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  • Writer's pictureRanganath Srinivasa Rao

Breast augmentation an overview

Updated: Jun 2, 2023


Breast augmentation, commonly known as augmentation mammoplasty, is surgery that is performed to increase the size of the breasts. The breast implants are inserted under the breast tissue or the chest muscles.

Some women find that getting breast implants helps them feel more secure in themselves and their bodies. For some people, it's a necessary step in the process of reconstructing the breast due to various conditions.ache in the chest, etc.

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that can alter both the size and form of a woman's breasts. Your body image and self-esteem may improve as a result of the operation. But make sure that your expectations are reasonable and don't expect everything to be perfect.

In addition to this, after augmentation, your breasts will continue to mature as time passes. It's possible that your breasts will look different depending on whether or not you gain or lose weight. If you are unhappy with the way your breasts look after surgery, you may require additional procedures to remedy the problems.

A surgical center or a hospital are both acceptable locations for breast augmentation procedures. We at surgiderma have best operation theater. It's likely that you'll head back home the same day. The surgery only occasionally necessitates an overnight stay in the hospital.

Sometimes breast augmentation can be performed using local anesthetic, in which case you will remain awake but the area around your breasts will be numbed. However, breast augmentation is typically performed when the patient is under general anesthetic and unconscious for the duration of the procedure.

During the course of the operation

Dr. Ranganath will make a single cut (incision) in one of the following three sites in order to put the breast implant:

The fold that can be found underneath your breasts (inframammary).

Axillary means "beneath the arm."

Periareolar refers to the area around your nipple.

Following the creation of an incision, he will proceed to remove the breast tissue from the chest muscles and connective tissue. This results in the formation of a pocket either behind or in front of the pectoral muscle, which is the most superficial muscle of the chest wall. The implant will be inserted into this pocket by the surgeon, who will then position it so that it is centered beneath your nipple.

After the saline implant has been placed in its intended location, it will be filled with a sterile solution of saline. Implants made of silicone come pre-filled with a gel made of silicone.

After the implant has been properly positioned, the incision will be closed by the surgeon, who will typically use stitches (also called sutures), and then it will be bandaged using skin adhesive and surgical tape.

After completion of the operation

After surgery, it is normal to have discomfort and edema for a few weeks. Additionally, bruising is a possibility. You should anticipate that scars will lessen over time but will not totally disappear.

It may be beneficial to use a compression bandage or sports bra for additional support and positioning of the breast implants while you are healing from breast augmentation surgery. In addition, your surgeon may recommend pain medicine for you to use.

Be sure to listen to what your surgeon has to say about getting back to your normal activities. It is possible that you will be able to go back to work in a matter of weeks if the nature of your employment does not require strenuous physical activity. For at least two weeks, you should refrain from engaging in vigorous activities, which include anything that has the potential to increase your pulse or blood pressure. It is important to keep in mind that while you are recuperating, your breasts will be sensitive to any physical contact as well as any sudden movements.

If your surgeon inserted drainage tubes near your breasts or used sutures that do not dissolve on their own, you will need to schedule a follow-up consultation so that the tubes or sutures can be removed.

It's possible that you have an infection if your breasts are red and warm to the touch, and especially if you also have a fever. Please get in touch with our team as soon as humanly possible for any issues


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