Breast augmentation, or augmentation mammoplasty with
breast implants is a surgical procedure that aims to increase the size, shape,
or fullness of the breast. To reach this aim, the surgeon may choose the place
silicone, saline, or alternative composite breast implants under the chest
muscles or breast tissue. Breast augmentation is a very popular plastic surgery
procedure which is the first of top five mostly performed plastic surgeries in
2018. This procedure helps to enhance the appearance of women who think their
breasts are too small or one is smaller than the other. It is also one of the
best options to correct uneven breasts which are congenital or due to a disease
or another surgery, and to improve the self-confidence of women who care about
the physical appearance.
Who Is This For?
Potential Risks & Side Effects
In general, recovery from breast augmentation surgery is normally 4 to 6 weeks. Patients need to take a couple of weeks off work. After the procedure of breast augmentation with breast implants, patients will need to limit their activity for several weeks. After 6 weeks they should be able to resume normal activities.
Success Rate: 90-95%
How Does it Work?
Also known as a boob job or augmentation mammoplasty, breast augmentation is an effective surgical procedure that enhances female breast size and shape. It is one of the most performed plastic surgery procedures in the whole world. When performing this procedure, surgeons normally use two types of implants: silicone and saline. The former is the most preferred type of implant because it guarantees more natural results.
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What Does a Breast Augmentation with Implants Involve?
The breast augmentation with implants surgery takes 2 hours to complete and it is regularly performed as an outpatient procedure. If you decide to have this surgery, we will make sure that you have a pleasant trip and on the other hand, the surgeons will make it a point that they customize the surgery so as to match your needs, preferences as well as the clinics’ practices.
Here are some of the stages you should expect to go through if you decide to go through this procedure:
1. Taking the Anesthesia
This surgery is usually performed while the patient is under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. This is done so that the patient doesn’t feel any sort of pain or discomfort during the procedure.
2. Making the incision
Incisions are made soon after the anesthesia kicks in. Surgeons typically use one of the following techniques to make incisions:
3. Inserting the Implants
Once the incisions are made, your surgeon will have to start inserting implants. This process can be done using any of the 2 techniques:
The type of technique used to insert implants will depend on your body type, implant type as well as the size of the implant.
4. Closing the incisions
When the implants have been inserted, the incisions will either be stitched or closed using skin adhesives or surgical tapes –this normally depends on the site of the incision. Once the incisions are closed, you will be dressed up with bandages. Suppose your surgeon close the incisions using dissolvable stitches, you can expect them to vanish between the 6th and 8th week, but if your surgeon uses sutures that are not absorbable, they will have to be removed after 7 days.
Breast Implant Shapes
There are 2 different types of breast implant shapes.
What Should I Expect from Breast Implants?
Things You Should Do Before Breast Augmentation Surgery
Is Breast Augmentation Painful?
You may feel pain or soreness after the procedure is done. However, your surgeon may prescribe painkillers to relieve this pain and discomfort.
Does Breast Augmentation Leave a Scar?
Most breast augmentation scars will appear red or pink and mostly hidden under the bikini line and they become less noticeable over time.
What Are the Main Differences Between Fat Transfer and Breast Implants?
Breast implants do not require additional surgery in other parts of the body as in the fat graft procedure. The cost of breast augmentation surgery with implants is much lower than that of fat grafting. Finally, the implants can be easily removed, but it is more difficult to remove the fat after injection. The advantage of fat transfer is to get rid of the stubborn excess fat accumulated in certain parts of the patients' body.
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