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Breast Enlargement

Procedure :

Enhance the size of breasts using inflatable implants filled with saline.


Length :

1 to 2 hours.


Anesthesia :

Local with sedation, or general.


In/Outpatient :

Usually outpatient.


Side Effects :

Temporary soreness, swelling, change in nipple sensation, bruising. Breast sensitive to stimulation for a few weeks.


Risks :

Lack of implant permanence - surgical removal or replacement of the implants may be required to treat problems, including: deflation; the formation of scar tissue around the implant (capsular contracture), which may cause the breast to feel tight or hard; bleeding or infection. Increase or decrease in sensitivity of nipples or breast skin, occasionally permanent. Mammagraphy requires a special technique. (Note: Some women have reported symptoms similar to those of immune disorders. Ask your doctor about these and other FDA concerns.)


Recovery :

Back to work: a few days. Physical contact with breasts: 3 to 4 weeks. Fading of scars: several months to a year or more.


Duration of Results :

Variable. Implants may require removal or replacement.