What Is Breast Augmentation?
Also known as augmentation mammoplasty, the procedure involves using implants for fuller breasts or to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy. In addition, breast implants may be used to reconstruct a breast after mastectomy or injury.
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What Are the Different Techniques Available?
During the procedure, the incision for placement of the implant may be made at the edge of the nipple, within the underarm or beneath the breast in the crease. The breast implants are placed either behind the pectorals muscles of the chest, or behind the glandular breast tissue.
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What Should I Expect After My Procedure
Immediately following breast augmentation procedure, your breasts may appear full and firm. Most swelling will resolve within several days, and the breasts will achieve their final shape within six weeks. A support bra is placed at the time of the procedure, and a soft bra without an under wire may be worn after one week. Light activity including walking is permitted and encouraged immediately following the breast enlargement procedure. Heavy exercise should be avoided for three weeks. You may return to chest exercises six weeks after your procedure.
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