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PROCEDURES

BREAST

BREAST AUGMENTATION

Breast augmentation is a procedure that involves using breast implants enlarge one's breasts. Dr. Sofianos is passionate about modern, evidence-based techniques to provide quality results for his valued patients. That’s why the world-renowned Motiva® Implants are his first port of call.

INDICATIONS

Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammaplasty, also restores volume lost after significant weight reduction or deflation after pregnancy, allows for a more rounded breast contour and may also improve symmetry if the breasts are asymmetrical. Breast implants are also an option for breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer.

Breast augmentation does not correct drooping breasts and a breast-lift may be required along with breast augmentation to lift and fill the breasts.

WHY MOTIVA® IMPLANTS?

Motiva® implants are the wisest choice for women considering breast enhancement surgery. Motiva® is the world’s only breast implant of its kind, featuring “Q Inside Safe Technology” to keep you in control of your implants.

Motiva® Implants provide the perfect balance between silicone volume and tissue coverage. Everyone will see, but nobody will know - boosting your confidence with breasts that look and feel totally natural. The secret lies in MotivaHybrid™, a safe way to tailor your implants using your own fat cells. This revolutionary method empowers women with fuller breasts and more prominent cleavage, all owing to state-of-the-art technology.

Inside lies a radio frequency component (unharmful and cleared by the FDA) which provides lifetime information on your implants. This is particularly important for women considering breast augmentation revision, whereby data on the existing implant is critical.

PROCEDURE

A breast augmentation is performed under general anaesthesia. A single incision, in the fold underneath the breast (inframammary fold), is made for a breast augmentation without a breast-lift. This incisions is made in an inconspicuous area to reduce visible scarring. After the incision is made, a pocket for the breast implant is created either behind the pectoral muscle or directly behind the breast tissue. The pocket choice depends on the implant type, degree of enlargement desired, your body type and Dr Sofianos's recommendations. Incisions are closed in layers and surgical tape is placed over the incision. Dr Sofianos does not usually insert drainage tubes for simple breast augmentation.

RECOVERY

You will wake up with a supportive postoperative bra that will need to be worn continuously for the first few weeks postoperatively. Dr Sofianos will prescribe pain medication to make your recovery more comfortable.

Most individuals return to work within a week after the procedure. Strenuous activity or exercise should however be attempted only after 4 weeks.

Over time, swelling will resolve and incision lines will begin to fade.

For further information about natural breast enlargement, or prices for breast augmentation in Johannesburg, please get in touch with Dr Sofianos and his team.

 

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