Augmentation Mammaplasty/ Breast Enlargement PDF Print E-mail

 

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The  Purpose:
To change the shape of and/or enlarge the breasts.

 

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The Procedure:
Anesthetic: general anesthetic ;  Duration of the procedure: Approx 1 hour


Hospital stay: Overnight Stay                                           
Stitch removal : 2 weeks after surgery or absorbable stitches


The surgeon will make a small incision in inconspicuous area as to minimize visible scarring. Incision options include underneath the armpit, beneath the breast or in the around the nipple. After the incision is made the breast implant is inserted into a pocket either under the pectoral muscle or directly behind the breast tissue over the pectoral muscle.

 

Implant type and size will be determined not only on your desired increase in size but more importantly on your breast anatomy, skin elasticity and body type.


Breast implants are made from a silicone elastomer filled with either saline (sterile salt water) or silicone (cohesiv gel).


Incisions are then closed.
After surgery you should expect to stay overnight in hospital or clinic.
After the procedure you will be advised to stay off work for at least a week, to rest and to avoid lifting and physical exercise for a month.
It is important to support the breast well by wearing a sports bra.

 

The Results
The results of breast augmentation are immediately visible and breasts should be larger. Over time post surgical swelling will resolve and incision lines will fade.
Risks of Breast Augmentation
As with any surgery, there are risks to consider. 
The most common risk with breast implants is capsular contracture (although risk is low) this is when the layer of scar tissue that the body normally grows around the implant contracts causing the implant to loose its original shape and softness. Capsular contracture can sometimes be painful, and the implant may need to be removed and replaced.


Other risks include

  • Infection 
  • Blood loss
  • Movement or splitting (rupture or leakage of implant)
  • Creasing or wrinkling of breast around implant.
  • Poor healing of incisions
  • Breast implants may also affect your ability to breastfeed.


The length of time a breast implant lasts is unknown and may vary depending on  individuals’ personal factors.

 

You will be given specific instructions that may include:


How to care for your breasts following surgery, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the risk of infection, and when to follow-up with your plastic surgeon.


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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 26 August 2009 )