Home - Procedures - Breast Augmentation
Breast enlargement and augmentation are, by far, the most popular
cosmetic surgeries in almost every location around the world. For
many women, the way they feel about their bodies and their femininity
is directly linked to the size and shape of their breasts, and their
personal body image can be dramatically altered following breast enhancement surgery – be it in the form of augmentation, lift
In South Africa, breast augmentation and breast enlargement surgery
are just as popular as anywhere in the world and they are certainly
the most common plastic surgery procedures in my practice. I believe that small
breasts are often a major concern for many ladies and deciding to
enhance the breasts is a life changing step for many of my patients.
The actual procedure is usually very straightforward, but it is
often a daunting process for patients to obtain information on the
details of the operation, breast augmentation prices and an explanation
of the techniques used. The primary reasons for the confusion are
the fact that many different approaches and placements are offered
by different surgeons and there are a large variety of implants
Implant options range from silicone to saline and from rough to
smooth textures. Depending on your body type Dr. Wilkinson will
be able suggest the most suitable option for you.
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as needed. You will then be able to select the different sized and
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Slim, small-breasted women are usually advised to have the implant
inserted under the muscle, which covers the implant. Incisions are
made in the armpit, at the lower border of the areola, or in the
crease beneath the breast. A pocket is thereby created to cater
for the implant.
In patients with adequate breast tissue and who have minimal ptosis
of the breasts, I would suggest that the implant be placed in front
of the muscle. It is usually not necessary that the nipple be transposed
higher on the breast, however if this is required, a breast lift
can be performed with the breast augmentation. The surgery usually
takes between an hour-and-a-half to two hours, and is performed
mostly under conscious sedation.
Be prepared for two to three days of acute pain following breast
augmentation. Bandages are removed after five days, although you
should be up and about within a day or two. For two weeks following
surgery, you may not drive or lift your arms above waist height.
Don’t make the mistake of consulting with an inexperienced
or unqualified surgeon when considering breast enlargement or augmentation.
Call us now for to book a consultation.