Breast augmentation surgery changes the size and shape of the breast. There are a number of different placement methods that a surgeon may use for this surgery. This procedure can also be done with silicone or saline breast implants.
Length of the procedure: 1 hour
Hospital Stay: Most patents are released form care within 1 day their procedure.
Recovery before traveling home: Patients seeking breast augmentation through medical tourism can return home within 3 days of their procedure.
Travel Tip: Although many patients are released from care quickly chances are they will experience a lot of discomfort. It is best to plan a hotel stay a few days beyond the procedure so you can recuperate some before traveling.
Your surgery will begin with the administration of general anesthesia. Once you are asleep the surgeon will make an incision to place the implant.
Breast implant placement methods:
The breast implant is placed behind the breast bone or behind the outer layer of chest wall.
After the procedure you will be taken to recovery. Your vitals will be monitored carefully during this time. When you have woken from the surgery and your vitals are stable you will be moved to a regular hospital room or released from care.
After the surgery you will have a tightly wrapped dressing around your breast and chest. You may even be required to wear a surgical bra. Some women may have surgical drains in their breasts. These drains are removed within 3 days of the procedure.
Self care after breast augmentation:
Most patients are very satisfied with the outcome of their breast augmentation procedure. Many feel an improved sense of self-confidence and enjoy their appearance more once they are healed.
As is with any surgery there are risks associated with breast augmentation surgery. The following is a list of the most common risks and complications:
Contact your physician if any of the following occur: