What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that aims to enhance the size and shape of the breasts. This can be achieved through the placement of breast implants, which are silicone or saline-filled devices, or through fat transfer, where fat is taken from another part of the body and injected into the breasts. The choice of technique and implant type will depend on the individual's desired outcome and the recommendation of our experienced medical team.
Why would someone need to have Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation may be an option for individuals who are seeking to improve the size and shape of their breasts for various reasons, including:
Desire to increase breast size and fullness
Correcting asymmetry or unevenness in breast size
Restoring breast volume lost after pregnancy or weight loss
Enhancing self-confidence and body image
It is important to have realistic expectations and to undergo breast augmentation for personal reasons rather than to meet societal or external pressures.
What conditions can Breast Augmentation address?
Breast augmentation can help address several aesthetic concerns, such as:
Small or underdeveloped breasts
Loss of breast volume and shape due to aging or weight loss
Asymmetry or unevenness in breast size
Disproportionate breast size in relation to the body
To determine if breast augmentation is appropriate for your specific case, it is essential to schedule a consultation with our experienced medical team.
Requirements & Evaluation: Breast Augmentation
Before undergoing a breast augmentation procedure, you will have a consultation with our medical team. During this consultation, our team will review your medical history, discuss your goals and expectations, and perform a physical examination. This evaluation allows the medical team to assess your suitability for the procedure, discuss potential risks and benefits, and help you understand what to expect from the surgery.
Different Types of Breast Augmentation
There are several factors to consider when choosing the most appropriate type of breast augmentation. The two main techniques are:
Breast implants: This technique involves placing silicone or saline-filled implants to enhance breast size and shape. There are different implant types, including round and teardrop-shaped, as well as various sizes and profiles. Our medical team will assist you in choosing the best option based on your desired outcome and anatomy.
Fat transfer: This technique involves removing fat from other parts of the body through liposuction and injecting it into the breasts. Fat transfer can be an option for individuals who desire a more subtle enhancement. Our medical team will evaluate your eligibility for this technique during the consultation.
The choice of technique will depend on several factors, including your desired outcome, breast anatomy, and recommendations from our medical team.
Breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia. During the surgery, the chosen technique for breast augmentation, either implants or fat transfer, will be performed. Incisions are typically made in inconspicuous locations, such as in the crease underneath the breast, around the areola, or in the armpit, to minimize visible scarring. The implants are carefully placed, and the incisions are closed using sutures. The entire procedure usually takes a few hours.
Before the Procedure
Before your breast augmentation surgery, you will have a consultation with our medical team to discuss important pre-operative instructions. These instructions may include ceasing certain medications or supplements that could interfere with the surgery, arranging for transportation to and from the surgical facility, and fasting for a specific period before the surgery. Our medical team will provide you with detailed instructions tailored to your specific situation.
After the Procedure
After breast augmentation surgery, you will remain under observation for a short time to ensure your immediate recovery goes smoothly. Our medical team will provide you with post-operative instructions, including guidelines for rest, wound care, pain management, and the use of compression garments. It is important to follow these instructions diligently to promote proper healing and optimal results.
What kind of follow-up care will I have during recovery?
During the recovery period, you will have follow-up appointments with our medical team to monitor your healing progress. These appointments are an opportunity to address any concerns or questions you may have and to receive personalized care and guidance. The specific follow-up schedule will be determined by our medical team based on your individual needs.
Risk & Benefits
As with any surgical procedure, breast augmentation carries both benefits and risks. It is crucial to consider these factors and have realistic expectations before undergoing the surgery. Some benefits of breast augmentation include:
Enhanced breast size and shape
Improved self-confidence and body image
Restored breast volume lost due to pregnancy or weight loss
Possible risks or complications of breast augmentation may include:
Capsular contracture (scar tissue around the implant)
Changes in nipple or breast sensation
Implant rupture or leakage
Our experienced medical team will discuss the potential risks and benefits of breast augmentation with you during your consultation to ensure you make an informed decision.
The recovery time after breast augmentation varies for each individual. It is important to allow sufficient time for your body to heal properly and adjust to the changes. Most individuals are able to return to normal daily activities within a few weeks, with strenuous exercise and heavy lifting typically avoided for several weeks. Our medical team will provide you with specific aftercare instructions to facilitate a smooth and successful recovery.
How long will it take to return to normal life after Breast Augmentation?
The timeframe for returning to normal life after breast augmentation can vary, but most individuals are able to resume their regular activities within a few weeks. However, it is important to avoid strenuous activities, heavy lifting, and exercise during the initial recovery period. The specific timeline for returning to normal life will be discussed with you by our medical team based on your individual progress.