How is Breast Augmentation Performed?

A local anaesthetic is often used during the Breast Augmentation procedure, which can take place at the surgeon’s office or in an outpatient surgery facility (you remain awake). At addition, breast surgery can be carried out in a medical facility while the patient is under general anaesthesia (you are asleep). In most cases, the duration of the operation is between one and three hours.

An incision is made to begin the process, and it can be done in one of these four primary areas:

  • Around the nipple (periareolar incision)
  • In the navel area (transumbilical or TUBA incision).
  • Under the breast (inframammary incision)
  • In the arm pit (transaxillary incision), or
  • Around the nipple (periareolar incision)

After the incision has been made, a specialised piece of surgical equipment will be utilised to create a pocket into which the implant can later be placed. There are primarily three different places in which implants can be inserted:

  • Complete submuscular or completely behind the muscles
  • Subglandular or above the pectoral muscles
  • Partial submuscular or partially behind the muscles

The size and form of the implant, your body frame, the quantity of breast tissue, and the intended position of the scar all play a role in determining which incision and implant placement method will be used.

Patients have options from which to chose while getting breast implants. Implant considerations include the implant size, form, and material, in addition to the question of whether or not the implant volume may be modified after Breast Augmentation surgery. All of these aspects of the implant, which should be discussed in advance with your surgeon, are known as “implant factors.”

After Breast Augmentation Performed

As a result of the breast tissue being stretched and separated during surgery, as well as the insertion of implants through incisions, the breasts are going to be bruised, painful, and swollen following the procedure. You should plan on wearing the surgical bra for many days after the procedure. There is a possibility of mild discomfort, but your plastic surgeon should be able to provide you with medication to manage it. It is possible that your physician will recommend that you wear a support or athletic bra until the swelling has gone down.

After surgery, it is important to refrain from activities that put undue strain on the body, such as heavy lifting or straining, as they might cause the breasts to expand and add additional pressure. You should be able to return to work within a week, and you should be able to resume all of your normal activities within a few weeks. It is possible that you will experience a temporary decrease in sensation in your nipples; however, it should return to normal when your breasts heal. Breastfeeding is not often hampered; nonetheless, it is essential to inquire about breastfeeding to the attending physician at the initial appointment that you have with them.

Following the healing process, there will be some scarring that is permanent. In most cases, scars are quite discrete and unnoticeable. Your surgeon’s objective will be to make them invisible to the greatest extent feasible. Scars from an inframammary and periareolar incision might be found on the breast. After surgery, incisions made with the transaxillary or TUBA technique can be hidden in a natural crease or fold in the skin located under the armpit.

In every surgical procedure, there is always the possibility of complications, such as an infection or a reaction to the anaesthetic. Additionally, there is a possibility of excessive bleeding. When the surgical team takes the appropriate measures, the risk of complications is often reduced or eliminated entirely. This is one another argument in favour of selecting a plastic surgeon who is board-certified. Further reduction in risk can be accomplished by providing your surgeon with complete details on your medical history prior to surgery and by attentively following all pre- and post-operative instructions.