Breast augmentation surgery is a very common surgery. Even so, there are patients today who still have doubts as to what the whole process of breast augmentation surgery is like until complete recovery.
In any case, it is important to know when to consider the option of undergoing breast augmentation surgery. The main reasons to have an augmentation mammoplasty are the following:
- The desire to have a more attractive figure.
- To be able to wear certain items of clothing
- To be able to dress without a bra
- Due to changes in the breast caused by weight loss or pregnancy.
- To correct asymmetries between the two breasts.
What is the breast augmentation process like?
The breast augmentation process begins with a first visit to the specialist, who asks a series of simple questions to find out the patient’s interests.
Subsequently, the patient receives, in an informative appointment, all the detailed information about the surgery, as well as a personalized budget. In this appointment, the specialist performs a series of tests and simulations of the possible final result after breast augmentation surgery.
How is the breast implant and where is it placed?
Breast implants are of the highest quality, so they offer the best guarantee against rupture or encapsulation. Each case is unique, so the size, shape and location of the implants is decided in the consultation, as well as the approach for placement.
In most cases, breast augmentation is performed with a cohesive silicone gel implant at the retropectoral level, as it offers a number of advantages over other existing techniques.
The scar of the surgery is generally located in the submammary fold or in the mammary areola, but it varies according to each case, depending on a series of factors:
- The areolar size
- The size of the implant chosen
Excellent results can be obtained with both approaches if they are performed properly. In fact, lactation, sensitivity or the shape of the areola should not be affected after undergoing this type of surgery.
Breast augmentation is a very common and simple cosmetic surgery, which can be performed in less than an hour. Thus, the patient can be discharged from the hospital the same day, as long as the surgery is performed by a medical specialist.
The results are usually very satisfactory and, in fact, scars are not usually visible after surgery.
The breast augmentation recovery process
In most cases, the first three days after surgery are the most uncomfortable, since the patient has a series of discomforts, among which the pectoral stiffness that gradually diminishes.
On the fifth day, the patient can return to work and on the seventh day the small wound is usually checked in the office.
During the first week, it is important not to get the wounds wet and try not to exert yourself too much. Physical activity can be resumed normally after four weeks.