Augmentation Mammoplasty - Surgical Breast Enlargement
Cosmetic Breast enlargement is done by surgical placement of a breast implant behind the breast area muscles. The breast implants are available in many sizes and shapes. All the breast implants are made with Silicone envelope (bag). Many of them contain just Silicone gel. The inflatable implant comes empty and after placing in the body, it is filled with saline. There are other implants that will have silicone gel in the inner compartment and saline in the outer compartment.
There are limitations in regards to the size the breast could be enlarged. It depends upon the amount of available skin. However, most patients' wishes and desires, are fulfilled.
If there is excessive sagging of the breast, breast tightening with reshaping could be done at the same time of the breast enlargement.
Because the implants are placed behind the breast tissue and the muscles, usually there are no problems in breast examination after enlargement. Also, there is no problem in breast-feeding after the surgery. To-date, there is no recorded increased evidence of breast cancer after cancer after silicone implant surgery
This surgery is performed in the hospital as a one-day surgery, under general anesthesia. The surgery takes approximately 21/2 hours.
Approximately a two-inch ling incision (cut) is made above the breast fold or at the lower part of the areola, (the dark skin that surrounds the nipple). A cavity is created behind the breast area muscles. A satisfactory size implant is placed in the cavity and wounds are sutured in many layers. A snug dressing is applied and left in place for 5 to 6 days. The stitches are removed in stages from the seventh day after surgery.
One may experience some discomfort during the first few days post operatively. This will be similar to a muscle pain after strenuous physical activity.Eventhough the patient is required to stay only one day in the hospital one should stay within the close reach of my clinic for 14 days for follow up care.
They are rare, when performed by trained plastic surgery in proper set up. Occasionally, complications such as bleeding, infections, changes in sensations, asymmetry, repute of implants, psychological problems, healing problems, unsatisfactory scars, etc., can occur. Firmness or hardness of the breast in varying degrees can also occur in a few patients.