Breast Augmentation Surgery
About Breast Augmentation Surgery
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Basic information about Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is a type of surgical procedure and it meant to augment the breast’s size. This is one of the elective cosmetic surgeries and it is about placing the implant in breast tissue in order to add the fullness and the volume. There are many women who choose to undergo the breast augmentation because they think that they have small breast or because their breasts can be of different sizes. Women may also choose to undergo the surgery after losing weight, breastfeeding or pregnancy. Old women also choose to undergo the surgery because of the natural aging process and they want to restore their soft and youthful looking breast volume and shape. Regardless of why you want the surgery, the surgeons found at Medical Inn clinic will help you to increase the breast to a certain level according to your expectations and needs.
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- What to expect from the breast augmentation
- Breast augmentation is a healthy option in different ways?
- Cost of the breast implants
- How to the breast augmentation is done
- The shapes, sizes and types of breast augmentation
- The placement of breast implants
- Call for a consultation
- Incisions: how to make the scars not to be too visible
- Recovery from the surgery
- Complications and risks
- Other associated procedures
- Q & A
What to expect from the breast augmentation
The breast fullness helps the woman to balance out her hourglass figure. The breasts implants can fill, enhances and also perk up the chest of a woman. When there is volume added to the breast, it can help in addressing the problem of uneven breasts. For example if a breast is larger compared to another, 2 different sizes of implants should be used in order to make up a difference in these two different sizes. The breast implant in some cases, it may be used in lifting up the breasts and to add the projection. In general, the breast augmentation is not only meant to improve how your body looks but also your confidence when your body image is changed.Back to the top
Breast augmentation is a healthy option in different ways?
Breast augmentation is a healthy option in different ways?
There is a new study that reported in an official medical journal published by American Society of Plastic Surgery that had found out that undergoing for the breast augmentation improves the overall life of a woman in many ways. The researchers used a questionnaire which to evaluate different areas of life. Researchers had to follow the live of 41 women for six months before and after the procedure of breast augmentation.
At least 80 percent of women had reported that there is an important improvement in 3 different areas which are sexual well being, psychological well being and satisfaction with their breasts. The gains in the quality of life that people enjoyed were similar and have the same magnitude to improvement in the symptoms that people get after the hip replacement surgery.
In Germany at least 30,000 breast augmentations are being performed every year. At Medical Inn Clinic, the breast augmentation is among the most popular procedures performed and now we can show the proof of the reason behind it.Back to the top
Cost of the breast implants
The price of the breast implants at Medical INN clinic is not going to be affected by the size or the style of the breast augmentation to be done and this is one thing that you should not worry about too much.Back to the top
How to the breast augmentation is done
The procedure is done as a surgical procedure for outpatients since there is no need to stay in the hospital overnight. The surgery takes only an hour to be completed. Normally, a patient should be put under the general anesthesia before the procedure is done which means that the patient will not hear, feel or see anything about what it is happening. A small incision is done around the areola or in a breast crease found under a breast. Such incision is going to be used to make a pocket where the implant should be inserted. Implant is then put into the pocket made and small dissolvable sutures are going to be used in closing such incision. After the procedure, you are going to be taken away from an operating room to go in a recovery room. The nurses are going to monitor you for around 2 hours and after that you will be ready to go to your home.Back to the top
The shapes, sizes and types of breast augmentation
The breast implant is a type of the sterile medical device and it is put inside the breast in order to add more volume. You can find two different types at the market and they are silicone and saline. The popular type which we like to use at Medical Inn Clinic together with other plastic surgeons is silicone type of implant also called cohesive gel implants or gummy bear.
Silicone implant is made by the use of natural looking and natural feeling gel. They offer many advantages compared to saline implants. They cannot ripple, they show only few visible deformities and they do not leak in the body when they are ruptured. Before, the implants made on the silicone have had bad reputation but in the recent years, they were modified and they are now known to be safe according to FDA. Implants made in saline uses salt-water and they had been around for many years. Most plastic surgeons choose to use the implants made from silicone cohesive gel because they are able to mimic the feel and the natural look of the breast tissue.
