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Breast Augmentation (Implant)


Increase in breast size is possible by means of implants. It is essentially a day care procedure and you can go home the same day. Breast augmentation is suitable for women who perceive their breasts as being too small, either because they have never had full development of breast tissue, or as a result of the loss of breast tissue that sometimes occurs after pregnancy and breast-feeding. Small breasts may also be due to massive weight loss. If breast sagging accompanies small breast volume, a breast uplift operation, Mastopexy, may be required. It involves the small breast being made larger by the insertion of a pre-formed 'gelatin-like' material implant, into a pocket behind each breast, through a small incision.

The implant is placed either above or below the pectoralis muscle that covers the ribcage. The texture of the implant is very similar to the natural feel of the breast. The size of the implant can vary, according to the wishes of the patient and the advice of the surgeon. However, the size selected is based on the degree of stretch within the breast and the amount of breast tissue available to accommodate the implant. The patient's general physique and stature is also taken into account.