Breast augmentation involves using implants to increase the size of your breasts. It can help to restore breast volume after weight loss or pregnancy and help to achieve a more rounded shape or improve the symmetry.
At Pietro di Mauro, our medical team has years of experience and are an active member of the Spanish Society for Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine, SECPRE.
Our clients are our number 1 priority and that is why we insist on potential patients booking an appointment to discuss their desired surgery in detail. A full assessment of your current health and medical history is vital, as well as ongoing post-operative care.
The breast augmentation operation is carried out under a general anaesthetic and your designated anaesthetist will speak to you about this on the day of your operation. The length of the surgery can vary from person to person, but around 2 hours is average. Your surgeon will make an incision in your skin around 3-5cm long, tucked into the crease below the breast, but incisions can also be made in the underarm or around the nipple. Your surgeon will talk to you about the best incision for you.
Your surgeon can either place the implant between the breast tissue and the chest muscle or behind the chest wall muscle. The shape and size of the implant, the elasticity of your skin and your own body will determine the position of the breast. All of this will be talked about in detail during your consultations.
Once the implants are in place, the incision is stitched, covered in dressing and then a bra similar to a sports bra will be put on. You might have some drainage tubes in place, which will be removed before you can go home. Whether you need to stay overnight will be discussed before the surgery, but it is important to realise that if you are not initially well enough to go home, you may need to stay overnight.
From the first appointment, Dr. di Mauro and the team will be on hand to talk you through the surgery, the aftercare and your expected results.