Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures as it concerns an organ that is a symbol of female nature, the breast. It is primarily an aesthetic, at the same time, restorative operation which also restores the woman’s psychology, social life and self-confidence.
The problems that the plastic surgeon is most often asked to deal with in the breast area using the technique of augmentation, i.e. increasing the size of the breast with the use of implants, are the following:
- Breast size disorders (hypoplasia, aplasia, significant asymmetry)
- Shape (tubular breast)
- Position (1st-2nd grade drop)
Usually these problems that lead to a breast augmentation are the result of weight fluctuations, previous breastfeeding and hormonal disorders and changes.
Each patient is always treated as a separate, individual case and after obtaining the medical history and the performance of clinical examination, the needs are assessed in combination with measurements specific to both the breast area and the rest of the body (chest wall, pelvis) to achieve the best aesthetic result and symmetry based on the proportions of each body.
The final selection of the most suitable implants per case is always guided by the preference of each patient in combination with:
a) THE INNOVATIVE, REVOLUTIONARY 3D IMAGING TECHNOLOGY in which the person who is interested in the procedure can IMMEDIATELY see what their breasts will look like BEFORE & AFTER the augmentation surgery, depending on the size or type of implants that will be used, in just a few minutes , by taking 3D photos from the doctor!!!
b) Special external implants (sizers) which are placed under their bra during the visit to the doctor’s office for a more realistic representation of the tumor and the projection of the implants on their body.
c) Taking into account the measurements and the results of the clinical examination.
The silicone implants used by Plastic Surgeon Maria Skolarikou have been around for many years and are the best in the world for decades, licensed by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).
Breast augmentation surgery is performed under general anesthesia or light intoxication with local anesthesia. The incision is invisible, as it is “hidden” in the area of the buttock fold or peritoneum (at the border of skin and nipple). The silicone implants are placed mainly under the major pectorals muscle (muscle located behind the breast) thus offering a double layer of coverage of the implants, and therefore better protection, thus reducing any problems of inflammation or capsule formation.
As long as the skin and the breast that our patient already has offer satisfactory coverage of the implant, it can be placed above the muscle and under its fascia, Subfascial Technique, without again disturbing the architecture of the breast.
a) IMMEDIATE VISIBLE RESULTS THAT LAST FOR DECADES !!!
b) There are no drains (rarely)
c) There is moderate to mild sensitivity which is treated with oral painkillers such as paracetamol.
d) Postoperative swelling in the breast area which gradually subsides over the next 2-3 weeks.
e) Suture removal is not necessary after breast augmentation as absorbable sutures are used.
f) The patient remains in the hospital for only a few hours or a maximum of one night.
Patients can return to work after 5-6 days, wearing only a sports bra without a vanilla. They can take a bath after 2 days.
* Mild aerobic exercise is recommended after 20 days of natural attention to weight lifting for the first time.
* To point out and emphasize that the position of the implants in the breast augmentation is such that it does not affect the architecture of the mammary gland and therefore the imaging of the breasts for diagnostic purposes (mammography, breast ultrasound), nor breastfeeding.
Of course, the most appropriate technique is always selected depending on the needs of each patient and the anatomy of the area, to achieve the best aesthetic and harmonious result with the body.