What Is Breast Augmentation?
The augmentation mammoplasty is one of the most requested aesthetic surgeries performed globally. This is a surgical procedure that makes the use of saline or silicone prosthesis. The prosthesis is carefully placed in select positions beneath the tissue layers in the breast to augment the shape, and size of the breasts.
This procedure is perfect for those who feel conscious about the size or shape of their bust, those who have lost their breast volume after weight loss or pregnancy, or those who need breast reconstruction after recovering from breast cancer.
Prior to your surgery, you should always schedule an appointment with our plastic surgeon and visit our clinic to discuss your unique case. We can then establish the appropriate method of surgery for your case and provide you with a quote accordingly.
- These implants are filled with sterile salt water.
- They have a rigid, harder, and more firm composition.
- They are prescribed to women ages 18 and above.
- If the implant ruptures, the body safely absorbs the salt water, after which the patient may notice a loss in breast volume.
- These implants are filled with silicone gel.
- They have a softer composition, similar to breast tissue.
- They are prescribed to women over the age of 22. However, minor patients with breast reconstructive surgery may also use them.
- If the implant ruptures, it may be hard to identify as the gel remains intact.
When setting out for a breast augmentation procedure, the healthy approach would be to have realistic expectations. Regardless, we try to deliver the results you desire as close as can be. It depends on the type of appearance you desire. Dr. Juan David will carefully communicate all you need to know about the prosthesis type, size, and technique and the effects it can have on your overall results. At the end of the day, we only wish for you to have a fulfilling, safe, and healthy surgery experience.
How Often Should I Change My Breast Implants?
According to the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA), you should have your breast prostheses analyzed every year through ultrasound to uncover any silent ruptures or complications.
Most implants need changing after every 10 years. However, medical technology has delivered newer, advanced models of silicone gel implants that may last you for a couple more years before needing replacement.
There are several reasons your breast implants may need replacement (besides rupturing); capsular contraction, persistent pain in the breast, displaced implants, and changes in the shape of the implant are all common signs that you should look out for. If you notice any of these effects, you should reach out to your plastic surgeon immediately.
Safe and Reliable Breast Augmentation: Step by Step with Juan David Londoño
Prior to your surgery, you should schedule an initial consultation and assessment with Dr. Juan to fully discern your unique case. We will discuss the type of surgery best suited to your need, the type of implant we will use, the location of the implant, and several other important factors that can impact the overall success of your surgery.
The surgery itself is usually performed under the administration of general anesthesia. The surgery can take 1-2 hours to perform, depending on the complexity of your case. Silicone gel implants are placed in their required positions as they are. But saline implants must be positioned and then filled with the sterile saline solution.
After surgery, we will use surgical drains to remove any excess fluid or blood from the recovery site to prevent it from accumulating. It will help promote a quick recovery so you can get back to your day-to-day activities.
We house some of the latest AI-enabled software programs that allow us to create a simulation of your expected results depending on your current bust size and shape and what you hope to achieve. You can then further refine and reshape the breast size, shape, and volume you need through this stimulation so we have a solid target in mind for your surgery.
Breast augmentation can be a life-changing procedure. With the procedure, you can regain self-confidence and achieve the curves you have always wanted. Whether you want to modify sagging breasts, reduce breast size, or uplift your breasts, we will offer you the ideal procedure according to your unique needs.
Schedule your appointment with us today, where we will discuss if you are a good candidate for this surgery, any possible complications that may arise, and how to boost your chances of a successful surgery experience.