The most common way to perform a breast augmentation is to insert silicone gel implants into the breast.
This technique has been used for over 40 years and is proven to be both safe and with low complication rates.
The surgery for breast augmentation is usually simple and can be performed under local or general anesthesia, sometimes performed as an outpatient procedure.
There are several ways to insert the silicone gel implants into the breast (as you can see in the picture below), the incision can be made along the lower edge of the areola, in the axilla, or in the inframammary fold. The implant is inserted either in the submammary, or in the submuscular area.
Silicon gel implants can be filled with silicon itself or with saline, both implants carry advantages and disadvantages. Both ways are a safe way to perform the surgery and both work for breast augmentation and breast reconstruction.
Saline breast implants contain a silicone outer shell filled with sterile saline before the surgery or filled when the implant is placed during the surgery. They are available in different sizes and have smooth or textured surfaces. They are less costly than silicone-filled products and implant ruptures are quickly detectable. Silicone gel-filled breast implants have a silicone outer shell filled with silicone gel of varying consistencies and features. Available in different sizes, they have smooth or textured surfaces and are more costly than saline-filled implants.
In order to ensure your breast augmentation surgery is done safely and by certified plastic surgeons, you should chose facilities not only for price, but most importantly chose doctors for their skill, training and the certification of the clinic or hospital.
With the increasing trend of travelling abroad for medical care and elective surgery, many decide based on overall price and not based on the doctors’, clinics’ or countries’ reputation.
Medical Port partnered with certified hospitals like Hospital Lusíadas Lisboa and Hospital Lusíadas Porto, which are certified by Joint Commission International to perform breast augmentation surgeries with top plastic surgeons using the latest techniques.
Breast size can affect women in various ways, whether they are too big or too small for comfort.
We have previously discussed about breast augmentation for women who feel their breasts are too small. Now we will discuss when women have such big breasts that interfere with a normal life. These women are often diagnosed with macromastia and opt for a breast reduction surgery. In many cases, big breasts means suffering from discomfort or back pain.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast hypertrophy or macromastia is the increase in volume and weight of breast tissue more than the normal in women.
The effects of big and heavy breasts include muscular pain in the neck, shoulders, and back. Rashes and skin inflammation can occur in the submammary region or cleavage area. And it can impact daily activities like practice exercise or even find a comfortable position to sleep.
It is genetically common for women to have large breasts, often intensified with pregnancy or weight gain. Before a breast reduction surgery and for better results, doctors sometimes ask their patients to lose weight. Sometimes women also have asymmetric breasts – being one breast much bigger or smaller than the other – and the breast reduction surgery also entails the correction of the symmetry.
Associated with the breast reduction surgery in many cases there is the breast lift procedure. Both are done to alter the shape of the breast. Breast lift consists of raising the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. It improves the appearance of sagging breasts. The goal is to improve the shape of the breast while minimizing visible scars. This surgery is also known as mastopexy. For some women, after a considerable weight loss, their breasts also appear too big for their bodies. In those cases, a breast reduction surgery might not be the solution, but a breast lift surgery might.
If you would like to know more about breast reduction or breast lift surgeries, feel free to contact us. We have partnered with the best plastic surgeons that will evaluate each particular case to provide the best course of action. You can also send us an email or call us at +351 220 973 751.