Understanding breast augmentation- Procedure, Recovery and Risks
When breast augmentation is done?
The most common situations when a patient is eligible for the surgery are…
- Enlarge small breasts
- Reconstructing breasts after a surgery
- Reshaping breasts after pregnancy, weight loss or breastfeeding
- Restoring breast after lost skin elasticity
- Reshaping breast when they differ in size
- Restoring after breast cancer
What’s the procedure like?
To increase your breast size with mammaplasty, the surgeon will use implants. These implants can be of different kind such as, saline implants, silicone gel-filled implants and other different things. The cut can be made on one of the three different places…
- Under the crease of your breast
- Under your arms
- Around the nipples
Afterwards, the surgeon will take apart your breast tissue from the connective tissues of your chest to create a pocket for the implant. And after inserting the implants, the surgeon will stitch and bond the skin together with adhesive surgical tape. You need to keep in mind to not get these areas wet, no matter what.
What to expect after the surgery?
Feeling discomfort, pain, soreness and swelling is common after breast augmentation. You may feel this kind of discomfort for a couple of weeks after the surgery. You cannot resume to your daily chores right after the procedure because of soreness. Give it time to heal and then you will be allowed to do all the previous tasks.
However, while your are healing, you should wear a sports bra to support the breast placement. You will be getting a thorough instructions from your doctor, which needs to be followed until you get fully recovered. If you are seeing redness or discoloration on your breast, then you might have infection. In that situation, you should see your doctor immediately.
How long is the recovery process?
During the surgery the patient will obviously be under anaesthesia influence. And after the surgery is over, you will be given painkillers to lessen the pain. It is common for the doctor to give you sutures after the breast augmentation surgery, it usually dissolves or absorbed within 6 weeks. But if it doesn’t, you may need to fix another appointment with your surgeon.
Risks of mammoplasty
No matter how good the outcome is, there are still some risks factors of this surgery. You should know about these before you make a decision.
- Sensation on your breast or nipples or on both areas
- Feeling constant pain
- The implants may start to leak, if not used good quality implants
To avoid all these post mammoplasty symptoms, you must seek for a good surgeon. He or she will take care of the full process and provide best quality implants too. Make sure they have medical board certificate, to make sure about their abilities.
We know that after hearing these risks, you might get second thought about getting a breast augmentation. However, keep in mind that there are so many people who are living their life normally after the surgery. So, you have nothing be scared of. But make sure to appoint a reputed doctor who has plenty of experience in this field. You should also do your part and keep away from all the things that are prohibited.