Breast Augmentation

Procedure:

Improves the size and appearance of the breasts by silicone implants, either under or over the chest muscle, thus producing a cosmetic enhancement. Implants vary in dimensions and volume. It has rounded shape.  the ones used are tailored to the patients specific dimension and chest shape.

Length:

This procedure takes approximately one to two hours.

Anesthesia:

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

Commonly used volumes :

Commonly used breast implant volumes range from 250 to 500

Possible Side Effects:

Mild, temporary discomfort, mild to moderate swelling and temporary bruising. Breasts may be sensitive to stimulation for a few weeks.

Risks:

The implants may need to be removed and/or replaced to treat scar tissue around the implant (capsular contracture), which may cause the breast to feel tight or hard.

Other rare side effects like bleeding and/or infection, increase or decrease in sensitivity of the nipples or breast skin, which is usually temporary.

Recovery:

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

Results:

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

Successful Operations