Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a simple plastic surgery procedure consisting in performing a small incision pocket in which the mammary prosthesis will be introduced. To insert and position the breast implants we use three types of incisions: The periareolar, which is made around the areola, or axillary armpit level and sometimes at the crease under the breast.Either way, the incision is very small, so the posterior scar, in the vast majority of cases is almost invisible.

Through this opening, Dr. Navia creates a cavity where the prosthesis will be accommodated directly under the breast tissue or under the chest muscle. Drainage tubes and a bandage are placed, and may be removed within a few days.

Augmentation mammaplasty or breast augmentation is usually performed under general anesthesia, and in some cases local anesthesia with sedation at the discretion of the plastic surgeon. The procedure lasts for 1-2 hours and the result is immediately visible.The patient remains in the clinic generally for a few hours, As it’s a ambulatory plastic surgery daily activities can be reestablished up to 5 days after breast augmentation surgery is preformed.

Medical recommendation

Breast augmentation helps enhance the size, shape and contour of the female breast. This plastic surgery is ideal for women with a breast too small, who want to correct a difference in size between the two breasts, and to reaffirm the empty breasts after breastfeeding. With this surgery we can achieve increase breast size by introducing one or more types of different sized breast implants for each case.

There are different surgical techniques, and it will be Dr. Juliana Navia who advise the patient on the most appropriate mammaplasty technique based on the shape of the breasts, the proportions of the thorax and skin quality.

Results of Breast Augmentation Surgery

The results of breast augmentation mammoplasty are highly satisfactory and immediate, with a firm, natural breast consistency. The dressings are removed in a few days, after which the patient carries a special bra. The stitches are removed as of the first week, and any possible inconvenience is adequately controlled with medication prescribed by Dr. Juliana Navia, Plastic Surgeon.

Generally the first two weeks after the mammoplasty is realized the intervened zone may have slight swelling, which decreases the in third week. It is normal to feel some discomfort when moving the arms, but this will gradually disappear. The patient can return to work within a few days, but should avoid lifting above the head or sudden movements during the first 2 or 3 weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Augmentation

How long do breast implants or the prosthesis last?

No one can say emphatically an exact amount of time because it is highly variable and depends on the age at which they are implemented, they can sometimes last a lifetime. Prostheses currently used are of very high quality and high strength. However, the revisions should be prompted Dr. Navia to check up on and react to any anomaly.

Are there risks?

In breast augmentation or breast enlargement the most common complication is encapsulation, which occurs when the internal scar that forms around the implant shrinks excessively, causing the breast to become tougher or rougher. Of course, this problem has a solution: there is medication that addresses incipient contractures in 90% of cases.
In inveterate cases, the capsule should be removed or relaxes, and the lost breast prostheses should be replaced.

Can breast prosthesis break with a blow or explode on an airplane?
The breast implants can only be broken if it is a very serious accident, in which case it should be replaced immediately. However, this fact is very unlikely. And regarding if it can explode under the pressure of the plane, this is categorically untrue.

Can you breastfeed?

Usually breast augmentation does not interfere with the fact that the patient can lactate in the future, In case of pregnancy the breast will act as if it was not operated, And breastfeeding is recommended due to the fact that the breast returns to its original appearance.

Are there any contraindications?

Like any other surgery, it is not recommended to go on with the procedure if the patient has a condition that might interfere with the operation. So it is indispensable for a completion of preoperative testing to see if it can be done or not. It is also necessary that breast development is complete and the patient shows herself psychologically mature to perform the procedure.

Will there be scars after breast augmentation?

Scars from breast augmentation or augmentation mammoplasty, over time, are virtually undetectable. Moreover, even wearing a bikini small, the scars are completely hidden from view.

Can you sunbathe topless?

The sun is not good for scars, however, if protection methods are used, as of the third week you can sunbathe without a top, protecting the scar from the rays of light. When you spend over a year of the intervention, you may sunbathe directly on the scar.

Do the breast implants interfere in mammograms?

The radiologist should be advised. It does not interfere at all, mammograms are equally reliable and should not increase their frequency. In some cases the prosthesis can clog areas, so it is necessary to increase the number of mammography screenings.

What is the price of a Breast Augmentation?

Dr. Navia can only estimate the price of the breast augmentation after seeing the patient in consultation. If you want to know what is the price of breast augmentation, please ask for a consultation or write to Dr. Juliana Navia to do an evaluation of your case.

Tags: Mammoplasty, Augmentation Mammoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Breast Enlargement, Mammary Implants Prosthesis, Silicone Prosthesis, Reduction Mammoplasty, Breast Reduction, Breast Lift