Breast augmentation, technically known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure in which, a woman’s bustline is increased by inserting an implant behind each breast. The best candidate for Breast Augmentation is a woman who, for personal reasons, feels her breast size is too small, wants to correct a reduction in breast volume after pregnancy, and wants to balance a difference in breast size or as a reconstructive technique following breast surgery.
Types Of Implants
A breast implant is a silicone shell filled with either silicone gel or a salt-water solution known as saline.
All Surgeries Carry Some Uncertainty and Risk
Breast augmentation is relatively straightforward. But as with any operation, there are risks associated with surgery and specific complications associated with this procedure
The method of inserting and positioning your implant will depend on your anatomy and your surgeon’s recommendation. The incision can be made either in the crease where the breast meets the chest, around the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple), or in the armpit. Every effort will be made to assure that the incision is placed so resulting scars will be as inconspicuous as possible. Working through the incision, the surgeon will lift your breast tissue and skin to create a pocket, either directly behind the breast tissue or underneath your chest wall muscle (the pectoral muscle). The implants are then centered beneath your nipples. The surgery usually takes one to two hours to complete. Stitches are used to close the incisions, which may also be taped for greater support. A gauze bandage may be applied over your breasts to help with healing.
After Your Surgery
You’re likely to feel tired and sore for a few days following your surgery, but you’ll be up and around in 24 to 48 hours. Most of your discomfort can be controlled by medication prescribed by your doctor. Your stitches will come out in a week to 10 days, but the swelling in your breasts may take three to five weeks to disappear.
Getting Back To Normal
You should be able to return to work within a few days, depending on the level of activity required for your job.