Breast implant surgery

Breast implant surgery

From Mathew Philip

Silicone is also available in different thicknesses. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. You and your surgeon will decide the type of implant that is best for you.

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implante mamario surgery (augmentation mammoplasty) is a cosmetic treatment by which the size of the breasts is increased. In this surgery, breast implants are placed above or below the pectoral muscle to enlarge the breasts.

Different types of implants

implante mamario are made of a silicone shell. This is filled with saline (salt water) or gel (silicone). There are implants of different sizes, shapes and textures. Silicone is also available in different thicknesses. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. You and your surgeon will decide the type of implant that is best for you.

Preparations for surgery

Meet with your surgeon before the day of surgery to ask questions about your experience with breast augmentation, about this particular surgery, and about the results you can expect. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) offers a list of questions that may be helpful. Ask your surgeon why you are a good candidate for breast implants. Also, ask about the size, shape, and surface texture options. Your surgeon will also review the risks and benefits of surgery. Ask for before and after images of other patients to understand if their expectations are realistic.

During this meeting, ask the surgeon for a copy of the patient information for the breast implant that will be used. As a patient, it is your right to have this information and the doctor knows that it will need to be provided. Talk to your doctor about the risk of anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) associated with a breast implant. It is a rare type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that can appear after breast implants are placed. The exact number of cases is unknown. But the most current data indicate that LACG associated with breast implants is seen more frequently after breast implants with textured surfaces than in those with smooth surfaces.

Prepare for surgery as directed.

        Tell your surgeon if you think you might be pregnant.

        You may need a mammogram or breast x-ray before surgery. This makes it possible to detect any abnormality in the breast. In addition, it provides the surgeon with an image of your breast tissue before surgery.

        Tell your surgeon about all the medications you use. This includes herbal remedies and other supplements. It also includes blood thinners, such as warfarin, certain anti-inflammatories, clopidogrel, or aspirin taken daily. You may need to stop using some (or all) of these medications before surgery.

        Do not eat or drink anything before surgery as directed.

        Do not smoke. Smoking reduces blood circulation and delays the healing process. Nicotine from any source (cigarettes, e-cigarettes, patches, or chewing tobacco) slows healing. Join a group to quit smoking to increase your chances of succeeding.

Recovery at home

Once you are home, follow all the instructions you are given. Your doctor will tell you when you can resume your normal activities. During your recovery:

        Do not smoke. Smoking reduces blood circulation and delays the healing process.

        Take all medications that have been prescribed for you exactly as directed.

        Put on the special bra or bandage that was given to you before discharge, and follow your doctor's instructions.

        Take care of your incisions and the bandages (bandage) that cover them as directed by your doctor.

        Follow your doctor's instructions for showering. Avoid swimming, bathing, using a hot tub, and any other activity in which wounds can be covered by water until your doctor says it's okay.

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