Medically Reviewed April 2023, by Dr. Ayad Harb, one of the world's leading plastic surgeons
Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to enhance the size, shape, and symmetry of the breasts, providing a more appealing contour and a boost in self-confidence. At SRGN clinic, we offer individualized care and state-of-the-art techniques to ensure each patient receives the results they desire.
The breast augmentation procedure can be performed using implants or fat transfer. The choice between these methods depends on the patient's body type, preferences, and the surgeon's professional recommendation.
Implant Augmentation: Implants come in various sizes and shapes, made of silicone or saline. The surgeon will help determine the best type for you based on your desired appearance and body proportions. Implant placement may be above or below the muscle, and incisions are typically hidden to minimize visible scarring.
Fat Transfer Augmentation: This method utilizes liposuction to harvest fat from another part of the body, which is then purified and carefully injected into the breasts. It's a natural alternative for those who prefer not to use implants.
The surgery is performed under general anesthesia, and careful attention is given to detail and safety at every stage of the procedure. The specific surgical technique is determined by the chosen method of augmentation, the patient's anatomy, and the surgeon's experience.
Postoperative care at SRGN clinic includes close monitoring and a clear recovery plan to ensure a smooth healing process. Follow-up appointments with the surgeon are scheduled to assess progress and address any questions or concerns.
Breast augmentation is more than just a cosmetic procedure; it's a journey towards a new self-image and a more positive relationship with your body. It can restore lost volume, correct asymmetry, and provide a more youthful appearance to the breasts. The procedure can also be a significant component of breast reconstruction after mastectomy or other surgical interventions.
The decision to undergo breast augmentation is deeply personal, and the team at SRGN clinic respects and understands this. We believe in working closely with our patients, from the initial consultation through recovery, to ensure that their experience is empowering, satisfying, and in line with their expectations.
With years of expertise and a commitment to excellence, the surgeons at SRGN clinic are ready to help you achieve the look you desire through breast augmentation. The journey towards a more fulfilled and confident you begins with understanding your goals and crafting a personalized treatment plan to bring those goals to life. Whether you seek subtle enhancement or a more dramatic change, SRGN is here to guide you every step of the way.
Restricted for the first 24-48 hours
Overnight (in most cases)
48 hours post-surgery
Breast augmentation is considered a safe and effective procedure when performed by qualified, experienced surgeons. At SRGN clinic, we adhere to the highest standards of surgical practice, employing state-of-the-art techniques and rigorous safety protocols. Our surgeons are board-certified and have extensive experience in breast augmentation. We conduct a thorough evaluation of each patient's medical history and individual needs to minimize risks. Preoperative planning, careful monitoring during surgery, and postoperative care further contribute to a safe experience. Like all surgical procedures, breast augmentation has inherent risks and potential complications, such as infection, changes in sensation, or implant issues. However, these are rare and are carefully discussed with patients during the consultation process, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the procedure.
SRGN clinic offers a variety of implant options to suit different needs and preferences. The two primary types of implants are saline and silicone. Saline implants consist of a silicone shell filled with sterile saline solution, while silicone implants contain a cohesive gel that mimics the feel of natural breast tissue. Both types come in various sizes, shapes, and textures, allowing customization to achieve the desired look. Our surgeons work closely with patients to understand their goals, provide expert recommendations, and help choose the right implant type. Considerations include body type, lifestyle, existing breast tissue, and aesthetic goals. The decision is a collaborative one, ensuring that the chosen implants align with the patient's expectations and physical needs.
The results of breast augmentation can be long-lasting, often maintaining their appearance for many years. However, it's essential to recognize that implants are not lifetime devices, and they may need to be replaced or revised at some point. Factors such as aging, significant weight fluctuations, hormonal changes, and lifestyle choices can affect the longevity of the results. Regular follow-up appointments and monitoring are crucial to maintaining the appearance and health of the breasts. At SRGN clinic, we provide ongoing support and assessment, advising on any necessary adjustments or replacements. Open communication with the surgical team and adherence to postoperative care instructions contribute to lasting, satisfying results.
Recovery from breast augmentation is a carefully managed process at SRGN clinic. Immediately after surgery, patients may experience swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort, managed with prescribed pain medications. Mobility is often restricted for the first 24-48 hours, with gradual resumption of normal activities over several weeks. A specialized support bra is typically worn to support the healing process. Our surgeons provide detailed postoperative instructions tailored to each patient's specific situation, including guidelines on exercise, lifting, driving, and returning to work. Follow-up appointments are scheduled to monitor progress and address any questions or concerns. Each patient's recovery journey is unique, and our team at SRGN is dedicated to providing personalized care, support, and expertise every step of the way.
Yes, breast augmentation is often combined with other cosmetic procedures to achieve a comprehensive transformation. At SRGN clinic, our skilled surgeons assess each patient's overall aesthetic goals, considering factors like body proportions, skin quality, and lifestyle. Breast augmentation can be paired with a breast lift to address sagging, with a tummy tuck for abdominal contouring, or with liposuction to sculpt other body areas. Combining procedures can provide synergistic results, enhancing the overall appearance and balance of the body. It may also be more time and cost-effective, as several goals can be addressed in a single surgical session. Our surgeons will thoroughly discuss these options during the consultation, ensuring that any combined approach aligns with the patient's needs, safety, and desired outcomes.