There are two types of breast implants:
saline and silicone.Saline-filled implants are silicone shells filled with sterile salt water
(saline). Silicone-filled implants are silicone shells filled with a plastic gel (silicone). Breast Augmentation implants cost depends on the doctor’s, price package, locations, and the type of implant to be used and the size.
Experienced doctor on this field is a big thing to know before doing Breast Augmentation and those who is a certified plastic surgeon with certificates and a wide range of experienced. A good surgeon must know first why the patient’s wants to do the Breast Augmentation, evaluate the patient’s chest diameter, thickness of the skin as to what the patient capacity to hold the size of the silicon. Assess patient’s for any medical history, lifestyle, and medications that may need to stop prior to Breast Augmentation surgery.
As the procedure is done under general anesthesia,you will be asleep for about 1-2 hours and of course pain-free. Most doctor would prefer to have the patient stay for at least one night on the clinic. But, some doctor can done it on an out-patient. During Breast Augmentation surgery, patient is also given an options on which areas they would prefer to cut and insert the silicon.
This are the following areas for the scar/cut;
- Under the armpit
- Around the nipple
- Under your breast
Depending on the size and type of silicon and the type of surgery. The silicon is inserted into a pocket above or below the chest muscle.
Breast Augmentation Surgery Recovery
Patient after Breast Augmentation surgery must take care of their selves by cleaning the wounds frequently to avoid infection, take all the prescribe medications as directed, wear the support bra as they heal. They should not do heavy lifting for about 6 months to avoid complications and infections.
Expect swelling, heaviness and some pain on the surgical area for about a week. After Breast Augmentation surgery some patient suffer such complications which they should also be aware of such as Change in the sensation around the nipple and the breast, scarring is one of the most visible complications,scar tissue formation, bleeding, feeling of hardening around the implant, infection, double bubble. Some patient would complain that the breast is not symmetrical. Some implant would rupture and leak inside the breast. For saline, if they leak the body will safely absorbed the saline. For silicone it maybe stay inside the implant shell or leak outside the shell and it’s called silent rupture
Breast Augmentation surgery is not guaranteed to last lifetime. Some would last for about 10 years or more but still need to be replaced if some complications arises or better yet removed the implants.
If the patient would feel any pain around the breast better consult and check with the doctor and get some advice if need to removed or replaced. In may lead to a breast cancer if not treated. If you are planning to get pregnant after the Breast Augmentation surgery, better to have it done after coz it will make it more difficult for the patient to do breastfeeding. As time goes by the silicon will also change the shape of the breast which will look different from each other. And capsular contraction or hardening around the implant and I will need a surgery as an only option.
Before you decide in doing Breast Augmentation surgery you should be aware of the pros and cons, complications, post surgery complications, and some other surgical issues associated with Breast Augmentation.