A breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breast. The reasons for this procedure vary individually but may include wanting a larger breast size, to correct a reduction in breast volume after pregnancy, to balance a difference in breast size, and as a reconstructive technique following breast surgery.
Breast augmentation is performed with a general anesthesia, so you’ll sleep through the entire operation.
The method of inserting and positioning your implant will depend on your anatomy and surgical recommendation. The incision can be made either in the crease where the breast meets the chest, around the areola, or in the armpit. Every effort is made to assure that the incision is placed so resulting scars will be as inconspicuous as possible.
Working through the incision, a pocket is created, either directly behind the breast tissue or underneath your chest wall muscle. The implants are then centered beneath your nipples.
Some surgeons believe that putting the implants behind your chest muscle may reduce the potential for capsular contracture (scar tissue formation). This placement may also interfere less with breast examination by mammogram than if the implant is placed directly behind the breast tissue. Placement behind the muscle however, may be more painful for a few days after surgery than placement directly under the breast tissue.
At your consultation, you will meet Dr. Loutfy and he will perform a detailed examination. Individual body measurements will be taken and you will have an opportunity to “try on breast implants” where you will have a better idea of the look you would like to achieve.