Breast augmentation is suitable for women with small breasts or for those who have lost breast volume after having children.
At the initial consultation, Dr Moko will listen to your concerns, obtain a detailed medical history and perform a thorough examination. She will discuss with you the decisions to be made:
- incision location (crease under breast, areola, or armpit)
- implant placement (under or on top of chest muscle)
- implant style (round/teardrop, smooth/textured, cohesive gel)
- implant size
Dr Moko will outline what to expect after surgery, as well as the risks of breast augmentation.
Photos will be taken and you may require a mammogram.
Before the operation Dr Moko will draw skin markings to ensure optimal placement of the implant. You will be placed under general anaesthesia and receive intravenous antibiotics.
The implants are inserted through an incision in the crease under the breasts, in the lower part of the areola, or in the armpit. A space is made in front of or under the chest muscle for the implant. Drains and dressings will be placed.
You will experience discomfort and pain after surgery, but this can be managed with oral pain relief.
Most patients are able to leave hospital on the day of operation but in some instances, Dr Moko will recommend an overnight stay in hospital.
You will be required to wear a soft cup bra after surgery and you will see Dr Moko in a few days to check your breasts. You will also notice some swelling and firmness which is to be expected. The swelling should subside within 6 weeks of the procedure and the stitches under the wound will dissolve over time. A small scar will remain but this will gradually disappear over the course of six to eight months.
We recommend that you return to your normal activities after a week and do so gradually. You should avoid unnecessary and strenuous arm movement for at least four to six weeks.