Saturday, July 29

The breast augmentation surgery procedure

The anesthesia used in this kind of surgery in general, this way you will be able to sleep during the procedure. Some plastic surgeons use local anesthesia combined with intravenous sedation.

The procedure

The method to insert and place the mammary implant will depend on your anatomy and your surgeon’s recommendations. The incision may be done at the level of the submammary line, around the areola or at the armpit’s level. Whatever is the incision way, the purpose is inserting the breast implant with the smallest scar as possible. Once the incision is done, the surgeon will dissect the mammary tissue and the skin to create a sort of bag right behind the mammary gland or behind the cavity of the thoracic major pectoral muscle. Your doctor will explain to you the pros and cons of placing or not the implant behind the muscular cavity.

The surgery may last from one to two hours. During the first 24 to 48 hours you will feel tired and in pain. Nevertheless, this discomfort goes way easily with common analgesics, which will be prescribed after the surgery. You will be using bands during many days and afterwards you will use a special bra during many weeks. The stitches will be retires in 10 days, but the breast inflammation may last three or five weeks.

After surgery…

You will be able to go back to work in just a few days depending on your level of activity. Follow your doctor’s advice about your daily activities and exercises. Your breasts will have more sensibility to direct stimulus, so avoid too much physical contact. Your breast will recover their normal condition in two to four weeks.

After this type of surgery, routine mammographies will be realized according to special techniques to have a reliable visualization.


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