If you are thinking of getting breast augmentation, you should take a look at what you can expect from this surgery. Your doctor may tell you how to prepare and recover, but it may be harder to find out the details of what exactly goes on during the procedure. You will probably not be wake for it, but it is always nice to know ahead of time what is going to happen.
The first thing you can expect when you get to your doctor's office is that you will receive anesthesia. Your surgeon will make sure you are not allergic to it ahead of time, and will likely make sure you find someone to drive you home afterward. This is because you will be essentially sleep for the procedure, and then you will feel drowsy once you wake up.
Once the anesthesia is in full force, the doctor will make an incision. It location will depend on what you and the doctor previously discussed and agreed upon. One of the options is just under the breasts so that the tissue and crease can hide any scarring. You can also choose to get the incision in your underarm so the surgeon can place the implant into your chest through there. Another option is the areola, which can frequently hide the incision due to the darker color of the skin in that area. Make sure you understand the pros and cons of these options before you make a decision.
Your surgeon will then place either a saline or silicone implant into the incision. Just like with the incisions, this depends on the type of implant you agreed upon prior to breast augmentation. There are different benefits for each one, so be sure your doctor explains this decision before surgery. Once you decide, he or she will insert the implant either in front or behind the muscle in your chest. This is yet another choice you will have to make before the procedure takes place.
Finally, the surgeon will close the incisions, typically through the use of sutures. They will need to stay in place until your skin heals, after which you will see some scars along with larger breasts. Recovery should take a few weeks in most cases, and though you will be able to notice your larger chest right away, it will take some time for the swilling and bruising to disappear. In the end, you will likely see that breast augmentation was the right choice for you, since many patients are highly satisfied with this procedure.