For many women, having beautiful and shapely breasts brings a lot of confidence. There are several reasons why a woman may have breast augmentation surgery. In addition to helping to create fitness, breast implants can be helpful in compensating for lost breast volume after pregnancy and lactation. It can also be used in cases where there is a mismatch between the size of the breasts.
Advances in breast augmentation surgery in recent years have allowed surgeons to choose the right surgical procedure based on the patient’s needs and wants. At present, breast prosthesis surgery can be performed with four techniques, which are:
- Surgery through the IMF (Infra mammary fold)
- Surgery through the NAC (Nipple areola complex)
- Surgery through the axillary area
- Surgery through the umbilicus area
The first two are the most common methods of breast prosthesis surgery among plastic and cosmetic surgeons.
In breast prosthesis surgery, an incision is made in the area of the nipple aura or in the lower part of the breast, between the chest and the crease under the breast. A breast prosthesis can be placed under the muscle or on the muscle. There are two types of breast prostheses available in the market:
- Breast prosthesis with salt water content
- Breast prosthesis with silicone content
Silicone prostheses are the most common prostheses used in breast prosthesis surgery, which have been produced in five different generations and are available in two forms, round and teardrop(anatomical), in different sizes and volumes.
Duration of surgery
Breast augmentation surgery takes about one and a half to two hours, depending on the technique used.
Breast prosthesis surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia.
Inpatient / outpatient status
Breast prosthesis surgery usually does not require hospitalization, and you will be discharged after full alertness and fluid tolerance.
Possible side effects
- Slight bruising
- Moderate swelling
- Transient pain and discomfort in the area undergoing surgery
- Transient changes in sensation in the nipple area
are some of the Possible side effects of breast prosthesis surgery.
- Rupture of the prosthesis
- Deformity of the prosthesis and surrounding tissue (Capsular Contracture)
are Possible side effects of breast prosthesis surgery that may necessitate replacement or removal of the prosthesis.
You can take a bath 48 hours after breast prosthesis surgery. You can return to work in a few days. You can drive in two weeks. Avoid strenuous physical activity on the upper limbs and chest for 4 to 6 weeks. Your stitches are absorbent and do not need to be pulled.
The results of breast prosthesis surgery vary from patient to patient, but generally lead to increased breast volume and beautiful, well-shaped breasts for many women.