Breast Augmentation

The breast augmentation surgery or mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve breast shape and size when they are small, asymmetric or if they lost their firmness.

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breast augmentationThe breast augmentation surgery, also known as augmentation mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve breast shape and size when they are small, asymmetric or if they lost their firmness, using breast implants.

During the breast augmentation surgery procedure the surgeon will place breast implants under the breast tissue or underneath the chest muscle. The breast implants are placed through an incision made either underneath the breast, just above the crease, within the armpit or around the lower edge of the areola. Where and how will the implants be placed will depend on each personal case.

Individual factors and personal preferences will help to determine the appropriate breast size and the location of incisions. Using high quality breast implants the shape and size of breast will look very natural after the surgical procedure. Also woman will have more proportional shape and will improve self esteem.

Am I a good candidate for the breast augmentation?

One or more of the following feelings or conditions may indicate that you are a good candidate for breast augmentation:

  •  You feel that your breast size is too small or not proportioned with the rest of the body
  •  Your development is insufficient
  •  You have congenital asymmetry
  •  Your breast are slightly sagging
  •  Your breast have become smaller and lost their firmness after having children

Anyone considering Breast augmentation surgery should be aware of both the benefits and risks of this procedure. Also about what results realistically can be achieved.

More information about Breast Augmentation

Technical Information:

It consists in inserting and positioning an implant, the surgeon has three options:

– Periareolar incision.
– Axillary incision.
– Inframammary incision.

Incisions are made to keep scars as inconspicuous as possible after some time. The breast implant may be inserted directly under the breast tissue or beneath the pectoralis muscle.

Preop period:

  •  Full blood test
  •  E.C.G.
  •  Bilateral mammography
  •  Chest X-rays

Postop period:

An adequate sport or surgical bra will be necessary. The patient can retake normal activities immediately avoiding excessive activities and efforts.


At this point it is important to mention the necessity of progressive massages starting 15 days after surgery. Massages are very important, the idea is to ease the capsule that forms around the implant and thus avoid capsular contracture.

Capsular contracture: This is caused by the hardening of the scar around the implant, in some cases it can contract and the implant can become rounded, firm and possibly painful. The treatment for capsular contracture might need surgery, change of implant or even its removal.

Treatment Information:

Anesthesia: General anaesthesia.
Place of intervention: Hospital.
Surgery time: Between 1 – 2 hours.
Stay in hospital: 1 Night.