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Augmentation mammoplasty is a surgical-medical term that refers to the increase of the mammary volume through the inclusion of silicone gel “prosthesis” implants in a virtual space located immediately after the mammary glandular tissue or in specific cases in a retro-muscular area (behind the pectoral muscle).

This procedure is used to give a volume to the breasts that due to a hereditary condition are too small or unhappy with the physical configuration of the patient, as well as to replace the loss of breast volume secondary to gestation, lactation or excessive weight loss. On the other hand, augmentation mammoplasty is also used to correct breast asymmetries and ptosis (sagging breasts), in these cases associated with a mastopexy (breast lift).

The augmentation mammoplasty is an individual surgery so the patient must try to satisfy their own desire of volume and not others. However, the patient must be aware of the limitations of their own body concerning that volume, objectifying that the choice of the implant is in harmony with its texture. In other words, it would not be anatomically harmonious to place a large breast implant in a thin woman, short stature and small thorax for example.

It is essential to keep in mind that a breast implant is a foreign body for your body, so a periodic follow-up with your surgeon is indicated in order to evaluate the behavior of the implant, although technological advances in the manufacture of the implant have decreased considerably the complications associated with its use, while increasing its useful life. The above does not mean that implants are definitive and will never require change.

“Finally, remember that your health is also up to you, always follow your doctor’s instructions and avoid activities that compromise you such as smoking, drinking or ingesting any type of hallucinogenic substances.”