Breast Augmentation, also called Augmentation Mammaplasty, is a surgical cosmetic procedure
of placement of either saline or silicone implants beneath the breasts.
This can give a woman who has small or uneven breasts or has lost
breast volume after pregnancy a fuller, firmer and more proportioned
Most implants are placed in a pocket or space behind the Pectoralis Muscle. Contraction and movement of the muscle causes the implant to move in this space and this prevents contraction around the implant.
All incision are made to provide the smallest and least noticeable scars. Each of the incisions listed below has advantages and disadvantages. These will be discussed in detail.
- Periareolar – around the lower portion of the areola skin junction
- Inframammary – in the skin crease beneath the breast
- Transaxillary – in the armpit
Breast Augmentation is painful to most women because of breast swelling and tightness of the muscle over the implants. Because of this, the larger size implants usually results in more postoperative pain. Pain medication and a muscle relaxer is given during this initial postoperative period.
Most patients are able to return to work within the week.
You will be placed in an elasticized “sport” bra in surgery. It is important not to wear an underwire bra until advised to do so since this tends to push the breast implant up and out of the lower breast pockets.
- Treatment: ambulant
- Duration: 1 hour
- Anesthetization: general anaesthesia
- Sports bra for 4 weeks
- No sport for 4 weeks
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