So you have decided to have a breast augmentation surgery, but what actually happens during the surgery?
After finding the right doctor, you will set up consultations to determine exactly what you are looking for and give you an opportunity to get your questions answered. Some of your questions might include how long the recovery period will be and what types of scars you will have. Dr. Goldman provides a great rapid recovery breast augmentation surgery that is perfect for busy women. Following the consultation, your plastic surgeon will then guide you through pre-operative education to ensure you know what will be happening during your procedure. Following is a general education so you can be informed before you choose your plastic surgeon.
Usually, your doctor will put you under general anesthesia to perform the surgery. This means he will be unconscious during the whole procedure, and you will not feel anything. The other option that some plastic surgeons prefer to use is a local anesthetic and a sedative to perform the breast augmentation surgery. This means you will be conscious during the procedure, but you will not feel any discomfort.
During your consultations with the plastic surgeon, you will decide where the incision will take place for your breast augmentation surgery. There are three options: next to the areola in the inframammary crease, the trans-axillary crease in the armpit or the navel for a trans-umbilical breast augmentation (TUBA).
If the incision is made in the navel or armpits, the plastic surgeon will need to use a small camera and light, called an endoscope, to help them show place the breast implants. The endoscope will show your plastic surgeon the operation area.
After the plastic surgeon makes the incision, they will create a pocket for the breast implants. Before the surgery, you will decide where to place the implant in relation to your chest muscle – in front, behind, or just partially behind.
Once the pocket has been created, the plastic surgeon will place the implant. Again, prior to the surgery you will select to fill the implants before they are placed, or when they have been placed. Whatever you decide, it will happen at this point. Once the implant has been placed, the surgery is complete, and the surgeon will close the incision. The plastic surgeon will place bandages around the area to help with the healing process.
Now do the surgery over, you’ll return home for recovery. The gauze will be removed after a few days, followed by the stitches about a week after the breast augmentation procedure. Any bruising and swelling will subside after a few weeks. Scars should be concealed by could placement of the incision, but scarring should lessen as healing continues.
After a couple of days of rest, you may resume light activity and work. Your breasts may be sore for a few weeks. Your plastic surgeon will inform you how long you should wait before getting back to normal activities and exercise.