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Your Guide to Breast Augmentation

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Breast augmentation, sometimes referred to as a “boob job” by patients,is a surgical procedure in which the surgeon is using breast implants or fat transfer to increase the size of your breasts. This procedure can also restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy, achieve a more rounded breast shape or improve natural breast size asymmetry.

What Breast Augmentation Surgery Can Do

  • Increase fullness and projection of your breasts
  • Improve balance of breast and hip contours
  • Enhance your self-image and self-confidence

What Breast Augmentation Surgery Can’t Do

Breast augmentation does not correct severely drooping breasts. A breast lift may be required along with a breast augmentation for sagging breasts to look fuller and lifted.

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Who is a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a deeply personal procedure, and it’s important that you’re doing it for yourself and not for someone else, even if that person has offered to pay for it. Patient satisfaction is high, specifically when they want the procedure themselves.

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You may be a candidate for breast augmentation if:

  • You are physically healthy and you aren’t pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You have realistic expectations
  • Your breasts are fully developed
  • You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too small
  • You are dissatisfied with your breasts losing shape and volume after pregnancy, weight loss or with aging
  • You are unhappy with the upper part of your breast appearing “empty”
  • Your breasts are asymmetrical
  • One or both breasts failed to develop normally or have an elongated shape

What Types of Breast Implants Are Available ?

  • Silicone breast implants

    Silicone breast implants are filled with silicone gel. The gel feels a bit more like natural breast tissue. If the implant leaks, the gel may remain within the implant shell, or may escape into the breast implant pocket.

  • Gummy bear breast implants

    Form-stable implants are sometimes referred to as gummy bear breast implants because they maintain their shape even when the implant shell is broken. The consistency of the silicone gel inside the implant is thicker than traditional silicone gel implants. These implants are also firmer than traditional implants. Shaped gummy bear breast implants have more projection at the bottom and are tapered towards the top. If a shaped implant rotates, it may lead to an unusual appearance of the breast that requires a separate procedure to correct. Placement of gummy bear implants requires a slightly longer incision in the skin.

  • Round breast implants

    Round breast implants have a tendency to make breasts appear fuller than form-stable implants. Higher profile options can achieve even more projection. Because round implants are the same shape all over, there is less concern about them rotating out of place.

  • Shaped breast implants (tear drops or anatomical shape)

    Shaped breast implants are designed to define a more natural shape of the breast and maintain a long lasting result due to their firmness. The gel inside is very cohesive and maintain the shape giving the breast a very gentle slope on the upper pole.

    Smooth breast implants Smooth breast implants are the softest feeling. They can move with the breast implant pocket, which may give more natural movement.

    Smooth implants may have some palpable or visible rippling under the skin.

  • Textured breast implants

    Textured breast implants develop scar tissue to stick to the implant, making them less likely to move around inside of the breast and become repositioned.

    Texturing offers some advantage in diminishing the risk of a tight scar capsule. Implant manufacturers occasionally introduce new styles and types of breast implants, so there may be additional options available. The latest technology in texturization is the mirco or nano- texturixation which mime the smooth implants giving the breast a more stable shape and diminishing the risks od capsular contracture and rotation.

    Whatever kind of implants you will choose , it is important for you to monitor your breast implants and follow-up with appropriate checkups.

Where Will Be the Incision Placed ?

The typical incisions are placed under the breast (inframammary incision) or around the areolar (peri-areolar incision). If you didn’t have children and you did not breast fed yet, the inframammary incision is recommended to avoid any cutting on the gland itself to avoid reduction of the production of milk during a future pregnancy.

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How Should I Prepare for Breast Augmentation ?

In preparing for breast augmentation, you may be asked to :

  • Get a blood test
  • Get a preliminary ultrasound or mammogram (for patients above 40 years of age)
  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid taking aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory drugs as they can increase bleeding
  • Arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery and to stay with you for at least the first night following surgery.

What Should I Expect During My Breast Augmentation Recovery ?

During your breast augmentation recovery, your breasts will be wrapped in gauze dressings and an elastic bandage or support bra will minimize swelling and support the breasts as they heal.

Immediately after surgery, you will be taken into a recovery area for close monitoring. You may be permitted to go home when you are stable for discharge, typically after few hours or so.

What Results Should I Expect After Breast Augmentation Surgery ?

While a breast augmentation yields larger breasts right away, the final results may take a few weeks as the swelling subsides and the skin stretches. Some patients may need to wear a bandeau to help shape their breasts, especially if they have underlying asymmetry or very small breasts to start with. Incision lines may take several months to fade.

To book an appointment with Dr. Matteo Vigo, please contact our team on 800 4272 or email at [email protected]

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