Description of the procedure
Breast augmentation is a surgical method that improves the appearance or achieves a higher volume of breasts. It is performed by inserting the implants that are designed to increase the small, underdeveloped breasts or after breastfeeding, weight loss or aging to restore and increase the volume of the breasts. Choosing the right size of implant is the most important joint decision of a patient and a surgeon. Also, the procedure can correct asymmetry (uneven breast size), or pendulous breasts with excess skin. Preoperative consultation between a surgeon and a patient is of utmost importance due to the assessment of the objective state with regard to expectations and possibilities.
Today there are other methods of breast augmentation and reconstruction that are trying to become established. Nowadays, the biggest trend in breast augmentation is augmentation using your own fat tissue. But, as Dr. Milenović states when he discusses breast augmentation and reshaping, the future of silicone implants in the next ten years is completely unquestionable.
- Small, underdeveloped breasts, even after puberty
- Achieving proportionality in regard to the stronger/more developed lower body
- Unsatisfactory shape of breasts (pointy, flat, etc.)
- Breasts are reduced after losing weight, pregnancy or breastfeeding
- Reduced firmness, looseness, due to bodily changes, such as aging
- Breast asymmetry in terms of size and shape
- Reconstruction of breasts after preventive breast removal in order to prevent the occurrence of carcinoma
Course of the procedure
After the procedure, an elastic band is wrapped around the breasts; the next day, the bandage is replaced by an elastic corset – custom made bra, which is to be worn for the next 1-1,5 months.
Return to daily activities is possible in 5-8 days; in 4-5 weeks it is possible to deal with greater physical effort.
Precautions and limitations
It is of utmost importance to follow the instructions given by the doctor in order to recover as quickly as possible. Usually, we recommend several postoperative control examinations, in order for the surgeon to monitor the progress of recovery.
Side effects and complications
With any type of implant being inserted into the body, there is sometimes chance for capsular contracture that causes hardness of breasts, discomfort, occasional pain and change in the shape of breasts. Capsular contracture occurs when tissue heals in the form of a large scar around the foreign objects, such as implants.
Compared to other implants, scientific studies have shown an insignificant number of occurrences of capsular contracture with polyurethane implants – only 1% in 10 years. It is one of the main reasons why we only use this type of implants.
Due to safety, reliability and success of the procedure, during consultation a surgeon and an anesthesiologist will explain the risks that the surgery carries and provide instructions to be followed in postoperative period.
Package does not include: preoperative laboratory tests (blood tests), ECG, intern’s examination, consulting with other specialists (specialist for diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, thyroid gland, transfusion), medications that you will take at home.