The breast augmentation, also called augmentation mammoplasty, is the aesthetic procedure that through implants can increase the size of the breasts and give them a more natural and proportional shape to the patient ‘s body.
Multiple motivations lead a woman to consider a breast augmentation surgery to improve their image.
Among them can be enhancement:
– Women who are not completely satisfied with the size of their breasts due to the insufficient development of these (agenesia/ breast hypoplasia).
– Resolve an asymmetry.
– Recover breast volume and form after pregnancy, weight loss or from the passage of time.
Several factors have to be considered before an augmentation mammoplasty:
• In young women, it is essential to ensure that breasts are fully development.
• It should be clear what the motivations are and what expectations that lead a woman to want a breast augmentation.
• The procedure can achieve a great improvement, but it is important to remembered that every body is unique and the results will be different in each case.
A personal visit is the first step for any woman who is thinking about a breast augmentation.
During the interview, Dr. Saez will ask for your health and expectations.
From an individualized evaluation. Dr. Saez will explain you the technique and the results that can be achieved with the surgery.
Usually an incision is made in the sub-mammary fold. This procedure is chosen because it leaves less visible scaring and reduces loss of sensitivity. However, depending on the physical characteristics of each individual patient, it can be found in the areola or in the axilla.
Once the incision has been done, a pocket is created where the implant will be placed. This space can be found just behind the breast or behind the pectoral muscle, located deeper in the gland. The preferred placement of the implant is usually at retro pectoral pocket to get more natural results in no observed over the implants, the lower risk of capsular contracture, and non-interference in breast feeding or the mammograms’ results.
• The operation usually lasts between 60 and 90 minutes.
Although each person can recover with some differences, it is common to follow the next steps:
After the operation the usual stay at the clinic is 24 hours, from that moment you can be discharged.
THE FIRST DAY:
• It is advisable to rest with the chest slightly lifted. You should not manipulate the bandage.
DURING THE FIRST WEEK:
• The bandage will be removed after 3 or 4 days, and you will have to wear a special bra.
• You must take moderate rest, especially when moving the arms.
AFTER THE FIRST WEEK:
• You can progressively start to work and return to normal every day activity.
• The stitches will be removed (although we don’t usually use visible sutures).
AFTER THE FIRST MONTH:
• Inflammation will be reduced and you will start to see the final result more defined.
• You can use an everyday bras.
• You can do more vigorous exercises.
his intervention provides a great improvement in body contouring, giving patients more fulfilment with their new image.
The results achieved are maintained for many years. However, you must remember that your breasts are not immune to the effects of fluctuations in weight or age.
It is advisable to take care of skin by moisturising, and make some physical exercise.