Cosmetic surgery of the body and limbs
Breast augmentation is one of the most common aesthetic surgery procedures, chosen by women with congenitally small breasts (breast hypoplasia), breast asymmetry, or sagging breasts (breast ptosis) which have lost their fullness and volume due to pregnancy and breastfeeding. In most cases, the implant (breast prosthesis) is placed beneath the glandular tissue (in the retroglandular space), and rarely beneath the pectoral muscle (in the retromuscular space). The incision is placed either semicircularly around the lower half of the areola, in the fold beneath the breast, or in the armpit.
For the purpose of breast augmentation, silicone elastomere implants filled with cohesive silicone gel are used. This procedure is safe for the patient and does not interfere with future pregnancy and breastfeeding. Augmentation mammoplasty is performed under general anesthesia, and the recovery period lasts 7 to 10 days. A special elastic bra needs to be worn for 4 weeks after the procedure.