Trompowsky Medical Center
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Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that involves the use of breast implants or fat transfer to increase the size, shape, and volume of the breasts. The procedure is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries worldwide, and it can help women achieve a more proportionate and attractive figure. There are two main types of breast implants: silicone and saline. In Brazil we mainly use silicone implants, which are made of a silicone gel that feels and looks more natural than saline implants. They are pre-filled with silicone gel and are less likely to ripple or wrinkle than saline implants.
Fat transfer, also known as autologous fat transfer, is an alternative to breast implants. This method involves removing fat from another part of the body, such as the hips, thighs, or stomach, and injecting it into the breasts. The fat is harvested using liposuction, and it is then purified and re-injected into the breasts. Fat transfer is a more natural option than implants, but it is not suitable for women who want a significant increase in breast size.
The procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia and takes about two hours to complete. The surgeon will make an incision in the breast crease, under the arm, or around the areola. The implant is then placed behind the breast tissue or muscle, and the incision is closed.
Recovery time varies depending on the individual, but most women can return to work and other normal activities within a week or two. However, strenuous activities should be avoided for several weeks. The final results of the surgery will be visible after about three months, when the swelling has gone down and the scars have healed.
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