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What should you know before surgery?

A very important step is the joint of the surgeon and patient decide on the volume of the implant, which will be installed. Selection of the implant to the patient’s individual surgeon must determine, taking into account the anatomy and many other factors. The duration of the operation usually takes 1-2 hours, and is typically performed under general anesthesia. Usually in 10 days after surgery the sutures are removed. Augmentation mammoplasty may be combined with operations such as mastopexy, abdominoplasty, liposuction, as well as some other operations. It is also necessary to proceed the list of clinical analysis to clarify the patient’s state of health at the moment. At least 2 weeks before surgery it is necessary to avoid smoking and alcohol intake, calculate the menstrual cycle, agree on taking any medications with the surgeon. It is necessary to have a special compression garment by appropriate breast size, beforehand.

Possible complications after augmentation mammoplasty:

  • Implant contouring
  • Capsular contracture (usually requires surgical correction)
  • Keloid scars
  • Hematoma
  • Disturbance of sensitivity of the nipple and areola (usually up to 6 months)
  • Displacement of endoprosthesis (more often observed after axillary approach)