Augmentation mammoplasty is a method addressed to women with small and/or ptotic breasts and to those who are not satisfied either with their breast volume or think that doesn’t fit with their body type. This method is also used in reconstructive surgery, in the case of anisomastia and in breast reconstruction after mastectomy.
Under general anesthesia, a small incision in the inframammary fold is used and the breast implant is positioned under the pectoralis major muscle. By using this method we have the best aesthetic results, less complications and neither breast feeding nor the oncologic management of breast is compromised. A pressure bandage is placed in order to minimize hematoma and seroma formation, which will be removed after 48 hours.
The following day the patient will be dismissed and will be taking prescription for pain killers and antibiotics. She can gradually return to her normal activities starting with the simpler once. After a month all restrictions are lifted. During this month the patient will be wearing a medical bra. Initially breasts will be on a higher level than normal and gradually the will take their lower position, forming the new inframammary fold and hiding the scar. By positioning the implant under the Pectoralis Major muscle we minimize the capsular contracture wich otherwise is a relevantly common complication.