It consist of Surgical increase the size (volume) and projection (size) of the breast through the use of implants or prosthesis, specially designed for that purpose.

The mammary prosthesis have been developed for more than 40 years, obtaining a wide margin of clinic safety.

The main indication for operation is the lack of breast volume (Mammary Hypotrophy).

How the Augmentation Mastoplasty is performed

The surgical procedure is performed under general anesthesia in a certified Operating Room, under rigorous standards of asepsis and antisepsis, in a Plastic Surgery Ambulatory Unit properly authorized, and endowed  with all the equipment and trained personnel to ensure the success of surgery as well as the complete and absolute safety of the patient.

The external approach can be inframammary incision, trans-axillary incision, periareolar incision or endoscopic Transumbilical incision.

The Breast prosthesis can be placed within behind the mammary gland or behind the muscle (most recommended is behind the muscle).

The prosthesis can have smooth outer shell, textured shell or microtextured shell (most recommended is textured shell), can be inflatable or silicone gel fill (most recommended is high cohesive silicon gel fill and form-stable), also can be low, moderate or high profile (most recommended is high profile for the best aesthetic result).

Possible Complications

Among the complications that can occur in a very small number of patients, are the following:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Dehiscence of the surgical incisions
  • Prosthesis Dislocation (ectopic location)
  • Capsular Contracture
  • Muscle contracture
  • Prosthesis Extrusion (total or partial exposure of the  prosthesis through surgical incision)
  • Prosthesis rejection

However, with proper care and control, evolution tends to be very satisfactory.

If your breast are sagging (Mammary Ptosis), a corrective breast lift must be done (Mastopexy) in the same surgical procedure.


The patients can make their normal lives after the first week, but must wait 8 weeks for exposure to the Sun, heat, go to beaches or physical exercises.

The pain or discomfort is mild and easily manageable with common painkillers.

The patient must wear an orthopedic Bra for 15 days in the postoperative period and receive for that same period of time, lymphatic drainage massages.

After that, the patient will use a Moulder Bra Style or Anatomical Contour Bra that will give the final shape and ideal Breast location until 8 weeks of postoperative evolution.

The recovery is fast, with very satisfactory final outcome. Without complications, a reasonable time of approximately 2 months is required to appreciate the excellent final result, permanent and very rewarding.

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