Breast augmentation (augmentation mammaplasty) procedures have remained the most popular cosmetic surgery in world for the past seven years. Breast augmentation enhances the symmetry, size, and overall aesthetic appeal of the breasts through the surgical insertion and precise placement of silicone or saline breast implants.
A bigger Breasts can make you feel sexier, confident, and more approachable to others.
Breast augmentation, augmentation mammoplasty or breast enlargement, is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. A breast implant is a silastic plastic shell filled with a salt water (IV) solution, also known as saline, or a gelatinous form of silicone gel, known as memory gel. Breast Augmentations are done on an outpatient basis. The procedure takes approximately one and one half hours. You will usually feel tired and sore for a few days following the surgery. The swelling in the breasts may take three to five weeks to disappear. You will likely be able to return to work one week after surgery.
Choosing Your Breast Implants
Breast augmentation currently ranks as the second most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the US after liposuction.
As breast implant technology has progressed, patients now have a multitude of implant shapes, textures, profiles, sizes, and materials to choose from. While having a variety of implants to select from is a positive development, the plethora of implant choices may feel overwhelming at first. However, you can rest easy knowing that ,
Dr Mohamed ElAssal will patiently guide you throughout the implant selection process, helping you to choose the most flattering implants for your physique.
Breast Implant Types
Women around the World will usually have a choice between FDA approved saline-filled breast implants and silicone gel-filled breast implants. Even among silicone gel implants, a new advanced quality called form stable or gummy bear implants with an ultra-cohesive silicone gel, is becoming a fantastic option for many women.
Consistently deliver results that look and feel completely natural. Silicone implants are less likely to ripple, or to cause undesirable changes in the breast tissue. Silicone implants are offered in moderate through ultra-high profiles, and range in pre-determined sizes from 175cc to 800cc. M-E CLINIC utilizes the Keller Funnel for insertion. This is a funnel-shaped device that allows the surgeon to insert the silicone implant into the pocket with a “no touch” technique.
Are filled with sterile salt water that is naturally reabsorbed by the body should a leak occur. Unlike silicone implants, saline implants can be custom-filled to a precise size. The profile of a saline implant is moderate to high, and although this type of implant is easier to remove and requires a smaller incision, saline implants are more prone to rippling over time.
Breast implant placement can significantly impact your breast augmentation results and the overall profile of your upper torso.
Breast implants can be placed submuscularly, which means in a breast pocket created below the pectoral muscle, or subglandularly, which means in front of the pectoral muscle, right behind the breast tissue. The invasiveness of the procedure is likely to differ in both cases.
Submuscular placement—underneath the chest muscle
Subglandular (a.k.a. submammary) placement—between the chest muscle and breast tissue
There are two options for incision placement during breast augmentation.
To insert the implants, the options for the location of incisions may include an inframammary incision below the breast crease, a periareolar incision along the border of the lower half of areola, a transaxillary incision in the armpit, or in a few cases, a transumbilical incision where the implant is placed through the navel.
Periareolar (incision encircles the lower half of the areola)
Inframammary (incision is made just below the curve of the breast)
Results And Recovery
Breast augmentation surgery is generally performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure, and is typically completed in about an hour (if performed in conjunction with a breast lift, the surgery may take longer). After your breast augmentation, you will be released to a friend or family member. Your initial results will be visible immediately after your surgery, and will continue to improve over the next 2-4 weeks, as any residual swelling and bruising subside.
Discomfort after breast augmentation surgery is usually mild to moderate. All sutures are dissolvable, so your follow-up appointments will be scheduled at one-week, one-month, and three-month intervals to ensure that you are healing properly.