Breast enlargement


Breast augmentation is one of the most common interventions. It is a technique to increase the volume of the breast, correct asymmetries or simple correction of volume after a deemed loss of weight or pregnancy. This technique is accomplished by placement of a prosthesis.

Duration of the intervention

The duration of this technique is surrounding a 1 or 2 hours. This surgical procedure is usually conducted using general anesthesia or local anesthesia and sedation. Hospitalization is required even though the patient may receive discharge in the same day or 24 hours after the intervention. It is recommended not to make great efforts the first days after the intervention or make sport. Recovery and return to everyday life comes around 2 or 3 days, depending on the daily activity.

Description of the technique

This type of intervention is in the placement of a prosthesis of silicone under the breast tissue or behind the pectoral muscle, this last location is the most common. Each location has its pros and cons.

It may be done by means of three types of incisions:

  • Incision around the areola
  • Incision under the breast
  • Incision in the armpit.

Type of implant:

Anatomical implant is the most appropriate for women with very little chest, those women who have breast tuberous, or those who want an increase in which the volume of the upper pole is less marked.

The round is more indicated for those women who have empty the upper pole of the breast, or those who have a chest with a correct form and want an increase.

Recovery period

All interventions leave a scar that with the passage of time, although they never disappear, if that is blurring when you purchase a whitish color.

Breast augmentation does not interfere with breastfeeding, but after birth have to wait 6-12 months after breastfeeding to undergo the intervention.

There is clinical evidence, which confirm that there is no influence on porting a breast prosthesis with the appearance of breast cancer. Nor of any autoimmune disease.

Capsular Contracture: both in implants behind the muscle as under the mammary gland, develops a fibrous capsule around the implant. Normally this gland is soft, elastic and undetectable, but sometimes it becomes hard and palpable. This is a natural response of the body against a foreign body. Usually resolved with medication but sometimes a new intervention is required to cut the tissue capsular or change of the prosthesis. To avoid this type of complications the surgeon always recommend massage soft and in all directions.

Rupture of implants: the same risk of rupture of implants, although at present the quality of our implants are excellent and are aproved by the Ministry of Health. In implant silicone, most of the times, the content remains intact even if the implant is broken, due to its composition. It is therefore necessary to review of implant periodically to prevent this from happening.

Post-operative recommendations are:

  • Repose within 24/48 hours.
  • Use the antibiotic medication to prevent any infection.
  • Sleeping face-up.
  • Do not lift excessive weight and avoid raising arms over shoulders.
  • Perform massage on a rotating basis, by compressing and sinking slightly from 3-4 weeks.