Breast augmentation is one of the most popular surgeries among patients. Scientific studies indicate a boost in self esteem and on quality of life of women who had this procedure done.
This particular procedure has evolved in a way that implants have improved significantly compared to its first generation. Implants are now more secure and come in a variety of different shapes and sizes.
Preference has evolved from selecting a size number to a series of measures and considerations influenced by the patient’s biotype. This makes your choice more personalized. In addition to selecting the prosthesis, another factor influencing the result is choosing the surgical technique, like the position of the implant (behind or in front of the muscle) and ways of access. These choices are guided by a scientific criteria which is applied to your anatomy. This entails that there is no standard surgery that applies to all patients.
Am I a candidate for this procedure?
Breast augmentation is a procedure that is recommended for women who feel their breasts are too small or who experienced loss of shape and volume after breastfeeding. For teenage patients, it is important to wait for the body to be fully developed before considering this procedure.
During the surgery, a small incision is made usually under the inframammary fold. This will allow for a breast implant to be inserted into a pocket, usually subglandular or over the pectoral muscle.
The duration of the procedure is usually 2 hours and it is performed under general anesthesia.
Breast augmentation recovery
During the recovery period, the patient should wear a support garment (a bra or elastic band) at all times for 45 days. It is important for the patient to sleep on their back for 2 months and avoid any physical activities. You may resume any personal care activities after surgery.
Follow-up visits should be made as advised by your plastic surgeon.
How long will the results last?
It is not possible to predict the durability of the breast augmentation result. The result will depend on several individual factors, which varies from patient to patient. For example: genetic factors, lifestyle, and skin care.
The combination of dermatological procedures and proper skin care is important to maintain post-surgery results.