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Breast Augmentation is a procedure to create improved breast volume using fat from another part of the patient's body or implants/grafts. The main purpose is to Increase the fullness and projection of your breast. Breast augmentation with silicone which is one of the most common surgeries boosts self-confidence in women and changes their psychologies in a good way. Silicone breast prostheses could be in different sizes and forms. ... Show More
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Frequently asked questions about Breast Augmentation in South Africa

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1. What is the cost of tests for Breast Augmentation?

Your doctor may run tests before your breast augmentation surgery including a blood screening, and a mammogram. The package typically includes the cost of the tests administered. 

2. Are the pharmacy and medicines cost included in the package?

Prior to the operation, you will have to intake antibiotics to help prevent infection, a narcotic medication for pain, and an anti-nausea medicine if needed. These are generally covered in the package. After the surgery, if you encounter pain, you can take a muscle relaxer, a strong anti-inflammatory or NSAID medication, which is not covered in the package.

3. Is there any post-treatment expense after getting Breast Augmentation?

It's important to get your breast implants checked every year. An ultrasound is used to evaluate key areas near the implant, including the capsule and lymph nodes. If ultrasound does not provide enough information, doctors may recommend MRI or PET scans, which are additional costs.

4. What’s the stay duration for the surgery and the cost?

The duration of the surgery is usually 2-3 hours depending on your case and you will have to stay at the hospital stay for about one day to recover.

5. Does Insurance cover the Breast Augmentation treatment?

As per the standard rules, cosmetic surgeries are not covered under any health insurance. But you can check with your provider for a suitable plan.

6. Are there cheaper options for Breast Augmentation?

Nonsurgical breast lift options include Botox injections, Dermal fillers, Laser treatment, Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP), etc. To find the right procedure for you, we highly suggest you talk with a trusted plastic surgeon. 

Pre Procedure

1. What percentage of silicone implants rupture?

According to long term MRI data, silicone gel breast implants are associated with silent rupture rates of 9% to 12% at 8 years postimplantation.

2. Do breast implants have a warranty for rupture?

Yes, breast implants have warranties.

3. Which incision is best for breast augmentation?

Currently there are four acceptable options for incisions: axillary (armpit), periareolar (around areola), periumbilical (belly button), and inframammary fold.

4. Can it alter nipple sensations?

Breast augmentation may cause changes in nipple sensation. These changes may include decreased nipple sensitivity, numbness in the nipple area or even heightened nipple sensitivity.

5. How to make sure the breast have good cleavage?

Cleavage can be improved by breast augmentation to a certain extent and padded bra is advised for the patient with additional support.

6. How many sizes can you go up with breast augmentation surgery?

One can easily gain 2 cup sizes. So from A to C is possible. But one should look at the overal body symmetry before choosing how much to gain.

7. How does getting pregnant affect my breast implants?

Pregnancy will not affect the actual integrity of the implants themselves.

8. What is Breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is the procedure in which breast which are small in size can be enlarged and also to improve and shape of the breasts in one surgical procedure. Breast augmentation surgery can be a means to increase the size of small breasts to make you feel more feminine

9. What are the methods of doing breast augmentation?

Two methods by which breast augmentation is done are:

  1. Fat grafting
  2. Breast implants.

10. What implant is best suitable for you?

Either silicon or saline implant is recommended and size will be selected according to your an preference of size, your body frame, mass and current status of breast tissue during the consultation.

11. Where fat is taken for breast augmentation via fat grafting?

Fat is taken  from the body part where extra fat is present such as from tummy region, hips or thigh region and it is transferred to the breast.

12. What is the benefit of breast augmentation?

A main benefit of breast augmentation via fat grafting is foreign material is inserted into your breasts. And because this procedure uses tissues similar to the tissues that make up the breast, it’s possible to form a breast that feels natural and creates a natural silhouette. Breast augmentation via fat grafting can result in an added benefit: a trimmer body. Liposuction removes excess fat from areas of the body that have not responded well to diet and exercise. For a breast augmentation procedure, this fat is then used to enhance the breasts.

During Procedure

1. What is the duration of breast augmentation surgery ?

The duration of the surgery is usually 2-3 hours.

2. How much time is needed for breast augmentation surgery?

It will take around 45 minutes to one hour to do breast augmentation surgery.

3. How this breast augmentation surgery is performed?

Breast augmentation surgery is a day care procedure performed under general anesthesia. The procedure involves making an incision either underneath the breast, just above the crease, around the lower edge of the areola and an implant is inserted in the pocket in the breast.

4. How breast augmentation is done by fat grafting?

Breast augmentation via fat grafting is a breast enhancement procedure that uses the body’s own fat to enlarge the breasts. This method of breast augmentation uses liposuction to remove unwanted fat from another part of the body, such as the thighs, buttocks or abdomen. The fat is then used to create larger breasts that look and feel natural.

Post Procedure

1. How long is the recovery period after breast lift surgery ?

Many patients return to work within the first week after breast augmentation surgery, depending on the nature of their jobs, and resume most daily activities after a week or so.

2. What are Precautions after breast lift procedure ?

You will need to limit exercise for the first 2-6 weeks after a breast lift, Sleep on your back for the first several weeks or more after surgery and for silicone implants, it is recommended that patients undergo periodic monitoring to screen for ruptures

3. What are the long term results of Breast Augmentation ?

Long-term effects may include the possibility of rupture of both saline and silicone implants as well as encapsulation referred to as capsular contracture. Specific changes to the breasts with both saline and silicone implant includes scar tissue formation around the implant referred to as a capsule.

4. Can breast be groped and squeezed after surgery?

Breast implants are strong enough to withstand even the most enthusiastic gropes and squeezes.

5. Do I need a followup visit to my Surgeon?

You will see your surgeon within a week of your surgery for your first postoperative appointment and followed by visit in two months, three months and six months after the surgery. The postoperative visit schedule varies based on how well and how fast you heal.

6. How long do stitches take to dissolve after breast augmentation?

Approximately 7 days

7. How long do you need to stay in the clinic?

No stay is required you may go home the same day of the procedure

8. When can you get back to work?

You can resume your work after 2 days of the surgery.

9. When can you see the expected result?

You will have enlarged breast with better shape just immediately after the surgery. For the final result it takes time of about 3-4 weeks in which the all swelling and bruising will disappear.

10. When can you resume your exercise routine?

You may resume your normal exercise routine 3 weeks after the surgery but avoid lifting very heavy weights for about a month.

11. How much scar will be visible after surgery?

The scar will be in hidden under the breast crease which will be of very small size and that too improve in appearance over a period of time

12. What are the expected risks of the procedure?

There are no major side effects other than the swelling, bruising and very rarely some alteration in nipple sensation.

13. What post-operative care should you take?

Rest of 1-2 days is recommended. Do not raise arms above shoulder level and avoid sleeping on the belly. Sleep with your head elevated for at least 2 weeks after the surgery and do not sleep on your belly. Ensure that the suture line is clean and dry. Avoid exercise or strenuous activities for 3 to 4 weeks.

14. What is the recovery after breast augmentation surgery?

It is a day care surgery you can go home on the same day of surgery .can resume your work whenever you are comfortable. There will be small tapes put on the stitch sites and these stitches will be removed within 10 days

15. What are the risks and complications of breast augmentation?

It is a safe and effective technique for enhancing the breasts. Lumps or ripples are felt initially which occurs due to some fat being reabsorbed into the body. Swelling and bruising occur for first week which disappear after that.

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