Breast enlargement involves inserting a breast implant in a discrete place. The purpose of this intervention is the obvious aesthetic benefit (a higher volume of the breasts), as well as ensuring complete satisfaction in accordance with the result. Postoperative scars will be located in an area or place that is less visible and will have a size and quality of healing that will quickly become negligible. Introduction of prosthesis can be made through the submammary ditch or through the areola. Regardless of the technique used the prosthesis will be placed behind the mammary gland, so that the mammary gland can be examined whenever this is necessary.
It is recommended that patients indicate the existence of prosthesis in case of gynecological checkups, since they are sometimes difficult to detect. Performing a breast implant medical intervention does not affect breastfeeding in case of a possible pregnancy in the future. The breast enlargement intervention can be performed in many cases. For example, aplasia (complete absence of development of one or both breasts) can be easily healed.
A temporary contraindication is deciding to become pregnant in the period immediately following the medical intervention. Instead, giving birth should only take place 6-8 months after undergoing surgery, since there are some local changes to the breasts that will take place during that specific period. Temporary contraindications include hormonal treatment, local skin lesions, intercurrent diseases, acute depression, major emotional conflicts etc. Generally, the demand for prosthetic breast is accompanied by an excellent awareness of the patient’s body.
Surgeons must inform patients about the various options related to the intervention, such as the type of prosthesis used, the position of the scar, as well as breast prosthesis location, volume and shape. The purpose of this discussion is the use of an implant adapted to the configuration of the patient and getting a result consisting of a harmonious silhouette and nipples appearance. Decisions to be taken into account primarily include the initial appearance of breasts, too.
Finally, two preoperative consultations should be scheduled. Surgically focuses on motivational and aesthetic context include breast and skin exams, as well as the existence of previous local scarring that can be used for placing the prosthesis. Some possible side effects are signs of asymmetry of breasts or nipples immediately after the surgery. Informing the surgeon about the medical history before the intervention is a must, since preoperative information have a great impact on the choices made and the medical intervention itself.