Breast implants are found in different styles and come with different width and projections. The style to choose depends on the preferences, lifestyles and anatomy of the woman. This is also the same when it comes to which size of the implants to choose. There are women who may be looking to add just some volume but other women need or wants to add more volume to reach to the fullness of their breasts.
When you have decided to undergo the augmentation surgery, you will have to make a tough decision when it comes to deciding on the size, style and the type of the breast implants to use. We help you to make this choice to be as simple as it can be. We use before and after 3-D imaging technology and the medical staff who are going to help to try out different implants and you get recommendation for a plastic surgeon who is experienced and professional.Back to the top
The placement of breast implants
A breast implant is not going to be shoved in your breast, there should be a pocket that has been created so that the implants can be careful inserted in the breast. The implants may be put behind a pectoralis muscle or before the muscle. When an implant is put under the muscle, it is called Submuscular placement. When an implant is put before the muscle, it is called the Subglandular placement. Your surgeon at Medical Inn Clinic is going to recommend about the right implant placement that it is the best option in your case.Back to the top
Call for a consultation
To be able to know how you can benefit from the breast augmentation, you need to visit our clinic first for the consultation. You are going to get all the questions you have answered and you can get all information about the right surgery. You will also have a chance to try out different types of breast implants so that you can be aware of how different implants size are going to look by using the technology of 3-D visualization.Back to the top
Incisions: how to make the scars not to be too visible
The price to pay for some women to get larger breast can be seen in the scars that remain. At, the Medical Inn Clinic, we have the plastic surgeons who are going to try everything possible to make sure that they use the least and smallest incision possible. This also involves making an incision in the place which is not that conspicuous.
A periareolar incision has to be made on areola’s edge and it makes it possible to put the implant inside. This incision is done on the place where the skin is darker on a nipple and this makes it to be not that visible.
A more common type of incision for the breast augmentation is called breast fold or inframammary incision. This heals beautifully and it is not that visible since it is seen only when the breast has been lifted. There is also a transaxillary incision and for this type, an incision is made within the armpit. With this type of incision, you are assured that the incision is not going to be visible on any area of your breast.Back to the top
Recovery from the surgery
The time that it takes to recover from the breast augmentation depend on the patient himself. Some patient may be sore for some days. Swelling at the chest place is going to take place together with bruising and on the incision lines. Pain medication has to be given to minimize any types of discomfort that you may suffer. At the average, patients may turn to her school or to her work in just few days but this will depend on how their job is strenuous. We give the instructions to follow in the post operative period this to make sure that you are aware of all the important steps to take to enjoy natural and beautiful looking breasts.Back to the top
Complications and risks
Like any type of plastic and cosmetic surgery, there is going to be complications and risks. Some of the common complications for the breast augmentation surgery are implant rupture for silicone implants, hematoma, and reaction to anesthetic and capsular contracture. For a saline implants, the complication is implant deflation. Visit here to learn more about the potential risks of implants.Back to the top
Other associated procedures
It is not necessary that the breast augmentation is done alone. To ensure that the surgery gives you the best results, you may consider having a breast lift together with the augmentation or augmentation mastopexy. There are patients who choose to use the fats coming from other places of their body instead of getting an implant in the breast. When fat transfer has to be used, a certain place is chosen to get the fat through liposuction. The likely place to get the fat is from the tights and abdomen and such fat is then placed in the chest. This procedure benefits the woman in two different ways, she gets the fat removed from the place she wants and she gets enlarged breasts.Back to the top
Breast Augmentation Surgery Q & A
How long the result of breast implant will last?
A breast implant is designed to last an entire lifetime. However, because of some complication or rupture, the breast implants may require to be replaced or removed after sometime. The typical breast implant can last around 10 to 15 years, however because of different reasons, there may be a need to remove them before their time such as unexpected change in the body and or personal preference change. Women may wish to get a new breast size or a breast contour and in such cases, the breast implants maybe replaced or a woman can go for a breast lift surgery.
What I cannot achieve with the breast augmentation?
You should not expect that the breast augmentation will lift your breast up. Even if some level of lift can be achieve through breast implants, the patients who wants to get a high level of lift, they need to try out mastopexy instead
Is there any non-surgical option for the breast augmentation?
