Breast augmentation also known as augmentation mammoplasty is a surgical procedure that aims to restore the youthfulness of the breast by augmenting the size, restoring the shape and increasing upper and inner fullness of the breast.
This is commonly done using silicone implants. However it is less commonly done by other types of implants like saline implants , fillers or fat.
Women usually seeks this type of surgery to boost their self confidence and enhance their appeartance.
Candidates of breast augmentation using silicone implants
Breast augmentation is done to:
- Women with small breasts who wish to have them bigger in size
- Women who seek to restore their breast volume after lactation and pregnancy
- Women with asymmetrical breasts and seek improvement in breast symmetry
- Women with deflated upper part of the breast and seek fullness.
Types of breast Implants
Breast Implants are either silicone gel Implants or saline implants. However Silicone Implants are more widely used in aesthetic surgeries and it is preferred by Dr Mohamed Ashraf.
Silicone Implants come in 2 shapes round or tear drop. They Also come in different texture, smooth or textured.
Silicone Implant manufacturers also have different sizes and projection.
During your consultation Dr Mohamed Ashraf will discuss with you the best fit for your breasts and the suitable size and projection.
What are the risks of a breast augmentation surgery?
- Risk of anesthesia
- Alteration in nipple or breast sensations
- Fluid accumulating in the breast (seroma)
- Formation of a tight capsule around the silicone implant in the breast known as (capsular contracture)
- Silicone Implant rupture (most manufacturers have a life time replacement guarantee if it happens)
- Persistent pain
- Poor scar
- A very rare type of breast cancer. Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)
What are the steps of breast augmentation surgery?
Dr Mohamed Ashraf will ask for pre-surgery routine labs
There are many approaches to insert the silicone.
The incision (intended scar) is usually around 4-5 cm in the fold under the breast, however it is possible in some cases with wide areolas to have the incision around the areola (periareolar incision).
The Implant may be inserted either under the pectoralis muscle (submuscular) , or over the muscle directly under the breast tissue (subglandular).
Dr Mohamed Ashraf will explain which incision and approach is suitable for your case before the procedure.
The incision is then closed.
Recovery of a breast augmentation surgery
There might be some swellings and bruises in the first few days
You’ll be asked to wear the medical bra we provide for 3 weeks
We’ll prescribe antibiotics and analgesics for a week
you’ll be asked not to do vigorous exercise for 3-4 weeks
Sexual activities must be refrained for 1 month
Pain usually subsides 2-3 days after the procedure.
Fat transfer breast augmentation
This procedure is done by taking fat by liposuction from a desired part of the body like abdomen, back or thighs and after processing it with some technique we re-inject it in the breast
However this procedure isn’t the preferred method by Dr Mohamed Ashraf and it is reserved for a certain cases
Mommy make-over surgery
It is not typically a surgery it’s a combination of breast and abdomen surgery, where usually after pregnancy and lactation women seek to improve both their breasts and and abdomen so we combine Breast augmentation with a tummy tuck, or high definition liposuction of the abdomen,