Breast augmentation

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Breast augmentation, is one of the most frequent aesthetic operations and it is done with the purpose of increasing the size, improving the shape of the breasts and also to correct the asymmetries.

Breast augmentation is made using silicone implants, introduced behind the breast, behind the pectoral muscle or directly under the mammary gland, depending on the existent mammary tissue. Usually, in very skinny women with very little breasts it is placed behind the muscle, so that the edges of the implant should be masked. The necessary incisions for introducing the implant can vary; usually they are made at the submammary groove level or on the edge of the mammary areola, having the advantage of healing very discreet and decreasing the risk of developing keloid or hypertrophic scars.

Other possibilities of making the incisions are at the armpit level, but the last one is rarely used. Depending on the size and shape of the breast before the operation and of the wanted results, but taking in consideration the thorax size and the placing of the breast on the thoracic wall, the type and size of implant are chosen at the moment of the first consult. The surgical intervention is made under general anesthesia, and the suture wires are resorbable. The patients with the implant placed under the gland have smaller intensity post-operatory pain, the ones with the implant placed under the pectoral muscle have increased intensity post-operatory pain, the recovery being slower.

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PRE–OPERATORY

Blood samples
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Interrupting the current treatment
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Stop smoking
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Avoid aspirin treatment
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Stop recreational drugs

POST–OPERATORY

Hospitalization 24hrs minimum
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Bearable post-operatory pain
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Sustaining bra minimum 3 weeks
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Avoiding physical effort minimum 6 weeks
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Avoid lose arm movements minimum 6weeks