The Breast is an unique and important part of the female body. The breasts to quite an extent define the female body structure and are a sign of sexuality and fertility.
Breast augmentation might help you:
- Using implants to increase the size of the breasts
- Enhance your appearance if you think your breasts are too small
- Adjust for a reduction in the size of your breasts after pregnancy
- Correct uneven breasts after breast surgery for other conditions
- Improve your self-confidence
What to expect?
You are taken to the recovery room after the surgery to monitor you closely. You can be discharged the same day but usually a 24 hrs admission to the hospital is reommended. During recovery, breast is wrapped with the gauze. A supporting bra or elastic bandage is recommended to support breast and minimize the swelling. Pain subsides in 1-5 days, but swelling and soreness of breast may take a few weeks to go. For a few days, the breast will be sensitive to jarring movements and physical contact.
If non-dissolving sutures are applied, they are removed at a follow-up appointment. Also, if drainage tubes are placed, it will be removed during the follow-up appointment. If you had a sub-pectoral incision then for the first few days, your breast might seem to be settled high on the chest, but in a few months, it will sit in the optimal position. The final results take a few weeks. Incision lines may take a couple of month to years to fade.
Breast augmentation possess various risks, including:
- Anesthesia risks
- Changes in nipple and breast sensation
- Poor scarring or scar tissue that may distort the breast implant’s shape
- Wrong position of the implant
- Scar tissue development around the implant
- Fluid accumulation
- Persistent pain
- The skin over the implant may get wrinkled
- Implant rupture and leakage (not with cohesive gel silicone implants)