Surgery of the female breast using breast implants to enhance breast size and improve their shape, Also known as augmentation mammoplasty/ breast enlargement surgery. It is one of the most commonly requested procedures with a high overall satisfaction rate.
The decision to have breast augmentation surgery is extremely personal. For many woman, the way they feel about their bodies and their feminity is directly linked to their breasts’ shape and size, and deciding to enhance their breasts can be a life changing step.
Breast augmentation surgery is relatively straightforward, but there are a number of options to choose from when it comes to implants. The scars may vary, and it is important to make an informed decision after being involved in your consultation, discussing also possible risks, concerns and postoperative course.
The surgery takes about an hour and a half to 2 hours and can be done as a daycase. Discomfort can be expected for 2-3 days after augmentationand bandages are removed after 5 days, but you should be moderately active within a day or two.
Breast implants are not guaranteed to last a lifetime and future surgery may be required to replace one or both implants.
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Risk breast augmentation:
Risk ALCL ( anaplastic large cell lymphoma)1:30 000 lifetime risk
Presents with fluid around the implant, typically 8 years after procedure. Treatment entails removing capsule around implant and replacement if detected early.
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