5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before a Breast Augmentation
1. Does the surgeon you have chosen has the title of Plastic Surgeon and is it recognized in Spain? Once you have decided to take the step to have surgery, one of the most important decisions is in whose hands you decide to put yourself. It is essential that the surgeon you choose has the title of “Plastic, Aesthetic and Repairing Surgeon” and that it is recognised by the different scientific societies that exist in Spain.
2. What size implant do I want? It is important that you have a prior idea of the approximate size you want; however, the final decision will be made together with your surgeon. A series of specific measurements will be taken of the dimensions of your thorax, in order to select the appropriate width and height of the implant to suit your anatomy. At Clínica Ángela Ojeda we also have a 3D imaging system that will allow you to get an idea of how the appearance of your breast changes as we modify the volume of the prosthesis. Your surgeon will guide you and together you will select the volume of the prosthesis that will provide you with satisfactory, natural and long-lasting results.
3. How long does the operation last? Over the last few years, breast augmentation surgery has advanced a lot; nowadays it usually lasts about 1 hour under general anaesthesia.
4. How long will it take me to recover after breast augmentation surgery? Using a precise and delicate surgical technique the inflammation will not be too intense. It is normal to have moderate discomfort during the first 3 – 4 days, controllable with oral analgesia. Generally, you will return to work 1 week after the operation, as long as it does not involve significant physical effort.
5. How long does a breast implant last? The prosthesis used at Clínica Ángela Ojeda have the best guarantees, we use brands that offer proven quality over time. There is no obligation to change the implants; however, it is recommended to follow up after 5 years of surgery. If no problems are observed with the implant (breakage, leakage or excessive wear), there is no indication to replace them. It is true that, as the years go by, the body changes and a prosthesis that today may be ideal, in 15 – 20 years may require replacement to maintain an optimal result.
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