Breast augmentation or breast implant surgery is indicated for women with hypoplasia, absence of mammary tissue, or those who want to increase the size of their breasts. It can be performed together with a lifting by removal of excess skin.
Breast augmentation is a surgery that leaves a small scar, given that the incisions can be made in the grooves underneath the breasts (inframammary), the lower edge of the areolas (periareolar),or in the armpits (axillary). In this procedure, silicone gel-filled breast implants are used in several sizes and with a textured or polyurethane cover that can be placed just below the glandular breast tissue, or behind the pectoralis major muscle, providing a natural appearance and without altering the breast´s physiology. This procedure does not interfere with the gestation and lactation periods.
The selection of the material and insertion site depends on the indication that results from a thorough preoperative examination done to each patient individually. It is important to note that the breast implant does not interfere with any physical or imaging exam such as mammography, ultrasonography, or MRI.
The postoperative period is usually painless, especially when the patient follows medical recommendations; the patient should avoid excessive arm movement during the first 15 days and follow instructions regarding the use of the postoperative bra. Exercise and moderate sun exposure are permitted after the second month.