Breast Surgery

Breast Augmentation

Who are candidates for a

breast augmentation?

A breast augmentation enhances your figure and your self-confidence. Before deciding to undergo this intervention, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with your surgeon. The best candidates for breast augmentation are women seeking an improvement in their physical appearance. If you are physically healthy and realistic in your expectations, you can be a good candidate.

What do you need to know about breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation, technically known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the shape and size of a woman’s breasts for different reasons:

  1. To improve contour of a woman’s body which for personal reasons thinks her breasts are small.
  2. To correct decreases in breast volume after pregnancy.
  3. To match a difference in breast size.
  4. As a reconstructive technique after a breast resection.

To plan your surgery

On your first visit, your health will be evaluated and the surgical techniques that are most appropriate for you, based on the characteristics of your breasts and your skin, will be explained to you. It will also explain the different types of existing prosthesis and help you choose the one that best suits your needs. Be sure to talk frankly about your expectations with the surgeon. He will be equally frank with you, describing your alternatives, the risks and limitations of each. And above all, do not forget to tell if you smoke, or if you take any medications, vitamins or drugs. For women over the age of 40, a mammogram is recommended before performing your surgery.

Step-by-step intervention

  1. The incision can be made in the fold where the breast joins the thorax either through the areola, or sometimes in the axilla. The surgeon will work through that incision and lift the skin of the breast to create a pocket, directly under the breast or under the chest muscle, to then introduce the selected implant and center it at the level of the nipples.
  2. Prosthetic placement options: The prosthesis can be placed behind the gland without touching the muscle, or under the muscle. This last one is a little more painful but nevertheless, the possibility of contracture is smaller. After the procedure, your breasts look bigger and natural in tone and contour. The scars will be almost invisible over time.
  3. Even though breast implants are of the best quality and are guaranteed for a long period of time by the manufacturer, the medical recommention is to change them for new ones after about 15 years. In this way, it is used to remove the capsule that is normally formed and to perform aesthetic arrangements.


You may get up within few hours after your surgery. Most discomforts may be reduced with medications prescribed by your surgeon. You will wear a band the first month that will be replaced by a special bra. You may experience a mild burning sensation in your nipples for a week or two, but this will disappear gradually. The swelling of your breasts will disappear between 3 and 5 weeks. You can return to your activities in a few days depending on the type of activity you perform. Follow your doctor’s advice about when to start exercising and doing normal activities. Your breasts will be sensitive to direct stimulation for two to three weeks, so you should avoid excessive physical contact for 3 to 4 weeks after surgery. The scars will be firm and pink for 6 weeks, which will improve over time.

Your new look

For most women, a breast augmentation can be satisfying and even stimulating when they learn to appreciate their new appearance. It is advisable to have regular checkups to help detect any complications as soon as possible and to be able to treat them on time. The decision of a breast augmentation is very personal and may be understood by everyone. The most important thing is to know how you feel. If you were realistic with your expectations, then the surgery will have been a success.

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