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Should I wear a compression garment after breast augmentation surgery?

December 16, 2013

During a breast augmentation procedure, your surgeon first makes an incision in the fold underneath the breast and sometimes up to and around the nipple (when combined with breast-uplifting). Then they will make a space for the implant, either below or above the muscle before the implant is placed and the incisions closed.

To get the optimal results from your breast augmentation, it is important you take care of your breasts after the procedure and there are some basic steps you should follow.

Can I wear a sports bra after a breast augmentation or a compression garment?

After breast augmentation surgery, Mr Yii uses special dressings to support the breasts. You can also wear a specially designed compression garment. You can purchase garments that have been specifically designed for breast augmentation patients which help settle the breasts into the correct position.

It is advisable to wear this compression garment both day and night, for a period advised by your plastic surgeon and this may be individual to you and your recovery.

After this period, soft non-underwire bras or sports bras,

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Are there any natural alternatives to breast augmentation?

December 9, 2013

Many women may be dissatisfied with the size and shape of your breasts or wish to restore the shape they have before having children or losing weight, but may be reluctant to undergo a surgical procedure.

This might be because they are worried about the long-term implications of having implants, the risks associated with a general anaesthetic, or a fear that they may not look natural after surgery. All these concerns can be addressed in your consultation with Mr Yii and they are a sign that you are treating this surgery as seriously as you should

Is there a non-surgical alternative to breast augmentation?

There are non-surgical alternatives to breast augmentation, but they rarely afford more than a very modest enhancement.

One option is fat transfer whereby your body fat is harvested from another part of the body, usually through liposuction, and then injected into the breasts to enlarge it. This is your own tissue so you should not experience a reaction to the fat tissue, but long-term studies of fat transfer safety are not yet available and this

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How long is the recovery time after having a breast augmentation?

December 2, 2013

A breast augmentation procedure is a surgical procedure whereby implants are inserted into the chest, either below or above the muscle. The surgeon will make an incision along the fold under the breast and sometimes up to and around the nipple (when combined with breast uplifting), before making a pocket for the breast implant.

Where the breast implant is placed has some impact on your recovery time. If it is placed underneath the muscle, there may be some muscle-related pain. Patients commonly complain of pressure and discomfort in the chest area if the muscle has been operated on.

Some patients also complain of pain and discomfort in the nipples, but this will start to ease after a few days. Bruising and swelling of the breast are also common side effects of a breast augmentation procedure and they can take a few weeks to go down completely.

What scarring should I expect after a breast augmentation?

A breast augmentation commonly involves an incision in the inframammory fold underneath the breast. If necessary, your surgeon may make a further incision that

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