Breast Augmentation Abroad

Technically referred to as augmentation mammoplasty, breast augmentation is a procedure undertaken by women for various reasons. This procedure is desirable for women who, for personal reasons, feel their breasts are too small or wish to achieve greater symmetry when the breasts are disproportionate in size or shape.

The surgery is also available to women who have lost volume due to weight loss or pregnancy. A breast lift is employed when the breasts have lost firmness or have become saggy.

Procedure information

There are choices available as far as types of implants are available. The surgeon will help to determine the best solution based on your anatomy, your body type and your desired result. Different implant manufacturers often release new sizes or textures for augmentation mammoplasty.

The implant itself contains either saline solution or elastic silicone gel. The implant shell is a solid silicone rubber. Both varieties have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, which means they have been subjected to rigorous tests and then approved by an independent panel of physicians.

Patients are administered with a general anesthetic before an incision is made either around the areola, in the armpit or at the base of the breast where the implant will be inserted.

Recovery time

After breast augmentation surgery, you can be expected to return to work within a few days. For these first days, there will be stiffness, soreness around the breast and you may experience fatigue. Most women are up and about within 24 to 48 hours following the operation. There may be a burning sensation in the first 2 weeks, but this will fade, along with any bruising.

Your breasts will be sensitive to direct contact and stimulation for 2 or 3 weeks. Patients are advised to consult with their surgeon about when a certain level of exercise can be resumed.