There are no devices, massages, pills or creams that can help to correct or enlarge the volume problems of your breast, only breast augmentation by the use of your own fat or implants can achieve it. There are some events in life like weight gain or pregnancy or using pills for birth controls but they cannot be used like the alternative to the surgery for breast augmentation.
Is it safe to use silicone implants?
According to Institute of Medicine, they do not have any evidence that shows that implants cause any major disease in the entire body. Women can be exposed to different items made in silicone in their lives. According to some studies, silicone is found at a high level in the milk of cows with other commercial infant formulas compared to milk of a woman who has silicone implant.
How should I know that I am the right person for the procedure?
It is likely that you are thinking about having the procedure if you are reading this. The first concern is to be in a good health which means that you should be healthy enough to be put under a general anesthesia. When you have been cleared for having the best life and if you have the realistic expectation for an outcome, you should be aware of the risks of the surgery. Mostly all women are good candidates for the surgery. Dr Bendago will assess you and he will make sure that you are the right candidate and if you are not, he is going to let you know other options you have.
What it is the right age for someone to get breast implants.
You can get implants if you are between 19 and 55 years old. However, good health is the first consideration over the age. You should be over 18 years before you go through the breast augmentation since the breast should be fully developed before the surgery. Whenever you have achievable expectations and you have taken the time to make the decision, the age does not count.
Is it good to be at my ideal weight to undergo breast augmentation surgery?
It is advised to be at the right weight before you undergo the surgery since if you lose too much weight after the procedure, the results will be altered. Some negative side effects that are the results of the weight loss can include the breast ptosis or drooping and there is a decrease in the volume of the breast. Too much weight gain also may affect the appearance and the size of the breast.
How do I prevent my breast to look like fake breast?
This is why there is a need of the consultation process. You should talk to the surgeon about which outcome you want after the surgery. A surgeon is going to choose a size that will match your preference, lifestyle and anatomy. Breast implant put under your muscle is going to have a low set profile and silicone gel may look more natural.
Where the surgery is going to be performed?
The surgery will be performed in the operating room found in Toronto Cosmetic Clinic or 5400 Yonge Street and the suite is 110. Because the breast augmentation is done for outpatients, you only have to rest one to two hours and you are allowed to return home.
Which kind of the anesthesia that has to be used?
Most of the time, it is general anesthesia that it is used and it makes everything more comfortable. If you have any health problem that does not allow the use of the general anesthesia, the surgeon will discuss other options you have.
What it is the meaning of capsular contracture?
When an implant is put in the body, the natural response of the body to all foreign devices is to make a fibrous capsule on it. When such capsule became thick, it is going to squeeze an implant and this deforms the pocket that has been made in the breast. This can be uncomfortable and also noticeable and it is what it is called capsular contracture. This is among the complications of the breast augmentation and there are times when the surgery may be recommended so that the capsule may be removed or released. There are some techniques on how the surgeon can prevent the formation of the capsular contracture like the use of Keller Funnels and the instructions to the patients on how they can massage the breasts in a proper way.
How to massage the breast after the surgery?
The reason why you need to massage the breast is to be able to keep the capsule natural and soft. When you allow the capsule not to be extremely tight on the implant, it is going to let the implant to have enough movement in its pocket and this is like how the natural breast moves around.
Dr Bendago will give you the guidelines you need on how to massage the breasts properly when you start and you should start the message a week after the procedure. Massaging is about pushing an implant from a place to another so that the pocket can be stretched a little. He is going to show you how to cup each one of your breast by the use of an opposite hand so that you can move it around using a circular direction. You have also to squeeze the implants to one another and to use a downward motion which is going to be a part of massaging technique that it is recommended. Massaging is normally recommended up to four week and this is the time that a pocket made had been healed completely and also formed.
Am I allowed to go home the day that I had the breast augmentation?
