If you are looking to enhance your shape and achieve that sought-after hourglass figure, you’ve probably considered breast implants. The demand for this procedure is steadily increasing. In 2017, it accounted for over 15 percent of all surgical procedures.
Breast augmentation can change how you look and feel. Your confidence will increase, your clothes will fit better, and you’ll no longer fear wearing strapless tops and tight dresses. Plus, your waist will look smaller, making the proportions of your body more harmonious.
Also known as mammoplasty or breast enlargement, this surgical procedure aims to increase the size and volume of your breasts through the insertion of a mammary implant under the breast tissue or the chest muscles. Modern implants generally last 10 to 15 years.
Breast augmentation can restore and improve the shape and the size of your breasts after weight loss, pregnancy, or breastfeeding. Moreover, it’s the perfect choice for women with small or asymmetrical breasts, or with sagging breasts that, for any reason, have lost their volume.
Candidates must be over 18 years old in order to undergo breast surgery. A second intervention might be required after 10 to 15 years to replace the implants, but with the new generation of implants, this time is getting longer and longer.
The procedure lasts for approximately two hours and requires general anaesthesia. Most patients are able to return to work and resume their daily activities three to five days after surgery – as long as their job doesn’t require manual labour.
Research shows that breast augmentation boosts women’s self-esteem and sexuality. Those who undergo this procedure feel more confident about themselves, which reflects on their personal and professional lives. Over 97 percent of women who have had this procedure say it was worth it.
This surgical procedure is designed to enhance a naturally small breast or improve its shape. It appeals to healthy women with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or less. Patients can opt for saline, silicone, or cohesive gel silicone implants. Each option has its advantages.
Silicone implants, for instance, feel more natural to the touch. Saline implants are safer; in the event that they leak, the saline solution will be naturally absorbed and removed by your body. Cohesive gel silicone implants require a longer incision but hold their shape better.
The implants can be inserted through periareolar, inframammary or transaxillary incisions. Depending on your unique requirements and your anatomy, the surgeon will choose where to place the implants. There are three main areas: under the chest muscle (this allows the insertion of bigger implants in patients with less skin than needed), on top of the muscle, or under the mammary gland.
Before surgery, you will try on different breast sizes using bead-filled neoprene sacks. Additionally, the surgeon can use computer-generated images to help you choose the right size, giving you an idea of how your breasts will look after the procedure. Our specialists will discuss both the size and the shape of the implants for the best results according to your anatomy and expectations.
After surgery, your incisions are closed with stitches or layered sutures. The incision lines will be visible for a few months, but will eventually fade away. In the first few days, your breasts will be hard and swollen, especially if you’ve chosen submuscular placement. We will provide you with two bras that will ensure optimal support and comfort.
Since breast augmentation is an invasive procedure, you may feel pain and discomfort for the first couple of days. However, our surgeons will prescribe painkillers to improve your symptoms and accelerate healing.
Our medical team will provide information on how to care for your implants after surgery, what medications to take, and when come for check-ups. You will also receive advice about what exercises you can do and which ones you should avoid. High-impact cardio, for instance, is restricted in the first few months. You can do light workouts after a week or so, but it’s important to exercise caution.
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The procedure is generally performed under general anaesthesia (GA). The surgeon will inject local anaesthesia during the procedure to decrease discomfort and prevent pain.
The procedure generally takes 30 to 60 minutes. The surgeon might require a bit longer in some cases.
We generally advise taking at least 2 or 3 days off to work to rest and let the healing process begin, especially if your job involves heavy lifting.
Full recovery should be achieved in 2 to 6 weeks. It’s very subjective but we generally suggest taking it easy and letting your body heal properly.
It’s a simple procedure and can be carried out in a day. There is no need for an overnight stay.
Your body needs time to heal and to let the implants stabilize in the right position. Going to the gym can misplace the implants and cause issues. We suggest avoiding the gym for at least one month, and on your return, carefully doing simple exercise for two or three months. Special bras can help you to return to your normal daily activities, reducing the risk of complications and pain. Contact us for more information.