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Breast Augmentation

Breasts have long been regarded as a symbol of femininity and fertility. Some women have breasts that did not fully develop or developed unevenly. Some have always felt their breasts were too small, and some have experienced changes in their breasts' size and shape after pregnancy, weight change or simply as they grew older. This can have a negative effect on their self esteem, however, it is a problem that can be easily remedied with breast augmentation surgery.

Techniques used vary depending on the type of implant, the target size, the patient’s body and the surgeon’s judgment. Common incisions are the ‘inframammary’ (below each breast in the crease), the ‘transaxillary’ (under the armpits) and the ‘periareolar’ (around the nipples). Through the incision, the surgeon creates a ‘pocket’ whether behind the breast tissue or under the pectoralis major muscle. The implant is then placed inside that pocket and the incision is closed with  stitches.

There are two main kinds of implants, saline and silicone gel-filled.

At present, most surgeons use cohesive gel silicone implants.

Breast augmentation, which is medically known as Augmentation Mammoplasty, is performed under general anesthesia and takes around 1 - 1 1/2 hours. As with all procedures under general anaesthesia an overnight stay in the clinic is required. Stitches will be removed after 10-14 days.



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