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Breast Augmentation Auckland

Breast augmentation surgery is a cosmetic procedure done to increase the size or change the shape of one’s breasts. Individuals who want to increase their breast size, restore the appearance of their breasts after pregnancy or breast cancer often undergo this procedure. While wholly cosmetic in nature, breast augmentation aims to help people improve their self-image and confidence.

Breast augmentation involves the insertion of implants. These breast implants can either be made from saline-filled sacs or silicone implants and can last for about 12 years.

The Procedure

It’s important for you to discuss your desired outcome with your plastic surgeon prior to the procedure. Your physician will then help you choose the best type of implant and mode of insertion to achieve the size and shape you want. 

Most people undergo general anaesthesia during this surgical procedure, while others opt for a local anaesthetic.

There are a variety of incisions available for breast augmentation surgery, all of which are designed to leave minimal scarring. An incision can be done on the underside of your breasts, around the areola, or under the arm. Once the incision is made, the saline or cohesive silicone gel implant is then placed either below or over the pectoral muscles of your chest. Your plastic surgeon will then close the incisions and dress them with bandages.

This type of plastic surgery is an outpatient procedure, so you can go home on the same day. However, it’s best to have someone drive you home for your safety.

Risks And Complications

Just like any other surgery, there are always risks and complications involved in breast augmentation, including:

  • infection
  • changes in sensation around the breast
  • fluid accumulation
  • capsular contracture or the hardening of the area around the implant
  • difficulty in having mammograms and breastfeeding

Recovery

Recovery from breast augmentation surgery varies from person to person but here’s what to expect:

  • Soreness, swelling, and a bit of bruising will be present right after the surgery. Your physician will prescribe pain medications and antibiotics to facilitate the healing process. Scarring, while minimal, will be present.
  • Prevent infection by keeping the site clean and dry. Your healthcare provider will teach you how to dress your wounds properly. 
  • You may have to wear a compression garment or sports bra for additional support. This also helps prevent fluid accumulation.
  • Lying flat on your back may be difficult, especially after the surgery. Elevate the site by propping yourself up with pillows when you lie down.
  • You must avoid strenuous activities for at least two weeks. If your job is not physically demanding, you may return to work after this period or per your physician’s advice.
  • It takes time for the tissues around the implant to adjust to their new shape, so don’t be upset if your breasts don’t appear as they should. Allow your body to heal and adjust.
  • Expect regular follow ups with your doctor. If you have any signs of infection or are experiencing chest pains and shortness of breath, call your physician immediately.
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