What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation (also known as “boob job”) is the procedure of enlarging the breasts by placing saline or silicone implants under the breast tissue or chest muscles. It’s also known as mammoplasty augmentation.

For certain women, breast augmentation is a way to feel more confident, and for others, it is a necessary aspect of breast reconstruction due to various conditions. At Clinicera, our cosmetic surgeons are experts in breast augmentation surgeries, and we make sure that you get the best results possible.

Are You A Suitable Candidate for Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Before undergoing this procedure, the patient’s breasts must be fully grown. The following people are suitable candidates for breast augmentation:

  • Mothers whose breasts have changed shape due to breastfeeding (the breasts normally “deflated”)
  • Women that have had breast cancer removal surgery
  • Women with asymmetrical breasts
  • Women with Tubular breasts
  • Women who believe their breasts are too tiny to be attractive

Operation Process of Breast Augmentation Surgery

The procedure will most likely be performed under general anaesthesia. The breast implants will be placed using one of three incision types:

Inframammary (From behind the breast), axillary (From the armpits), and periareolar (In the tissue that is around the nipples). The surgeon would then separate the breast tissue from the muscles and tissue in the belly, creating space.

The implants are mounted and centred inside these spaces. If the shell is successfully placed, the surgeon will inject the implants with a sterile saline solution. Silicone implants are pre-filled and placed directly.

After placing the implants, the incisions must be stitched together and then closely bandaged with surgical tape and glue. The patient will be monitored during the healing process. They can be discharged after anaesthesia has worn off entirely.

Breast Augmentation Post Operation Process

Following the breast augmentation operation, the patient needs to wear a compression bandage or a sports bra to provide the necessary support during the rehabilitation period. The surgeon will also let the patient know when they can continue working. Most people will return to work in a few days, but in some cases, it can take up to a week to heal.

Patients will have to miss any challenging activity for at least two weeks in order to avoid raising their blood pressure or pulse. Aside from that, so much action will cause discomfort in the breasts.

At the follow-up appointment with the surgeon, the stitches will be removed. The results can be noticeable right after the surgery. Because of the swelling and tenderness, the final result won’t show before the healing process is complete.

While clients want to have long-term results, there is no assurance that an implant can stay effective forever. Replacement of the implants can be needed, so the patients may have further surgeries in the future.

Patients may also demand to have the operation reversed later. Maintaining a healthier lifestyle following the surgery will help you recover faster. If possible, it is also recommended to quit smoking tobacco because it will slow down the healing process.