Breast augmentation surgery increases or restores breast size by using the implant (silicone gel), or in some cases by transferring fat from the patient (see breast augmentation mammoplasty with fat autograft) from another site to the breast.
Is breast with implant very different from touch?
The touch of the breast without implant is a unique sensation and impossible to mimic. The implant obviously introduces changes, however, the sensation to the touch is very similar to that of a natural breast. The breast becomes discreetly firmer and toned.
Are areola and nipple changes in sensitivity?
Any breast surgery can interfere with the sensitivity of the areola and nipple. Breast augmentation is no exception, but it is important to realize that time is responsible for recovering virtually all of the altered or lost sensitivity.
Will I be able to breastfeed in the future?
It is true that women who have never had breastfeeding experience difficulties. It is also true that many operated women suckled successfully. Surgery can be an aggravating factor, but it is not preventable. The most important thing is to be able to count on an experienced medical team to help solve any small problems that may arise and if the will is to breastfeed, it will certainly happen.
Does breast augmentation interfere with the diagnosis of breast cancer?
There are special techniques to evaluate the breast with implant, in all its extension. By fulfilling the routine of breast surveillance, the risk of breast cancer in a breast with implants is not increased. Whenever there is a breast surgery, the history of the patient should be analyzed and complementary breast exams should be done if the latest ones are older than 6 months.
Can the patient's own fat be enough to increase the breast?
In selected cases, it is possible to use the patient's own fat to increase the breast. The fat is transferred from the regions where it most disadvantages the body contour to the breast. Part of this fat will not survive, but the one that stays on, remains over time. Whether or not it is enough, just by analyzing the case individually we can know.
How is the postoperative?
Breast augmentation is not associated with major disability in the period immediately following surgery. The most important restrictions are related to the movement of the arms and to the practice of physical exercise. After the first two weeks, life becomes much simpler. We should only keep the gym restriction until the end of the second postoperative month.
ImportantAny breast surgery should be preceded by an exhaustive breast study (breast ultrasound and mammography, at a minimum). It is important to inform Dr. Ana Silva Guerra of her medical history, namely, as regards the breast. She must inform Dr. Ana Silva Guerra of any interventions she has made in the breast (biopsies, punctures), as well as any previous follow-up that has already been done and clinical attitudes that have been taken. The family history of breast diseases is especially important in this context (diseases of relatives in first and second degree). Suspected mammographic findings (nodules, masses) are contraindications to the performance of this surgery.
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