Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation

Also called as Breast enlargement or Breast enhancement. Improves the size and appearance of the breasts.

Procedure

Breast augmentation, improves the size and appearance of the breasts by implanting saline or silicone breast implants either under or over the chest muscle, thus producing a cosmetic enhancement. In majority of the cases. the scars are placed in the inframammary crease or under the breast (which is an un-noticeable area) and the implants are positioned as desired. In selected cases a peri-areolar, trans-areolar or axillary approach can also be taken. Your Plastic Surgeon will be the best person with whom the pros and cons of each can be discussed. The scar settles well with time and in many cases are close to invisible.

Length

This procedure takes approximately two hours.

Anesthesia

A general anesthesia is administered and the patient is completely asleep, or an intravenous sedation is used, combined with local anesthesia.

Inpatient/Outpatient

Either inpatient or outpatient depending on the preference of the surgeon.

Possible Side Effects

Mild, temporary discomfort, mild to moderate swelling, a change in nipple sensation (either increased or decreased), and temporary bruising. Breasts may be sensitive to stimulation for a few weeks.

Risks

Either one breast implant or both may need to be removed and/or replaced to treat problems including: deflation, implant rupture, the formation of scar tissue around the implant (capsular contracture), which may cause the breast to feel tight or hard, bleeding and/or infection. Other risks are an increase or decrease in sensitivity of the nipples or breast skin, which occasionally may be permanent.

Recovery

The patient can return to work within a few days. She should avoid any physical contact with her breasts (excluding her bra) for approximately three to four weeks. Scars should fade and flatten anywhere from three months to two years after surgery, depending upon how the individual patient heals.

Results

The outcome varies from patient to patient. However the overall effect is enhancement of breast size for improved appearance.Breast Augmentation