How Doctors Perform Breast Enlargements

Women use breast augmentation procedures to correct asymmetrical breast shapes and reduce weight.  Most beauty-enthusiasts think they are unlucky to have small breasts. They might want to look like their favourite movie and music stars. However, it’s a fundamental human right for people to explore their legitimate concerns.

It’s important to have realistic expectations when you plan surgery for breast augmentation. Breast augmentation is a trend in Australia, and classy ladies don’t might have to pay the price. What’s important to them is how beautiful they look after the surgery. In this article, you will learn about the procedure before going under the cosmetic surgeon’s blade.

What’s The Ideal Incision Option?

An incision is a cut through the skin’s soft tissues. During breast augmentation procedures, the plastic surgeon tears inconspicuous parts of the skin to make the scar less visible. It’s a necessary process that allows the surgeon to insert teardrop implants under or over your pectoral muscle. 

During the pre-surgery examination, the surgeon will test different sizes of implants with your bra. 

This process gives an idea of what to expect after the surgery. Since they are trained, surgeons consider several factors before applying the right incision option. Usually, the choice of incision includes the scope of enlargement, your anatomy, and the type of implant. Here are some appropriate incision options.

  • The peri-areolar incision is a cut around the patient’s nipple.
  • Inframammary incision is a cut on the crease (fold) under the patient’s breast
  • The transaxillary incision is a cut in the armpit

You shouldn’t worry about the pains that come with incisions. Normally, breast augmentation procedures are not done without injecting the patient with some dose of anesthetics. You should expect to be in a state of deep sleep during surgery.

Types of Breast Implants

Breast implants are inserts that are classified as medical prostheses. They are placed either under or over the pectoral muscle. Without these special materials, the procedure of breast augmentation is not complete.

Saline Implants

Saline implants are special salt-like solutions inside elastomer silicone shells. While these implants come in different sizes, the volume of a saline solution depends on the scope of augmentation. The risk of a leak is low with saline implants. It’s because your body will absorb and discharge the solution naturally.

Silicone Gel

Implants with silicone gel-filled elements tend to collapse when they leak. Depending on the extent of leakage, the gel could flow into the implant pocket or remain in the shell. The gelatinous substance in silicon implant pockets might be unhealthy when there’s a leak. You need to schedule regular check-ups of MRI scans with the surgeon after using this type of implants.

The Procedure for Augmentation

Anesthesia and Incisions

Generally, cosmetic (breast augmentation) and reconstructive surgery are types of plastic surgery for different purposes. While a cancer survivor might need reconstructive breast surgery, other women use cosmetic breast surgery for aesthetic reasons. 

After administering a special medication that’s called anesthesia, the surgeon makes incisions and inserts some implants. Apart from injecting a patient with intravenous (IV) sedative medication, the surgeon can apply general anesthesia. However, the best choice will be recommended by an expert.


The positioning breast implants varies since the purpose of the procedure might be to reconstruct, or enlarge the breasts. When implants stay under your pectoral muscles, it’s called a submuscular placement. However, it’s called a sub-glandular (submammary) placement when it stays over the muscle.

If the implantation goes well, the surgeon will close the incisions on breast tissues with multiple stitches. Also, surgical tapes and special adhesives for the skin are alternatives.


When patients recover from the anesthesia, it’s natural to see swelling and feel pains around the incisions. They should expect the scars and swellings to disappear gradually. While consuming painkillers, it will take about three weeks for these affected tissues to heal. However, sutures fade after 6 weeks of your breast augmentation surgery.