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Breast Implant: A Complete Guide to Breast Cosmetic Surgery in Miami

If you’re a young or a middle aged female, you would want to look attractive and appealing to the people around her. Cosmetic surgery procedures, such as breast implant surgery, help women attain a sense of satisfaction that is linked to their bodily appearance.

This article will walk you through the basics of breast implant surgery and will provide you with the information you need to know while undertaking this procedure.

What are Breast Implants and their Types?

A breast implant is an artificial enhancement of the breast that changes the size, form and sometimes the consistency of a woman’s breast.

In general, breast implants come in three types based on their filler material:

– Saline Solution Implants.

– Silicone Gel Implants

    – Composite Filler Implants

Who is an Ideal Candidate to Receive Breast Implant?

You’re an ideal candidate for this cosmetic surgery procedure if you fill few or most of the following criteria:

  • Your breasts are disproportionate in size.
  • You’re embarrassed by the fact that your breasts look smaller compared to your friends and colleagues.
  • You feel uncomfortable wearing form-fitting tops and swimsuits in the summer.
  • Sudden weight loss has left you with disfigured breasts.
  • Breastfeeding and multiple pregnancies have taken away the firmness of your breasts.
  • You’ve lost one or both breasts due to surgical procedures like mastectomy.

Pre-Care for Breast Implant Surgery

If you’re planning to have breast augmentation with implants, you need to get all your baseline lab tests (like CBC and urine examination etc.) and ECG done three weeks prior to the surgery.
  • If you’re 35 or above, it is important to have a mammogram done before surgery.
  • Avoid medications like aspirin and NSAIDs two weeks prior to this cosmetic surgery.
  • Avoid nicotine and related products prior to the procedure.
  • Avoid alcohol a week before and after surgery.
  • You’re required to be in a fasting state the night before surgery.
  • On the day of surgery, wear loose fitting clothes, take
  • a proper bath and follow the instructions of your surgeons.

How is the Procedure Done?

Following are the steps of breast implant surgery.
  1. Anesthesia: Surgeons prefer general anesthesia for this cosmetic surgery.
  2. Incision: Surgeons make an incision in the most inconspicuous planes of the chest wall to minimize scarring.
  3. Placement of Implant: Surgeons make a pocket either just beneath the chest wall muscles (Pectoral muscles) or just behind the breast tissue and insert breast implant into that space.
  4. Closing the Incision: Incisions are then closed with layered sutures for the breast tissue. Afterwards, the skin is closed.

Post- Care for Breast Implantation

  • Keep the sutures and the dressing clean and dry.
  • You shouldn’t take a shower till 3rd post-operative day.
  • You must take all the medications prescribed by your surgeons.
  • Contact your surgeons or other relevant professionals if you experience fever, unusual pain, any signs of swelling, nausea, vomiting or have any other concerns.

 Are there any Complications of Breast Implant Surgery?

Following are few possible complications of breast implant surgery:
 The patient may require additional surgeries after the implant placement.
  • There may be complications like local accumulation of blood and incision site infections.
  • Breast pain may occur.
  • There can be rupture and deflation of implants using saline as a filler.

Who is not eligible for Breast Implant Surgery?

You’re not a got fit for this cosmetic surgery if:
  • You’ve some kind of bleeding disorder.
  • You’re suffering from breast cancer or other related conditions.
  • You suffer from breast pain of unknown origin.
  • You’re a nursing or pregnant mother.
  • You’ve an active infection.
References:
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2. Tebbetts JB. Achieving a zero percent reoperation rate at 3 years in a 50-consecutive-case augmentation mammaplasty premarket approval study. Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 2006;118(6):1453-7.
3. Grippaudo FR, Renzi L, Costantino B, Longo B, Santanelli F. Late unilateral hematoma after breast reconstruction with implants: case report and literature review. Aesthetic surgery journal / the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic surgery. 2013;33(6):830-4.
4. Stevens WG, Hirsch EM, Stoker DA, Cohen R. In vitro deflation of prefilled saline breast implants. Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 2006;118(2):347-9.
5. Walker PS, Walls B, Murphy DK. Natrelle saline-filled breast implants: a prospective 10-year study. Aesthetic surgery journal / the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic surgery. 2009;29(1):19-25.

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