It consists of the placement of a breast prosthesis in the anatomical area of the breast to achieve an improvement in shape, volume and symmetry.
It is performed on an outpatient basis with a stay in the surgical center or hospital no longer than 12 hours usually, the procedure takes 1 to 2 hours depending on the case, the incision options are for the areola, under the breast, axillary and transumbilical, the best site will be different for each patient and the case will be explained on the day of the consultation. After the incision a pocket is created for the placement of the implant having as options behind the gland, behind the muscle and a combination of the two. It ends with a pocket and skin closure with sutures and dressings and sterile bandage.
If you decide to perform the procedure on an outpatient basis means that you will be able to discharge the same day, the most likely thing is that surgery is performed in the morning and you recover during the afternoon. Only you will be discharged until you are in a stable condition and with a favorable recovery, if it is required to remain under surveillance then you will be hospitalized therefore you are recommended to have your suitcase ready with clothes and personal items along with a companion to assist you .
At your discharge you will be given the following:
Detailed instructions of your care in your home
Recipe with oral medications for your needs.
Contact number for any questions.