Breast Enlargement Surgery (Augmentation Mammaplasty):
the size of breasts using inflatable implants
filled with saline.
to 2 hours.
with sedation, or general.
soreness, swelling, change in nipple sensation,
bruising. Breast sensitive to stimulation
for a few weeks.
of implant permanence -- surgical removal
or replacement of the implants may be
required to treat problems, including:
deflation; the formation of scar tissue
around the implant (capsular contracture),
which may cause the breast to feel tight
or hard; bleeding or infection. Increase
or decrease in sensitivity of nipples
or breast skin, occasionally permanent.
Mammography requires a special technique.
(Note: Some women have reported symptoms
similar to those of immune disorders.
Ask your doctor about these and other
to work: 2 to 4 weeks. More strenuous
activity: 4 to 6 weeks or more. Fading
and flattening of scars: 3 months to 2