How Is Breast Augmentation Done

BREAST AUGMENTATION IS:
An operation to augment or change the shape or of the breasts.
TIME OF PROCEDURE:
In general, the operation takes about 1-1.5 hours. In complicated cases, it may take longer.
TYPE OF ANESTHESIA:
This procedure is done under general anesthesia. Local is also possible.
HOSPITAL STAY:
Breast augmentation surgery is inpatient (stay overnight in the hospital) or outpatient.
SIDE EFFECTS:
Breast pain, difficulties with breastfeeding, skin rash, iatrogenic injury or damage.
POSSIBLE RISKS:
Raised and thickened scars, loss of feeling in the area of nipple, uneven position of nipples, different shapes or of the two breasts, bleeding, and infection.
RECOVERY PERIOD:
Can back to work in a week.
LONG-LASTING RESULTS:
Implant manufacturers have a lifetime guarantee for their implants and a ten-year guarantee for help in reimbursing surgical costs if re-augmentation is required.

How is breast augmentation done?

Women who believe that their breasts are not large enough do the breast augmentation operation. The first breast surgery was carried out at the end of the century before last. It represented itself a breast augmentation with the help of fat taken from the thigh of the patient. Most often, the consequence of breast augmentation was inflammation of transplanted adipose tissue.
In other cases, it dissolved. But, the first step towards surgical breast augmentation was done.
Although most women are trying to look for nonsurgical ways, the most modern method is still plastic surgery. On the question of how to augment the breast without plastic surgery, modern medicine gives an unambiguous answer:
If you want to enlarge your breasts for a couple of weeks, you can take advantage of some methods without plastic surgery. But, if your goal is breast augmentation forever then it won’t help. You will go to a good clinic for breast augmentation and sign up for a consultation with a surgeon.
 

Indications to breast augmentation with plastic surgery.

Breast size augmentation is the dream of many women and the most popular operation of mammoplasty. But, before that, you need to know the indications for breast augmentation.
  • A congenital small volume of one or both mammary glands.
  • Asymmetry of mammary glands.
  • Reduction, deterioration of shape, or sagging of the breast after childbirth.
  • Consequences of mastectomy (removal of the breast according to medical indications).
Also, women, whose professional activity requires certain outlines of the body such as actresses and models, often carry out plastic surgery for breast augmentation. Of course, if you want to augment your breasts to a couple of sizes and do not have any contraindications, you will not be denied any breast augmentation clinic either. Because breast augmentation is an operation, it has certain contraindications.
  • Oncological diseases.
  • Infectious disease in the active stage.
  • Some chronic diseases that can provoke the negative effects of breast augmentation.
  • Pregnancy and lactation.
  • Age to 18 years.
  • Psychological instability of the patient.

Breast augmentation surgery

The operation of breast augmentation should be carried out in specialized centers of plastic and cosmetic surgery. Usually, breast augmentation surgery is performed under general anesthesia, but not always. Some surgeons perform this operation under local anesthesia in combination with sedatives, but, this is not recommended if the implant needs to be placed under the pectoral muscle.
Local anesthesia is used in cases where the use of general anesthesia is undesirable because of possible complications. The choice of anesthesia depends on both you and your health. The duration of the operation is on average 1-1.5 hours. But, the time you spend in the operating room will be longer because the anesthesia ologist will prepare you for anesthesia.
 

Before surgery

First, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant or could be.  Information such as medicines you are taking, including herbs or supplements you have bought without a prescription must be told to a doctor. Your surgeon may ask you to take a breast x-ray or a mammogram before surgery to detect any chest abnormalities.
Thus, the surgeon will have a pre-operative image of your breast tissue. Usually, you may be asked not to drink or eat half a day before surgery and wear a bra without underwire and lose clothing. It is advised to stop taking ibuprofen, aspirin, or any other medicines, which make your blood hard to clot.
You should try to stop smoking before and after surgery as it can cause problems with healing. Most likely, you will return home when the anesthesia is over and you will be able to walk.  If you want to go home the same day after surgery, someone should drive you home. Your surgeon will discuss with you the estimated time that will be required for breast augmentation, the amount of surgery, and how they plan to treat for nausea and pain.
 

During surgery

After you have laid down on an operational table to you will connect special monitors and gauges, which will watch important parameters of the ability to live. A system for intravenous infusion will be installed in the vein on the arm. After you have disconnected consciousness, which means the effect of anesthesia, the surgeon begins to prepare the skin of the breast for surgery.
The entire surface of the breast is treated with an antiseptic. The operation of breast augmentation is carried out by installing implants in it. For this, the surgeon needs to make a cut. He marks the places where the cut will be.  The cut can be in one of the following areas: along the underside of the breast, around the nipple of the breast, under the arm, or through the mastectomy scar. The incision site can affect the visibility of the scars as well as any complications that may occur after the operation.
Cutting the breast underside is the most common place used. But, your scars with this type of incision can be more noticeable, especially if you are thin, young, and do not have children. Installing the implant through a cut at the arm is likely to must your surgeon to use a camera tool, an endoscope, and other surgical instruments that are inserted at the incision site to help carry out the implant in place. there will not be a visible scar on your chest, but you may have a scar on the underside of your arm.
If the operation for breast augmentation is carried out through the incision around an edge of the nipple (areola), then it may cause some changes of sensation in the nipple or complete loss of sensation. You should discuss all the disadvantages and advantages of placing the implants selected by your surgeon for breast augmentation before surgery. You can choose the desired implant for yourself. Silicone gel implants filled with silicone gel, saline-filled or not pre-filled, the surgeon will put the silicone shell in the breast and then fill the implant to the level, which the patient prefers with saline.
 

How will the postoperative period?

After surgery, the patient may experience some discomfort in the chest and pain in the area of the postoperative wound. Thus, the doctor will prescribe painkillers for several days. Pain is usually more pronounced in those patients to whom the implant was placed under the pectoralis muscle. The pain lasts only a few days.
During the operation, various manipulations were carried out in the breast tissue: it was stretched, divided, cut, expanded to install the implant, and so on the breast after the operation, there may be swelling. In a few days after the operation, you will need to change the bandage. You cannot take a bath or shower until you have removed the bandage.
Within a few weeks, you will wear a special surgical bra, which will play the role of support. There may be some pain that can be stopped by anesthetics after breast augmentation surgery. After the operation of breast augmentation, scars remain at the site of the incision. They are usually small and inconspicuous.

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