Breast augmentation (mammoplasty)

In medicine, breast augmentation is called mammoplasty. In this case, the patient uses artificial implants to increase the volume of the mammary glands. The site of introduction is those areas of the body that are below or above the pectoral muscles. The price of a magnifying glass mammoplasty varies depending on the woman’s physiological characteristics and desires.

What is mammoplasty

Surgical breast augmentation is considered to be the most reliable method to create a bust of the desired shape and size. Thanks to this procedure, it will be possible to solve psychological and aesthetic problems, give a feminine figure, increase self-esteem and self-confidence (before and after the illustrations of breast augmentation below).

Before and after mammoplastyThe result of breast augmentation with implants

High-quality implants of various shapes and sizes are used to perform magnifying mammoplasty. The creation of a new breast takes into account the physiological characteristics of each patient. Professionals are using unique 3D equipment to see what the bust of the future will look like.

It is important to know that other methods (exercises, special creams) make it impossible to change the size and shape of the mammary glands. The only guaranteed option to buy a bust with the desired parameters is breast augmentation.

Indications for mammoplasty

Augmentation mammoplasty is indicated for the following patient categories:

  • the decent sex, who are small in nature in the mammary glands;
  • women who experience deterioration in breast shape and volume after childbirth;
  • patients with congenital or acquired asymmetry of the mammary glands.

Surgery is also performed after chest injuries, if it is necessary to replace previously implanted implants.

What implants are used

During breast augmentation surgery, professionals use high quality silicone filler implants. They consist of a shell with increased elasticity and a medical-grade viscous gel that acts as an analogue of natural tissue.

After performing mammoplasty, the implants do not cause any discomfort. They are fully compatible with the human body and do not cause unwanted reactions, cancer or other diseases. Each implant contains thick, crosslinked silicone.

The high quality of the implants used guarantees the absence of creasing, folding, peeling and silicone leakage.

What you need to know

The following points must be considered before performing the procedure

  1. Mammoplasty does not solve the problem of sagging breasts - in this case an additional procedure (mastopexy) becomes necessary.
  2. The results of the extension are not always sustained throughout life. In the future, it may be necessary to replace one or two implants at a time.
  3. If the patient is lean, the edges of the silicone pads may be more pronounced.
  4. With asymmetry of the mammary glands, it is quite difficult to achieve exactly the same shape - even after surgery, the differences remain invisible to the eye.

Preparing for breast augmentation

Before you start breast augmentation, you need to prepare:

  • 2 weeks before surgery, stop taking hormonal medications, stop smoking, or reduce the number of cigarettes to 1-2 per day;
  • refrain from alcohol for 7 days before mammoplasty, exclude spicy, fatty, salty foods from the menu;
  • in the evening, on the eve of surgery, completely refuses to eat.

It is important to inform your surgeon about any medications you have taken before surgery. During the preparation for mammoplasty, the price of breast augmentation must be negotiated.

On the day of surgery, you should wear comfortable clothing that does not squeeze the bust, and you should have documents, exam results, and personal care products.

Stages of breast augmentation surgery

Magnifying mammoplasty is performed under general anesthesia. Once the patient is asleep, the surgeon makes an incision in the skin through which he creates a "pocket" for inserting the implants. The site of incision may be the subcutaneous fold (submammal fold), the area around the arena (periareolar incision), and the axillary region.

The doctor then places the implant in the desired area of the body (between the breast tissue and the pectoral muscles, behind the pectoralis muscle). The whole procedure takes 60-90 minutes.

How is recovery done after mammoplasty?

It can take up to several weeks for mammoplasty to fully recover. After 7-14 days, the stitches are removed (if not dissolved).

During the rehabilitation period, it is recommended to wear a sports bra day and night. It can be removed 3 months after surgery.

In addition, the patient is recommended to:

  • avoid heavy lifting for 30 days;
  • refrain from physical activity, intense sports training for at least 1 month;
  • protect your scars from direct sunlight all year round.

The breast gets a natural look a few months after the mammoplasty (see below - breast augmentation photo).

Breast before and after mammoplastyBefore and after breast augmentation surgeryBefore and after surgical breast augmentation

You can then stop wearing your sports bra and gradually switch to using regular underwear.

The side effects of breast augmentation are manifested in the form of swelling, temporary pain, and hardening. They usually disappear after a few weeks.

Do you breastfeed after mammoplasty?

If the woman has undergone breast augmentation, breastfeeding is still possible. Patients who plan to become pregnant and breastfeed after mammoplasty must notify the surgeon. The practitioner will select the type of surgery that will not adversely affect future lactation. The best solution in this case is an incision under the glands or in the armpit and placement of the implants under the large muscles of the pectoralis. In this case, the baby's ability to breastfeed is fully preserved.

Breast augmentation surgery is not recommended for expectant mothers, which means that a re-cola approach is required, which means an incision along the edge of the rib. This procedure can cause complications (aseptic mastitis).

The surgeon will definitely inform the patient about the existing methods of plastic breast augmentation and recommend the safest option for mammoplasty.

How much does breast augmentation cost

The specialist can announce the full cost of breast augmentation after a thorough study of the individual characteristics of the patient. Its size is influenced by the variety and quality of the implants used, the need for further tightening.