Breast Augmentation

The Effect of Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation, technically known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman's breast using saline-filled or gel implants. By inserting an implant behind each breast, surgeons are able to increase a woman's bust line by one or more bra cup sizes.


The Breast Augmentation Procedure

The specifics of the Breast Augmentation procedure, as with all procedures vary from individual to individual.


Best Candidates for Breast Augmentation

The best candidates for breast augmentation surgery are:
  • Women who are physically healthy and emotionally stable with realistic expectations as to what the surgery can and cannot do
  • Women who feel their breast size is too small
  • Women who want a balanced pair of breasts


Risks

All surgery carries risk, and you should be fully aware of the medical risks associated with this procedure before you consent to surgery. Your surgeon will discuss these risks with you during your consultation, and you are encouraged to ask questions if there is anything you do not understand.

More details about your consultation and tips on coming to Bumrungrad in the Consultation section of our Getting Your Procedure page.

You will be required to sign a consent form before surgery stating that you have been informed of the risks involved; that you understand those risks; and that you accept those risks. This is standard hospital protocol and surgery will not be performed if you do not sign.

You can find hospital forms on our the Forms section of our Getting Your Procedure page.

It is your obligation to inform your surgeon of key medical information that may influence the outcome of your surgery or may increase the level of risk. These include medications you are taking, history of disease, medical complications, etc.

Risks and risk rates vary from patient to patient depending on a range of factors. No two people are alike. The risks listed below are possible risks associated with this type of surgery and are mentioned regardless of how remote the possibility:

Lack of implant permanence - surgical removal or replacement of the implants may be required to treat problems, including: deflation; the formation of scar tissue around the implant (capsular contracture), which may cause the breast to feel tight or hard; bleeding or infection. Increase or decrease in sensitivity of nipples or breast skin, occasionally permanent. Mammography requires a special technique.

The FAQ question "What are the risks of plastic and cosmetic surgery?" has additional details on risks and how to minimize them.


Surgery

Time required: 1-2 hours
Anesthesia: General or local with sedation


Side Effects

Temporary pain.
Swelling, soreness. Change in nipple sensation


Breast Augmentation Recovery

Back to work: 3-5 days
More strenuous activity: 3-4 weeks
Fading of scars: several months to a year or more

Please note that this brouchure should be used only as a guide to your treatment. All specifics will be discussed with your Physician at your consultation.

Please Note:


The hospital makes every effort to assure the desired model and size of implant is in stock. However, our efforts to satisfy requests and changes on short notice may result in a short-term out-of-stock situation for a specific model and size. This may force us to postpone a procedure until the desired implants are re-ordered and received. Such postponements are rare and short, but they occasionally happen.

Location

Plastic (Cosmetic) Surgery Center
Bumrungrad International Clinic (BIC) Building, 16th floor, Counter A
Bumrungrad International Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

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