Augmentation surgery is designed to allow the placement of breast prosthesis behind the breast mound or to fill out the breast skin envelope. At your initial consultation with the doctor, they will provide you with a choice of implant size and shape to achieve your goals and work with your body type. The surgeon will make an incision in one of several locations depending on the approach they determine to be best. Next the surgeon will create a pocket for the implant (either underneath the breast tissue or the chest wall muscle) and centered directly behind the nipple. Once in place, the original incision is sutured. The operation generally takes one to two hours and is typically performed with general anesthesia.
The incisions will be closed and taped before wrapping the breasts in supportive gauze bandages. All breast augmentation patients are fitted with a surgical bra for additional support, and you will be expected to wear this for several weeks. Fatigue, soreness, and discomfort are common post-operative conditions that can be relieved by medication. Stitches are removed within seven to ten days following the surgery, and post-operative swelling should subside and be undetectable within one month.
Although rare, surgical procedures can encounter complications. Capsular formation can occur which is a thick layer of scar tissue is created around the implant causing pain and discomfort. In a small number of cases, this can occur, requiring the surgeon to ‘score’ the scar tissue, remove the implant(s) and re-insert another. Other complications can include excessive bleeding and infection in the area surrounding the implants. Scars may be noticeable for several months, but they gradually fade. In some cases, nipples become hypersensitive or under-sensitive for a period post surgery. In rare instances, the breasts may produce milk for several days post procedure. Additional side effects can include increased or decreased nipple sensation, pain from the incision spot, soreness and or swelling.
Following your plastic surgeon’s surgical preparation instructions, and postoperative care will maximize success and minimize the risk of complication.
Most Patients can return to work within three to five days. Patients typically wait at least three weeks before beginning light exercise. The scars will take from a few months to a year to fade.
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