Patients refer breast augmentation sometimes referred as a "breast aug” fat transfer is done to increase the size of your breasts. This process will get back the breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy. It is done to achieve more rounded breast shape or improve natural breast size asymmetry.
This procedure is also known as augmentation mammoplasty. The fat stored in another part of the patient's body is used to create the improved breast volume, the procedure is also referred to as fat transfer breast augmentation.
The following are the output of breast augmentation surgery:
Medications that are given during the procedure are monitored for your comfort. There are two ways of taking this anesthesia. They are intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Always the doctor will recommend the best choice for you.
The next step would be taking incisions. The incisions are done in hidden areas to minimize scar visible. The patient and the doctor will discuss which incision options are appropriate for the patient’s desired outcome. These Incision options include: along the areolar edge, the fold under the breast and in the armpit. A belly button approach is associated with a higher complication rate.
Once the incision is done a breast implant will be inserted into a pocket. Either it will be placed under the pectoral muscle or directly behind the breast tissue over the pectoral muscle
This method of placing and positioning breast implants completely depends on the type of implant, size of enlargement required, the body type and the doctor’s advice.
As time passes the incision marks will fade. The scar depends on many things, including the patient’s genetics, exposure of your body to nicotine and infection.
The output of breast implantation is very visible soon after the surgery.
During the time of recovery the breasts will be fully covered or wrapped in dressings and an elastic bandage or support bra will reduce the swelling and support the breasts as to heal.
Soon after surgery, the patient will be taken into a recovery area and will be closely monitored. The patient may be allowed to go home once they are stable for discharge, typically after an hour or so.
Before the patient leave the hospital they will be given required postoperative instructions for the breast implant recovery and a follow-up appointment with concerned doctor. Normally the patient will get medications or a prescription from the concerned doctor, but many surgeons prescribe postoperative medications in advance. So the prescribed medications will normally include pain pills and an antibiotic to prevent infection.
Always wear the support garments as instructed by the doctor. At times some doctors may ask patients clean the incision area and apply ointment, but others will ask their patients to keep tape or a bandage on. Since the instructions vary from person to person it's important to follow all the instructions given by the doctor carefully.
Since always there is a possibility of bleeding into the pockets around the breast implants for the first several days, take it easy until the patient get the permission to increase activity level. Normally acute pain will get reduced after one to five days, but the patient may feel the soreness and swelling for a few days. So getting back to normal exercise and activity is completely depends on doctor’s directions.