Seamless endoscopic breast augmentation is practically a standard operation to increase chest volume with implants, but they are introduced under the control of special endoscopic equipment. This makes it possible to minimize the risk of complications and at the same time radically improve the appearance of the woman.
There are a number of methods used worldwide, the most prominent of which is the placement of implants in the umbilical cavity. List the main techniques.
Endoscopic breast augmentation and incision techniques
In the umbilical cavity. Even if the incision there does not heal perfectly smoothly, it does not affect the patient’s appearance. In the folds under the breast. Typically, the cuts are up to 3, 5 centimeters long. However, even with the most ideal healing, when the suture remains in the form of a thin scar, it will always remind both the woman and the man that they have undergone endoscopic breast augmentation surgery.
Incision around the nipple. With this option, a small but visible scar will always remain. In this case, however, the glandular tissue and milk ducts are damaged, which precludes further feeding, the woman will never be able to breastfeed her baby if she chooses to give birth. Another important complication of the access method is that the sensitivity of the nipples is lost.
Armpit incisions. When accessed from the armpit, the mammary glands are not affected, and this is important if the woman does not rule out childbirth and breastfeeding in the future. A scar remained within 4-5 months after incision. it is almost completely absorbed. But it is in an invisible area and there are no traces on and under the chest.
Implants are placed directly under the pectoral muscles, however, endoscopic equipment is used. Mainly for control, in order to prevent damage to large blood vessels during muscle incision.
This will take approximately 40 minutes. The rehabilitation period after endoscopic breast augmentation is significantly shortened because very little tissue damage is done during its implementation. The endoscopic method of breast augmentation is often practiced only with access from the armpit. Other pruning methods are rarely used.
Signs and Contraindications for Breast Augmentation
The indications for endoscopic breast augmentation are essentially the same as for traditional plastic surgeries, and are as follows:
- Breast immaturity;
- Small breast volume;
- sagging breasts after rapid fat loss or lactation;
- Asymmetry of the mammary glands;
- Post-traumatic breast deformity after liposuction or some kind of trauma.
The contraindications to surgery are as follows:
- Malignant or benign tumors such as breast cancer, cyst, mastopathy;
- Infectious diseases;
- Severe diseases of the internal organs;
- Diabetes mellitus;
- Blood disorders, including coagulation disorders;
- 12 months after cessation of lactation;
- Unstable mental state.
Preparing for surgery
On the eve of breast augmentation surgery, you need to make sure there are no contraindications.
You must do some research:
- breast ultrasound;
- Blood clotting rate;
- Blood biochemistry;
- HIV, hepatitis, syphilis testing.
An anesthesiologist should be consulted to rule out the possibility of post-anesthesia complications. If a woman is on a diet at least 30 days before endoscopic breast augmentation, she should start a normal meal. Otherwise, a lack of nutrients, minerals and vitamins makes it difficult and prolongs the body’s recovery after surgery.
Drugs that reduce blood clotting should be avoided within 14 days. First, it is acetylsalicylic acid and many other drugs, a list of which must be issued by a consulting physician. You should stop smoking at least three days in advance because smoking contributes to the formation of thick and coarse scars. Alcohol consumption should be ruled out both before and after surgery because alcohol is not compatible with medications and alcohol is not compatible with medications that should be taken after surgery.
How it works
Endoscopic breast augmentation is performed in a conventional operating room, following all sterility rules. First, the surgeon makes special markings that allow him to place the implants perfectly symmetrically. The patient is then placed on a table and anesthetized. Incisions are made in both sides of the armpit. Each cut shall not exceed three centimeters. A tunnel is made in place of the implant using an endoscope. Implants can be placed under both muscle and glandular tissue.
To prevent the implant from moving or rotating later, surgeons use a number of special techniques that they prefer not to talk about. However, without an endoscopic instrument, all of these manipulations are unrealistic in the absence of open access. The scalpel is practically not used in breast endoplasty.
When implants are placed and fixed, wound bleeding should be examined. If found, they will be stopped. If not, the wound is sutured in layers. Most often, there is no bleeding, as coagulation is performed by the endoscopic method of surgery. The coagulation device looks like a small electric handle. It is almost an analogue of a scalpel, but coagulation not only allows the tissues to be cut, but also immediately closes the cut blood vessels and the patient does not lose a drop of blood. There is also a reverse breast reduction procedure.
Once the wound is closed, the woman is taken out of her stunning sleep. Immediately after surgery, a piece of compression garment is placed on the chest, designed to prevent the implants from moving and the breast from deforming. It also reduces swelling and speeds up healing.
There are some mandatory rules for the postoperative period.
- You should spend a few days in the hospital under the supervision of doctors after surgery.
- The first 7 days may interfere well with the painful reaction, so a painkiller is prescribed.
- You should limit your loads for up to 10 days, you should not raise your palm above shoulder level, and you should also try not to make sudden movements, especially with your hands.
- Bathing procedures, solariums and various effects on the breast area are prohibited for three months.
The cost of endoscopic breast augmentation surgery is 150, 000-350, 000 rubles. The price is affected by the cost of the implants, however, this is an insignificant cost item.
Endoscopic breast augmentation is the safest and most invisible way to enlarge all existing breasts. Endoscopic equipment allows the surgeon to view everything that is happening in the operating area on a computer monitor and to bypass particularly dangerous areas — large blood vessels, milk ducts, and glandular tissues. The coagulator stops bleeding and hematoma formation. There is a risk of developing a tubular breast.
Small and inconspicuous scars lie in inconspicuous places away from your chest. As a result, a woman gets beautiful breasts without visible traces of surgery and, most importantly, with the ability to breastfeed her baby in the future.