Breast Augmentation overview Breast augmentation surgery increases the size of the breasts through the insertion of inflatable implants, creating a more feminine, appealing contour and shape. Breast implants may be filled with saline or silicone – patients are encouraged to discuss the pros and cons of each material with their doctor.BEFORE & AFTER BREAST ENLARGEMENT
Time: 1-2 hours are usually needed for a breast augmentation. Time requirements can, of course, vary between unique situations.
Side Effects: Side effects can include temporary discomfort, bruising, soreness, swelling, and/or skin wrinkling; temporary change in nipple sensation and altered mammography; temporarily excessive breast sensitivity.
Risks: All surgical procedures carry a risk of infection, bleeding, or reaction to anesthesia. Specific risks can include: – Obvious scars – Capsular contracture – Implant rupture or deflation – Asymmetry of breasts or nipples – Permanent loss of breast and/or nipple sensation
Results & Duration: Breast augmentation results should be long lasting, but may change with aging, weight fluctuation, or gravity, creating need for replacement of implants.
Recovery: Patient wears a position-supporting bra home for initial stage of recovery
Sutures can usually be removed about 7-12 days after surgery
Most patients usually return to work a few days after surgery
At least 3 weeks should be given after surgery before any aerobic activity is attempted.
Anesthesia: In the case of breast augmentation, anesthesia of choice is usually local with sedation, but general anesthesia may also be opted for.
For enhanced results, the surgery may be combined with: Breast Lift Liposuction Tummy Tuck
Breast Augmentation also known as: Augmentation Mammaplasty. Breast Enhancement. Breast Enlargement. Implants. Boob job (slang).
Insurance: If the procedure is being performed out of necessity, in conjunction with post-cancer breast reconstruction, insurance may cover it. But because of the cosmetic nature of the augmentation, insurance most often does not apply.
Pain & Discomfort Level: Pain and discomfort is usually quite minimal, often lasting for just a few days, but can depend on the extent of surgery.