Breast augmentation, also known as breast implants or breast silicone, is one of the most commonly performed procedures in our clinical practice. People who complain about small breasts, who want more volume and who are dissatisfied with the ‘empty’ appearance of their breasts because of breast-feeding are the best candidates for this surgery.
It is important to have a comprehensive consultation and physical examination before breast augmentation like before any other surgery. During physical examination, you have to discuss where the implants will be placed, size and shape of the implants and according to which plan implants should be placed. In breast augmentation, incisions are made along the areolar edge, the fold under the breast or in the armpit. Tear drop or round shaped implants of sizes that fit your body can be placed under the muscle, over the muscle or under the fascia.
Crisalix simulation prior to the surgery will make sure that you see how silicone implants of different sizes and shapes look on your body and have an idea about the final outcome in advance. Another fact about breast implants is that they do not affect breast-feeding, they do not burst and do not interfere with routine breast screening that each women must have.
Breast augmentation is a procedure that is performed under general anesthesia. Duration is 1-1.5 hours. After one day of hospitalization patients have to use a medical bra for 4-6 weeks. It is possible to resume daily activities within 1 week and go back to the gym in 4-6 weeks.