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Breast Augmentation with Implants


Why should I consider implants for Breast Augmentation?

If you consider your breasts to be too small, or asymmetrical, and would like to increase their size, then breast augmentation with implants are worth considering. Many women feel less than feminine as a result of having small breasts.

Post-pregnancy, a boob job can return them to their original size. Another reason that many women consider breast augmentation is when one breast is larger than another: this “symmetry” surgery helps restore balance in breast size.  Congenital micromastia is a condition characterised by abnormally small breasts that can be treated with  breast augmentation surgery using implants.

Obtaining larger breasts frequently increases confidence in women who want a more youthful appearance or who are unhappy with the size or shape of their breasts.


What does the procedure involve?

During breast enlargement surgery, you will be put under light sedation with local anaesthetic or general anaesthesia while the surgeon makes small incisions and inserts the implants. The type and size or your implants and where the incisions are placed are all discussed in detail at your preoperative consultations.

Incisions are most commonly made under the breast using an inframammary incision, so that the scars  are hidden in the natural skin fold beneath the breast. Depending on your breasts and nipples, the implants can also be inserted through the nipple, through an areolar incision. The scar is almost invisible when it heals.

The implants can either be placed under the muscle, known as submuscular, or on top of the muscle just behind the breast tissue, known as subglandular. Benefits of submuscular placement may include decreased risk of capsular contracture and less interference with mammography.  However, breast implant surgery with subglandular placement results in less recovery time and may involve a lesser amount of post-operative discomfort.

The operation usually takes between one and two hours but can be as little as 30 minutes. You will be able to go home the same day.


What is the downtime associated with breast augmentation with implants?

The recovery following breast augmentation is usually quick.  A support bra and some simple pain relief will help provide comfort.  Most patients recover on one to two weeks and return to normal activities without difficulty.  Details will be discussed thoroughly during your consultation.


How long do breast implants last?

It is a good idea to have your breast implants checked after 10-15 years to see if there are any signs of excessive wear and tear. Breast implants can be removed or replaced by new ones should this be required.


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