About Breast augmentation
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that uses a breast implant to enlarge the size of the breast.
As breasts are one of the most notorious signs of female appearance, it is very important that women feel comfortable about them, increase their inner confidence and project this feeling externally.
Breast augmentation is indicated for those women that feel their breasts are very small, those that want to correct asymmetry or who have lost breast volume after pregnancy or because of an aging process.
Before the surgery
The Plastic surgeon will evaluate your natural body type and breast shape to determine the best options resulting in an excellent placement of implants.
General anesthesia is necessary for this procedure that usually takes between 2 or 3 hours.
Treatment after the surgery
The patient will be able to go back to her regular activities between a few days or 2 weeks; that would depend on the type of activity she does.
You must follow the surgeon´s recommendations in terms of medications, usage of bra and the type of activities allowed after this procedure.
Although breast augmentation is a very safe technique, it is important to understand that any surgery may carry potential medical risks.
Possible complications may include capsular contracture (hardening of the breast), infection, breast pain, implant leakage, scar rupture and changes in nipple and breast sensation.
These complications are merely temporary and can be solved with simple treatment.
When carried out by a specialized doctor and under careful followed up, high levels of satisfaction are usually obtained and self-esteem is increased.