Breast augmentation with breast prostheses or lipotransference

Written by: Dr. Carlos Tejerina Botella
Edited by: Top Doctors®

What is breast augmentation surgery?

Breast augmentation surgery consists of increasing the patient's breasts by introducing mammary prostheses into these organs, or even lately they are performing the same patient's fat injection (lipotransference).

In some cases, a breast reconstruction may also be necessary, either because there is deformation in the chest due to some congenital alteration or because of a pregnancy or because, because of age, the breast has fallen or lost its shape.

What techniques are used for this type of surgery?

There are different techniques for breast augmentation, the most used nowadays is the introduction of a breast prosthesis under the thorax muscles (pectoral, serratus and abdominal). This is the best way for the prosthesis to fit perfectly. Another technique is lipotransference, it is done by introducing fat - from any part of the organism - at the level of all the tissues of the breast, so that it goes perfectly making body with them.

The techniques for breast augmentation are based on breast reconstruction techniques, so it is important that when you go to a doctor to be treated for a breast augmentation the surgeon has experience in breast reconstruction, it is the only way that the intervention fit correctly



What complications are found after breast surgery?

This type of intervention, done by an expert surgeon, almost never has complications. We could find a small hemorrhage that would produce a hematoma or a muscular hernia due to an effort of the patient. But if the patient has been operated by an experienced surgeon and perfectly meets the post-operative normally will not encounter any complications.

What type of anesthesia is used in these interventions?

In this type of surgery sedation and general anesthesia can be used, depending on the degree of difficulty that the intervention has with respect to the patient's breasts. After the intervention, sensitivity is restored, since the surgeon preserves the nerves that give that sensitivity.

When can we resume normal activities after surgery?

We can resume our normal activities, not sports and in a job that does not require great physical effort, between 15 and 20 days after surgery. If we dedicate ourselves to a physical work, we usually start from the month. In the case of sports activities it will be necessary to wait between two and three months before being able to resume them.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Carlos Tejerina Botella
Plastic surgery

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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