DURATION OF THE PROCEDURE: 1 hour
TYPE OF ANESTHESIA: General
WHAT IS AUGMENTATION MAMMOPLASTY ?
The Augmentation Mammoplasty is the increase of breast volume surgery and it constitutes of one of the most requested procedures in cosmetic surgery. With the procedure of Augmentation Mammoplasty, it is possible to modify the shape and size of a too-small breast or to correct breast asymmetry improving the harmony of the body and the sense of self-esteem. Today, thanks to the latest generation of implants, to the surgical procedures that respect tissue more, to advanced anaesthetic techniques, you can create an impressive aesthetic result.
The Augmentation Mammoplasty is not limited to the enlargement of the breast, but sculpts it, makes it proportioned, tightens and rejuvenates it. Surgically enlarging the breast does not mean achieving it in a standard way: every woman has different physical characteristics and tissue, as well as their expectations that are different.
The choice of implants, as well as the surgical technique, should, therefore, be carefully evaluated, because a harmonic breast with its body structure determines undoubtedly more beautiful breasts.
WHY UNDERGOING AN AUGMENTATION MAMMOPLASTY?
The reasons that can push a patient to undergo this surgery can be manifold:
- make more proportionate and voluminous the breast concerning the body: The Augmentation Mammoplasty is performed in cases of breast hypoplasia, unilateral or bilateral, congenital, endocrine or acquired, meaning, in this case, a reduction of breast volume with eventual ptosis breast as a result of weight fluctuations or pregnancy.
- Give shape and volume to a breast that has been wasted by pregnancy and lactation
- Correct breast asymmetry, namely to improve a difference in volume between the two breasts
The best candidates for breast augmentation are women who are looking for a clear improvement in their body image, but not that of perfection.
ARE THERE ANY AGE LIMITS TO UNDERGO THE ADDITIVE MASTOPLASTY?
It is prohibited by the law to undergo a breast augmentation under the age of 18 years, unless it is not in a condition in the young minor patient. Breast augmentation can also be performed in women over 70 years.
WHAT TYPE OF ANESTHESIA IS PRACTICED?
The augmentation mammoplasty is generally performed in a day-hospital regime and under general anaesthesia without intubation (ie only with the aid of the laryngeal mask). Sometimes it can also be performed under local anaesthesia with sedation (which allows the patient to remain awake but relaxed and insensitive to pain). In rare cases, it may be required hospitalization for one or two nights.
HOW LONG DOES THE SURGERY TAKE?
The breast augmentation surgery takes about 1 hour and ends with a dressing consisting of a bra that will be replaced after a few days.
WHERE ARE GENERALLY PLACED THE PROSTHESIS?
The choice of placement of the prosthesis in the augmentation mammoplasty always depends on pre-operative examination, by the volume of the present mammary gland, by the presence of skin flaccidity and the size of the prosthesis that has been chosen.
If the existing breast is of adequate volume to sufficiently cover the prosthesis, it is generally adopted the sub-glandular technique, while in other cases they opt for the implantation of the prosthesis in retro muscular place eg dual plane (dual plane placement, retro muscular and retro under glandular) or biplane.
Even the shape of the breast, ptosis and the depth of the crease submammary affect the choice of placement plan, to obtain an adequate aesthetic result.
WHAT IS THE BIPLANE TECHNIQUE?
It is an innovative technique, which consists in the positioning the only upper part of the prosthesis behind the upper portion of the major pectoralis muscle, thus leaving intact the major pectoralis muscle and at the same time position the lower part of the prosthesis in retro-glandular position to preserve the naturalness of the shape. This procedure, therefore allowing it to remain very conservative on the muscle because it is only necessary to divide the muscle fibres, without cutting the lower edge muscle. Being the only prosthesis positioned in its upper part behind the muscle, this technique has all the advantages of the retro-glandular technique, such as, for example, obtain an extremely natural result, without compromising in any way the functionality and the movements arising from muscle. This breast augmentation technique, as well as being very innovative, it is ideal for women who practice intense sports activity.
INCISIONS WILL BE VISIBLE?
The incisions are barely visible because they remain hidden, respectively, along the outline of the areola or in the inframammary fold of the breast and they represent the most commonly used routes of access.