Breast Augmentation Procedure

Breast enlargement using breast implants is the most frequently employed method throughout the World for breast augmentation. The woman’s natural pre-existing breast tissue is the most important factor in a breast augmentation result. Selecting the right plastic surgeon is the next most important step in the breast augmentation process.

Breast augmentation surgery usually requires breast implants for breast enlargement. While there are some techniques to achieve breast enlargement without the use of breast implants, they are typically reserved for when breast reconstruction is needed. Injecting fat into the breast is not a suggested way to achieve breast enhancement. The moving of abdominal tissue or back muscles are excellent options for breast reconstruction but are not recommended options for breast augmentation alone.

All of the decisions about surgery, including breast implant type, implant size, incision pattern and implant placement should be made in advance of breast augmentation surgery.

Step 1 : Surgery Prep

After patient arrives at the site of the surgery, she will be "prepped." That will start by changing into a hospital gown. Most likely, this is when your surgeon will use a marker to indicate where the breast implant incisions will be made. Pt will be scrubbed with an antimicrobial soap to minimize the risk of infection.

Step 2 : Anesthesia

There are several choices for anesthesia during breast implant surgery. These include general anesthesia, conscious sedation and local anesthesia. Make sure that the surgeon and anesthesiologist have a complete list of all the medications you take, and that they are aware of all your pertinent health information.

Step 3 : The Surgery

Your surgeon will now make the breast implant incisions you discussed during your consultation. He or she will create a pocket behind the breast tissue or under the pectoral muscle tissue, based on the implant placement position that you have chosen during your consultation. Once the pocket is created, the breast implant will be inserted. If you opted for silicone-filled implants, the already-filled implants will be put in place; saline breast implants are usually filled after the shell is put in the pocket.

After the breast implants are in place, your surgeon will check for symmetry. He or she will place you in an upright position to see how the implants look when you are seated. If everything looks good, your surgeon will close the incisions. Usually, a dressing will be applied to protect the wounds, keep the tissue and implant securely in place, and to reduce swelling.

Step 4 : Waking Up

When your breast augmentation procedure is finished you will be awakened and moved to a recovery room. The staff in the recovery area will keep an eye on you for about two hours.