Improves the size and appearance of the breasts by implanting silicone implants. Either under or over the chest muscle, thus producing a cosmetic enhancement.

Incision site:

• Periareolar – This incision is typically more concealed, but since it also involves cutting through the breast tissue it is associated with a higher likelihood of breast feeding difficulties, as compared to the other incision sites.Cutting through the tissue may increase the chance that there will be a change in breast or nipple sensation.

• Inframammary – This incision is generally less concealed than the periareolar and it’s associated with less breast feeding difficulties than the periareolar incision site. It is also the most commonly used incision site at the present time, and is felt to give the best access to, and control of, the breast implant pocket.

Axillary – This incision is less concealed than the periareolar and is associated with less breast feeding difficulties than the periareolar incision site. This approach is more difficult, and may increase the risk of damage to, and unexpected location of, the implant.

Implants Placement

Submuscular Placement

-Surgery and recovery may be longer
-Recovery may be more painful
-Reoperation may be more diffi cult
-Less visible and palpable implants
-Easier imaging during mammography exam
-May be preferable if you have thin or weakened breast tissue

Subglandular Placement

-Surgery and recovery may be shorter
-Recovery may be less painful
-More visible and palpable implants
-More difficult imaging during mammography exam
-It is not be recommended if you have thin or weakened breast tissue

  • Length

    This procedure takes approximately one hour.

  • Anesthesia

    A general anesthesia is administrated and the patient is completely asleep.

  • Inpatient – Outpatient

    Either – depending on the patient’s doctor’s decisions.

  • Possible Side Effects

    Mild, temporary discomfort, mild to moderate swelling, a change in nipple sensation (either more or less), and temporary bruising. Breasts may be sensitive to stimulation for a few weeks.

  • Risks

    The implants may need to be removed and/or replaced to treat problems including: deflation, implant rupture, the formation of scar tissue around the implant (capsular contracture), which may cause the breast to feel tight or hard, bleeding and/or infection. Other risks are an increase or decrease in sensitivity of the nipples or breast skin, which occasionally may be permanent.

  • Recovery

    The patient can return to work within a few days. She should avoid any physical contact with breasts (excluding her bra) for approximately three to four weeks. Scars should fade and flatten anywhere from three months to two years after surgery, depending upon how an individual heals.

  • Results

    The outcome varies from patient-to-patient. However the overall effect is enhancement of breast size for improved appearance.

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