Breast enlargement cosmetic surgery,
or augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure
to enhance the size and shape of the breasts. There
are several reasons patients choose to have a breast
- To enhance the
size of the breasts
- To correct a
reduction in breast volume after pregnancy
- To balance a
difference in asymmetry
reconstruction following breast surgery
North Carolina Breast Augmentation procedures by
Dr. Anagnos increases the bust line by inserting an
implant behind each breast. The implant is a
silicone shell filled with either silicone gel or a
salt-water solution known as saline. Currently, the
FDA has restricted gel-filled implants to women
participating in approved studies.
Dr. Anagnos will evaluate your health and explain
the surgical techniques that are most appropriate
for you. Be sure to think carefully about your
expectations for the Breast Enlargement Cosmetic surgery, and communicate them
to Dr. Anagnos. He will also explain the
anesthesia to be used, the facility where the
surgery will take place, and any costs involved with
the surgery. Also, be sure to alert him if
you smoke, or if you're taking any medications,
The type of surgery will depend on your anatomy. The
incision can be made in several places, including
just under the breast, where it meets the chest,
around the areola, or in the armpit. Through the
incision, the breast tissue and skin will be lifted
to create a pocket for the implant. The implant can
be placed behind the breast tissue or underneath the
chest wall muscle. Drainage tubes may be inserted
for several days after the surgery. Implant
placement underneath the chest wall muscle may
interfere less with mammograms, however it may be
more painful for a few days following the surgery.
The surgery typically takes one to two hours.
Stitches are used to close the incisions, which are
sometimes taped for extra support. A gauze bandage
is usually applied to help with healing.
Most patients are up and around in about 24 to 48
hours following the surgery, but you will likely
feel tired and sore for a few days. Dressings will
be removed within several days, and you may need to
wear a surgical bra. Stitches are removed in 7 to 10
days, while swelling can take 3 to 5 weeks to
You should be able to return to work within a few
days, but be sure to follow your doctor's advice
with regard to exercise and normal activity. It is
common to experience sensitivity in the breasts for
2 to 3 weeks after the surgery. Scars can be firm
and pink for at least 6 weeks, and can even appear
to widen. While most scars never disappear
completely, after several months they will begin to
Routine mammograms should be continued after breast
enlargement for women in the appropriate age group.
Technicians should use a special technique to ensure
a reliable reading.
enlargement Cosmetic Surgery is relatively straightforward, but all surgery carries some uncertainty
and risk. A common problem is capsular contracture,
where the scar or capsule around the implant begins
to tighten. This tightening can cause the breast to
feel hard. It can be treated in several ways,
sometimes requiring removal of the scar tissue or
removal/replacement of the implant.
Common surgical risks of breast enlargement cosmetic
surgery include excessive bleeding
that may cause some swelling and pain. A small
percentage of women develop an infection around the
implant. It is most often seen within a week after
surgery. The implant may need to be removed for
several months to allow the infection to clear up.
Some patients have experienced their nipples
becoming oversensitive, undersensitive, or even
numb. You may notice small areas of numbness near
your incisions. These symptoms usually disappear
with time, but can be permanent in some cases.
Breast implants may break or leak occasionally. This
can occur as a result of injury or from the normal
compression and movement of your breast and implant.
Talk to Dr. Anagnos about the different effects of
breaking/leakage from saline versus silicone gel
Be sure to discuss all the risks with your doctor to
ensure that you understand the risks and
consequences of the surgery.
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