Breast augmentation surger with prosthesis | Augmentation mammoplasty
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Breast augmentation with prosthesis is an operation known technically as augmentation mammoplasty. It involves inserting round or anatomical implants, adapted to the patient’s physiognomy. Our plastic surgeons at Clínica Sanza, with more than 30 years dedicated exclusively to plastic surgery, advise the patient on what would be best in their case, bearing in mind that the patient has the last word.
This operation can be carried out in different ways depending on the type of prosthesis we place, where it is placed exactly and the size chosen by the patient. This operation involves changing the volume and shape of the mammae.
Clínica Sanza in Barcelona is a centre of reference in breast augmentation surgery with prosthesis.
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Generally, women who consider that their breasts are too small, and people who want a gender change.
This intervention is also indicated for the breast asymmetrie corrections, and the restoration of the natural volume after pregnancy and lactation, loss of weight or the age.
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The doctor will make a previous evaluation of each case to ensure that the final result is appropriate to the wishes and needs of the patient. In this phase, the specialist will value the volume, the projection of the breast, the skin quality and the physical constitution, among other factors. Depending on the type of breast you want, we will advise round or drop prosthesis with more or less base and projection.
The doctor will then advise on the access area and the position of the prosthesis. The implants can be placed via the submammary, abdominal, transareolar, axillary or periareolar, which is usually the most common.
The prostheses are placed in three zones: under the gland, under the muscular fascia or under the pectoral muscle. The volume of the existing breast prior to the intervention will determine the location. Generally, they are usually placed under the muscle since the aesthetic and functional results are more satisfactory.
Finally, the incision is sutured and the drains are placed, which must be worn for 24 hours.
We advise you to show us a picture of the type of breast you desire to specify more accurately the type of implant and determine which anatomical structure is best.
DURATION OF THE INTERVENTION
- From 1 to 2 hours.
- Evaluation of the area to determine if the treatment is suitable.
- Following the correct guidelines that are set by the doctor.
- Blood tests and general testing (cardiac and respiratory diagnostics).
- Ultrasound scan and/or a mammography.
- Local and sedation.
- Ambulatory or 24h hospitalization.
- Medication if required.
- Drainage and compression bandage from 24 to 48 h.
- Once drainage and bandages are removed, use of a special bra.
- Mandatory revisions after a few days, a few weeks and a few months, according to prescription.
- From 3 to 4 days.
- Avoid picking up weights and making abrupt movements from 10 to 20 days.
- Use of sports bra, and comfortable and loose clothing the first few days.
- Do not play sports or activities that require effort for at least a month.
RESULTS / OUTCOME
- Desired breast augmentation.
- Breasts replacement.
- Breasts balance and symmetry.
- Natural and perfect appearance and consistency of the treated breasts.
- Improvement of the patient’s psychological profile and self-esteem.
- Simple intervention.
LEVEL OF RISK
- Common risks the intervention could have: Capsular contracture, implant rupture, implant rotation, rejection.
- Risks of all interventions: hemorrhage, infection, scarring alteration.
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Video of breast augmentation operation with prostheses
If you want to see how a real breast augmentation operation with prostheses is performed, this is the video for you. It has been filmed in fast motion because the real operation lasts more than 1 hour. It is a complete filming, it shows from when the anaesthesia is administered, through the cuts with the scalpel, placement of the breast prostheses, until the patient is sutured and bandaged.
There is no audio.
WARNING: This is a video of a real operation, we warn that it may cause an impression and hurt the sensitivity of some people.
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Frequently asked questions about breast prosthesis surgery
What are the most common reasons for having breast augmentation surgery with a prosthesis?
What are the best prostheses?
In Europe there are only the prostheses with EEC (European Economic Community) markings, and all of them have very rigorous quality controls. that is to say, they are all equally good.
Only the guarantees differentiate them:
- 10 years
- 20 years
- For life
At Clinica Sanza we only use or recommend the lifetime warranty.