Other names used to refer to this surgery include:
“Boob job” (by patients)
The goal of this surgery is to increase the size of the breasts in women who are bothered by the feeling that their breasts are too small. This procedure can also improve breast shape and texture.
The surgery consists of placing breast implants into a pocket either:
- Under the pectoral muscle (a submuscular placement).
- Directly behind the breast tissue, over the pectoral muscle (a submammary/ subglandular placement).
- Under the pectoral fascia (distinct tissue layer covering the muscle).
The implants are inserted using an incision around the areola (periareolar incision) or through the crease where the breast and the chest wall meet (inframammary incision).
Breast augmentation candidates:
Women who are physically healthy and aren’t pregnant or breastfeeding
it is recommended to wait a minimum of 3 months after breastfeeding.
No candidates for breast augmentation:
Women who have unrealistic expectations
Young women which their breasts are not fully developed
Women with breast ptosis (sagging or drooping breast) as a result of weight loss, natural aging process, congenital deformity or changes following pregnancy and breast feeding. These women may be candidates for a breast lift.
It is necessary about two weeks of relative rest. This means that bed rest is not necessary, but it is recommended to stay at home and avoid strenuous activities.
Having a supportive friend or relative is needed for care at home the first week after surgery.