Anatomical Breast Augmentation is a cosmetic surgery procedure to increase the size and shape of a woman’s breasts using special anatomically correct (teardrop) shaped implants.
If you have breasts that have atrophied after pregnancy or are minimally droopy, but you do not want a breast lift, an anatomically correct breast implant may be what you need. This teardrop shaped implant can provide more upper breast fullness while at the same time allowing more lower breast projection. This implant can be placed either under the breast muscle or on top of the breast muscle depending on how much natural breast tissue is available. An anatomical breast implant provides a more natural looking breast compared with round implants and is especially suited to taller women. A consultation and examination with an AesthetiCare surgeon can determine if you are a candidate for this special implant.
An anatomical breast implant is a silicone shell filled with saline (salt water) solution or silicone gel. The implant can be placed either under the breast tissue or beneath the breast muscle. Incisions are usually made around the areola (the dark skin around the nipple) so that proper implant placement can be better controlled. The implants are then inserted, centered, vertically aligned and the incisions closed. An ace bandage or support bra will be placed around the breasts to hold them in the correct position.
You will be sore for a few days after your surgery. The degree of discomfort depends on whether the implants are placed under the breast tissue or under the breast muscle. Any discomfort can be controlled by pain medication prescribed by your surgeon.
Swelling and bruising of the breasts is normal and will begin to subside in a week or so. The incisions are placed to keep the scars as inconspicuous as possible and will become barely noticeable after several months. You may have a decrease in sensitivity around your nipples or some numbness near the incision after surgery. These symptoms usually disappear with time.