|What is Breast Augmentation?||
Breast Augmentation or enlargement is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to enhance or increase the size of the breasts, using a implant, usually a silicone implant placed behind the breast tissue.
|Would this procedure be suitable for me?||This procedure is suitable for women who feel their breasts are too small or out of proportion with their body shape. It is also suitable for women with uneven or unequal breasts, and for women who report a volume loss following childbirth and breast feeding. This procedure may also improve slight sagging of the breast tissue.|
|Where is the implant placed?||The implant is usually placed under the pectoral muscle, to provide extra camouflage for the implant. Insertion is usually made under the breast fold or through the nipple, and the scar is usually very inconspicuous and fades with time.|
|What types of implants are available today?||There are many different types of cohesive gel implants available today. Dr Katsaros can advise as to which implant is most suitable. Textured, smooth, round or “tear-drop”, it varies and does depend on the shape of the breast, person and the desired result. The implants cannot deflate or leak like the implants used in the past.|
|What are the complications of
|Swelling, tenderness and slight bruising can occur. This may last for two to three weeks. Numbness can occur and is usually temporary. Sometimes a thick capsule of tissue called “Capsular Contracture” may form around the implant causing firmness, and distortion of the breast shape. This occurs in a small percentage of women. There is no evidence that breast implants cause cancer or other diseases.|
|Can I breast feed
if I have breast implants?
|As the implants are placed behind the breast tissue, there is no reason why breast feeding should be compromised.|
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