Surgery to increase, lift and rebuild the breasts.
With breast augmentation it is possible to improve the size and shape of the woman's chest.
Augmentation mammoplasty is surgery that in addition to increasing the volume of the breast, remodels it and gives it a natural shape and size proportioned to the torso and body dimensions of the patient.
The usual and most advisable location of the breast prosthesis is behind the pectoral muscle. This location ensures a more natural result by increasing the thickness of tissue between the skin and the implant, so that the edges of the implant are not appreciable, and reduces the incidence of encapsulation by acting as a barrier between the gland and the implant. Another advantage is that it facilitates the assessment of the breast in mammograms and magnetic resonance, does not interfere anything in the sport practice or other activities that require participation of the pectoral muscle.
The approaches for the insertion of mammary prostheses are:
The incision is made by surrounding the areola, leaving a very fine scar and that it looks very little given the color tone of the area where it is located. It is the most used route since the scar is perfectly concealed.
Via sub mammary groove:
Fold under the chest, the incision is made just where it bends the chest.
It is an incision that leaves scar, but hidden by the armpits, instead the other incisions the scar is placed in the breasts and is almost imperceptible. It is the least used.
Usually they are of Gel Cohesivo of silicone, the prostheses can have round form or anatomical form and can be of smooth surface or textured.
It is important to emphasize that no clinical studies have been found that demonstrate any relationship between silicone prostheses and the appearance of breast cancer.
Prostheses are not for life, it is advisable to change them every 10 years.
The patient enters the Hospital the morning of the surgery. Before the intervention, the patient is visited in the room for preoperative marking, in which a series of lines are drawn directly on the skin, which will be the references during the intervention.
This procedure can be performed with local anesthesia and sedation or with general anesthesia, a 24-hour hospitalization is usually required, the relative rest period is usually around 7 to 10 days, resuming normal activity after this period, for Performing physical exercises is recommended to wait 6 weeks.
The incision is designed so that the resulting scar is almost invisible. Through this incision the breast tissue is raised, a pocket is created and the prosthesis is placed directly under the pectoral muscle. Drainage tubes and a compression bandage are placed on the breasts. Drainages will be removed the next day as well as the bandage that will be replaced by a special bra, which should be worn day and night for about four weeks. The surgical procedure lasts between 1 and 2 hours.
MAMOPLASTY - Before and After
After breast augmentation surgery, it is normal to find something tired for a few days. Most women are well controlled with prescribed medication although moms may hurt a couple of weeks. It is normal to have a burning sensation in the nipples during the first weeks, during the postoperative period a relative rest is recommended, without physical exertions, being able to make a totally normal life to the month of the surgery. The stitches are removed between 7 and 14 days; Edema or swelling does not subside completely until 3 or 6 weeks. Lymph drainage is recommended to decrease inflammation.
Plastic Surgery Frequently Asked Questions:
Am I going to have any kind of loss of sensitivity?
There are usually alterations in cutaneous sensitivity around the site of the incision, which usually disappears almost completely within a few months.
Can I breastfeed after the placement of breast implants?
This surgery does not usually influence the ability to breastfeed, however the breasts may show some degree of fall.
Can I change the shape of the breasts with the placement of the prosthesis?
No, with breast augmentation, the only thing we change is the volume of the breasts without altering the forms, nor producing changes in the areola-nipple complex.