What Does It Involve?

Breast augmentation is performed for a number of reasons:

  • To enhance the body contour of a woman who, for personal reasons, feels her breasts are too small
  • To restore loss of breast volume after pregnancy
  • To balance a difference in breast size
  • As a reconstructive technique following surgery to remove tissue

By inserting implants surgeons are able to increase breast volume and cup size. The implant is usually inserted through an incision made in the natural crease beneath the breast. It is also possible to make the incision in the armpit or around the edge of the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple).

A pocket for the implant is made either beneath the muscle or breast tissue. Your current breast size and shape along with the size of implant will determine the final result. A through consultation is mandatory. The surgery is usually around and hour and patient can either go home the same day or have a one night stay in hospital.

BREAST IMPLANTS

A breast implant is a silicone rubber shell filled with either medical grade silicone gel or a salt-water solution known as saline. Medical grade silicone shows that it is the least reactive substance in the human body of any man-made substance that we know. Saline is a natural body fluid, accounting for 80% of a woman’s body weight. Many people do feel that silicone-filled implants give a slightly more natural look and feel to the breast. The differences between the two implants can be subtle and you should discuss the best option for you with your surgeon. Different implants have different advantages and disadvantages. You will be guided by Mr. Ho-Asjoe as to which is the most appropriate for you. There should not be any concern regarding silicone implants which was reviewed by an Independent Review Group (IRG) set up by the Chief Medical Officer in 1997. A complete report can be obtained on the web site https://www.silicone-review.org.uk.

After Surgery

It is advisable to wear a sports bra which you should wear constantly except taking it off briefly to shower. Re-bleeding in the implant pocket causing a collection of blood or haematoma may occur in the first 24 hours. Therefore limitation of arm movements is advised You may experience a burning sensation in your nipples for about two weeks but this will subside as the bruising goes away. The swelling in your breasts may take a couple of months to go completely. You should be able to return to work after two weeks but avoid exertive upper body exercise for six weeks.

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