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Breast augmentation

Plastic surgery
Procedure in numbers

90 minutes

Time of procedure

7 days

Time of recovery

plastic surgeon

Who makes procedure

general aneasthesia

Type of anasthesia


All about procedure

One of the most popular treatments in the field of plastic surgery is breast augmentation with breast implants (breast prostheses). It is used in many cases, including:
• small breasts or atrophy of the mammary gland to be enlarged,
• eliminate pediatric asymmetry,
• after mastectomy, for breast reconstruction.
Breast size imbalances are common – especially for girls and young females. Sometimes, however, differences in breast size may result from illness, e.g. Poland’s syndrome.

Silicone implants

Breast augmentation uses various types of breast prostheses. They differ in size, shape, profile and material from which they are made. The most common implants are prostheses filled with medical silicone gel (Cohesive gel). The advantage of medical silicone is that it is inert  or neutral to the body. This means that it does not cause allergic reactions or the formation of an inflammatory process. Modern breast prostheses have an improved surface – it is rough, which makes it difficult for the body to create a painful, hard fibrotic changes around them. Breast implants do not interfere with maternity plans – they allow undisrupted  breastfeeding.

Each breast augmentation procedure is performed under general anesthesia. A patient deciding on this type of surgery should have the following tests performed a maximum of 10 days before surgery:

  • blood group
  • morphology
  • blood coagulation factors (APTT / INR)
  • creatinine level
  • glucose level electrolytes (Na-sodium, K-potassium)

An anesthesiological interview is conducted immediately before the procedure and an interview with an anesthesiologist during which the patient can learn all aspects of general anesthesia. About two weeks before surgery, smoking should be stopped – it has a significant impact on the wound healing process. You should also avoid taking medicines that thin the blood, e.g. aspirin. On the day of the operation, do not eat or drink beverages (including water) for a minimum of 6 hours before surgery.

About two weeks before surgery, smoking should be stopped – it has a significant impact on the wound healing process. You should also avoid taking medicines that thin the blood, e.g. aspirin. On the day of the operation, do not eat or drink beverages (including water) for a minimum of 6 hours before surgery.

The most common method of breast implantation is in the fold under the breast, in some case when is necessary little uplift of sagging breasts the incision is around the nipple areola. The advantage of putting implant in the fold under the breast is easy access to create a pocket in which the implant will be placed, and low visibility of the scar after healing. The implant can be placed under the gland or under the muscle. The implant placement depends on the initial appearance of the breast. An important aspect regarding breast augmentation surgery is a significant loss of firmness. If the skin of your breasts is flaccid, you should consider the aspect of breast lifting that will lift them up. Implantation alone will not give satisfactory results in this case. Breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia and lasts about 120 min. The patient after the procedure remains in the clinic under the care of medical staff.

On day 1 after the procedure, special drains which prevent fluid accumulation at the implant site are removed. Immediately after the procedure, the patient is dressed in a specially fitted compression bra, which is to prevent the implant from sliding and the formation of edema. Breast soreness after surgery depends on the patient’s predisposition and ,if necessary, she is given painkillers. For 6 weeks after surgery, you should keep wearing a compression bra, both during the day and at night. The recovery time depends on the patient’s body, and the final effect of the treatment is usually obtained from 6-9 months after the surgery.

  • poor blood test results,
  • unregulated blood pressure,
  • unregulated diabetes,
  • unknown breast tumors,
  • cancer,
  • pregnancy,
  • breastfeeding,
  • poor blood test results,
  • unregulated blood pressure,
  • unregulated diabetes,
  • unknown breast tumors,
  • cancer,
  • pregnancy,
  • breastfeeding,

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