BREASTS

Breast Plastic Surgery

Silhouette Plastic Surgery Holidays offers a variety of high quality breast plastic surgery procedures, which will be performed by our renowned plastic surgeons in Rosario, Argentina.

We have featured the most frequently requested plastic cosmetic procedures for the breasts:

Breast Augmentation (Boob Job)

It enhances the size of a woman's breasts. It allows a woman to balance the size of her breasts when one is smaller than the other. Most women have one breast bigger than the other. This difference can be compensated by using two implants of different sizes. It fills those breasts that appear to be 'empty', that is, with a lot of skin but little consistency, that some women have as a result of pregnancies or due to the aging process. If this is your case, you can have a breast lift done together with the breast implantation.

It does not correct asymmetries in the location of the areolas or nipples. It does not lift hanging breasts. Even though it will make your body look more beautiful and harmonious, and it will probably also improve your self-esteem, it will not be enough to make you look perfect. We must be realistic and accept that that kind of perfection does not exist

The surgery

Among the possible incisions, three are the most frequent; all of them are approximately 1.5 inches (4 cm ) long:

a) A semicircle under the lower outline of the areole (dark area around the nipples).

b) On the armpit. c) At the fold where the breast meets the chest. This incision is the one that allows an easier and faster insertion of the implant but, because it leaves more visible scars, our surgeons do not resort to it except in very particular cases; for example, when there already is a scar from a prior implant that must be replaced.

The surgeon will determine which one of the three incisions is better for you, according to your body and the kind of implant chosen. Working with special instruments through the incision, he creates a pocket in each breast to hold the implants. He then places the implants in each one of the pockets, using the nipples as reference. Finally, he inserts the drainage tubes and closes the incisions with sutures.

It is important to mention that the implants are always placed behind the mammary gland, but there are two possible locations:

a) Behind the pectoral muscle: this procedure is more complicated and the recovery is more painful, but the muscles prevent the implant's outline to be seen under the skin, giving the breast a more natural look. Placed here, the implants will interfere less in future mammograms.

b) In front of the pectoral muscle: this location is advisable for women who do intense physical exercises with their arms. Hospitalisation This is an ambulatory procedure. Anesthesia: Between 30 to 120 minutes, according to the complexity of the case Breast Implants Surgery length: Between 2 and 4 hours, according to the complexity of the case.

Advantages of cohesive silicone gel implants.

Cohesive means that it tends to remain whole. This means that, even if the shell were to rupture, its content would not spill out. It would remain whole without any divisions. They do not lose their volume as time goes by. They do not make 'liquid' sounds during physical activities. They have a very natural consistency when touched. In the past, its content used to leak through the micropores of the shell and caused capsular contractures. Nowadays, these leakage's have been almost completely reduced thanks to the cohesive properties of the content and to the new shells made of several superimposed layers. In most European countries, in Asia and America the use of these implants for cosmetic purposes is allowed, but not in the United States.

Breast Reduction

It reduces the size of excessively large breasts. If you feel uncomfortable with your breasts or you feel they are unaesthetic. If they make it difficult to find the right clothes, if they make your back or neck hurt or if they make you feel ashamed, then this is the right surgery for you.

The surgery lifts hanging breasts due to factors such as age, breastfeeding and gravity. It improves your shape in the same way that a breast lift does but, in this case, reduction is the priority. It reduces the size of the areola, if it is too large.

The surgery

The surgeon draws on the skin the future location of the nipples. Then he performs a circular incision around each one of the areolas. If the areola is too large, the incision may be done inside its outline, so as to remove the part of it that is nearest to the edge. All the time, the areola and the nipple are kept joined to the breast by means of a pedicle. This is very important for preserving the blood supply and sensibility, and to avoid necrosis. The surgeon performs a series of incisions under the areolas that allow him to separate the rest of the skin. He then cuts and folds the glandular tissue so as to fit the areolas in the places he previously cut and marked. After that, he cuts and removes the excess glandular tissue and skin until the breast reaches the desired volume and shape. Finally, the surgeon sutures all the incisions This is an ambulatory procedure. Anesthesia: Local anesthesia and complementary sedation. Length of breast reduction surgery: Two to four hours, according to the complexity of the case

The final Result

The results of breast reduction surgery are permanent. The reduced breasts will not grow again. Your breasts will look better for a long time and you will feel more comfortable and relieved. In spite of the resulting scars, when most women evaluate the outcome, they feel that the benefits obtained far outweigh the negative aspects. Even though it will make your body look more beautiful and harmonious, and it will probably also improve your self-esteem, It will not be enough to make you look perfect. We must be realistic and accept that that kind of perfection does not exist.

