Plastic surgeons specialists in breast augmentation in Málaga
Breast enlargement that is technically known as mammoplasty is a surgical procedure that improves the size and shape of the breast of the woman in the following situations: to improve the silhouette of a woman who believes her breasts are too small; to enhance a breast reduction that occurs after a pregnancy; to correct the size difference between both breasts as a reconstructive procedure after breast surgery.
It is possible to increase the size of the breast one or various sizes with the help of a prosthesis under the breast.
The perfect people for breast enlargement procedures are healthy, emotionally stable and who understand the results the surgery gives. Many women desire the procedure after a pregnancy or after breastfeeding that leaves the breast empty and out of shape.
The enlargement will not affect future pregnancies but it has to be taken into account that the breast might lose shape after a new pregnancy even after the procedure.
During the first consult the plastic surgeon will evaluate the size and form of the breast, the firmness of the skin and the general state of health. In addition, in some cases a mammographic study will be conducted. Different techniques will be explained to the client, different sizes and forms will be discussed along with the options and combinations of procedures that are best for you. The clients are expected to convey their expectations in a sincere and frank manner so that the surgeon could show the best alternative for the clients’ problem with the risks and limitations that it includes. The type of anaesthesia used will also be discussed along with the necessity to return to the clinic after the surgery and the costs of the procedure.
Breast enlargement for aesthetic reasons is not covered by social security; however, significant breast asymmetry and reconstruction after breast cancer surgeries are.
It is important to mention if you are a smoker or taking any kinds of medicine, the number of pregnancies you have had and if you have planned to have more children or breastfeed. Do not hesitate to ask questions, especially ones related to the expectations of the surgery.
Instructions about how to prepare for the surgery will be given, including the types of foods and drinks, tobacco, vitamins and medicine that should be taken. In breast enlargement it is not necessary to transfer blood during the surgery. It if important to find someone to take you home and take care of you during a few days after the surgery.
Breast surgery takes place in an OR in a clinic or a hospital. Admission is usually required. Breast enlargement surgery is usually carried out under general anaesthesia with the patient sleeping during the whole surgery. In some cases it can also be performed under local anaesthesia with sedatives.
The breast enlargement is performed through a small incision around the areola in groove under the breast or armpit depending on the anatomy of the client and the preference of the surgeon. The incision is designed so that the scar would be almost invisible after the surgery.
Through this hole the breast tissue is lifted, a pocket is created and the prosthesis is inserted exactly under the breast tissue or muscle. Drainage tubes are placed that will be removed in a couple of days and a bandage will be placed. The procedure is between 1 and 2 hours long. After the breast surgery it is normal to feel tired for a few days but in 24-48 hours you will be able to continue with your everyday life. The bigger part of the discomfort is controlled by the medicine prescribed by the plastic surgeon; however, the breasts might hurt for a few weeks. The bandages will be removed in a few days after the surgery and a special bra, which should be worn for 2 weeks, will replace them. The stitches will be removed between 7 and 14 days; the swelling will go down completely after 3 to 6 weeks.
After breast enlargement you can go back to work in a few days depending on the type of work you do. Follow the instructions of the surgeon about the exercises that can be performed; you should not lift objects above your head for 2 to 3 weeks. Your breasts will be more sensible than usual during those 2 to 3 weeks so it is suggested to avoid excessive physical contact for 3 to 4 weeks. At first, the scars will be reddish but the appearance will improve after 6 weeks. Normal mammography for the breast can still be performed, however, the prosthesis should be mentioned to the doctor. The operation will not limit your capacity to breastfeed in case of pregnancy.
The breast enlargement surgery is a secure technique as long as a qualified surgeon performs it. However, as with all surgeries, complications might arise and there are risks. In case of breast enlargement, the most common complication is a capsular spasm that occurs when the interior scar that forms around the implant contracts in excess and makes the breast hard. It can be treated in various ways and sometimes requires removing the interior scar and even exchanging the prosthesis.
Another complication that might arise in case of all surgeries is a hematoma that only in specific cases requires a new surgery to remove accumulated blood. A small percentage of women can develop an infection around the prosthesis, usually in the first weeks after the surgery. Some might notice a change in the sensibility of the nipple, including a loss of sensibility all together. These changes are usually temporary, although in some cases they may be permanent. There is no evidence that the breast prosthesis affects fertility, pregnancy of lactation.
It is extremely infrequent that the prosthesis breaks so that the liquid flows out of the capsule. If the prosthesis is filled with serum, the liquid reabsorbs quickly without producing any damage and the breast will lose its volume in a matter of hours. If it is filled with silicone two things can happen: if the capsule formed by the organism does not break, there is no notable difference; if it does break due to a lot if pressure, the silicone will emerge reducing the size of the breast. There is no scientific evidence that the prosthesis causes breast cancer or any other connective tissue diseases. The prosthesis does not intervene in realizing mammography.
The results after breast enlargement are usually very gratifying for the patient. Periodical revisions by your plastic surgeon and periodic mammography (if it corresponds to your age) will make sure that any complications will be discovered and solved in time. The decision to go through breast enlargement surgery is something very personal and not everyone has to agree with the decision; if you are satisfied with the result, the intervention is a success.
The only definitive method to ensure breast enlargement is through an implantation of prosthesis behind the existing gland. There are other methods that use the existing tissue of the body in reconstructive surgery.
The breast implant can be placed behind the gland and in front of the pectoral muscle, or behind the muscle, depending on the specific case. Usually, the incision to approach the prosthesis is situated in the lower part of the breast (in some cases it is situated around the areola) and the operation is performed under general anaesthesia.
The prosthesis used in most cases in made of rough silicone and filled with gel, which reduces the possibility of the capsular spasm (the breast is hard, spherical and causes discomfort) to less than 2%. Other possible complications, like hematoma, infection or intolerance to sutures need the correct treatment but have a very low occurrence percentage.
The information on this page is not a substitute to the information given by your plastic surgeon. In case of questions, the plastic surgeon will give the correct answers. If you are thinking about going through plastic or aesthetic surgery, please turn to a specialist of plastic, reconstructive or aesthetic surgery.
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Breast augmentation is one of the most demanded aesthetic surgeries and is that the chest is a very important part of a woman’s femininity.