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Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation/enlargement is a surgical procedure that involves inserting breast implants to increase the size of the breasts, change their shape, or to correct asymmetry. Breast Surgery can also restore volume that has been lost due to pregnancy or breast feeding.

ABOUT
The procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic and takes about 60-90 minutes. It can be done as a day procedure but patients usually stay in hospital for one night. There will be swelling and bruising after the surgery and you can expect to feel pain and discomfort for between three to seven days. The wounds will be covered with tape after surgery which should be left in place for three weeks. It is recommended that you wear a supportive bra day and night for the first 2 weeks. Scars are inevitable but will gradually fade. Avoid strenuous exercise and the lifting of heavy objects for six weeks after the surgery.

Procedure:
The procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic and takes about 60 – 90 minutes. It can be done as a day case but some patients prefer to stay overnight depending on their proximity to their preferred hospital. There will be swelling and bruising after the surgery and you can expect to feel pain and discomfort for between three to seven days. The wounds are normally located in the crease under the breasts and closed with dissolving sutures, and then finally tape.

After the procedure:
Before leaving our hospital, you will be given some specific postoperative instructions and a follow-up appointment. You will receive pain-killers and a course of antibiotics.

Recovery:
Recovery from breast augmentation surgery varies from patient to patient. How your body responds to surgery, your natural healing ability, and other patient factors unique to you will determine your recovery.

Dr Jeanne Botha

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Elize Bezuidenhout

Practice Manager