Breast enlargement, or augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure which tries to get a bigger size or volume and enhance the shape of the female breast. It can be used as a purely cosmetic procedure (small breasts, correct size differences, solve flaccidity problems caused by age or after one or more pregnancies) or as a supplement in reconstructive surgery following breast cancer processes or sex change.
You can increase breast size in one or several sizes by introducing prosthesis below the breast.
It is a safe and effective technique, considered the only definitive method for a breast enlargement.
Suitable for women dissatisfied with the size or shape of their breasts: Women with small breasts or those who by age or after pregnancies have been dropped lost volume of her breasts, women who have a good breast size , seek to increase further volume or look for increase even more the volume to feel more sexy or attractive. Other reasons for this surgery may be for breast reconstruction after it was removed due to cancer, or a sex reassignment.
We recommend not implement this treatment to patients;
- With active infection
- Presence of malignant or premalignant lesions (cancer cells)
- Pregnant and lactating women
- With poor healing / coagulation (diabetics, hemophiliacs,)
Not recommended in patients psychologically unstable. In case of mental illness, it is recommended to wait for treatment stabilization or until it is solved.
Despite being a safe technique, as with any other surgery procedure there can always be complications and risks. In breast augmentation, the most common complication is capsular contracture, which occurs when the internal scar that forms around the implant shrinks excessively, causing the breast to become tougher. Other possible local complications such as hematoma, infection, intolerance to stitches, etc.. Require proper treatment, but have an extremely low incidence.
In some cases this may be higher or lower sensitivity of the nipples (or even with no sensitivity). These changes are usually temporary. It is also very uncommon that the prosthesis break, causing the content goes out of its capsule. For prostheses filled with serum, the liquid is rapidly absorbed without causing any damage, decreasing breast volume within hours. If it is filled with silicone two things could happen: if the capsule formed by the body does not break, the patient will not notice any change, if broken, especially when it has been subjected too much pressure, the silicone goes out decreasing the volume of the breast. With both types of prosthesis it would be necessary a new intervention for replacement.
The surgery is performed in an operating room in a clinic or hospital. It is necessary patient admission, leaving the hospital next day. The breast augmentation surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Some very specific cases can be performed under local anesthesia plus sedation.
Breast augmentation is performed through a small incision standing, depending on the patient's anatomy and the preferences of their plastic surgeon, around the areola, in the deep wrinkle under the breast or armpit. The incision is designed so that the resulting scar is almost invisible. Through this incision, the breast tissue is lifted, a pocket is created and the prosthesis is placed directly under the breast tissue or under the breast muscle. Drainage tubes will be removed in a few days and a gauze or bandage is placed over the breasts. The procedure takes between 1 and 2 hours.
The size of the implant is not an arbitrary decision and is determined by many factors such as weight, height, pregnancy, muscles structure and skin type. It is important to determine with surgeon which is the best measure and size of implants so they look natural and healthy.
Useful products: Ses-Natura firming cream for body and bust and Daeses firming body milk are useful to maintain the skin elasticity and firmness of the breast area.
Information contained on this page in no case, nor is it intended, could replace the information provided individually by your plastic surgeon. In case of doubt, your plastic surgeon will provide appropriate clarifications. If you are thinking about having an intervention of Plastic or Cosmetic Surgery, consult a specialist in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery...
Source: SECPRE (Spanish Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)