Breast Lift

Over the years, factors such as pregnancy, nursing, and the force of gravity take their toll on a woman's breasts. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts often lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag. Breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts, to reduce the size of the areola, or If your breasts are small or have lost volume, breast implants can be inserted in to increase their firmness and size.

The best candidates are healthy, emotionally-stable women who are realistic about what the surgery can accomplish. The best results are usually achieved in women with small, sagging breasts. Bigger breast can also be lifted, but the results may not last as long.

Many women seek this procedure because pregnancy and nursing have left them with stretched skin and less volume in their breasts. However, if you're planning to have more children, you should postpone it, as pregnancy would be likely to stretch them and offset the results of the procedure.

Your satisfaction with a breast lift is likely to be greater if you understand the procedure thoroughly and if your expectations are realistic.

Hospitalisation: This is an ambulatory procedure, so you should be back home the same day.

Anesthesia: Local anesthesia and complementary sedation, or general anesthesia

The surgery

It usually takes one and a half to three and a half hours. Techniques vary, but the most common procedure involves an anchor-shaped incision following the natural contour of the breast.

The incision outlines the area from which breast skin will be removed and defines the new location for the nipple. When the excess skin has been removed, the nipple and areola are moved to the higher position. The skin surrounding the areola is then brought down and together to reshape the breast. Stitches are usually located around the areola, in a vertical line extending downwards from the nipple area, and along the lower crease of the breast.

Some patients, especially those with relatively small breasts and minimal sagging, may be candidates for modified procedures requiring less extensive incisions. One such procedure is the "doughnut (or concentric) mastopexy" or breast lift, which circular incisions are made around the areola, and a doughnut-shaped area of skin is removed.

If you're having an implant inserted along with your breast lift, it will be placed in a pocket directly under the breast tissue, or deeper, under the muscle of the chest wall.

After the surgery

After surgery your breasts will be bruised, swollen, and uncomfortable for a day or two, but the pain shouldn't be severe. Any discomfort you do feel can be relieved with medications prescribed by your surgeon.

Within a few days, the bandages or surgical bra will be replaced by a soft support bra. You'll need to wear this bra around the clock for three to four weeks, over a layer of gauze. The stitches will be removed after a week or two.

If your breast skin is very dry following surgery, you can apply a moisturiser several times a day. Be careful not to tug at your skin in the process, and keep the moisturiser away from the suture areas.

You can expect some loss of feeling in your nipples and breast skin, caused by the swelling after surgery. This numbness usually fades as the swelling subsides over the next six weeks or so. In some patients, however, it may last a year or more, and occasionally it may be permanent.

Bleeding and infection following a breast lift are uncommon, but they can cause scars to widen. You can reduce your risks by closely following your physician's advice both before and after the procedure. Mastopexy does leave noticeable, permanent scars, although they'll be covered by your bra or bathing suit. Poor healing and wider scars are more common in smokers.

The final result

Healing is a gradual process. Although you may be up and about in a day or two, don't plan on returning to work for a week or more, depending on how you feel. And avoid lifting anything over your head for three to four weeks. If you have any unusual symptoms, don't hesitate to call your surgeon. Your surgeon will give you detailed instructions for resuming your normal activities.

Your surgeon will make every effort to make your scars as inconspicuous as possible. Still, it's important to remember that a breast lift scars are extensive and permanent. They often remain lumpy and red for months, and then gradually become less obvious, sometimes eventually fading to thin white lines. Fortunately, the scars can usually be placed so that you can wear even low-cut tops.

You should also keep in mind that a breast lift won't keep you firm forever-the effects of gravity, pregnancy, aging, and weight fluctuations will eventually take their toll again. Women who have implants along with their breast lift may find the results last longer.