The surgeon may make the following incisions during a breast augmentation surgery
- Inframammary (just under the breast)
- Periareolar (edge of skin around the nipple)
- Transaxillary (under the arm)
The treating doctor will position the breast implants through either sub-muscular or sub-glandular placement and then fill the implants with saline or silicone.
Specialised healthcare provisions and experienced doctors, minimise the risks and complications associated with the procedure. However, a patient should be aware of all plausible risks and complications, before undergoing the procedure-
- Adverse reaction to anaesthesia during the procedure.
- Post procedure infections.
- Fluid (seroma) collection, due to improper drainage.
- Distorted appearance after the surgery due to incorrect positioning of the implant. This may lead to a second corrective surgery.
- Continuous pain in the arm and breast.
- Change in sensation on the breast or nipple.