The breast augmentation has to be performed on outpatient basis which means that you can go home the day that it has been performed. When the surgery is done, you will be monitored for around an hour or two hours in the recovery room in order to check how well you are feeling and if the vitals are normal. It is soothing when you are home in the surroundings and the comfort that you know. You will be given a cell phone number for the surgeon who performed the surgery on you and you can call him whenever you have any concern. You are also going to have a follow up call the day after the surgery and a staff is going to be booked for some days up to a week to make the follow up to Dr Bendago on your part.
When am I able to get the final results?
The result can be seen immediately as soon as you became awake from this procedure, the breast will be enlarged and there are some kinds of the swelling that may require like a month to subsidize.
What to do when I decide after sometime that I no longer want larger breast after the surgery?
When you stop to like the size of your breast, you may go look for small implants to replace the one you already had or you may ask to get the implants removed completely what it is called explantation. Always keep in mind that if you decide to go for small implants or to have the implants removed the skin that have to be stretched with the implants, is not going to look like it was before you get the implants. This is why it is always recommended to tell the surgeon what you want, the results you are looking out for and the lifestyle that you wish to get even after the surgery.
How long should I wait after giving birth and also breastfeeding to undergo the procedure?
You are advised to wait for 3 months after the breastfeeding or pregnancy to get the breast augmentation after the breast have settled back to their shapes and volumes.
Is it possible that a pregnancy will alter the results of breast augmentation?
In case you are pregnant before you get breast augmentation, you are going to be asked to wait to get the procedure performed after the birth of your baby. When you fall pregnant after the procedure, the breast will be enlarged naturally. The level of extend, the breast are going to enlarge and this is going to depend on your personal physicality with the type and the size of the breasts implants.
Is it possible to breast feed with breast implants?
The studies done had showed that the level of silicone within the breast milk for the women who have got the breast implants is not high compared to these without the implants. Many women, who have already the implants, do not have any problem when it comes to breastfeeding.
Does the nipple lose the sensation after getting breast augmentation?
It is going to be normal to have the change in the nipple sensation such as decrease or increase after the breast augmentation. This can be permanent or temporary and if it is a permanent, it is going to be the sign of nerve damage. The breast implant can affect the sensation during the breast feeding or sexual activities.
Can I still get mammograms with the breast implant?
When you get the breast implants, you can also get mammograms since they will not interfere with readings. The radiologist is going to use another technique which is different from when you do not have the implants?
When am I able to wear an underwire bra?
Many surgeons are going to recommend that the women should wait for at least one to three months and they need to wear the bras intermittently when the healing process has finished.
Is it possible to get stretch marks because of breast implants?
This may take place but in rare occasion. You may minimize the stretching of the skin which leads to the stretch marks by using small implants.
Is it possible that the breasts will move in natural way after the surgery?
This is going to depend on which type of the implants that someone gets and how the body is going to hold up and the possibility of suffering capsular contraction together with other factors.
Does breast cancer have any relationship with the breast implants?
The extensive research with the studies had shown that this should not be of any concern.
When do I have to start exercising?
The period that it will take for you to go back to your normal activities with a complete workout schedule is going to depend on your healing process and the type of the exercise you wish to do. The general guide is that you do not do any activity that will have to put some strain on the just formed pocket. You need to avoid the bouncing of the breast and you should wait for the time that the capsule had formed so that it can support the implants. When you start to exercise before the formation of the capsule, you may risk having the implants bottoming out. With this in mind, you can do the activities of low impact which require the user of leg muscles such as elliptical or spinning at least 3 weeks after the procedure. You need to listen to what your body says and you may increase the intensity when you are not that sore after exercising. Within 6 weeks, you are going to return to the full exercising regime but you should first check with the surgeon.
When I have healed, is it possible to suntan?
This is possible, you can go to a tanning salon or you may even sunbath and this not going to hurt the breast implants in any way. However, implants can be too warm when you sunbath and it cools down slowly. When you suntan, you should shield the place of incision so that direct sunlight will not reach to it within the first year of surgery. This is because when you tan such area, it can darken permanently.
When am I able to fly after the surgery?
It is possible to fly within 24 hours of surgery and the elevation of the airplane will not interfere with the procedure. The cabins in airplanes have been pressurized and this does not affect the implant.