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BREAST AUGMENTATION

 

Summary


Breast augmentation surgery changes the size and shape of the breast. There are a number of different placement methods that a surgeon may use for this surgery. This procedure can also be done with silicone or saline breast implants.

Length of the procedure: 1 hour

Hospital Stay:  Most patents are released form care within 1 day their procedure.

Recovery before traveling home: Patients seeking breast augmentation through medical tourism can return home within 3 days of their procedure.

Travel Tip: Although many patients are released from care quickly chances are they will experience a lot of discomfort. It is best to plan a hotel stay a few days beyond the procedure so you can recuperate some before traveling.

Procedure Details

Your surgery will begin with the administration of general anesthesia. Once you are asleep the surgeon will make an incision to place the implant.

Breast implant placement methods:

  • Most surgeons make an incision under the natural fold of the breast. However, this creates a visible scar.
  • The surgeon can also make an incision under the arm and insert the implant using an endoscope. This leaves no scar on the breast, but a small scar under the arm.
  • The surgeon can make a cut around the areola to insert the implant. However, this may interfere with sensation and cause problems with breast feeding.
  • A new technique allows your surgeon to use an endoscope to place your implant through an incision near your belly button.

The breast implant is placed behind the breast bone or behind the outer layer of chest wall.

After the Procedure

After the procedure you will be taken to recovery. Your vitals will be monitored carefully during this time. When you have woken from the surgery and your vitals are stable you will be moved to a regular hospital room or released from care.

After the surgery you will have a tightly wrapped dressing around your breast and chest. You may even be required to wear a surgical bra. Some women may have surgical drains in their breasts. These drains are removed within 3 days of the procedure.

Self care after breast augmentation:

  • Resume light activity within 1 to 2 days of surgery
  • Return to work within 7 to 14 days
  • Avoid heavy lifting for 3 to 6 weeks
  • Avoid strenuous activity and exercise for 3-6 weeks
  • Avoid stretching arms out for 3 to 6 weeks
  • No driving for 2 weeks

Results

Most patients are very satisfied with the outcome of their breast augmentation procedure. Many feel an improved sense of self-confidence and enjoy their appearance more once they are healed.

Risks and Complications

As is with any surgery there are risks associated with breast augmentation surgery. The following is a list of the most common risks and complications:

  • Reaction to anesthesia or medication
  • Breathing problems
  • Bleeding problems
  • Infection
  • Pneumonia
  • Difficulty breastfeeding
  • Loss of nipple sensation
  • Scarring
  • Uneven nipple position
  • Different size breasts
  • Scar tissue
  • Implant leakage
  • Implant ripple

Contact your physician if any of the following occur:

  • Pain increases
  • Redness develops around incision site
  • Swelling develops
  • Drainage from incision is bloody, green, yellow or foul smelling
  • Medication side effects like nausea, vomiting, rash or headache
  • Fever above 100 degrees by mouth
  • Numbness
  • Loss of motion
  • Sudden breast swelling

Major Destinations offering this treatment
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Almater Hospital SA de CV

Location: Mexicali, Mexico  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: BARIATRIC SURGERY, CARDIOLOGY, CARDIOTHORACIC & CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, COSMETIC AND PLASTIC SURGERY, ... more  
Procedures: CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFT (CABG), AVR - AORTIC VALVE REPLACEMENT, ABDOMINOPLASTY-MINI TUMMY TUCK, ... more  

Almater Hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in northern Mexico. Located just two hours from San Diego, California, in the vibrant border city of Mexicali, Mexico, Almater Hospital has been providing affo...

 
     
     
 

Apollo Delhi

Location: New Delhi , India  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: ANDROLOGY, BARIATRIC SURGERY, CARDIOLOGY, CARDIOTHORACIC & CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, ... more  
Procedures: GAMETE INTRA-FALLOPIAN TRANSFER, HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY, ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECT CLOSURE (ASD), ... more  

Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi is the First Hospital in India to be Internationally Accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI). It is one of the best multi-speciality tertiary acute care hospitals with ...

 
     
     
 

Baskent University Hospitals

Location: Antalya, Turkey  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: CARDIOLOGY, CARDIOTHORACIC & CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, COSMETIC AND PLASTIC SURGERY, ENDODONTICS, ... more  
Procedures: ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECT CLOSURE (ASD), CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY, CORONARY ANGIOPLASTY, ... more  

BASKENT University Healthcare Group (BASKENT) with its wide range of specialized medical departments is one of the leading university hospital groups in Turkey. BASKENT offers ready access to world-class medical treatmen...

