One of the most common and popular aesthetic surgical procedures is the breast augmentation. Women who opt to have a breast augmentation do so to achieve larger, fuller breasts or to improve their overall body proportions.
Dr. Georgopoulos is an acknowledged leader in the field of breast enhancement, and his techniques are the most modern available today.
There are a range of procedures available that can provide the desired result for you. At the Geoplasty Center, breast augmentation can be carried out either with silicone or by using a fat graft from the patientʼs own body.
The silicone method has been perfected over many years and can deliver excellent results.
With the fat graft technique, there are no implants and recovery time can be much quicker. Dr. Georgopoulos is an expert in this area, having studied it in detail at home and abroad before going on to deliver papers and presentations on the procedure at conferences around the world.
The method chosen will ultimately be up to you. A key part of the process is the consultation with Dr. Georgopoulos in which you will talk about your expectations and decide together what procedure will work best for you.
Breast augmentation can be carried out on an out-patient basis or it may involve an overnight stay.
With implants, how they are inserted and where the incision is made will depend on your physique. It can be made where the breast meets the chest, at the armpit or around the nipple. Dr. Georgopoulos will use the incision to lift the tissue in the breast and create a pocket where the implant can be inserted. The incision is then closed with sutures and the area is bandaged.
To prepare for a breast augmentation using fat grafting, you will be required to wear an external expander that is called BRAVA for some weeks while sleeping before the procedure. This part of the procedure is important for helping the fat grafted to the breast to adapt to the new environment.
For the procedure itself, no incisions need to be made. Liposuction using very small tubes draw fat from other parts of the body. This is then carefully placed into specific areas of the breast. The stem cells in the fat grafts encourage them to be incorporated naturally into the breast, causing blood vessels to develop around the fat grafts and leading to the desired enhancement of the breast.
The advantage of this procedure is that there are no major incisions or implants, and recovery time is much quicker than with implants.
After the Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation can be carried out on an outpatient basis. Although you will have some pain after the procedure, this should be gone in a matter of days. Dr. Georgopoulos will prescribe medication to deal with any pain you might experience.
With silicone implants, there will be some swelling around the incision area that will decrease over the coming days. You might be asked to wear a surgical bra to prevent further swelling and to help with the healing process. You will also need to take care not to engage in strenuous activity for a number of days and be careful not to overly impact the breasts.
WIth fat grafting, the recovery time will be much reduced as it is much less invasive.
All medical procedures come with a slight risk of negative side effects. When breast implants are used for augmentation, there is always a small chance of infection around the incision areas. There will also be scarring, although Dr. Georgopoulos will place incisions so as to minimize this.
With fat grafting, there is less chance of side effects. There may be some swelling and redness around the injection sites that will fade in the days after the procedure.
Breast Augmentation at the Geoplasty Center
Dr. Georgopoulos is a leader in the field of breast augmentation. He has studied and practiced extensively in this area, and he will guide you through the augmentation process from beginning to end. He has access to excellent facilities and highly trained staff at the Geoplasty Center, and together with the beautiful environment of the center, this will make the experience as pleasant and painless as possible.
If you are considering having a breast augmentation procedure, you should call us to make and appointment with Dr. Georgopoulos today.