Breast Augmentation Surgery

Dr. Yamen Chaer

Breast augmentation

Breast augmentation, also known as mammoplasty, is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery. It involves the surgeon inserting breast implants under the breast tissue or chest muscles to improve its shape and size. For some women, breast augmentation is a way to improve their confidence and security by becoming more comfortable with the overall appearance of their breasts. For others, it is part of breast reconstruction due to various diseases.

Importance of performing breast augmentation

There are many reasons why women choose breast augmentation surgery. You may consider breast augmentation for the following reasons:

  • Improve the contour of your body and give it shape and volume.
  • Correct the shape and size of your breasts after pregnancy.
  • Increase the size of your bra cups.
  • Balances the size and appearance of uneven breasts.
  • Rebuild your breasts after surgery to increase confidence and universal respect.

The procedure involves inserting an implant behind each breast and will increase the size of the bust line by at least one cup size.

You can also choose to combine your breast augmentation with another procedure, such as a breast lift.

Important information about breast implants.

Breast implants are prostheses, filled with silicone on the wall or saline solution (physiological serum). The physical aspect of the prosthesis varies depending on the different presentations that are on the market, there are them in different shapes and sizes, from large and round to teardrop-shaped.

Consult with the Specialist

During the initial consultation, your surgeon will discuss with you your important medical history and will do a physical evaluation of your breasts to explain the available options and allow your choice in terms of surgical approach, size and desired shape, you will also be asked for what do you want to undergo breast augmentation surgery and what results are you looking to achieve. The surgeon will explain the operation to you in detail and will tell you what to take with you on the day of surgery. It is important to take advantage of this moment to discuss all expectations and discuss any concerns about the procedure with your surgeon, so that he can guide you about alternatives, limitations, risks and care that you should have.

A blood test will be done a few days before the operation. In addition to this, a series of tests like comprehensive exam and breast exam will be performed to ensure that the operation is safe for you and everyone involved in the operation.

How much does breast augmentation surgery cost?

Because each surgeon works individually with each patient and each has their own requirements, it is not possible to give a specific price for the total cost of the surgery. There are many factors that are taken into account, such as age, health, medical history, skin elasticity and the type of implants to be used. A complete and comprehensive quote will be provided to you after your inquiry to ensure you are 100% satisfied before proceeding.

Breast augmentation surgery procedure

This surgical process can vary depending on the type of implant that will be used and the area where the incision will be made. Normally, the procedure begins with sedating the patient with local or general anesthesia. Then the implants are inserted, once placed, the area begins to be closed.

Recovery time and follow-up process

A postoperative recovery period of between 24 to 48 hours is indicated, followed by an additional period of reduced activity of a week or two. Patients are advised to avoid strenuous physical activities after undergoing breast augmentation. It is important for the patient to remember that the breasts will be sensitive to physical contact or sudden movements. You can resume physical activity (exercises) and normal activities once the surgeon tells you to. The patient is recommended to wear a compression bandage or sports bra for several days.

When do you have to change breast prostheses?

There are different reasons why changing breast implants is necessary, such as the breakage of the prosthesis, the aging process, capsular contracture or other related problems. Therefore, the patient is recommended to carry out revisions of the prostheses and even more so if many years have passed since the operation.

It is advisable to carry out annual review consultations with your surgeon, in the same way it is recommended to responsibly implement mammograms and breast ultrasounds, because not all problems are detected simply with an examination in consultation.

Reliability of silicone implants

Silicone breast implants are considered safe for the breast augmentation and reconstruction procedure as they are less likely to rupture. In addition, they are characterized by having a lower rate of wrinkles and undulations, which makes them more durable. Even if a silicone implant does break, it does not immediately cause adverse health problems. However, it is best to replace them to ensure there are no short-term or long-term health implications.

Dr. Yamen Chaer

The doctor. Yamen chaer rafeh, specialist in plastic, reconstructive, aesthetic and caumatology surgery, graduated from the Hermanos Ameijeiras Clinical Surgical Hospital, Havana, also trained as a general surgeon at the Ronaldo Gazolla Hospital, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, studied medicine aesthetics at the Instituto Pinto Europa, in the city of Ghent, Belgium, and the Jhon Kennedy University in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina.