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What is Breast implant?

14:29 - 9 April , 2021

Medical procedure



It is a plastic surgery procedure that aims to modify the size and shape of the breasts through the implantation of a bag with filling material. The most commonly used synthetic materials for this are saline and silicone.

There are various decisions to undergo this procedure, from the correction of a congenital defect or malformation, reconstruction after a disease, or for aesthetic purposes and personal conviction.

This procedure can be performed through an incision under an arm, below the breast, or in the umbilical area. General anesthesia is used.

Before the procedure:

Before surgery, your ABC doctor will inform you about the objectives and scope of the procedure. Consider the following recommendations: 

  • Be rigorous with your personal hygiene.
  • Fast according to your doctor’s indications.
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking anticoagulants or any other medication.

After completing the procedure:

Once the surgery is finished, you will likely stay in the hospital for a couple of days for a better recovery.

The first eight days you will have pain in your breasts and in the incision. The discomfort will pass in a few days and you will be able to resume your normal activities. It is important that you check the healing status daily and avoid wound infections.

Potential risks:

  • Clots.
  • Implant rupture.
  • Infections.
  • Loss of sensation and problems breastfeeding.
  • Asymmetrical nipples.

In our High Specialty Surgery Center, we perform more than 7,000 cutting-edge surgical procedures each year with state-of-the-art technology. Our mission is to provide you with general and highly specialized medical-surgical services with the highest standards of quality and safety comparable with international centers of excellence through a multidisciplinary team that uses evidence-based clinical protocols that guarantee the best assistance and care of your health.

ABC Medical Center has always been known for practicing cutting-edge medicine. Our commitment to innovate keeps us as leaders in the practice of this discipline.

Your next surgery in expert and certified hands.

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