Breast augmentation surgery, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is the surgical placement of breast implants.
Patients opt for this procedure when they want to increase the fullness and improve the symmetry of their breasts, or if they want to restore breast volume after weight loss or pregnancy. Silicone implants are used to insert over the chest muscle or behind the
natural breast tissue to make the breast larger via incisions along the natural crease of the breast, in the armpit or in the underside of the nipple area.
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, and takes between one to two hours to complete, after which you can either go home to rest or stay overnight under professional supervision depending on the doctor’s decision.
The results of breast augmentation are immediately visible. Over time, post-surgical swelling will resolve and incision lines will fade.
Is this for me?
If you want fuller or even breasts and are willing to go through surgery, this is the option for you.
How long does it take?
The procedure takes from 1 to 2 hours.
How long is the downtime?
2 to 4 weeks. The patient can return to work after a few days. Mild, temporary discomfort and or swelling, bruising and a change in nipple sensation may occur. Breasts may be sensitive to stimulation for a few weeks.