What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a permanent way of enlarging the size of breasts with the use of breast implants or fat transfer to the area. Surveys show that breast augmentation has one of the highest satisfaction rates among all plastic surgery operations.
After the design phase, small incisions are made under the breasts or the armpits for the implants to be placed under the breast tissue or chest muscles. After ensuring symmetry and correct placement, the surgeon closes and sutures the incisions. Whether the implants are placed through the incisions made on the armpits or under the breasts, as well as the size of the breasts and the type of implants suitable for you should be discussed during your
Suitability for Breast Augmentation
You are an ideal candidate for a breast augmentation surgery if you:
Lack volume on your chest area
Want to increase your breast size
Wish to correct breast asymmetry
Would like to improve your body proportions
Wish to improve your confidence
Are healthy and at your ideal weight
Have done your research on the procedure and the possible risks
Recovery After a Breast Augmentation
Bruising, swelling, sensitivity, and mild pain are normal and expected. You might have to wear compression bandages or garments for support, prevention of excessive building of fluids, and correct positioning of the breasts. You must follow the specific instructions your surgeon gives you until you are fully healed. You may go back to work after a couple of weeks of rest for recovery.
As the Voila health care team, we will ensure that you have gone through all the necessary health checkups before your surgery, and always be there for you during recovery to ensure you feel your best the whole time.
Aftercare is as important as the surgery itself when it comes to boosting the effects of the procedure.
Quitting smoking and drinking during the healing process are recommended, as smoking and alcohol intake might slow down the healing and potentially affect the surgery results.
Make sure you keep yourself propped up with multiple pillows while lying down or sleeping.
Swelling is expected but it will start to go down after day 2 and 3, which are the most challenging. Just trust the process.
If necessary, your doctor may prescribe you painkillers.
Patience is key. A better you is on the way!