Breast Enlargement/Breast Implants Surgery Procedure

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No surgery is 100% safe and it is important you are aware of the procedure of breast enlargement before going ahead with it. The surgeon will openly discuss the methods and techniques involved and outline the risks and benefits of having the surgery at your consultation.

Depending on your preferences and physical make-up, the surgeon will decide to place the breast implant above the main chest muscle (Subglandular) or under the main chest muscle (Submuscular).Both methods of positioning have their advantages and disadvantages. Subglandular techniques mean less pain, but a higher risk of the consular contracture. The submuscular option would lead to more pain, but less risk of consular contracture. This option also makes it easier for a mammography. The surgeon will advise what is in your best interests.

The incision will be made on the skin underneath the breast, via the armpit or around the areola (the skin circulating the nipple).  Once the implant has been inserted and positioned, and the enlargement taken place, the surgeon will use either removable or dissolvable stitches to close up the wound and if required, dressings will be placed over the skin to absorb leakage and provide ideal conditions for the wound to heal properly. You will be under anesthetic during the operation and the procedure usually lasts between one and two hours.

Tiredness and bruising is inevitable post-operation, as is pain, but medicine will be provided to ease the discomfort. The surgeon and nurse counselor will advise you on what to do when you get home, from how much sleep you should have to what to do with the dressing when you have a bath.

The clinic will arrange dates for follow-up visits to monitor your progress and examine your breasts. If there are any problems during the recovery period contact the surgery immediately.

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