BREAST IMPLANTS SURGERY

  • ANAESTHETIC – LOCAL OR GENERAL
  • STAY IN HOSPITAL – ­ 1 DAY AND 1 NIGHT
  • RECUPERATION – 9 DAYS

Whatever your reason for wanting Breast Implants, including small breasts, breasts that have changed shape or breasts that are not as firm as they used to be, take heart in the knowledge that having Breast Implants is one of the most popular forms of Plastic Surgery. The reason being that Breast Implants almost always culminate in a perfect result - with happy, contented patients who’ve endured the minimum discomfort being rewarded with breasts they’ve always wanted.

Before having Breast Implants your surgeon will discuss every facet of the procedure with you. From describing the method to be employed to the size and placement of the Breast Implants best suited to you, the nature of the Breast Implants and of course, most importantly, your aspirations and desires for the outcome of your Breast Implants procedure.

Another aspect of your pre-operative discussion with your surgeon will be regarding what you personally can do pre-operatively to assist in the process, how you can expect to feel at various stages post-operatively and how long it’ll take after your Breast Implants procedure to make a full recovery.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Your most Frequently Asked Questions related to your surgeon and surgery answered.

HOW WILL I CHOOSE THE RIGHT SURGEON FOR MY BREAST IMPLANTS PROCEDURE?

Although all South Africa’s leading cosmetic surgeons are highly trained and experienced in all cosmetic/plastic surgery procedures they naturally have individual, specialist areas of interest and expertise- Breast Implants being one.

Once Surgical Attractions has assessed your particular desires and aspirations concerning the outcome of your Breast Implants procedure we will marry them to the surgeon best suited to your special needs. The surgeon’s CV details will then be sent to you for your perusal and acceptance.

HOW WILL MY SURGEON ASSESS MY PARTICULAR BREAST IMPLANTS REQUIREMENTS?

When you complete the Medical History section of the General Enquiry Form when enquiring about Breast Implants, you’ll be asked to submit the form together with a clear digital photograph (in colour) of your breast area. Once your surgeon has assessed your particular requirements for your Breast Implants procedure, together with your medical history and digital photo, Surgical Attractions will arrange an obligation free teleconference between you.

At this stage your surgeon will not only be in possession of all the facts relating to your case but be in a position to recommend the exact method of achieving the results you desire from your Breast Implants. Your surgeon will also be available at this point to answer any questions as regards your surgery and the outcome.

You’ll be encouraged at all times prior to your surgery to continue getting to know your surgeon by asking as many questions relating to your Breast Implants procedure as you like.

On arrival in South Africa we will arrange a personal meeting between you and your surgeon. Once again the method of surgery and the desired outcome will be discussed along with any other questions you may have. If at this point you decide not to go ahead with your Breast Implants procedure your decision will be respected.

CAN I BREAST FEED AFTER HAVING BREAST IMPLANTS SURGERY?

Breast Implants can be placed in such a way as not to compromise your inherent ability to breast-feed. However some women can’t breast feed regardless of whether they have undergone breast surgery or not. So be sure to thoroughly discuss your needs with your surgeon prior to surgery.

WHAT KIND OF BREAST IMPLANTS WILL BE USED?

There are various kinds of Breast Implants. Two consist of a soft outer shell, of either a smooth or textured appearance, filled with either silicone or a saline (salt water) solution. Another is Cohesive Gel Breast Implants.

Surgeons vary in their personal choice of Breast Implants but generally tend to favour the silicone variety because of their more natural feel. There was a time when Silicone implants received bad press but based on current belief, and the fact that breast implantation using silicone implants have been performed on millions of women since the early 1960’s, with only a tiny percentage proving problematic, there is no conclusive evidence of silicone Breast Implants being detrimental to health. Your final choice of Breast Implants however will be arrived at in consultation with your surgeon.

SHOULD I TAKE ANY PRECAUTIONS PRIOR TO BREAST IMPLANTS SURGERY?

If you’re a smoker you’ll be asked to stop smoking prior to your Breast Implants procedure in order to prevent unnecessary complications.

Arnica tablets, Vitamins - particularly E, anti-oxidants and analgesics like Aspirin and even some anti-inflammatory drugs should also not be taken prior to surgery as they can promote bleeding during the process.

Your surgeon however will give you personal advice in this department.

HOW WILL I KNOW WHICH BREAST IMLANTS TO GO FOR IN TERMS OF SIZE?

Taking your personal desires, height, weight and age into account, your surgeon, based on his or her vast experience, will recommend the perfect size of Breast Implants for you.

Due to a slight swelling of the breasts, as a result of the procedure, your exact post-operative breast size will only be known some weeks after surgery. Thereafter your breasts, regardless of the size of your Breast Implants will be subject to change depending on normal weight gain or loss - as per prior surgery.

HOW WILL MY BREAST IMPLANTS PROCEDURE BE PERFORMED?

There are three different areas where the surgical incision can be made for your Breast Implants procedure - under your breast, around the nipple or in the armpit. Your surgeon will determine the best method of inserting your particular Breast Implants once he has thoroughly examined your digital photos. But rest assured that regardless of where the incision is made your surgeon will ensure it is as small and inconspicuous as possible.

Once the incision has been made, pockets into which the Breast Implants will be inserted will be created behind the breast tissue or underneath the muscle between the breast tissue and wall of the chest.

HOW WILL I FEEL AFTER MY BREAST IMPLANTS SURGERY?

Although a slight discolouration and swelling of the breasts will be present initially these symptoms and accompanying discomfort soon disappears following a Breast Implants procedure. Most women are up and about one or two days after their Breast Implants surgery and are able to shower almost immediately following surgery. Dressings will be removed within days of the procedure and thereafter you will be required to wear a bra for support.

HOW SOON AFTER BREAST IMPLANTS BEFORE MY LIFE’S BACK TO NORMAL?

Although most people feel fine shortly after a Breast Implants Procedure it is advisable to take it is easy for a while. Vigorous movement of any kind should be avoided for at least two to three weeks after surgery. It’s also not advisable to engage in sexual activity for a week or two after the procedure and, for at least a month after that, your breasts should be treated with extreme care.

RISKS

As with everything else in life there are also risks involved in a Breast Implants procedure. No matter how good the Surgeon performing the Surgery may be, complications can arise. Therefore before proceeding with any surgery of any kind, including Breast Implants, please discuss all your concerns with your surgeon and ask as many questions as you like so you are in a position to make an informed decision.

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