Breast augmentation surgery

The process of breast augmentation surgery

In most cases, breast augmentation will be performed under general anesthesia. The breast augmentation surgery usually takes one to two hours and one to two days stay in hospital may be needed.

Nipple placement suitable for augmentation

The method of inserting and positioning your implant will depend on your anatomy and your surgeon's recommendation.
The three-four cm long incision can be made either in the crease where the breast meets the chest, through the dark skin surrounding the nipple or in the armpit. Every incision is made carefully so resulting scars will be as inconspicuous as possible.

A pocket in which the implant is inserted is created through blunt tissue preparation.

Some of the clinics abroad even use endoscopic technique by breast augmentation. The access for this technique is through an incision in the armpit or in the navel area.

The pocket will be filled with the implant either directly behind the breast tissue or underneath the chest wall muscle.

The size of implants must be carefully chosen in order to be fully covered by the breast tissue. Otherwise the edges of the implants can be easily seen and makes for a very unnatural look.

The cessation of bleeding is very important to avoid further complications – an undesirable capsule, a scar or poor coverage of the implant.

Drainage tubes may be used for several days following the surgery; it depends on the practice of the clinic and on the surgeon.

To close the wound, different sutures are used (mostly intradermal, eventually separate;) they are removed seven to 10 days after the breast implants surgery.

How the wound is covered is also up to the practice of the clinic. After the breast augmentation surgery, the breasts are fixed day and night with a special bra. It is recommended to wear this bra four to eight weeks after the surgery. For one month after the breast implants surgery, sleeping on your back and limiting sport activities is also recommended.

Updated: 2014-10-30

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