. If you feel shortness of breath or chest pain, you should also call your surgeon.

Results

The size and form of your breasts can be altered through breast augmentation. Your body image and self-esteem may improve as a result of the operation. However, be realistic in your goals and don’t expect perfection.

In addition, following augmentation, your breasts will continue to age. Weight gain or loss may alter the appearance of your breasts. If you’re unhappy with the way your breasts look, you may require further surgery to remedy the problem.