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PURPOSE :

enlargement of the breast, lifting the breast, change of breast shape

PROCEDURES :

anesthesia : general

Implants are used to increase the size of the breasts, and are placed under the breast gland or under the pectoral muscle (usually). Standard or anatomic (with a shape similar to the breast) implants are used from the company Eurosilicone (different company at the patient's request). The size and shape of the implant are selected before the procedure and depend on anatomical factors (shape before the procedure, structure of the chest wall) and the patient's expectations.
procedure:The incision is made along the margin of the aureola of the breast, which gives a great cosmetic effect. Placement of the implant under the pectoral muscle does not cause disruption of normal breast gland function during pregnancy and lactation/breastfeeding. During the procedure, incisions are made in such a way as to avoid damage to anatomic structures important for normal breast function. Drainage is inserted under the implants, and removed the day after surgery.

After the procedure, the patient is required to wear a special bra or a very elastic sports bra (ex. from Triumph). Regardless of the type of bra, it is necessary to wear an elastic bandage, which secures the implant in place, for 10 days. Bandages are kept in lace for 10 days, after which any stitches no longer required are removed.

POST OPERATIVE CARE :

special bra + elastic bandage
The patient must sleep on her back or side for at least 1 month.
In the case of implants placed under the pectoralis major muscle, there is a lot of pain that may require painkillers. For her own safety and comfort, the patient stays in the hospital for 2 days (minimize complications, pain control)

POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS:

The procedure lasts 1-1.5 hours and does not carry much risk. As with any surgical procedure, there is the possibility of hemorrhage, hematomas, and infections around the implant or site of incision. Complications are seen very rarely and are relatively non-threatening. Infections can be treated with antibiotics, or the implant may be removed and replaced with a new one once the infection is treated. Implants are foreign bodies, so a fibroid cyst may be formed, which requires surgical removal of the cyst.

LENGTS OF TIME PATIENT MUST REMAIN AFTER THE PROCEDURE:

2 days

TIME NEED FOR RECUPERATION:

The patient is forbidden from raising her shoulders for 6-8 weeks and from sports (swimming, aerobics, weightlifting, etc.) for 3 months. Heavy physical exertion is contraindicated. The final effect of the procedure is seen after a few weeks. Normal activities may be resumed 7-10 days after the procedure.

PRE-OPEERATIVE PREPARATION:

It is best to perform the surgery 2 weeks into the menstrual cycle, 6 months after stopping breastfeeding, and/or after the last planned birth of a child. The patient must quit smoking at least 2 weeks prior to the procedure, and no medications affecting coagulation may be used (ex. Aspirin). The patient must be in overall good health, and laboratory test results must be within normal limits. Emotional unsteadiness and lack of specific expectations (or unrealistic expectations), of the final effect of the procedure on the part of the patient may be contraindications for going ahead with the surgery.

REQUIRED TEST :

EKG blood morphology, blood type bleeding time, clotting time .

Patients are encouraged to have an ultrasound or breast mammogram before the procedure. The surgical procedure performed by our staff allows for the precise analysis of the results of these tests. The technician performing the ultrasound or mammogram must be informed of the presence of implants before the start of the tests.

CONTRAINDICATIONS:

coagulopathies, uncontrolled blood pressure disturbances, uncontrolled diabetes, infections in the area that is to be operated are absolutely contraindicative of the procedure

COST:

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