 
     
     
 

Doctors Hospital Health System

Location: Nassau, Bahamas  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: BARIATRIC SURGERY, CARDIOLOGY, CARDIOTHORACIC & CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, COSMETIC AND PLASTIC SURGERY, ... more  
Procedures: CORONARY ANGIOPLASTY, CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFT (CABG), BREAST AUGMENTATION, ... more  

Doctors Hospital is the best hospital in the Caribbean, as proven by our accreditation by Joint Commission International. Our doctors are at the leading edge of medicine and comprise of over 200 US and UK trained physic...

 
     
     
 

Fortis Healthcare

Location: Haryana, India  
Accreditations: JCI, NABH,  
Specialties: BARIATRIC SURGERY, CARDIOLOGY, CARDIOTHORACIC & CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, COSMETIC AND PLASTIC SURGERY, ... more  
Procedures: ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECT CLOSURE (ASD), CLOSED HEART / THORACIC SURGERY , CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY, ... more  

Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading integrated healthcare delivery service provider in India. The healthcare verticals of the company primarily comprise hospitals, diagnostics and day care specialty facilities. The co...

 
     
     
 

Hospital Galenia

Location: Quintana, Mexico  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: BARIATRIC SURGERY, COSMETIC AND PLASTIC SURGERY, ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY, ... more  
Procedures: BREAST AUGMENTATION, BREAST LIFT, BREAST REDUCTION, ... more  

Patients come from the USA, Canada, and around the world to receive high quality and affordable medical care in Mexico. The majority of the patients choose Cancun because of its warm weather, beautiful beaches, and compe...

 
     
     
 

Memorial Health Group

Location: Istanbul , Turkey  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: CARDIOLOGY, CARDIOTHORACIC & CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, CHECK-UP, COSMETIC AND PLASTIC SURGERY, ... more  
Procedures: CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY, CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFT (CABG), ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL STUDY, ... more  

Memorial Healthcare Group was established with the mission of becoming a world-class brand in healthcare by making a difference with pioneering practices in the sector with its distinguished staff and satisfaction-orient...

 
     
     
 

Nairi Medical Center

Location: Yerevan, Armenia  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: COSMETIC AND PLASTIC SURGERY, ENDOCRINOLOGY, GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY, ... more  
Procedures: ABDOMINOPLASTY-MINI TUMMY TUCK, ARM LIFT, BOTOX, ... more  

Nairi Medical Center offers the highest standard of healthcare in a calm and comfortable atmosphere. A full range of imaging services and radiology procedures are offered. They include ultrasound, X-ray and MRT. Due to t...

 
     
     
 

Near East University Hospital

Location: North Cyprus, Turkey  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: CARDIOLOGY, CARDIOTHORACIC & CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, COSMETIC AND PLASTIC SURGERY, GENERAL SURGERY AND LAPROSCOPIC SURGERY, ... more  
Procedures: CORONARY ANGIOPLASTY, CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFT (CABG), DOUBLE VALVE REPLACEMENT, ... more  

The Near East University Training and Research Hospital, as the first and only private university hospital, was established as part of planned development projects on campus of the Near East University, Lefkosa, North Cy...

 
     
     
 

Schneider Regional Medical Center

Location: St. Thomas, United States  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: ALLERGY/IMMUNOLOGY, ANDROLOGY, BARIATRIC SURGERY, ... more  
Procedures: ASTHMA EVALUATION AND TREATMENT, ATOPIC DERMATITIS TREATMENT, CONTACT DERMATITIS TESTING AND TREATMENT, ... more  

Schneider Regional Medical Center is a healthcare system comprised of three facilities operating with one vision: "To be the health care provider of choice to the residents of the Virgin Islands and the Caribbean." Schne...

 
     
     
 

MEDICOVER Hospital

Location: Warszawa, Poland  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: BARIATRIC SURGERY, COSMETIC AND PLASTIC SURGERY, ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY, ... more  
Procedures: BREAST AUGMENTATION, BREAST REDUCTION, EYE LID LIFT - BLEPHAROPLASTY, ... more  

Medicover hospital is situated in the heart of Europe, in Warsaw Poland. Medicover Hospital is made up of a caring team of highly-qualified International specialists, world class surgeons & doctors who employ the latest ...

 
     
     
 

Sinaiclinic Hospital

Location: Sharm Elsheikh, Egypt  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: COSMETIC AND PLASTIC SURGERY, ADJUNCTIVE GENERAL SERVICES, PROSTHODONTICS, FIXED, ... more  
Procedures: BOTOX, BREAST AUGMENTATION, BREAST LIFT, ... more  

SINAICLINIC HOSPITAL, a community hospital with selected, highly specialized services, operates as part of a high-quality healthcare delivery system that serves SHARM ELSHEKH, DAHAB, TABA, ALL SOUTH SINAI. ...

 
     
     
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