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Breast Enlargement and Augmentation

Breast Enlargement

Breast Enlargement

The surgical procedure for breast enalrgement / augmentation takes approximately one to two hours.Variations in the procedure depends on the incision type, implant material, and implant pocket placement.

BEFORE AND AFTER

Breast Implants

Subpectoral
("dual plane") - the implant is placed underneath the pectoralis major muscle after releasing the inferior muscular attachments. As a result, the implant is partially beneath the pectoralis in the upper pole, while the lower half of the implant is in the subglandular plane. This technique achieves maximal upper implant coverage while allowing expansion of the lower pole. Capsular contracture rates have been lower after widespread adoption of this technique.

Subglandular- implant between the breast tissue and the pectoralis muscle. This position closely resembles the plane of normal breast tissue and is felt by many to achieve the most aesthetic results. The subglandular position in patients with thin soft-tissue coverage is most likely to show ripples or wrinkles of the underlying implant. Capsular contracture rates are also slightly higher with this approach

Submuscular- the implant is placed below the pectoralis without release of the inferior origin of the muscle. Total muscular coverage may be achieved by releasing the lateral chest wall muscles (seratus and/or pectoralis minor) and sewn to the pectoralis major. This technique is most commonly used for maximal coverage of implants used in breast reconstruction.

 

Subfascial- the implant is placed in the subglandular position, but underneath the fascia of the pectoralis muscle. The benefits of this technique are debated, but proponents believe the thin vascularized fascia may help with coverage and sustaining positioning of the implant

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Recovery

Depending on the level of activity required, patients are generally able to return to work  in approximately one week time. Scars from the breast augmentation surgery will last six weeks or longer. The scars begin to fade several months after surgery.

Postoperative period

All patients are required to stay overnight in the clinic and are usually released from the clinic the following day although it may be necessary to stay in the clinic for longer than one evening. All bandages are changed and drains removed immediately prior to the patient leaving the clinic.

Patients are advised to rest for a minimum of 5 days and to avoid physical strain or exertion. Stitches are normally removed on the 6th day after surgery.

The patient will then be instructed on breast massage to avoid potential formation of a fibrous capsule around the implants and to assist in the speedy formation of a natural breast shape. Patients may resume normal activities after approximately 8 days. 4 to 8 weeks after surgery, the breasts are considered stable. After a six months, regular check-ups at a mammary clinic are recommended.

Breast Enlargement

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