Breast Augmentation is one of the most commonly performed and most coveted cosmetic operations. Primarily, women desire the results of this surgery due to the commonly perceived definition of ideal beauty. Full breasts have been used as the a distinction between man and woman – an indication of womanhood. Therefore, the size and shape of the breasts have become extremely important to a woman in her perception of her body and in her concept of self. This surgery provides positive psychological benefits to women who suffer from poor body image because of breast hypoplasia (small breasts) or of mild breast ptosis (mildly sagging breasts).
There are 2 types of implant materials used for breast augmentation: cohesive silicone gel prosthesis and the saline filled implant. The Belo Medical Group provides natural-looking implants to complement the total look, giving you a new body and improved confidence. We make use of the cohesive silicone gel prothesis. It is completely safe.
Incisions can be made in 3 different areas:
1. Infra-mammary (beneath the breast): This is the most recommended type of incision as it provides faster healing and easy access and insertion of the implant. Scarring is minimal.
2. Peri-areolar (half circle of the areola)
3. Axillary (through the armpit)
How long is the procedure?
The procedure takes about 2-4 hours inclusive of recovery period, and it is done under general anesthesia on an out-patient basis.
Are there any restrictions after the procedure?
Post-surgery, the patient is advised not to lift, stretch and drive for about 3 weeks. Only brassieres without underwire or sports bras may be used for 1 month. Regular activities may be resumed after 1 month as tolerated by the patient.