Breast Augmentation in Athens

Breast Augmentation Overview

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Procedure
Enhance the size of breasts using saline or silicone gel implants.

Length
1 hour

Anesthesia
General

Recovery
Back to work: a few days
Physical contact with breasts: 2 to 3 weeks
Fading of scars: several months to a year or more.


Breast Augmentation Surgery

Breast enlargement, or augmentation mammoplasty (often referred to as "breast implants", enhances the body contour of a woman who is unhappy with her breast size. This procedure can also correct a reduction in breast volume after pregnancy or balance a difference in breast size. In certain cases where the breasts have sagging or droopiness, a simultaneous breast lift may be necessary.

During the procedure, an implant is inserted through an incision made in the crease under the breast. The implant may be placed under the breast tissue or beneath the chest wall muscle. Women may choose to have saline or silicone implants. Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure which usually takes about one hour under general anesthesia. Most patients return to routine activity within the first week but aerobic activity and strenuous upper body activity are limited for 3-4 weeks.


ABOUT PLASTIC SURGERY

Plastic surgery is a specialty that can be divided into two groups: cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery. Cosmetic surgery is performed to reshape normal body structures and improve a person’s appearance. These procedures may not be considered medically necessary, but are performed, instead, to increase a person’s confidence and self-esteem. Liposuction, breast augmentation and tummy tucks are some of the most popular types of cosmetic surgery.

Reconstructive surgery involves those procedures performed to correct abnormal body structures caused by birth defects, trauma, burns, infection or disease. These types of reconstructive surgery include breast reduction, breast reconstruction and treatment of skin cancers. Reconstructive surgery is usually covered by health insurance.