Who would consider a Breast Augmentation?
- Women who would like to establish an increased breast size to better complement there body shape.
- Women who have lost breast volume following pregnancy or simply due to aging and would like to reestablish an increased breast size.
- Women who have uneven breast sizes may be better balanced with a breast enlargement procedure.
What does a Breast Augmentation procedure involve?
Breast Augmentation involves the placement of silicone implants under the breasts or chest muscles to increase the size and improve the shape of the breasts.
The size and shape of the breast implants and the position that the implants are placed will depend on your preference and your body shape. Dr Pyragius will guide you on which options are best for you. The implants are usually placed through an incision which is well hidden in the lower breast crease.
Most women return to low demand work by 1 week.
Strenuous exercise should be avoided for 6 weeks following surgery.
What implants are available?
There are a wide range of cohesive silicone gel implants available for you to choose from depending on your desired results. These include round, anatomical (tear drop), textured and smooth styles. Dr Pyragius will help you choose the most suitable implant for you.
What results can I expect?
Initially bruising, swelling, tenderness and breast firmness may be experienced, but this usually settles after a few weeks. Numbness or increased feeling may initially occur, but this also usually settles.
Your breasts will take a few months to settle and achieve your final result. The scar underneath the breast usually fades well over 6-12 months.
With correct implant choice most women are very satisfied with there final result. A new found confidence is commonly experienced.
In a very small percentage of women a scar capsule may form as a reaction to the implant and result in firmness or distortion of the breast. Dr Pyragius will work to correct these problems if they occur. There is also a small risk of implant rupture over time.
Breast feeding is not affected by breast augmentation as the implants are placed beneath the breast tissue.
A common concern for women is that silicone breast implants may cause breast cancer. Extensive research has shown that silicone breast implants do not cause breast cancer.
All of the potential complications of breast augmentation surgery will be discussed in detail with you at your consultation with Dr Pyragius.