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.
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.
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 within 6-12 months.
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.
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 and risks of breast augmentation surgery will be discussed in detail with you at your consultation with Dr Pyragius.