The augmentation mammoplasty or breast augmentation is a surgical procedure by which silicone implants are placed under the mammary gland or chest muscle in order to enhance small breasts, correct breast asymmetries or restore breast consistency.
Good to know:
- The procedure requires total intravenous anaesthesia and lasts approximately 70 minutes.
- During the first hours after waking up from the surgery, some patients may experience side effects such as hoarseness, headaches, dizziness, nausea, muscle pains, fatigue. However, these effects vanish as the anaesthetics are eliminated from the body.
- After the surgery, the patient should wear a compression bra to maintain breasts tightly in place and in a correct and symmetric position during the healing process.
- A patient who underwent this surgery is advised to follow the surgeon's indications and rely on a family member to assist and accompany her to medical visits.
- Generally, a patient may resume normal activity in two or three days, but arm movement should be restricted. In addition, the patient should rest and avoid lifting weights, stooping or engaging in strenuous activities, which may cause discomfort and prolong healing time.
- Sun exposure is prohibited at all times during recovery due to an increased risk of adverse reactions.