Breast augmentation is a surgical enhancement procedure to enlarge and reshape breasts, it is also known as mammoplasty. It is typically done to enhance naturally small breasts, as part of a reconstruction following a mastectomy, or in combination with a breast lift that have sagged due to pregnancy, weight loss, or ageing.
The details about the best type of implant, incision and location can be discussed with your surgeon to find the solution that suits your body best.
You will have an initial consultation with your surgeon, where you can discuss the results you would like to achieve. You will also have an initial examination, hear the doctors recommendations and answer any questions you may have.
The breast augmentation surgery is an outpatient procedure that is undertaken under general anaesthesia.
Day of the surgery: You will be monitored and cared for in the Summit Clinic until you are ready to go home. Once home you should lie down and rest with pillows supporting your back and arms. Make sure medications are within easy reach and have ice-packs available.
First week: Your breasts will be supported by bandages or a surgical bra for the first few days. You will need to keep them on at all times and will not be able to shower. You should get plenty of rest and not lift anything over 5 kilos. You should not exercise, but can walk and stretch if you are feeling up to it.
At your first post-op visit your dressings will be removed and you’ll be able to see the initial results. Some bruising and swelling is normal and expected. The implants might sit higher on your chest, but will settle into place in a few weeks.
Ten days: You will have to wear the bra exactly as prescribed by your surgeon and will be able to get back to almost all your regular activities. You should still limit your exercise and lifting for a few more weeks.
Three to six months: You will look and feel great! The swelling and bruising should be gone, the small scars will be healing, and the implants should have settled in the correct location. You will be able to get back to your activity level as it was before the surgery.
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