Tips and useful information on breast augmentation: breast surgery among the most requested by women.
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery by women around the world. Today, thanks to the latest generation of implants to surgical procedures more respectful of an aesthetic techniques and advanced fabrics you can create impressive aesthetic result. Breast augmentation is not limited to breast enlargement, but the model, making it proportionate, it tightens and rejuvenates.
When you need
- Breasts too small
- After a pregnancy and lactation, if your breasts have lost volume
- The breasts are different from each other (asymmetric breasts)
- Volume and shape of breasts you are impaired following a weight loss
Typically required by younger patients to increase an underdeveloped breasts, and from older patients to restore volume and shape.
Choose the right prosthesis
For a customized breast must be taken into consideration a number of factors. Starting from the anatomical characteristics (chest width, texture of the breast tissue, breast shape, skin thickness) and considering the expectations of the patient will determine the most appropriate prosthesis and its surgical technique.
The goal of breast augmentation is to give plasticity, breast shape and volume, through the inclusion of a breast implant silicone gel generation, safe material and very natural consistency.Breast implants come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials, also can be placed in different forums and through certain types of engraving. The main difference lies in their profile feature, which can be “low” or “high”.
The shape of the prosthesis can be of two types: round or anatomic, egg-shaped, much like the natural breast. With the anatomic breast implants prevents overfilling of the upper part of the breast. Obviously the choice between the two models is discussed during the preoperative visit.
The average total cost of breast augmentation varies between 4,500.00 and 7,000.00 €.
Prior to surgery
During the initial interview, the surgeon talking to the patient to understand what are your goals, expectations, the size and shape of breasts you want, then discusses the different surgical routes possible. In particular, you choose the type of breast implant, the location of incisions, the head of the prosthesis. The specialist is to inspect the breast and skin quality. Later, after measuring in detail the breast and chest, will select the type of prosthesis and intervention techniques. Before surgery, the patient must sign an informed consent where describes all the information about the intervention: modes, technique, anesthesia, convalescence, risks and possible complications.
The surgery of breast augmentation, with modern techniques of plastic surgery, lasts between 60 and 90 minutes contained, as an outpatient. Basically without use of drains, but they are subject to evaluation of the plastic surgeon. The use of drainage, albeit annoying in the short term, helps prevent and ward off various complications post surgery.
To insert the denture fixed in Office visits, the plastic surgeon must cut into the skin. The engravings commonly practiced can be located in any of these 3 areas:
- under the breast (insertion through the submammary furrow)
- around the nipple, typically in the lower semiperimeter (periareolar insertion)
- in the armpit (inserting trans-axillary)
Among the different approaches for the insertion of the prosthesis that more effective from an aesthetic point of view is certainly the one around the areola. More than 95% of the patients that we submit for breast augmentation decides for this position and the degree of satisfaction is high.Periareolar incision also gives the Surgeon a good exposure of the operating field and central access and directed to the breast pocket. This enables better control of the quality of surgical hemostasis. After recording the skin tissue, the surgeon inserts a special surgical instrument to create a kind of pocket that will hold then the prosthesis. The venues generally empowered to receive breast implants are three:
- venue retroghiandolare (above the pectoral muscle and below the gland)
- venue submuscular (behind the pectoral muscle)
- seat partially retromuscolare (behind the only muscle in the upper portion of the prosthesis)
The choice of incision and placement of implants is dictated by the interaction of several factors such as the size and shape of dentures, the anatomy of the patient, the quality and thickness of the skin tissue and scar future position in areas possibly not very visible.
Throughout the procedure breast tissues are stressed, so it is normal that you may notice bruising and swelling and hand are sore after surgery. To preserve the area from shocks and sudden movements and to facilitate a proper normalization and breast scarring, you must wear a special corset, or a supportive bra.
The pain and discomfort that you can try are easily sedated with pain medications that your surgeon prescribed upon discharge. For a time, even after you remove the dressings, it is good to wear a bra stretch as sporting ones, which offer strong support.
In postoperative period, efforts should be avoided, the lifting of heavy materials and all actions involving the movement of the arms, because they might create complications such as swelling and slowing the recovery.
Typically, you can return to work within a week after surgery, if the daily employment does not involve physical fatigue, and each task can be resumed gradually over a few weeks. Temporarily can manifest a reduction in sensitivity of the nipples, which typically back to normal once the healing process. Breast augmentation scars usually are thin and not very visible, one of the objectives of the plastic surgeon is to prepare the future scar incisions and sutures that make it less visible as possible.
The specific risks of breast augmentation are:
- Defects of breast implants
- Capsular Contracture (most commonly called “encapsulation of the implant”): it forms a thin layer of tissue within the first month after surgery.
- Infections: post surgery infections can be treated with systemic antibiotics or antiseptics premises.
- Breast diseases: there is no relationship between breast implants and the risk of cancer.Worldwide were made several clinical trials and statistics and in any case there was an increasedrisk of cancer in women with implants. In women with breast implants, are frequently requested additional studies may be required and sonographic examination of MRI.
The result of breast augmentation is lasting (it is recommended to replace the implants every 10-15 years) but not eternal, indeed, by the time the appearance of the breast may change, there may be a reduction that will be solved with a Mastopexy (breast resurgence). Due to the complexity of intervention is definitely wise to rely on a professional plastic surgeon.