Breast Augmentation is a popular procedure that can help clients get the cleavage, breast size and breast shape they desire. Having a more proportionate upper half of the body – with breast augmentation using quality implants – may help you feel more feminine and confident about your overall physique, especially during summer at the beach or when wearing the latest plunge-top fashions.
- Are your breasts looking disproportionately small compared to the rest of your body?
- Are your breasts deflated?
Breast Augmentation and/or a Breast Augmentation with a Breast Lift can also help to resolve a loss of breast volume caused by pregnancy, breastfeeding or weight-loss.
Unequal development of the breasts, or even a lack of breast development itself can also be resolved with a breast augmentation surgery.
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What’s it like to have Breast Augmentation surgery (Breast Implant Surgery)?
- Our breast augmentation procedure can be performed as day surgery, but in most cases it is preferred that patients have an overnight stay in hospital just to ensure no complications occur post-surgery.
- Recovery from Breast Augmentation is generally quite quick – patients are able to return to light activity in a couple of days and normal activity after two weeks.
- Breast Augmentation should be an individualised procedure. Each patient should discuss her needs with the plastic surgeon to receive the best advice and achieve the most favourable result.
A lot of our patients have concerns about choosing the right size of breast implants for them. There are other choices to be made as well, including which brand or which content and whether you go for round or anatomical (after your breasts settle, it’s often nearly impossible to tell the difference according to an interesting study of post-op review – so it’s more about getting the size and profile right and the placement right).
- Selection is based upon the patient’s general stature and chest measurements, and the amount of existing breast tissue already present.
- Your Specialist Plastic Surgeon will be able to suggest which type of implant they think would be most suitable for you.
Although some women may prefer to have a larger implant, there may not be sufficient room to accommodate it without undue tension and some discomfort.
Oversized implants may result in poor contour and the presence of irregular firmness just under the surface. At Medici and Cosmetic Surgery for Women, we spend extensive time sizing your implants to ensure you’re happy.
You are never pushed to make a decision, and are more than welcome to bring a friend, partner or family member along to help you decide on the size you want.
Recovery from breast augmentation surgery
After your breast augmentation surgery a supportive dressing is applied as well as a crop top, allowing you to return to daily activities within three to four days, avoiding strenuous exercise for two to three weeks. Additional instructions will be provided by your surgeon and should be followed closely. Patients are advised to take 1-2 weeks off work, however every patient is different and you may feel you can return to work sooner, listen to your own body. You are able to shower with your dressings on between 24 – 48 hours after surgery. Patients are advised not to drive for around 5 days, as your limited muscle movement will impede your driving skills. Patients are encouraged to return to light exercise (walking) as soon as they feel ready, more strenuous exercise should be avoided for 2-6 weeks depending on how you’re recovering.
Risks of breast augmentation surgery
After breast surgery, minor displacements of breast implants may occur but are generally not different from variations within normal limits. Occasionally, there may be a collection of blood around the implant within the first 24 to 48 hours after the surgical procedure. If the amount is significant, it may be necessary to remove this by reopening the incision to control bleeding before replacing the implant in its original position.
Capsular contracture is considered a risk in Breast Augmentation. A capsule is the body’s natural response to the breast implant; it is a layer of thin scar tissue around the implant. This pocket of tissue usually remains softly flexible and the breast maintains its soft feel. On occasion, tightness may develop to such a degree that the breast can become somewhat firm.
Exercises and massage are very important at this stage, and usually control the process. On rare occasions however, a breast may persistently stay firm, and in this instance surgical opening of the space may be required. This allows the breast to become soft again and maintain its supple quality.
The overall risk of any breast surgery procedure involving anaesthesia must be considered by every patient. These risks are always present even with minimal procedures. Current methods of anaesthesia ensure there will be no pain during any operation and usually only moderate discomfort for a short time afterward. All breast surgeries are performed by your own trusted surgeon with the assistance of competent nurses and anaesthetists who will play an active role in keeping you comfortable. All of our surgical staff have been working with our surgeons for many years.
Some medication will be required during your surgery process, including antibiotics and pain medication. Usually, you will be given antibiotics intravenously during your surgery. Pain control will be maintained as necessary, though there should be minimal discomfort. Although the breasts will swell a certain amount, mild bruising in the area is often noted.
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