- Harmonizes breast size with the rest of the body
- Improves loss of volume after pregnancy and breast feeding
- Improve assymetries
- Reconstructs breasts after breast cancer surgery
Mammoplasty or breast augmentation increases breast size, corrects asymmetries, improves loss of volume after breast feeding, pregnancy, weight loss or aging, and also covers the reconstruction of one or both breasts in patients who have had breast cancer and undergone a masectomy. It is a safe procedure, and the implants we use are approved by health authorites around the world.
There are three basic methods to perform breast augmentation; the first is to insert the implants through the armpit, through the lower fold of the breast or through the areola. We recommend the last option. The implant is usually placed behind the pectoral muscle, which gives a more natural and anatomic result. Once the implant has been inserted, an anesthetic solution is used to minimize postoperative pain. Patients can also correct the size of the areola or nipple, and undergo a breast lifting procedure.
Important information about breast implants
Breast implants are made of a silicone shell filled with a silicone gel that gives the breasts more volume. The gel prosthesis we use are highly cohesives and textured; these elements minimize the possibility of capsular contracture or implant encapsulation. It has been fully demonstrated that silicone breast implants do NOT cause, induce or have any connection with breast cancer, and have been approved in all developed countries.
During the initial patient assessment, we consider patient expectations and decide on the size of the prosthesis, always in consideration of the body type and size of each patient, to ensure a very natural result.
Breast augmentation lasts between an hour and a half and two hours.
After breast augmentation surgery the patient should rest for five days, during that time rest is essential. The patient has to wear a special support garment (bra or elastic band) for a month minimun. There may be pain the first two days after surgery. The patient should not drive or engage in physical activities for eight days. Other recommendations will be provided during the follow-up appointments, if required.