Breast Augmentation Surgery in the Philippines

Breast augmentation, or augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to enhance the size, shape, and fullness of a woman's breasts. This is achieved through the placement of implants beneath the breast tissue or chest muscles, or occasionally, through the transfer of fat from another area of the body.

Benefits of Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation can provide numerous benefits, including increased breast size, improved breast symmetry, and restoration of breast volume lost due to aging, weight loss, or pregnancy. It can also significantly boost self-confidence and body image for many women.

Risks and Safety

As with any surgical procedure, breast augmentation carries some potential risks, including infection, changes in nipple or breast sensation, and complications related to the breast implants, such as rupture or capsular contracture.

At our clinic, patient safety is paramount. Our experienced surgeons follow stringent safety protocols and use advanced surgical techniques to minimize these risks. We also prioritize patient education, ensuring you have a clear understanding of the potential risks and rewards of breast augmentation before making a decision.

Candidates for Breast Augmentation

Ideal candidates for breast augmentation are healthy individuals with realistic expectations about the outcomes of the surgery. Women may consider the procedure if they are dissatisfied with the size or shape of their breasts, have asymmetrical breasts, or have experienced volume loss due to age or pregnancy.

The Procedure

Breast augmentation involves several steps, including:

  1. Consultation: Your journey begins with a comprehensive consultation, during which your surgeon will discuss your aesthetic goals, review your medical history, and recommend the best treatment plan for you.
  2. Pre-Operative Preparation: Prior to the procedure, you'll be given detailed instructions on how to prepare, including dietary guidelines and any necessary adjustments to your medication regimen.
  3. The Surgery During the procedure, incisions are made in inconspicuous areas to minimize visible scarring. The implant is then inserted into a pocket either under the pectoral muscle (a submuscular placement) or directly behind the breast tissue, over the pectoral muscle (a submammary/subglandular placement). The method for inserting and positioning implants depends on your anatomy, your surgeon's recommendations, and your desired outcome.
  4. Recovery: After surgery, you'll be taken into a recovery area for close monitoring. Your breasts will be wrapped in gauze dressings or a surgical bra.

Post-Treatment Care and Expected Results

After the procedure, you'll receive specific instructions on post-surgical care, including information on normal symptoms and potential signs of complications. Initial healing typically includes swelling and discomfort, but this can be controlled with medication.

Results from breast augmentation are immediately visible, and they continue to improve as swelling decreases and incision lines fade. Patient satisfaction is typically high, especially for women who have realistic expectations and understand the procedure thoroughly.

Why Choose Us for Your Breast Augmentation?

At Alonzo Cosmetic Surgery, we are dedicated to helping women achieve their aesthetic goals through personalized, high-quality care. Our team of highly skilled and experienced surgeons uses state-of-the-art techniques and equipment to ensure optimal results.

Cost of Breast Augmentation

The cost of breast augmentation can vary depending on individual needs, the type of implants used, and other factors. We encourage prospective patients to book a consultation for a more precise estimate and to discuss potential financing options.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the breast augmentation procedure take?

The procedure typically takes between one to two hours, but this can vary depending on the specifics of the surgery.

What is the recovery time after breast augmentation?

Most patients can return to non-strenuous work within a week, but should avoid vigorous activities for at least a few weeks. Full recovery typically takes six weeks.

How long do breast implants last?

While breast implants do not have an exact lifespan and do not necessarily need to be replaced if there are no problems, they are not considered lifetime devices. On average, many women tend to replace or remove them after 10-15 years.

Will I be able to breastfeed after getting breast implants?

Many women are able to breastfeed after breast augmentation, but it can depend on the type of surgical technique used. It's important to discuss any plans for future breastfeeding with your surgeon during the consultation.

Can I choose any size I want for my breast implants?

Your surgeon will recommend an appropriate size based on your anatomy, your body type, and your personal goals. The goal is to achieve a balanced and natural-looking result.

What type of breast implants do you use?

At Alonzo Cosmetic Surgery, we use both saline and silicone implants. The choice between these will depend on your personal preferences, your body type, and your desired outcome. This will be discussed in depth during your consultation.