Augmentation with breast prosthesis

Written by: Dr. José Ángel Lozano Orella
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The augmentation mammoplasty is the most frequent surgical procedure in plastic-aesthetic surgery next to liposuction. The patient must have several interviews with the surgeon before going through the operating room, and in this way to objectively assess the risks of an intervention that can be performed under general anesthesia, local or sedation. We are talking about a qururgical intervention that lasts around 2 hours.

Although there are two forms of implant: anatomical and round , the increase with breast prostheses can be done through three types of incisions. The first, the submarine groove , is the most frequent incision, in which the scar is hidden by the same prosthesis and does not affect breastfeeding.. It is used in young women with symmetrical breasts. The areola , on the other hand, which is made in the lower half of the perimeter of the same areola, is used in women who have had pregnancies and have a somewhat saggy breast. The axillary fold , finally, is the most disguised incision there is except if the arms are raised. It does not affect breastfeeding and is indicated for young women.

Motivations and risks of augmentation mammoplasty

A mixture of physical and psychic factors are what push the woman to perform an increase with breast implants. This helps improve the self - esteem of said woman, gain in confidence and security .

Complications in a breast augmentation are rare, although as in any surgery there may be. The most common are bruising or bleeding, infection, scarring or skin wrinkles. The rupture of the implant is a real risk, especially in old prostheses, whose rupture can be frequent at 10 or 15 years. However, with high-cohesive gel prostheses this risk does not exist. Implant rotation or capsular contracture are other contraindications.

Maintenance after surgery

The woman who undergoes an augmentation mammoplasty must be clear that breast prostheses are artificial devices with deterioration and rupture capacity, which may require explantation or replacement and therefore require long-term control to avoid such situations .

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. José Ángel Lozano Orella
Plastic surgery

Dr. José Ángel Lozano Orella is a specialist in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery with a long career and care. He combines his private activity with his position as specialist of the Plastic Surgery Service of the Virgen del Camino Hospital in Pamplona. In addition, he develops his teaching activity as Associate Clinical Professor of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Navarra.

He is currently President of the Basque-Navarrese-Riojan-Aragonese Society of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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