Breast augmentation or augmentation mammoplasty is a surgical procedure that, through the insertion of breast implants, addresses breast asymmetry and an acquired or congenital lack of breast volume. The goal of this procedure is to achieve a more feminine breast and acquire a positive self-image. Pregnancy, weight fluctuations and aging are some of the main factors that cause dramatic breast changes. During consultation, Dr. Said will discuss with you the available types of implants, sizes and shapes, as well as the options of incision locations and accordingly will tailor the best available plan to suit your desire.
Breast augmentation is mainly performed under general anesthesia. The procedure is accomplished through the most suitable incision such as a periareolar incision, transaxillary incision or inframammary incision. The chosen type of implants will be placed into a created pocket either under the pectoral muscle (sub muscular) or behind the breast tissue (sub glandular) over the pectoral muscle. The final scars will be hidden in concealed areas.
After surgery, there will be some degree of discomfort and swelling for a few days. The implants might feel firmer and larger than expected for a couple of weeks. Strenuous activities must be avoided for several weeks and a surgical bra must be worn for the recommended period of time. Dr. Said will give you detailed instructions on how to best handle your recovery.
Although breast augmentation is a relatively safe procedure, it might be associated with some possible complications such as seroma formation, infection, hematoma, alterations in nipple sensation, asymmetry, implant visibility, implant extrusion and capsular contracture.
Breast augmentation can provide women with breasts that are more appealing and in harmony with the rest of the body and can last for several years.