Breast Augmentation (Augmentation Mammaplasty)

Breast augmentation surgery is a common plastic surgical procedure availed of by individuals who want to improve the size and/or appearance of their breasts. Also widely known as breast enlargement, it is a procedure that uses saline or silicone breast implants, which are placed either under or over the chest muscle, to produce its desired effect.

This procedure may also be used for reconstructive purposes, as in the correction of congenital or inborn breast defects, or in chest repair following the removal of a cancerous breast among breast cancer patients.

One important thing that both patient and doctor must develop and agree upon before performing breast augmentation is a treatment plan that may include the kind of implant to be used and the amount of the same to be implanted, among others. Ideal body proportions must also be taken into consideration not only for reasons of achieving optimal aesthetic results, namely, natural-looking breasts. Instead, it is also for purposes of averting negative health consequences, such as persistent back pains that may occur when too much implants are used, thus resulting to breasts that are much larger than is ideal for the patient’s frame.

What patients need to know about Breast Augmentation

Procedure The procedure uses cohesive silicone gel implants, which are placed under the chest pectoral muscle through incisions made on the armpit. It may also be done through the crease below the breasts, in which case, the implants are placed above the muscle.
Length 2 to 3 hours
Anesthesia Local with sedation, or general
In/Outpatient Usually outpatient
Side Effects - Temporary soreness and/or swelling
- Change in nipple sensation
- Bruising
- Increased breast sensitivity to stimulation for several weeks
Risks - Formation of scar tissue around the implant (capsularcontracture), which may cause the breast to feel tight or hard
- Bleeding or infection
- Increased or decreased sensitivity of nipples or breast skin, which occasionally become a permanent condition

* The above problems may require surgical removal or replacement of the implant. To diagnose these problems, patients must undergo mammography or MRI.
Recovery Patients may go back to work within 7 to 14 days, and should be careful not to have any physical contact with the breasts within 3 to 4 weeks. Fading of scars will occur after several months or even longer than a year. Breast massage or compression is advised to be done for 6 to 12 months.
Duration of Results Results vary from one patient to another; some may require the removal or replacement of the implant over time.

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