Women who are dissatisfied with the size of their breasts or have experienced changes in breast appearance can achieve fuller, shapelier breasts with breast augmentation. During this process, breast implants are placed inside a pocket behind the existing breast tissue. Breast augmentation can increase or balance breast size, restore breast volume, or restore the breast shape after a partial or total loss. It is important to realize that breast augmentation cannot correct significantly sagging or drooping breasts. In these instances, a breast lift is often necessary, which may be performed in conjunction with this procedure.
The best and recommended MENTOR branded silicone implants used in the world. This brand has a warranty certificate and no damage guarantee. It is exchanged free of charge anywhere in the world. Breast implants have two forms, round and drop. Our doctor makes a choice for us based on body structure. There are silicone implants of all sizes. The choice of size and volume depends on the patient first and then on the body structure of the patient.
Silicone implants are made of silicone rubber shell, filled with a silicone gel that is very similar to natural breast tissue.
As you may know, certain factors such as age and pregnancy can affect the elasticity of your skin and breast tissue, which results in changes to shape and appearance. Your breasts consist primarily of fatty (adipose) and glandular tissues which determine the size and shape. Firmness and lift are generally influenced by how well ligaments connected to the chest wall support your breasts. The fatty tissue and ligaments surround the milk-producing glandular tissue (lobules) and milk ducts. Breasts also contain nourishing blood vessels and lymph vessels that help the body fight off infection. There are tiny muscle fibers in the nipples, but otherwise the breasts are non-muscular. However, they lie atop two layers of muscles, the pectoralis major and pectoralis minor, which separate the breasts from the chest wall.
Implant Positioning Options
Breast implants can be placed in various locations, including behind the glandular tissue but in front the muscle, partially behind the muscle, or completely behind the muscle and connective tissue. Placing an implant behind the glandular tissue and in front of the muscle is referred to as subglandular placement, over the muscle placement, or more generically as “overs”. Placing an implant partially behind the pectoralis muscle, wherein the lower portion of the implant is not completely covered by the muscle, is referred to as subpectoral , partial submuscular, dual plane placement, or generically as “partial unders”. Placing an implant behind the pectoralis muscle as well as behind connective tissue, such that it is firmly behind the chest muscle wall, is referred to as complete submuscular placement, or more generically as “complete unders” or “full unders”. Your surgeon will help determine the implant placement that is best for you.
Breast augmentation procedures typically last approximately one to two hours. Before the start of your procedure, your surgeon may draw guidelines including any necessary markings for incisions or implant placement. Prior to the start of surgery an anesthetic will be administered. Depending on the surgeon’s preferences and the nature of the procedure, a local anesthetic usually in combination with intravenous sedation or general anesthesia will be used. There are three primary options for inserting silicone implants into the breast. They can be inserted through incisions in the areola , armpit, or under-breast crease, where the resulting scars are minimized or hidden. In what is known as the periareolar incision, a single incision is usually placed along the perimeter of each areola, where the scars will follow a natural line. The transaxillary incision approach uses an incision in the natural fold of the armpits; therefore there will be no scars on the breasts. Typically, only smaller silicone implants may be placed via a transaxillary incision, so an alternate incision location may be chosen if large volume implants are desired. In what is known as the inframammary incision, an incision is placed along the crease of the lower portion of each breast, concealing the scars in the natural breast folds.
Your surgeon will create an incision to gain access behind the breast. Although the incision will be made as inconspicuously as possible, its length and appearance may vary depending on the type and size of implant, your body contours, and the surgeon’s preference. Your surgeon will separate the breast tissue in order to reach the area of the breast in which the pocket will be formed and carefully create the pocket. A pocket for a dual-plane (partial submuscular) insertion is shown here.
Your surgeon will insert the implants into the pocket using their fingers or a touchless device. After inserting the implants, your surgeon will visually inspect your breasts to ensure that they are symmetric. Your surgeon may adjust the pocket or the position of the breast implant itself to ensure that the desired look is achieved. Depending on the incision site, size of the implants, and surgeon preference, a tissue expander may be used before the implant procedure. A tissue expander is inserted temporarily and inflated to stretch the pocket area to the correct size to accommodate the implant, and is then deflated, removed, and replaced with the implant. The incisions are commonly closed using sutures in the breast tissue, and sutures, skin adhesive or surgical tape may be used to close the skin.
Most breast augmentation procedures are done under general anesthesia. The operation takes one to two hours on average. Hospitalization is required for 1 night. Your doctor will give you a medical bra before you leave the hospital. It asks you to use it for about 3 weeks. It can prescribe medication to manage your pain for the first few days and as needed. It is a good idea to rest yourself for 7 days before continuing your daily activities. To avoid complications, be sure to follow your surgeon’s recovery plan, including activity and lifting restrictions. A large part of the swelling subsides within a few days. However, some swellings may take several weeks.
Risks and Results
Consult your surgeon about how implants can affect breastfeeding and mammograms. Although you may notice your fuller breasts immediately after surgery, the final results only appear after the implants settle and the swelling has completely subsided. Scars on your cuts typically turn into thin, slightly discolored lines for several months. It is important to understand that your breasts will continue to change their shape over time. However, breast augmentation results are typically long-lasting, which means your breasts will retain the fuller, contouring look you desire for years to come.