Explanation and Benefits of Augmentation Mammoplasty

Dr. Gabriel Planas is a renowned specialist in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has many years of experience in the profession and extensive training in various fields of the specialty, in centers of national and international prestige. In fact, he obtained his specialty in Rome, Italy. On the other hand, throughout his professional career, he has combined his work in health care with teaching, being Professor of the Master of Breast Pathology at the University of Barcelona and also develops an important task as a researcher and disseminator.

Augmentation mammoplasty can be defined as a breast surgery technique that aims to improve the volume and shape of women’s breasts. This technique is usually advised to patients who want to equalize both breasts, or want to recover the original volume of their breasts after pregnancy, weight loss or due to age.

How is it performed?

First, a breast prosthesis is implanted under the mammary gland. The specialist will choose the ideal place depending on your autonomy and the volume of the existing breast. As a general rule, it is implanted under the muscle so that the prosthesis is better covered by the body’s own tissues.

What are the benefits of this technique?

The augmentation mammoplasty is intended to improve the volume and shape of the breasts and helps patients feel better about themselves. The procedure lasts approximately one hour. In addition, after the operation, the patient may experience a temporary loss of sensitivity in the operated area, but he/she will gradually recover sensations.

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What is the postoperative period like?

After the surgery is performed, a compressive bandage will be applied, which will be removed after 24 hours. It will be replaced by a special bra that will keep the prosthesis in the correct location and thus avoid any bruising. Gentle massages, such as lymphatic massages, are recommended. The specialist doctor will explain to the patient how to perform them and their intensity. It is also important to keep the skin moisturized, rosehip oil can be used on the scars once the stitches are removed and protect them from the sun until one year after the intervention. Silicone sheets are currently used and must be worn for a long time. However, it must be taken into account that healing will depend on several factors and on each person’s skin.