Augmentation Mammaplasty

(breast prosthesis)

Indication:

Breast augmentation is indicated for patients with small breasts or those who, after lactation, had a major reduction of breast volume, without ptosis (drooping breasts). For some time, it has been hypothesized that silicon prostheses could bring harm to the woman’s health (breast cancer, rheumatic disorders, etc.). After extensive studies conducted in the United States, it has been proven that those problems do not exist. Due to its features, a breast prosthesis should be changed each 10 years, in order to avoid its wearing off.

Type of anesthesia: 

Local, with sedation, or general anesthesia.

Length of hospital stay: 

From 12 to 24 hours.

Postoperative:

Postoperative is usually calm and painless. You should avoid making efforts with your arms for one month. The drain is usually removed on the 1st or 2nd day postoperatively.

Complications: 

Although rare, the following may occur: hematoma, infection, extrusion of the prosthesis, contraction of the capsule formed around the prosthesis.

Definitive result: 

The resulting shape is already quite evident in the postoperative period. During the first month, the edema (swelling) decreases and the healing process gains strength. As in every plastic surgery, the definitive result will be achieved after 6 months, due to the maturation of the scar.