8 frequently asked questions about breast augmentation

Written by: Dr. Vicente Paloma Mora
Edited by: Noelia Pino García

Breast enlargement FAQs Breast augmentation, like any surgical treatment, results in the person who will perform the surgery some doubts. Here are answers to frequently asked questions about breast augmentation made ​​in consultation with a specialist in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery .


What are the main reasons to undergo a breast augmentation?

The reasons that lead a patient to this type of surgery can be performed several. On the one hand, alterations of breast development and breast asymmetry, breast hypoplasia, tuberous breast syndrome Poland. On the other hand, there are patients who want breast reconstruction after breast cancer and, finally, those who want more breast volume for improved self-image.


What is the best time of year for this operation done?

Whenever you take into account the recommendations of the surgeon, any time of year is good to undergo this surgery.


Is it possible to breastfeed after undergoing a breast augmentation?

Yes, it is possible as breast augmentation does not contraindicate breastfeeding. However, it should be noted that in the case of the prosthesis placed by the areola, scar tissue in the mammary gland can hinder breastfeeding. The possible decreased sensation in the nipple can, on the other hand, reduce the stimulus and milk production is lower. Breast implants that are placed in the furrow or the armpit do not usually cause complications during lactation.


How to choose the right size?

The right size is one that satisfies the desired volume of the patient, always within the possibilities suggested by the plastic surgeon to achieve a harmonious result. The communication between the specialist and the patient as well as a thorough preoperative study, are the cornerstones to achieve the desired results.


What kind of breast implants exist?

As to form, the prosthesis can be round or anatomical. Furthermore, regarding the material, in Spain are provided silicone gel prosthesis, while US saline prostheses are also used.


How to choose the right prosthesis?

In the process of selecting the right breast prosthesis, influencing parameters such as chest contour and height dimensions mammary. Though, they are really the patient's wishes, next to the discretion of the physician specialist who determine the final volume.


What material is the most suitable?

Breast implants silicone gel are contributing greater experience and security, plus they offer a similar texture to the breast tissue. This material can provide a more anatomical shape and stable. The variety of forms that exist, allow to choose the most suitable to the anatomy of the patient's breast model.


How breast implants are placed?

There are three common methods for placement of breast implants: submammary, axillary and through the areola. The groove provides a hidden submamariano scar in the sulcus, without the mammary gland manipulation. The axillary approach offers the same advantage. Furthermore, by means of the areola it is necessary to cut the mammary gland for implant placement. The choice of route depends, again, the indication of the surgeon and patient preferences.


Edited by Noelia García Pino

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Vicente Paloma Mora
Plastic surgery

Dr. Vicente Paloma Mora is a recognized authority in the specialty of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic nationally and internationally. Doctor cum laude in Medicine and Surgery and Special Award from the University of Navarra, in its more than 25 year career has been Head of the Department of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery of the University Clinic of Navarra, he worked as a specialist at the Hospital clinical Barcelona and collaborated with the Hospital San Juan de Dios in craniofacial malformations. He currently heads one of the teams of Plastic Surgery Barcelona Teknon Medical Center.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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