Breast implant is a surgical procedure that aims to increase the size and improve the shape and contours of breasts. Many women choose this surgical procedure because they either had little breast development or never attained the size of breasts they desired; other women lost volume and firmness following weight loss or pregnancy.
Regardless of the reasons, breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures that stood the test of time and proved to both safe and satisfactory. The goals of breast enlargement surgery are to select the appropriate volume to obtain the desired size, improve breast shape.
Our expect plastic surgeons at Esteworld Medical Group have an exceptional eye for cosmetic norms and issues – and an appreciation for beauty.
What happens during breast implants surgery?
Breast augmentation is performed under general anaesthesia. Your plastic surgeon will place an incision in crease under your breasts. Breast implants generally lasts between 1 and 3 hours and can be operated on either an inpatient or outpatient basis – using general or local anaesthetic paired with sedation.
There are three difference types of incisions used during breast implants:
- Trans-axillary: This type of incision is made through the armpit.
- Infra-mammary: This incision is usually made in the natural crease under the breast.
- Peri-areolar: The incision is made at the juncture between the areola and the natural skin.
Once the incision is made, your plastic surgeon will pull the skin away from the muscle and soft tissue, creating a pocket either in or below the pectoralis major between the muscle and the breast gland tissue.
Recovering from breast implants
Your plastic surgeon will prescribe antibiotics to avoid infection in addition to any pain medication. Bruising and swelling are very common following breast augmentation surgery, particularly around the nipple area and will slowly subside over 3 to 5 weeks.
You may be required to wear a surgical bra for a while to support the breast during recovery period. Strenuous activity, heavy lifting or direct stimulation of the breasts are strictly discouraged for up to 4 weeks. Patients may experience a change in nipple sensation.