Augmentation mammoplasty o the breast augmentation,
Is a surgical technique used to change the size and shape of the breasts. The procedure is simple. Introducing silicone implants into the breast. The three incisions sites are: axillary, periareolar and inframammary and the placement of the breast implants can be subglandular or submuscular.
The surgery is performed under general anaesthesia so it is necessary to stay in one night and the procedure lasts approximately an hour.
Visits before the surgery
The first visit with the surgeon is very important so he can do a diagnosis, to explain the different techniques and choose the most suitable in your case, assess the possibilities of the size and shape of your breasts and comment the possible complications and risks.
Also he will tell you how to prepare for the surgery and talk about the necessary postoperative care.
It is normal that during the three days after the surgery you have discomfort, that is why it is very important to follow the indications given by the surgeon and take the prescribed medication so the post-operative period will have a favourable outcome.
Although from the fourth or fifth day you can go back to a normal life, you wont be able to do any exercise or carry any weight during three or four weeks.
It is necessary to have regular check-ups throughout the year ensure that you have the best evolution and desired expected results.
Are there risks? Are there guarantees?
The breast augmentation is a safe surgery as long as it is done by a qualified plastic surgeon. Despite this, we can´t avoid that, like in any other surgery, complications can happen sometimes. The most frequent are the capsular contracture, hematoma, seroma or even the rupture of the prosthesis. These complications can be solved, but in some cases, a new surgery will be necessary.
Included with the surgery
- First medical visit.
- General anaesthesia.
- Surgeon fees.
- Approved prosthesis by the Health Ministry and with the life long anti-rupture guarantee.
- Patients hospitalization (one night according to the normal process).
- Post-operative check-ups during one year.
- Preoperative tests (blood tests, electrocardiogram and pre-anaesthesia visit).