Women choose breast augmentation for many reasons such as to lessen the effects of breast feeding, to correct size differences between breasts, to replace a breast after cancer treatment or to just change the size in general. No matter the reason, there are a few things to keep in mind before booking in.
- Incisions for the surgery are commonly made in the crease just below the breast, close to the armpit or around the nipple.
- The implant can either be placed below the breast tissue or under the chest muscle.
- Where the scars end up, depends on an individual’s body shape.
- Expect the chest area to be bandaged for 24 hours and have stitches for around a week. A soft support bra is often worn home from hospital until the tenderness and swelling subsides.
- Complications can arise, even with the best of surgeons. Possible complications include abnormal scarring and infections.